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Hey, cousins, let's replay 1959.....

Bruce Morrow admits he isn't sure exactly what day he formally started on the radio, but since he celebrates his 40th year March 24, here's a look at what was happening on March 24, 1959, when Brucie was new behind the mike:

The country's No. 1 single was "Venus" by Frankie Avalon.

The No. 1 album was "Music From Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

Gangster Mickey Cohen took the Fifth Amendment 68 times before the Senate Rackets Committee.

New movies included "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, "The Shaggy Dog" with Fred MacMurray and "Rio Bravo"
with John Wayne.

The Ford Motor Co. was placing full-page newspaper ads in an effort to sell the Edsel, "more of everything for less money."

City legislators, furious over Albany aid cuts, threatened to secede from New York State.

The Staples Singers were opening in Thermon Ruth's Easter gospel show at the Apollo.

Police announced they had cracked the name codes of a porn-film ring and were going to arrest 300 actresses. They were tipped off by a furious husband.

Broadway had Lena Horne in "Jamaica," Sidney Poitier in "A Raisin in the Sun," Ralph Bellamy in "Sunrise at Campobello" and Paul Newman in "Sweet Bird of Youth."

The Mercedes 190SL was selling for $2,700.

Betty Grable was about to open at the Latin Quarter.

The big TV show of the night was "Perry Como on Broadway," on Ch. 4.

American Airlines announced jet flights to Detroit.

Robert Hall was selling Easter sportcoats for $19.95.

The No. 1 rhythm and blues song was "It's Just a Matter of Time" by Brook Benton.

NY Daily News: 03/24/1999


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