Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 5th

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees is on a train that derails near London, killing 49 people.  Robin escaped with a few cuts and bruises … and helped other passengers out of the train.

(You can read a full eye-witness account here:

The First Edition (featuring Kenny Rogers) make their first national television appearance on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".  (They perform their psychedelic hit "Just Dropped In," a far cry from the country music Kenny would later become best known for.)  The Smothers Brothers and Kenny Rogers shared the same agent (Ken Kragen) who helped arrange the gig to help launch Kenny's new band.  (Several members had recently left The New Christy Minstrels to start the new group The First Edition, a venture that would soon see Kenny's name out front.)

Guests on The Ed Sullivan Show this evening include Tony Bennett and Shirley Bassey.  

Another '60's classic tops the box office this week as Paul Newman's "Cool Hand Luke" becomes the biggest money-maker of the week. 

(Almost makes you want to boil some eggs, doesn't it?!?!?)