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  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

    Willful Shadows – Book About Sonny James

    "Willful Shadows tells the story of Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen, written by one of The Southern Gentlemen himself, Gary Robble. During their time with Sonny James they were voted 1969’s Country Music Artist of the Year, were the first to record a live album in the Houston Astrodome, appear on The Ed Sullivan Show 4 times, and be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Honoring Dick Dale

      Musician Dick Dale, “The King of the Surf Guitar” died in Loma Linda, California on March 16, 2019. He was 81. The American guitarist was a pioneer of surf music and his 1962 single “Let’s Go Trippin’” is often regarded as the first surf rock...
  • Monday, September 10th, 2018

    R.I.P. Will Jordan (1927-2018)

    Will Jordan, a gifted impressionist who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show over fifteen times, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. The stand-up comedian and actor had many impressions...
  • Monday, June 18th, 2018

    Remembering D.J. Fontana

    D.J. Fontana, the drummer and sole surviving member of Elvis Presley’s band, has died at the age of 87. Fontana was the first drummer in Presley’s band and played on over 460 RCA cuts with him over their 14 years together, accompanying him on hits such as “Hound Dog,” “All Shook Up,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”...
  • Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Celebrating Roberta Peters

    Roberta Peters, who at 20 was catapulted to stardom as a last-minute substitute in Don Giovanni, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, New York. The cause of death was Parkinson’s disease. She was 86. Ms. Peters was one of the most prominent American opera singers,...
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Recognizing Florence Henderson

    Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of the most popular moms in television history in The Brady Bunch, died Thanksgiving night at the age of 82. Her unexpected death was attributed to heart failure. Before she became known as “America’s Mom” on The Brady Bunch,...
  • Thursday, May 19th, 2016

    Honoring Julia Meade

    Julia Meade, the iconic pitchwoman for The Ed Sullivan Show, passed away in her Manhattan home at the age of 90. Meade's charming, effervescent personality made her a fixture on The Ed Sullivan Show. She was the perfect blend of...
  • Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    Commemorating Cilla Black

    Cilla Black was a multi-talented singer, actress, and TV host with a career that spanned over 50 years. Born as Priscilla Maria Veronica White, she...
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    R.I.P. Anne Meara (1954-2015)

      We are deeply saddened by the loss of comedian and actress Anne Meara. With husband and partner, Jerry Stiller, the two made up the comedy duo of “