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A Brief History Recently, we listed 10 of our favorite novelty songs, and it immediately became apparent that 10 songs are not enough!  There are just too many good ones out there, and so here are 10 more of our favorites.  As always, feel free to mention any we may have forgotten or not yet gotten to. Digging Deeper 10. “My Ding-a-Ling,” Chuck Berry, 1972. A #1 hit for Chuck, his only song to reach that position, this slightly risqué song teases you with sexual innuendo.  More importantly, however, this song provides the basis for a knock-off version I personally…

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This Just In! Over the past month, we have published articles noting failed drug tests of some of mixed-martial arts’ (MMA) legends.  Notable fighters, including fighters who have won and held memorable championship titles, such as Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, and Nick Diaz have sullied their reputations with their actions. Now, news has come out that Jon Fitch, a fighter who has competed over thirty times in his career, failed a drug test taken before he fought on December 23, 2014 for the World Series of Fighting’s welterweight championship.  The results of the test have only been revealed this month…

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A Brief History On February 10, 1942, the first Gold Record ever was awarded to Glenn Miller for his hit song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Glenn Miller’s famous train had chugged its way along to sales of 1.2 million, and, as would become the practice, the “gold record” was awarded to him by the company that had produced the record (in this case, RCA Victor).  Later, in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began an industry-wide practice of awarding gold records for sales of 1 million copies of a single.  Starting n 1968, albums were awarded a gold record…

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A Brief History February 7, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the “British Invasion,” a period in which British rock and roll musicians flooded the United States, starting with the greatest of them all, The Beatles. Digging Deeper Arriving to throngs of adoring, screaming and crying girls and young women, the “Fab Four” made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show 2 days later. “Beatlemania” was born and America officially conquered!  From 1964 to 1970, the “mop tops” ruled the air waves and record stores like no other group before or since.  Even songs about The Beatles were played on…

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A Brief History On February 6, 2014, one year ago today, Jay Leno ended his run as host of The Tonight Show for the second time. The affable comedian who had made “Headlines” a treasured feature of the show first made headlines himself when he retired for the first time in 2009 after having hosted the show since 1992 upon Johnny Carson’s retirement. Digger Deeper When The Tonight Show’s rating began to suffer under Lenos’ successor Conan O’Brien, Leno asked to come back, and NBC shocked O’Brien and the public by granting Leno his wish.  Unfortunately, Leno’s reputation suffered terribly as a result of the perception…

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