“Man Of A Thousand Voices”, Mel Blanc was born on May 30, 1908.
Father of the hardboiled detective novel, Maltese Falcon author Dashiell Hammett was born on May 27, 1894.
This 1941 Chrysler Newport Phaeton belonged to legendary screen star Lana Turner.
Note the custom license plate in front.
“The Phaetons were built on the New Yorker frame and featured an integrated aluminum body and the aircraft-style cockpit, with dual fold-down windshields. And as with the Thunderbolt, the Newport Phaetons sported hide-away headlights.”
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Enjoy this great rocksteady/reggae tune from The Lyrics, recorded for Clement Dodd’s Coxsone label in the mid to late sixties.
Poet and short story writer Raymond Carver was born on May 25, 1938.
50’s supermodel and fashion icon Sunny Harnett poses with black Rolls for Vogue Magazine, 1953
An interesting cover by David Stone Martin for the “James Dean Story” documentary that was released after his death in the 1950’s. Music by Bud Shank. To the best of my knowledge this item has not been reissued.
Raymond Burr, best remembered as Perry Mason and Ironside, was born on May 21, 1917.
Legendary Jamaican Reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry was born on May 20, 1936.
When the legendary Chano Pozo was shakin’ up the bars in the Marianao area with his music and other drummers were lavishing fame to Los Pocitos neighbourhood, regarding it as the cradle of of the top drummers, the Abreu brothers were emerging to the scene in that section of Havana. They learned playing on little tin cans, later on little candle boxes, large wooden cod boxes and tablespoons and then finally on tumbas, tumbadoras, tres golpes, quintos and claves.
The youthful brothers Ricardo, Luis, Alfredo and Jesús began their careers accompanying orchestras, working in cabarets, and conducting fellow percussionists in shows in nightclubs such as Tropicana and the Parisien.
In the 1950’s, Ricardo formed his own group: “Papin y sus Rumberos”, with two of his brothers and in 1962 created the vocal and percussion quartet “Los Papines” playing rumba as their fundamental musical expression (Guanguanco, Columbia, Yambú, Jiribilla). They also included in their repertoire other rhythms such as the Conga, the Son and the captivating Bolero. Los Papines are officially considered to be national cultural heritage of Cuba.
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