Friday, December 2, 2011

Today is Safety Razor Day

safety razor day

The average man’s facial hair grows about a half inch a month – or six inches a year. Over your lifetime, you’ll shave about 27-feet of hair off your face.


-Yeah – so you’re going to want to keep up with that…

Three percent of men don’t shave – for religious reasons.

-Meaning they’re Amish. Or followers of Allah. Or…followers of ZZ Topp

ZZ Top

history 101 2

1927: Ford Motor Co. formally unveils its successor to the Model T.  It was the Model A -

model a

1949: Gene Autry hit the charts with a song had evolved from a 1939 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog featuring a red-nosed reindeer. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."

gene autry and rudolph

The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a star of the Gospel circuit. But when he recorded a pop song under a pseudonym he was fired for crossing over into secular music.

He was lead singer of a Gospel group known as the Soul Stirrers and at that time someone who sang gospel just did not do anything else. But he was approached a many named Bumps Blackwell who talked him into recording some of his songs. Against his better judgement he did and when they were released using the name “Dale” his smooth, creamy voice was too obvious to disguise. He lost his job as lead singer but his solo career was launched. His influence can be heard in singers as disparate as Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, Marvin Gaye and Mick Jagger and on December 2, 1957 he owned the number one song in the land. Here’s Sam Cooke (You Send Me)

Listen for the replay and win!

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