DoYouRemember Today, August 27

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“Born Today”

  • Paul Reubens (63)
  • Blake Jenner (23)
  • Alexa Vega (27)
  • Mario (29)
  • Patrick J Adams (34)
  • Demetria McKinney (36)
  • Aaron Paul (36)
  • Sarah Chalke (39)
  • Jonny Moseley (40)
  • Mase (40)
  • The Great Khali (43)
  • Mike Smith (43)
  • Leanna Creel (45)
  • Cesar Milan (46)
  • Chandra Wilson (46)
  • Bobo of Cypress Hill (47)
  • Yolanda Adams (54)
  • Tom Ford (54)
  • Downtown Julie Brown (52)
  • Diana Scarwid (60)
  • Peter Stormare (62)
  • Barbara Bach (68)
  • Tuesday Weld (72)
  • Daryl Dragon (73)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Gordon Heath (Born: September 20, 1918 / Died: August 27, 1991)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (Born: October 3, 1954 / Died: August 27, 1990)

“Movies”

  • 1969 – Medium Cool
  • 1969 – The Rain People
  • 1993 – Father Hood
  • 1993 – Needful Things
  • 1993 – Only the Strong
  • 1993 – Son of the Pink Panther
  • 1997 – Hoodlum
  • 1999 – The 13th Warrior
  • 1999 – The Astronaut’s Wife
  • 1999 – Dudley Do-Right
  • 1999 – The Muse

“Music”

  • 1962 – “He’s A Rebel” was released on this date. The song was credited to the Crystals, even though Phil Spector had the Blossoms record the song because the Crystals were on tour.
  • 1964 – The Beatles performed before 14,000 fans at the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1964 – The Honeycombs topped the U.K. chart with “Have I The Right”
  • 1965 – The Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his home at 565 Perugia Way in Bel-Air, California.  
  • 1966 – Petula Clark moved to #1 on the Easy Listening Chart with “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”
  • 1966 – Stevie Wonder’s version of “Blowin’ In The Wind” hit #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1966 – “Summer In The City” by Lovin’ Spoonful at #1 for a third week.
  • 1967 – Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead at his home in London after he had combined alcohol with an overdose of Carbitral (a drug taken to assist sleep).
  • 1969 – Led Zeppelin played at the Casino Ballroom on Hampton Beach in New Haven, Connecticut. There were to be two shows, but the 10 p.m. event was canceled.
  • 1970 – Supertramp, which had released their debut album a month previously, performed at the famous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival at East Afton Farm.
  • 1970 – Jimi Hendrix recorded the song “Slow Blues” at his New York recording studio he had premiered the night before. At one minute at 45 seconds, it was never finished.  It was the last song Hendrix recorded; he died 22 days later.
  • 1971 – Pink Floyd finished work on the album Meddle.
  • 1975 – The Eagles were flying high on the One of These Nights tour, performing at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1977 – Jackson Browne recorded “Stay” and “Running On Empty” live at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
  • 1977 – The Floaters were on top as their song “Float On” led the way in the U.K.
  • 1977 – Jimmy Buffett married Jane Slagsvol, whom Jimmy had met in Key West in 1972.
  • 1977 – Once again, the Emotions were leading the way with “Best Of My Love” but Andy Gibb’s former #1 “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” was still at #2.  
  • 1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was making its third run as the #1 album, now in its 16th week at that position.
  • 1979 – Pat Benatar released her debut album, In the Heat of the Night, on Chrysalis Records.
  • 1983 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Black Sabbath, Suzi Quatro and Marillon performed on the second day of the Reading Rock Festival in Reading, England.
  • 1983 – Rita Coolidge held on to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fourth week with “All Time High”
  • 1982 – Queen played at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 1983 – Barry Manilow was in concert at Blenheim Palace in Oxford, England.
  • 1983 – The Police album Synchronicity had been out nine weeks with six of those at #1.
  • 1988 – Whitney Houston released the single “One Moment In Time”
  • 1988 – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine reached the top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “1-2-3”
  • 1988 – George Michael set an all-time record with his fourth consecutive #1 song from the same album Faith.
  • 1990 – Elite guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, the pilot, and three members of Eric Clapton’s band were killed in a helicopter crash in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
  • 1990 – Garth Brooks released his second studio album, No Fences which reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The album remains Brooks’ best-seller to date with 17 million copies sold in the US alone.
  • 1991 – Pearl Jam released an album (Ten) that would alter the grunge rock landscape.
  • 1992 – Lyrics to “A Day In The Life” that were handwritten by John Lennon sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $87,000.
  • 1994 – Primal Scream, Radiohead, Ice Cube and the Manic Street Preachers were among the performers on the second day of the Reading Festival in Reading, England.
  • 1994 – Boyz II Men had the #1 R&B song for a second week with “I’ll Make Love To You”.
  • 1995 – Neil Young, Soundgarden, White Zombie and Blind Melon performed on the final day of the Reading Festival in Reading, England.
  • 1996 – OutKast released their album ATliens on LaFace Records.
  • 1996 – Pearl Jam released the album No Code on Epic Records.
  • 2000 – It was the best Reading Festival in years with acts like Rage Against the Machine, Blink-182, Slipknot, Placebo, and the Stereophonics performing on opening night in Reading, England.
  • 2000 – Richard Jaeger, percussionist who played for Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Pointer Sisters, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead, died at the age of 52.

“TV/Radio”

  • 1960 – The final Louisiana Hayride show was broadcasted. What started as a country music radio show and later became a television show which helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest names in American country & western music.
  • 1984 – Diane Sawyer became the fifth reporter on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes.”

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1967 – Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • 1998 – James Brolin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1998 – “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million.

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Walt Sent Me Episode 61: The Color of Money

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On the latest episode of Walt Sent Me, Kristen and Todd head to the pool hall for Martin Scorsese’s 1986 follow-up to The Hustler, The Color of Money. They also discuss the 1942 Goofy short The Olympic Champ.

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Double Dragon Atari ST

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Double Dragon for the Atari ST may not be everyone’s favourite, but for me, it was a glorious version of the game which I spent many an hour playing both in 1 player and 2 player mode. It’s pretty much the same as the Amiga version and features all your favourite ogres, spikes, baseball bats, thugs and end of level bosses. Join me in this 1 minute review!
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We’re all familiar with Double Dragon. The arcade successor to Renegade developed by Technos Japan and published by Taito. It brought us many features that would become staples of scrolling fighters including 2 player co-op and the ability to pick up weapons to smash your foes with.

It’s natural then, that it spawned a plethora of home ports, and the Atari ST version – developed by Binary Design and Published by Melbourne house in 1988 – was the one I spent the most time playing. Mainly round my friends house, on 2 player mode. The Amiga version is pretty much a direct port.

You see, when you’re 9 years old, and you have the opportunity to beat the crap out of a whole city in 2 player mode then the quality of the game doesn’t really matter. In fact, you don’t even notice it.

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It’s only when you grow up and hear people tell you how crap a conversion is that you think? What? I loved that game, I spent hours and hours repeating the same punch attack, jumping like I’d shat my pants, listening to zombie ogre sounds and trying to avoid completely random javelin attacks, only to have to kick the crap out of my own brother at the end and win the girl.

I loved it.

Nostalgia might have a rose tinting effect, but whenever I see those mullet clad sprites, it takes me right back there, to a place of pure joy and endless 16 bit beatings.

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Willie Nelson : ” Always On My Mind”

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This was written by the songwriting trio of Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson. It was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1971.

This song tells the story of a man who admits that he didn’t always do the things he should have to show appreciation for his lady, but wants her to know he was always thinking about her.

The Country Music Association named this Single Of The Year in 1982. It also did very well at the Grammys, taking the awards for Song Of The Year, Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and Best Country Song. It was the first country song to take Song Of The Year, and it wasn’t until the 2007 ceremonies when another country act got one: The Dixie Chicks for “Not Ready To Make Nice.”

(source songfacts.com)

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Maybe I didn’t love you

Quite as often as I could have

Maybe I didn’t treat you

Quite as good as I should have

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you

All those lonely, lonely times

I guess I never told you

That I am so happy that you’re mine

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died

Give me, give me one more chance

To keep you satisfied

I’ll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done

I just never took the time

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

 

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Willie Nelson : ” Always On My Mind”

This article is from Do You Remember. Click the title to hop over there.

This was written by the songwriting trio of Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson. It was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1971.

This song tells the story of a man who admits that he didn’t always do the things he should have to show appreciation for his lady, but wants her to know he was always thinking about her.

The Country Music Association named this Single Of The Year in 1982. It also did very well at the Grammys, taking the awards for Song Of The Year, Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and Best Country Song. It was the first country song to take Song Of The Year, and it wasn’t until the 2007 ceremonies when another country act got one: The Dixie Chicks for “Not Ready To Make Nice.”

(source songfacts.com)

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Maybe I didn’t love you

Quite as often as I could have

Maybe I didn’t treat you

Quite as good as I should have

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you

All those lonely, lonely times

I guess I never told you

That I am so happy that you’re mine

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died

Give me, give me one more chance

To keep you satisfied

I’ll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done

I just never took the time

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

 

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John Denver : “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

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Denver wrote this song with his friends Bill and Taffy Danoff, who were married at the time (Taffy later became Taffy Nivert). Denver was in Washington, DC to perform with the Danoffs, and after the show they went back to the couple’s home where they played him what they had of this song (John almost didn’t make it – he got in a car accident on the way over and was taken to a hospital for a thumb injury).

Denver helped them complete the song, and the next night they sang it together on stage. Denver knew he had a hit song on his hands, and brought the Danoffs to New York where they recorded the song together – you can hear Bill and Taffy on background vocals.

(source songfacts.com)

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Almost heaven, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountains

Shenandoah River,

Life is old there

Older than the trees

Younger than the mountains

Blowin’ like the breeze

[Chorus]

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain momma

Take me home, country roads

All my memories gathered ’round her

Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water

Dark and dusty, painted on the sky

Misty taste of moonshine

Teardrops in my eye

[Chorus]

I hear her voice

In the mornin’ hour she calls me

The radio reminds me of my home far away

And drivin’ down the road I get a feelin’

That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Take me home, now country roads

Take me home, now country roads

 

**Special Note: The Country Roads in this song are in West Virginia, but Denver had never even been to West Virginia. Bill and Taffy Danoff started writing the song while driving to Maryland – they’d never been to West Virginia either! Danoff got his inspiration from postcards sent to him by a friend who DID live there, and from listening to the powerful AM station WWVA out of Wheeling, West Virginia, which he picked up in Massachusetts when he was growing up.

 

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