The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Neatorama)
In the 1960s, musical comedy duo Tom and Dick Smothers, professionally known as the Smothers Brothers, were already veterans of the folk scene. They'd recorded several hit albums of their unique act: singing and playing folk songs before shifting into scripted sibling arguments and topical standup comedy bits.
The Andrews Sisters became the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century.
75-100 million records sold from a little over 600 recorded tunes
113 charted Billboard hits, 46 reaching Top 10 status (more than Elvis Presley or The Beatles)
17 Hollywood films (more than any other singing group in motion picture history)
Until the advent of the Supremes, the sisters were the most imitated of all female singing groups and influenced many artists, including Mel Torme, Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Four Freshmen, The McGuire Sisters, The Manhattan Dolls, The Lennon Sisters, The Pointer Sisters, The Manhattan Transfer, Barry Manilow, and Bette Midler. Even Elvis Presley was a fan.
Lois Over There In Oregon was first, and correct, with:
Oh, the answer is the Andrews Sisters, who helped win WWII
with their powerful American singing, and never ever gave a
blow job to Hope OR Crosby. Probably. If they were sober.
Unless it would help win the war. Or something.
Alan J answered:
The Andrews Sisters.
I imagine that this one could cause a bit of controversy, Marty...
because I think the answer is subjective.
For instance, accordion to Wiki, the answer would be
The Spice Girls
but I think we all know that the REAL answer is
The very great Andrews Sisters
Made way for Shirelles, Marvelettes, Supremes, Shangri-Las, etc., maybe even Go-Go's and Bangles.
I had watched this a while back.
That would be
Patty, Maxine, and LaVern (sp?), the Andrews sisters, much beloved at
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
The Andrews Sisters
I used to watch them on the Lawrence Welk Show - The Andrews Sisters. Such pretty harmonies they sang.
Happy Monday…talk about an oxymoron.
kenn b said:
the Andrew sisters ...Patty, Laverne, and Maxine
Ok, I thought so- The Andrews Sisters.
Kevin K in Washington, DC said:
I'm gonna guess The Andrew Sisters.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
The Andrews Sisters. They were real snazzy broads.
DJ Useo responded:
Sure'n it must be the super fantastic ANDREWS SISTERS!
I like them plenty, & welcome their appearances in classic films, especially.
I generally find music from before the sixties to be pretty dire, but they had the gift.
The Andrews Sisters ~ From top: LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene 1952.
The sisters specialized in swing, boogie-woogie, and novelty hits with their trademark lightning-quick vocal syncopations. Their best known song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" from the 1941 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film, "Buck Privates".
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Thunder & lightning for breakfast, sunny afternoon.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a RERUN'Person Of Interest'.
On a RERUNDave (from 2/12/15) are Tom Hanks and Sturgill Simpson.
Scheduled on a FRESHLate, Late Show, with this week's middle-aged white guy guest host, Drew Carey, are Angela Kinsey and Paula Poundstone.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Judi Dench, Ansel Elgort, GZA, and Tom Morello.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Tom Selleck, Anne Heche, Marlon James, and Kate Pierson.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Natalie Prass, and Jonny Two Bags.
ABC pens the night with a FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN'Repeat After Me', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', followed by a FRESH'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Gordon Ramsay, Bridgit Mendler, and Beth Stelling.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a RERUN'Supernatural'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a FRESH'New Girl', then a FRESH'The Mindy Project'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has 2½ hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then a FRESH'Shipping Wars'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Legend Of Zorro', followed by the movie 'Gladiator'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 16 - Galaxy's Child
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 17 - Night Terrors
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 18 - Identity Crisis
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 6 - The Bells of Saint John
[12:00PM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Telemon
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 8 - La Gondola
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 5 - Barefoot Bob's
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Prohibition Grille
[4:00PM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 5 - Seasonal Seas
[5:00PM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 6 - Coral Seas
[6:00PM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 7 - Tidal Seas
[7:00PM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 8 - Coasts
[8:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 4 - Fish
[9:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 5 - Birds
[10:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 6 - Insects
[11:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 4 - Fish
[12:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 5 - Birds
[1:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 6 - Insects
[2:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 5 - Seasonal Seas
[3:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 6 - Coral Seas
[4:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 7 - Tidal Seas
[5:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 8 - Coasts (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH'Newlyweds: The First Year'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Kroll Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Sigourney Weaver.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Kevin Smith and Matt Mira.
FX has the movie 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon', followed by a FRESH'Justified'.
History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars', then a FRESH'Gangland Undercover'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ALISON BRIE
[6:15AM] PORTLANDIA-THE STORY OF TONI AND CANDACE
[6:45AM] PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
[7:15AM] GENTLEMEN BRONCOS
[9:15AM] THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
[11:30AM] SLEEPWALK WITH ME
[1:15PM] GENTLEMEN BRONCOS
[3:15PM] THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
[5:30PM] SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
[8:00PM] DAZED AND CONFUSED
[10:15PM] DAZED AND CONFUSED
[12:30AM] A GOOD OLD FASHIONED...
[5:30AM] PORTLANDIA-SEA WORLD (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats
[6:15AM] Roll Bounce
[8:45AM] The Ghost Writer
[11:30AM] The Fabulous Baker Boys
[2:00PM] Scent of a Woman
[10:00PM] Eden Lake
[12:00AM] The Returned-Camille
[1:15AM] The Returned-Simon
[2:30AM] Eden Lake
[4:30AM] Law & Order-Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-Parks and Recreation (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has 'Face Off', another 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', and 'Wizard Wars'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Norman Reedus and Brandi Carlile.
Actor George Clooney speaks on stage during "An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman," hosted by the SeriousFun Children's Network at Avery Fisher Hall, Monday, March 2, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
John Oliver may have been ruled out of the running to replace Jon Stewart but the British comedian's role in helping sway the debate over "net neutrality" has cemented his status as The Daily Show host's spiritual heir.
Oliver was the first name on most people's lips last month when Stewart sent his legions of fans into mourning after announcing he was stepping down from the satirical Comedy Central show after nearly two decades as host.
The prospect of the 37-year-old Birmingham native sliding into Stewart's chair receded however when HBO swiftly announced it was renewing his own show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver", for two more years.
Yet Oliver's role in galvanizing American opinion over the once-arcane concept of access to the Internet was in the best traditions of Stewart, a master of using biting humor to unravel complex questions of the day.
Oliver's 13-minute segment on "net neutrality" last year, in which he exhorted viewers to deluge the US Federal Communications Commission forum with objections, is widely credited with crashing the FCC's comments page.
Within 24 hours of Oliver's rallying cry, more than 45,000 comments on net neutrality had been posted on the FCC forum, according to the Washington Post.
Actress Meryl Streep, left, and singer Carole King attend "An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman," hosted by the SeriousFun Children's Network at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, March 2, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
For all of his many (very vocal) critics, Kanye West certainly has a lot of fans - something that anyone hate-Googling the rapper can plainly see by looking at his Wikipedia page, where he's listed as one of the best-selling artists in history.
West's award-riddled Wikipedia page is getting significantly more attention than usual today, but the traffic spike has nothing (or perhaps just little) to do with the album title he just announced or the mad rush on his recently-dropped Yeezy Boost sneakers.
Ironically, tens of thousands of people are being driven to Wikipedia's list of Kanye West achievements right now by a URL prank designed to mock him.
Type "loser.com" into your browser right now to see what we're talking about (or just take our word for it that, as of Monday afternoon, the URL redirects to West's Wikipedia page.)
The internet has been exploding over this cute little redirect since it was unearthed by The Daily Beast on Sunday.
David Letterman performs at "An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman," hosted by the SeriousFun Children's Network at Avery Fisher Hall, Monday, March 2, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
After seven decades holed up in a Catholic church basement in the Lithuanian capital, thousands of Yiddish manuscripts that survived the Holocaust and Stalin's anti-Jewish onslaught are finally seeing the light of day.
A browning, century-old play by renowned Jewish playwright Jacob Gordin is among them. Penned in Yiddish but using the Latin alphabet, it still bears the red wax seal of Tsarist Russia's censors.
Thanks to a daring librarian, the 15-page copy of "Mirele Efros", often dubbed the "Jewish King Lear", and the numerous other documents -- whose contents are still largely unknown -- were spared destruction.
With brushes, erasers and glue, archivists are now hard at work to prepare them for digitising, in both Vilnius and at the New York-based YIVO Institute for Jewish Research that has spearheaded the bid to reunite the "lost" collection.
The artist who painted ex-president Bill Clinton for America's National Portrait Gallery included the shadow of a dress in the work, a reference to Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the painter says.
Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News: "The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting."
A shadow beside Clinton, who is pictured standing in front of a hearth, "actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there," added Shanks, 77.
"It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him."
A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."
Van Eaton Galleries says nearly 1,000 items - including a bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room and an original "Pirates of the Caribbean" skeleton - brought in $1.7 million during a weekend auction held online and in Sherman Oaks, California.
The top seller was a green 1970s-era animatronic Tiki Room bird, which fetched $153,400. The 1967 "Pirates" skeleton, which holds a cutlass and chugs from a bottle, went for $129,800.
Other items offered by the anonymous collector were the original Frontierland cigar store Indian, a 1960s Mark Twain Riverboat life preserver, a doll from "It's a Small World" and poster artwork for "Captain EO."
This photo provided by Victor M. Bravo shows Huntington Beach covered with hail after a passing storm on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning.
Photo by Victor M. Bravo
Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone - best known for the hit "If You Love Me" - has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday.
Courtney Barnes told The Associated Press that Maxwell, 46, was at her home in Los Angeles on Friday when she fell and cut her neck on a drinking glass. Her husband, producer Carsten "Soulshock" Schack, found her sometime later and called 911. She was rushed to a hospital where she died, Barnes said.
Maxwell is survived by Schack and her 11-year-old son, Nicolaj Hojer. In a statement, they said they were devastated by Maxwell's sudden and tragic death, calling her a devoted wife and mother.
The R&B trio Brownstone was signed to Michael Jackson's label imprint, MJJ Music. They made their debut in 1995. Their hits also included "Grapevyne."
Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.
The Yale School of Music, where Laderman was dean from 1989 to 1995, announced his death on its website. The school said he died Saturday, but didn't give a cause.
His operas included "Marilyn," based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, which premiered at the New York City Opera in 1993, and he wrote the music for Oscar-winning documentaries "The Eleanor Roosevelt Story" and "Black Fox."
He wrote for soloists like Yo-Yo Ma and led numerous professional organizations, including a stint as president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
He remained a professor at the Yale School of Music until he retired in 2013.
Sam Shum, Sotheby's senior specialist on Chinese Works of Art Department, displays a "Guan" vase from the Southern Song (1127-1279) dynasty, which has been unseen in the market for four decades, during a preview in Hong Kong March 2, 2015. The item is expected to fetch in excess of HK$60 million ($7.7 million) at the auction house's Spring sales on April 7.
Photo by Bobby Yip
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