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Happy Birthday Arlie Duff
Born: March 28, 1924 in Warren, Texas
Died: July 4, 1996

English teacher-turned-songwriter Arlie Duff showed an interest in music at an early age. Born in Jacks Branch, near Warren, TX, he began singing with his father and sister Lois as The Duff Trio. They performed gospel songs at singing conventions and school shows. While attending Nederland High School, Duff was an All-State basketball player. 

 After graduation, he served for three years in the Navy during World War II. Returning from the war, he attended Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches, Texas, earning a master's in education. 

 Duff coached and taught in Deweyville and Warren, Texas, where he adopted the nickname "The Singin' Schoolteacher." Duff released as his fourth single for the Beaumont based Starday label, the song "Y'all Come" (1953) went to the seventh slot on the country music charts and spawned countless renditions by other artists, including George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby, Patti Page, and Bobby Vinton. 

In 1954 Duff was the featured regular performer on KNUZ-TV's Houston Hometown Jamboree, and "Y'all Come" became its theme song. Later that year, he performed on The Louisiana Hayride and joined the cast of Red Foley's Ozark Jubilee. Duff continued to write hits throughout the fifties, including "Another Story" recorded by Ernest Tubb, "It's the Little Things" for Sonny James, and "Alligator Came Across," a minor hit recorded under his own name.

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On 4/1/2024 at 10:55 AM, RETIREDFAN1 said:

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I can remember when convenience stores had them.  They were everywhere, before the 7-11's, Food Fast, and Doomer's favorite Zippy J's were around.  Within a bikes ride from my house as a kid there were 4 of them.  Stop and Shop or as my brothers Stop and Swipe was the only one without a gas station, but they were the only one's that sold discount Six Flag Tickets.  How much were they in the early 70's ?  $3 for children under 12 and $6 for adults.  

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On 4/1/2024 at 10:55 AM, RETIREDFAN1 said:

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My Dad worked as a butcher in the Affiliated Food Store in Garrison for over 20 years back in the 60s and 70s ... when I was in high school, I worked there part time delivering groceries, unloading trucks, and occasionally working in the butcher shop slicing bacon, grinding hamburger meat and cutting up whole chickens ....

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April 2, 1983: Michael Jackson begins his fifth of seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Billie Jean.” Here’s a look (click or tap on the picture below) at the Top 20 from this week 41 years ago back in 1983….

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On this day (April 3rd) back in 1982, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts began their third of seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with “I Love Rock N’ Roll.” Here’s a look (click or tap on the chart below) at the Top 20 songs in the United States from this week 42 years ago back in 1982….

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2 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:

April 2, 1983: Michael Jackson begins his fifth of seven consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Billie Jean.” Here’s a look (click or tap on the picture below) at the Top 20 from this week 41 years ago back in 1983….

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I was just settling in at Suwon AB, ROK for my 13 month stint in South Korea .... Billie Jean and Beat It played non-stop in the local bars and clubs for months..... 

맥주 하나주세요

maegju hanajuseyo

 

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Ever ride Astroworld’s ‘Texas Cyclone’? Opening in 1976, at the time it was one of the tallest & fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. The ride was 2:15 minutes of heart-pounding fun! Dismantled in 2006. A small section of the track & cars were removed after the ride had closed and sent to the National Roller Coaster Museum in Plainview, Texas, where it is currently stored.

 

My favorite ride when we went to Astroworld.......

 

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3 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:

Ever ride Astroworld’s ‘Texas Cyclone’? Opening in 1976, at the time it was one of the tallest & fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. The ride was 2:15 minutes of heart-pounding fun! Dismantled in 2006. A small section of the track & cars were removed after the ride had closed and sent to the National Roller Coaster Museum in Plainview, Texas, where it is currently stored.

 

My favorite ride when we went to Astroworld.......

 

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I rode that bad boy a few times ..... 

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3 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:

Ever ride Astroworld’s ‘Texas Cyclone’? Opening in 1976, at the time it was one of the tallest & fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. The ride was 2:15 minutes of heart-pounding fun! Dismantled in 2006. A small section of the track & cars were removed after the ride had closed and sent to the National Roller Coaster Museum in Plainview, Texas, where it is currently stored.

 

My favorite ride when we went to Astroworld.......

 

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My favorite was Greezed Lightnin', the coaster has since been scrapped, but you can still ride the train at Frontier City in Oklahoma City on the Silver Bullet.  

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