Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18th

The 20th NHL All-Star Game is held in Montreal,  Canada.  The Montreal Canadiens took on a team of All-Stars derived from all of the other NHL hockey teams … and beat them 3-0.  Incredibly, it remains the ONLY NHL All-Star Game shut-out in history. 

Albert DeSalvo, the self-proclaimed "Boston Strangler", was convicted of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses.  (He was never charged as "The Boston Strangler", although he admitted to killing thirteen women.)  He was sentenced to life imprisonment and was killed by a fellow inmate in 1973. 

Talk about "variety tv" … Wilson Pickett appears on "Where The Action Is" today … with fellow guest Mrs. Miller!

Simon and Garfunkel record "At The Zoo" ... it will peak at #13 nationally in a couple of months.

Check out both The New Colony Six and The Buckinghams in The Top Five on this week's WLS Silver Dollar Survey!

You'll find two other local Chicagoland groups on the survey this week, too ...

The Flock are at #22 with "Can't You See" .. and The Little Boy Blues hold down the #34 spot with "The Great Train Robbery". 

Meanwhile, "I'm A Believer" / "Steppin' Stone" FINALLY reaches #1 on the WCFL Chart.

From Ray Graffia, Jr.'s personal collection ... 

A few photos of The New Colony Six, circa 1967 ...