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Arguello Kayos Escalera One of the all-time ring greats, Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua, knocks out game Alfredo Escalera in the 13th round of their WBC superfeatherweight title rematch on February 4, 1979 in Rimini, Italy. Arguello's Spanish nickname translated to 'The Explosive Thin Man.' You'll see why. Watch carefully: The knockout punch comes suddenly. Howard Cosell calls the action.
Tags: boxing  Arguello  Escalera 
Added: 7th July 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Umpire Bill Klem 'I never called one wrong!' Bill Klem once immodestly told a reporter. Klem is still widely regarded as baseball's greatest umpire nearly 70 years after he last worked a game. He was a National League arbiter from 1906 through 1941. The innovative Klem (pictured here in 1914) was the first umpire to wear an inside chest protector and the first to use hand signals to keep fans and players informed about his calls. (Klem said, 'The fan in the 25-cent bleacher seat has just as much right to know what I called as the fan in the box seat near home plate.') Klem was so skilled at calling balls and strikes that he only worked behind the plate for a number of years. He worked 18 World Series--a record that will never be broken because MLB now uses a rotation system rather than a merit system to assign umpires to post-season games. Klem was affectionately called 'The Old Arbitrator'--a nickname he adored. The jowly and thick-lipped Klem hated the nickname 'Catfish.' Any player who addressed him that way was quickly ejected. He had a strange relationship with New York Giants' manager John McGraw. Off the field the two were good friends; on the field they feuded bitterly. My favorite Bill Klem story: In 1941, while working the bases, he called a runner out on a tag play at second base. The runner angrily insisted the tag had missed him. Klem informed the irate player, 'I thought you were out.' Then the realization hit him: For the first time in his long career Klem only thought a player was out--he wasn't certain. Klem resigned the next day.
Tags: baseball  umpire  Bill  Klem 
Added: 1st September 2009
Views: 1490
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Posted By: Lava1964
REMEMBERING MAMA CASS ELLIOTT   Dream a Little Dream Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on Sept 19th 1941. Her restauranteur father nicknamed her'Cass' after the Trojan princess, Cassandra. She adopted the name Cass Elliot during her teens. The name Mama Cass evolved from her involvement with the Mamas and Papas. This is what John Phillips said about Cass in an interview in August 1995 at Paramount Studios: "Her father had a deli in New York. I remember her as a little, chubby girl, with the stained apron on, behind the counter. [Laughs] We were sort of infamous in that area, and when she got to New York, she knew who we were, but we didn't know who she was. And she had met Denny, and Denny said, "I know this girl that sings wonderfully. We should have her over and sing with her." It happened to be that LSD was actually legal at the time. It wasn't a banned drug or anything. We searched all over the Village and found some contemporary artist who had some and he gave it to us. We were about to take it that night, when the knock on the door came and Cass came in. So we all had it together the same night, for the first time, and I think that formed a bond between the four of us that we just never stopped singing. We just went on and on and on and on, until the trip wore off, which was about four years later." Cass Elliott died July 29, 1974. Contrary to what many people have been led to believe over the years, she did not choke on a sandwich. According to her doctor, the cause was heart failure.
Tags: mama  cass  elliott  70s  music 
Added: 19th September 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
  Frankie Laine Sings Jezebel Frankie was a typical Sicilian kid, born, Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, in the heart of Chicago's Little Italy on March 30, 1913, where his father worked at one time as the personal barber for gangster Al Capone. His family had several Mafia connections, and when Frankie was young, he was living with his grandfather when the latter was hit by some members of a rival faction. He began as a marathon dancer, but soon realized that he wanted to make singing his life's career. He became one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century, often billed as America's Number One Song Stylist, his other nicknames included Mr. Rhythm, Old Leather Lungs, and Old Man Jazz. His hits included "That's My Desire", "That Lucky Old Sun," "Mule Train", "Cry of the Wild Goose", "Jezebel," "High Noon", "I Believe", "Hey Joe!", "The Kid's Last Fight", "Cool Water", "Moonlight Gambler", "Love is a Golden Ring", "Rawhide", and "Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain". His career as an entertainer spanned approximately 75 years. Frankie passed away on February 6, of this year, due to heart failure after having survived two bypass surgeries several years earlier.
Tags: frankie  laine  jezebel  italian  singers 
Added: 4th October 2007
Views: 2284
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Posted By: Sophia
Jackie Wilson  Thats Why Jackie Wilson first started his career in music in his native Detroit. He joined Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1953, replacing Clyde McPhatter. After losing McPhatter, the group's only major recording success with Wilson came in June of 1956 with the single "St. Therese of The Roses" that reached number 13 on the Pop charts. His solo career began with 1957's "Reet Petite," written by the then-unknown Berry Gordy, Jr. He had his first top 40 hit in 1958 with "To Be Loved." At the end of that year he had his first big success with "Lonely Teardrops" that went to #7 on the charts. The song, also written by Gordy, became his signature tune. That same year saw Wilson release his first LP titled She's So Fine. Wilson's brand of soul and R&B helped him cross over to the mainstream, having several pop hits. His dynamic stage performances earned him the nickname "Mr. Excitement." In another of his performances on Ed Sullivan's show, he sang "Lonely Teardrops" which was considered one of the show's classics. In the 1960s, Wilson continued to record singles, many of them operatic, such as "Danny Boy" or "Night," others were up-tempo and exciting, such as "Baby Workout" in 1963. His career began to suffer in the mid-60s, though he managed a brief revival by collaborating with Carl Davis, a legendary Chicago producer. This resulted in two hits, "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher". The revival was short-lived, though, and Wilson rarely charted in the 1970s. He suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 29, 1975, falling head-first to the stage; he was singing "Lonely Teardrops". The blow to his head left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49.
Tags: jackie  wilson  thats  why  ed  sullivan 
Added: 5th October 2007
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Posted By: Guido
The Voice Don LaFontaine "American Voiceover Artist & Legend" - Don LaFontaine - (August 26, 1940 September 1, 2008)famous for recording more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. His nicknames included "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God" He also was Co-announcer of the 79th Oscars. Don LaFontaine has the most recognizable voice in the game right now. Here is the legend's story told by none other than the legend himself. (This Is One Lucky Guy)
Tags: Voice  announcer  television  advertisements  film  trailers  Legend  Don  LaFontaine  Melissa    Disney    Paul    Pape    Greg    O'Neill       
Added: 24th February 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
The Young Ones Cliff Richard, was Britain's answer to Elvis. He never made it big in the States; as was then the benchmark for any performer; So was resigned to European fame and stardom. Still going to this day, he keeps a semblance of his youthful looks and has earned the nickname, the Peter Pan Of Pop. With him on this video are a group of musicians called the Shadows the leader of which, is Hank Marvin. This group also went on to find fame with instrumental hits, Hank's guitar doing what you could call the vocals. This song was also used in the film of the same name in which he starred
Tags: Cliff  Richhard  Shadows  Pop   
Added: 31st December 2007
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Posted By: donmac101
1945 Movie Stars Parade and now for some LANA TRIVIA: *****Lana fainted at her 1953 wedding to actor Lex Barker. The marriage went downhill from there. *****Lana got married to first husband Artie Shaw after only one date. *****Lana's favorite leading man was Tyrone Power. She had an affair with him but he ended up dumping her. *****Lana hated her "Sweater Girl" nickname. *****Lana was 5 feet, 3 inches tall. ******Lana reportedly contracted a venereal disease after sleeping with Howard Hughes... OUCH!
Tags: movie      magazine      Movie  Stars  Parade      Lana  Turner 
Added: 4th January 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Cadburys Chocolate Ad This is a recently new ad, but was one of the most talked about in 2007 in the UK. It gained many awards throughout the world and also the nickname of Gophila Collins.
Tags: Phil  Collins  In  THe  Air  Tonight  Ad  UK  Chocolate  Award  Winning 
Added: 4th February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Most Inept Olympic Swimmer At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, some swimmers from developing countries were given wild card entries even though they were nowhere close to being world-class swimmers. The most famous of the bunch was 22-year-old Eric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea. Nicknamed Eric the Eel by the British press, Moussambani had only learned to swim eight months earlier. Because there were no swimming pools in his country, Moussambani practised in a lake. He had never seen an Olympic-sized swimming pool until his memorable 100-metres freestyle heat. Moussambani's two rival competitors in his heat (Niger's Karim Bare and Tajikistan's Farkhod Oripov) were both disqualified for false starts, so Eric the Eel was on his own. Here's the clip of his heat--in which he clocked a glacial 1:52.72. The gold medallist in the men's 100-metres freestyle won the event in just 48.30 seconds.
Tags: Olympics  Equatorial  Guinea  Eric  Moussambani  swimmer 
Added: 16th February 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964

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