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Who Killed The Red Baron This is an interesting documentary clip about the Red Baron's last flight. On April 21, 1918, Germany's Manfred von Richthofen (known more familiarly to the world as The Red Baron) was shot down in France while pursuing Canadian aviator Wop May. For years there was considerable debate about who actually fired the fatal shot that killed Richthofen. A Canadian pilot named Roy Brown was given credit for the kill by the Royal Flying Corps. The Australians gave credit to one of their machine gunners on the ground. Modern forensic investigations tend to favor the Australian claim.
Tags: Red  Baron 
Added: 6th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
DION AND THE BELMONTS Then and Now In 1957 the group formed when Dion DiMucci joined The Belmonts - Carlo Mastrangelo, Freddie Milano, and Angelo D'Aleo - in late 1957. In 1958 they recorded 'I Wonder Why', which made it to #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Dion and The Belmonts appeared for the first time on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. This success won Dion and the Belmonts their first major tour in late 1958, with The Coasters, Buddy Holly and Bobby Darin. This was followed up by the 'Winter Dance Party' tour with Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. On February 2, 1959, after playing at Clear Lake, Ohio, Dion decided that he couldn't afford the $36 cost of a flight to the next show. The plane crashed, Buddy Holly and the other stars were killed. Even after that time the hits kept coming for the group. In 2004, Dion gave a live performance at the Tropicana in Atlantic City with Dion (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars) Butch Barbella (keyboards, backing vocals), Louie Colleti (backing vocals), Jamie "King" Cotton (sax, percussion, backing vocals), Al Korosy (lead guitar), and Charlie Powers (drums, vocals.) Though this performance wasn't with the Belmonts, Dion sounded just like we remember him after 47 years! He's keeping R&R and Doo-Wop alive!
Tags: i  wonder  why  dion  dimucci  and  the  belmonts    butch  barbella  louie  colleti  jamie  king  cotton  al  korosy  charlie  powers 
Added: 26th December 2007
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Posted By: Babs64
Now THIS was Music A doo-wop megamix from the 50's and 60's What great music to dance to! Titles and Artists are in the Comments:
Tags: doo  wop  rock  and  roll  50s  and  60s    music 
Added: 14th May 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
 Come Go With Me Remember the Del Vikings? They were noted for being one of the few racially integrated musical groups to attain success in the 1950's. The group was formed in 1955 by Clarence E. Quick, Kripp Johnson, Don Jackson, Samuel Paterson, and Bernard Robertson, who were all enlisted in the USAF and stationed in Pittsburgh PA. Because all of the members were in the service, they constantly ran the risk of being disrupted by members being stationed in other places. This happened soon after the group's forming when Paterson and Robertson were sent to Germany. They were replaced by baritone David Lerchey, the group's first white member, and tenor Norman Wright. Originally signed to Fee Bee Records (1957), their first hit came in 1957, with the Wright-led 'Come Go with Me'. Soon after, Jackson was out, and was replaced by Gus Backus, the group's second white member. The group quickly found itself in greater demand following the release of 'Come Go with Me', which propelled the group into the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 100. They split up in 1965, but were back in 1970 with a near original lineup, Clarence Quick, Kripp Johnson, Norman Wright, Dave Lerchey, and William Blakely. Although a couple of members died over the years, the Del Vikings were featured on the PBS special KPBS Doo Wop Show in 1999, which is when this performance was filmed.
Tags: del  vikings  come  go  with  me  50s  rock  and  roll  kpbs  doo  wop  show 
Added: 17th February 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
The Jamies - Summertime Summertime I think this is the Naomi's kind of song for school getting out. As a matter of fact I think I see her dancing in the video!
Tags: The  Jamies  -  Summertime,  Summertime    1958    doo    wop    R&B     
Added: 20th June 2008
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Posted By: pfc
USS Forrestal Burns- July 29 1969 This is clipped from Trial by Fire: A Carrier Burns, a 1973 film produced by the United States Navy about the devastating 1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam. The film is unique in that it was produced from actual footage of the fire and emergency response efforts, both successful and unsuccessful, taken by on board cameras. Due to the first bomb blast killing nearly all of the specially trained firefighters on the ship, the remaining crew, who had no formal firefighting training, had to improvise. Though there were many firefighting tools available on the Forrestal, including emergency respirators, the general crew was not trained in their use and so were unable to use them correctly. In response to this tragedy, recommendations made were: development of a remote-control fire-fighting system for the flight deck, development of more stable ordnance, improvement in survival equipment, and increased training in emergency response and fire survival. This film has been used to teach new recruits firefighting and emergency response lessons learned in the mishap.
Tags: 1976  USS  Forrestal  Burns  July  29  69    emergency    response    first    responder    hazwoper    OSHA    EPA    FEMA    hazmat    jet    fuel    fire    NIEHS    incident    command    training    safety    Forrestal    hazardous    material     
Added: 29th July 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Time for an Oldie Goldie  HandyMan Did I ever love this song! Info on Jimmy Jones is in Comments Section:
Tags: jimmy  jones  handy  man  60s  doo  wop 
Added: 15th August 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Jan and Dean  Baby Talk Jan Berry and Dean Torrence first became friends on the football team at L.A.'s University High, but Dean's first success came with Arnie Ginsburg (not the Boston DJ the duo scored a big doo-wop hit as Jan and Arnie with 1958's "Jennie Lee." That song, actually written about a stripper, gained Berry some friends in the business, including Herb Alpert and producer Lou Adler. Together with friend Torrence, who'd just returned from an Army stint, they developed a song called "Baby Talk." It was a smash, but it wasn't until 1963, with the release of the Four Seasons' inspired "Linda," that the Jan and Dean sound began to take shape. After meeting the Beach Boys on the L.A. scene, Jan befriended leader Brian Wilson, and thw two began work on what would become "Surf City." Inspired by the local scene and Wilson's very recent hits, "Surfin'" and "Surfin' Safari" -- and benefiting from Berry's amazing self-taught production skills, it went straight to Number One. The duo of Jan and Dean flourished well into the mid-sixties, weathering even the British Invasion. But on April 12, 1966, Berry's Stingray slammed into a parked gardener's truck (not at the site mentioned in "Dead Man's Curve," despite legend), and Jan entered a decade-long nightmare of physical recovery, drug abuse, and depression. By the mid-Seventies, amazingly, Berry could perform almost at normal, and the duo began an amazing comeback that lasted well into the mid-Eighties. Berry passed away in 2004.
Tags: jan  and  dean  baby  talk  60s  rock  and  roll 
Added: 15th August 2008
Views: 1308
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Posted By: Naomi
Pookie Hudson Danny Boy Island Hops Doo Wop Tags: Pookie    Hudson    the    Spaniels    Danny    Boy    live    Ed    Salek 
Added: 19th November 2008
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Posted By: pfc
YesterYear Doo Wop and Interview How often do you find someone doing something you'd never expect of them. I did just that with Paul Timpanelli who is the President and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. He is an original member of the Doo Wop group YesterYear. I also interviewed former Vice President Candidate and Senator of Connecticut today Joe Liberman....I know you all would enjoy Paul's group first! I have more of YesterYear's music to come throughout the week, I was to stay for 2 songs, I stayed for so much more!
Tags: YesterYear  Doo  Wop  Paul  Timpanelli  Angelo's  Restaurant  Brideport  CT  Connecticut  Bridgeport  Regional  Business  Council 
Added: 23rd December 2008
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Posted By: Steve

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