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American TV series from 1951 (Part Two)

American TV series from 1951 (Part Two)

These are all American TV series which were either being filmed or screened during 1951 …

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American TV series from 1951 (Part One)

American TV series from 1951 (Part One)

These are all American TV series which were either being filmed or screened during 1951 …

Pathé News Review for 1951 …

Pathé News Review for 1951 …

Pathé News was a producer of newsreels and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom. Its founder, Charles Pathé, was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era. The Pathé News archive is known today as British Pathé. Its collection of news film and movies is fully digitised and available online.

Sputnik 1 …

Sputnik 1 …

60 years ago today, on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. 

The front page of the Soviet newspaper Pravda on October 6, 1957

The satellite travelled at about 18,000 miles per hour, taking 96.2 minutes to complete each orbit. It transmitted on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, which were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world. The signals continued for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. Sputnik burned up on 4 January 1958 while reentering Earth’s atmosphere, after three months, 1440 completed orbits of the Earth, and a distance travelled of about 43 million miles.

Earth, Wind & Fire … and 1951

IEarth, Wind & Fire … and 1951

Earth, Wind & Fire is an award-winning American band that has spanned the musical genres of R & B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. Their chart-topping hits include Boogie Wonderland and Shining Star.

The band was founded in 1970 by the late Maurice White.
His brother Verdine White, plus Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson have all been members since the beginning. They share something else in common. They were all born in 1951A former member, Roland Bautista, was also born in 1951. Sadly, he passed away from natural causes in 2012.

Philip Bailey 

Ralph Johnson

Verdine White

Roland Bautista (1951-2012)

So … do you really want to wave goodbye to all this, fellas ?

So … do you really want to wave goodbye to all this, fellas ?

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Meanwhile, in a Parallel Universe …

September 2017

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe …

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