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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blow Out the Candles April 9 - Sex, Humor, Rock'nRoll, and a Goodfellow

Hall of Fame Detroit Red Wing,  Ebbie Goodfellow was born in Ottawa, Ontario on this date in 1906.
"Poker Face" won three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in the 1930's and 40's.

Mathematician and satirist extraordinaire Tom Lehrer is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

... I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity ..." - Tom Lehrer

I still have my copy of this LP that was put out in 1965.  Mine is from the 1970's.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is celebrating the good life as he turns 87 today.  
Hef founded Playboy magazine in 1953 and is still on television to this day.  Man the guy has staying power -- pun intended.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Carl Perkins was born in Tiptonville, TN on this date in 1932.
Carl is best known for writing "Blue Suede Shoes".
Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis and Johnny
McCartney and Perkins

1 comment:

  1. I've been listening to Tom Lehrer since I was a kid in the 1970's listening to Doctor Demento, and I have to say... after all these years, it's extremely disconcerting to SEE Tom Lehrer perform. My brain kept objecting "Who's this guy lip-synching to Tom Lehrer? Doesn't he know that Tom Lehrer is a disembodied voice and has been for years?"

    "Blue Suede Shoes" is Exhibit A in the case against Elvis Presley. I've always found the Carl Perkins version to be far superior... I guess Elvis was just sexier.


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