Born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares
in San Diego, Calif. in 1920
actress, dancer and singer
actress, dancer and singer
Nanette Fabray and Chorus performing "Louisiana Hayride"
in the musical film “The Band Wagon (1953)”
We received the astonishing and shocking news that Rudy was found dead. That was shocking and surely it was surprising to say the least. To this date, we never found out the details of the death of Rudy Harvey.There was much talking about Rudy having ties to the «mob». If he was and did have ties, we knew nothing about it. Rudy was a young man of about 28 or 29 years.
53 Mercury 70243 : If I Cry / You've Got SomethingShe is also rumored to have recorded as Joyce Bradley (not confirmed)
54 Mercury 70317 : Babe In The Woods / Take My Love
54 Mercury 70345 : Sealed With A Kiss / If You Only Knew
54 Mercury 70461 : Your Mind, Your Lips, Your Heart /No Happiness For Me
55 Mercury 70769 : A Dangerous Age / Take Your Time With Me Lover (as Joyce Bradley)
55 Mercury 70716 : Why Don't You Write Me / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing as Joyce Bradley)
For years now, The Cash Box has been campaigning for two-minute records for juke box operators. We have pointed out time and time again how important they are because the period in which an operator gets peak play is highly limited and records that run longer than two minutes cut drastically into his possible income.
But now sevral disk jockeys, among them Joe Deane of Pittsburgh and Ed McKenzie of Detroit, have pointed out to us that the two-minute record is just as important to the disk jockey as it is to the operator.
The demands upon a disk jockey's time today are enormous. There are more records than ever being issued and each one is being promoted. They are all being offered to disk jockeys for air play and a disk jockey has a terribly difficult time deciding what to play and what not to play. One important factor which he considers when he is deciding is the lenght of the record. If he has twelve minutes of available playing time, he would certainly rather play six two-minutes records than four three-minutes ones.
Today, the disk jockey's situation is one in which the time available for playing records is strictly limited. On most shows, sponsors' messages take up considerable space and must be considered before anything else. Since many shows are highly packed with sponsors — a situation which is encouraged by both the station and the disk jockey, for after all, they are engaged in a commercial enteprise — messages sometimes cannot be spaced as far as three minutes apart so that the longer record cannot be played simply from a physical factor point of view.
From every angle, it is obvious that the two-minute record has a better chance of being played and is therefore more in the interests of the record company, publisher, artist and everyone else connected with it than a longer record.
Disk jockeys and opeattors together determine a great deal of what happens in our music business. When they combine their interests and demands, they are irresistible.
And here is one need with both of them share.
If each will make his needs known vociforously to recording men of all capacities, it won't be long before the two-minute record is the rule rather than the exception.
|Clarence Green (1934–1997)|
Joan had few friends and felt out of place. She reached a turning point in 1962. “Shelly Fabares came out with the song ‘Johnny Angel,’ and I started singing it. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a star,” After her mother died, Joan moved in with her father and stepmother in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park. It did not go well. As Joan told it, “I was almost 17, absolutely gorgeous and my stepmother thought I was kind of wild. She was so high-strung. She’d sit down at the big baby grand piano, drink a glass of Chablis and then all of a sudden start singing, ‘Herman, I love you. Joan, I hate you!’”
So Joan moved in with her grandmother in Miami Beach, where she caught the eye of Morris Landsberg, a hotel owner with mob connections. She began dating Landsberg, along with various New York Mafia types. After ten months, the excitement had worn off and she was ready to decamp. She thought of Irwin Koplan, a Georgia salesman she’d dated when she was living in Gramercy Park. “Irwin had asked me to marry him a week after he met me,” she explained. “So I called him up and said, ‘Do you still want to marry me?’ He said, ‘Of course I do.’ That night he packed his bags, drove down to Miami Beach and picked up my grandmother and me. He took us back to Georgia and we started making plans to get married. I think that was real nice of him.”
She barks orders, meddles in other people’s business, and revels in scatological humor. Her conversation is invariably studded with profanity, sarcastic quips and sexual innuendo. She is wildly and hilariously inappropriate, and she is worshiped by her team.
A cigar smoking, hard talking, wisecracking woman with smudged eyeliner and bright red lipstick, Koplan was an instant hit with fans of the show and an immediate subject of “why-we-love” listicles on the net.During the third and final season of the show, which ran from July 2012 through June 2014, it was revealed she had developed a brain tumor. She was hospitalized several times and suffered many side-effects and health issues in the months afterwards, stemming from the surgery and radiation treatment. She died March 31, 2016;
|The Mack Triplets (1950)|
|The Mack Triplets doing promotion for the Senate beer (circa 1949)|
|Emil Coleman (left) with Ted Martin and the Mack Triplets (Eileen, Charlotte, LaVerne) performing in studio.|
(DeLuxe Records session?)
I first met Carbine, he was 50 at the time. I used to stop by his 28-room mansion in New Haven (Conn.) on my way home from school to do my homework. It was a pecaliar relationship.
We fell deeply in love and I loved him because he made me feel secure. He'd listen to me and I could relate to him. He was married but separated from his wife the entire time I knew him.
When I decided to become an actress, Carbine brought me to Hollywood.
1001 : Freedom Riders (1960 Pony Express) / All Accordin (1960) *
1004 : Gimme A Little Kiss / I Love The Way (1961)
1005 : Little Gun, Little Me / Lost Love (1962)
1007 : Frankie Ace / He's Gonna Be Mine (1962)
103 - Playball - Jimmie Maddin
104 - I Like a Shuffle Beat - Jimmie Maddin
104 - I Stole De Wedding Bell - Jimmie Maddin
114 - Donkey Rock Elephant Roll - The Hatton Sisters
116 - Hassle It Jack - Bobby Hicks
117 - Boogie Man - The Dodgers And Johnny Angel
117 - Come On Pretty Baby - The Dodgers And Johnny Angel
119 - Big Mo - The Dodgers And Johnny Angel
119 - Poor Little Fool - The Dodgers And Johnny Angel
120 - My Little Dog's Tail - The Duke And The Spacemen
120 - The Big Green Door - Taldo Kenyon And The Spacemen
121 - Robin Hood Rock - Taldo Kenyon
127 - Is There Still A Chance - The Fanatic's
127 - Oogly Googly Eyes - The Fanatic's
128 - I Want Love - Jackie Gates & the Fanatics
128 - Teenage Rainbow - Jackie Gates & the Fanatics
129 - Barbie, Barbie - Fred Milton
129 - Midnight Ride - Fred Milton
134 - College Queen - Jim Ford
134 - Lazy Love - Jim Ford
135 - The Stranger And The Bomb - Louise Lewis
136 - Tumba Conga Cha - Vincent Romano & Miss L.L
140 - The Monster Miss - Miss L.L. Louise Lewis
140 - The Monster's Bride - Miss L.L. Louise Lewis
141 - Tiger Shake - Miss L.L. Louise Lewis
142 - The Astro-Mice (No Cheese On The Moon) - Miss L.L. Louise Lewis
143a -Wee Oo I Ll Let It Be You Babe - Karl Evans
144 - Wee Oo' Ill It Be You Babe - Miss L.L. Louise Lewis
145 - Careful Hands - Louise Lewis