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
wrote some significant war-related songs of various kinds Among Lt. Douglass's wartime songs were two lighthearted though not comic pieces that fall into this catchall bunch, each happily pointing out, as one of their titles proclaims, "Something New Has Been Added To The Army (Leeds, 1943), that something neatly summed up in the single line "Right along with khaki shirts comes the sight of khaki skirts." Lt. Douglass expands upon her theme to cover all the women's service branches in "There'll Be A New Style Bonnet In The Easter Parade" (Leeds, 1943), declaring "the WACS will wear a hat that os smart and new, the WAVES wear a bonnet of Navy blue,/ And the SPARS come out in a hat that's O.K., there's no original by Lily Daché.
"I used to invite him to our musician reunions every year, but he didn't come. He just didn't want to talk about the old days."
#265 Ronnie D- Valiants : "Hound Dog Guitar" / "My Little Darlin'"no# Pam Kelley & Ronnie D. : "Waiting For Her" / Ronnie D. : "Cherry Darlin"
|Mama Spiegleman lone record|
|Accent REcords publicity shot|
Every mother has to get out of the house a little bit and I don't play cards or anything.
I had done some Polynesian dancing in the local clubs in our home town, Santa Rosa. But when I decided to go topless, I asked Jack if it was okay. And he said, no. But, after a while, he get used to it.
After I had the silicone treatments, I used a phony name, Miss Exodus, and I could only move my hips for six months because of thre surgery. But when the word went out that I had eight children, the crowds came in just to watch my hips.
'My .home and children come first and my career ls.second. I love my children and I love to cook and sew for them: Otherwise, I have - no time for any sort of social life
Mrs. Gaye was killed Friday in an auto accident with three of her children. The 36-year-old topless dancer and seven of her children were passengers in a station wagon that overturned after hitting a center divider on interstate 15 two miles north of Victorviile [Calif.]. During the accident the Los Angeles-bound station wagon was hit by a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction. Mrs. Spiegelman was en route from her home in Las Vegas, Nev., to a nightclub engagement in southern California. The accident took the lives of Mrs. Spiegelman's sons Mark, 15, and Davjd, 5, and a five- year-old adopted daughter, Sylvia. Four other children escaped serious injury and were taken to the Victor Valley Hospital, Among them was Sylvia's twin sister, Nancy. The driver of the station wagon, Marvin P. Brody, of Hollywood, was not seriously injured. Clovis News-Journal, December 1, 1968But that's not the end of her story. According to Hans Holzer, an expert in psychic phenomena, the most striking case of possession was how Gaye Spiegelman, our topless mother of eight, took control of her babysitter after dying in the auto crash. Spiegelman's intention was wholly benevolent. She wanted to guide the babysitter to another job, [See The Two Lives of Gaye Spiegelman, Topless Mother of Eight, chapter from Holzer's book "Star Ghosts "
|Jim Reeves and Jackie Johnson in 1956 (1)|
Jackie Johnson, . 14-year-old former Jackson county resident, has had her first recording released under the Willamette label. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, ' who lived in Eagle Point until ' moving to Eugene last month ' after Jackie completed the eighth grade. The new recording is "Star Light Star Bright" backed by "Please, Please written by the singer and her mother. The singer had performed with various local bands and appeared on a program over KBES-TV. She also sang for Rogue Valley ballroom dances. According to the report from Eugene, the singer has appeared on the same programs with such stars as Hank Thompson, the Maddox Brothers and Rose, and last September toured- for a week with the Jim Reeves show. She is now on a show staged in Eugene by Leon Smith who made the hit recording of "40 Ford." The Johnsons will return to the valley for the week end and Jackie will sing at the Camp Corrall July 4.
"I get goose bumps when I think about it, just like I did then, and I didn't even know Chano at the time," Renfro says. My brother, Frederick Cherry, says Chano's voice had a sweetness to it, a very unusual quality, and he followed Chano's entire career beginning with his performances at Larry Kane's Record Hops at the Pleasure Pier's Marine Room in the 1960s. Often when Rodriguez was appearing, his wife Margaret, the only wife he ever had, would sit alone at a table for two. It was obvious to everyone, including her, that she wasn't really alone, because Chano sang every one of the romantic ballads to her. He would join her during the breaks. They would hold hands, and she would get his undivided attention. And then sometime during the night he would leave the bandstand, go to her table and ask her for a dance. The floor would become theirs, and theirs alone
A former area resident, Ilene Rushing, has cut a new record. Bollman International Records in Dallas has released “Brand New- Key” and “He's My Baby." Bollman International is a new recording company, and Miss Rushing was the first artist to sign with the company three years ago. She was discovered by Bob Massey of Blackbird Records and B L. Bollman while she was performing with J.W. Davis and "Saturday Night in the Country Band" at Wylie, Miss Rushing was formerly employed by the Plano Star-Courier and also played softball with the Plano Women’s Softball League for three years under coach George Henson. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs, John E. McCrary of McKinney, Miss Rushing is an active member of her church. She is soloist, teacher of the Young Adults, Youth Director and was elected delegate to the G r a y s o n Baptist Association, Miss Rushing travels over Texas with Joe Paul Nichols and the Four Pennies and Orvile Couch and the Troublemakers. She has performed for radio, television, carnivals, rodeos, benefits, gospels and various other activities. When she has an open Saturday night, she sings at Farmersville with “Saturday Night in the country Band."