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June 13, 2009

 

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Frank Zappa Meets Steve Allen, Plays Bike

In 1963 a 22-year-old Frank Zappa went on Steve Allen's TV show and demonstrated some far-out musical sounds on an unusual instrument: the bicycle.

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Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Still photo of Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the 1944 film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

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