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Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Friday March 17, 2017.

On this date in 1957 Elvis bought the ‘Graceland’ mansion for $102,500. The 23-room, 10,000 square feet home set on 10.8 acres was expanded by ‘The King’ to 17,552 square feet before he moved in. The home had been a place of worship for The Graceland Christian Church, and was named after whom? In 1966, on this date, ‘The Walker Brothers’ had their second UK number 1 with - ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’, which was originally recorded by what other US singer?

On this date in 1954 Aussie comedian Austen Tayshus was born in Sydney. His real name is Alexander Gutman. He had an Aussie number 1 with ‘Australiana’ in what year?  In 1951, on this date, US actor Kurt Russell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is 66 today. On this date in 1919 US singer Nat King Cole was born in Montgomery Alabama. He died aged 45 in what year?  His daughter Natalie died when?

On this date in 1944 US singer John Sebastian was born where in the USA? He was the lead singer for what group that had two massive hits in 1966 – ‘Summer in The City’, and ‘Daydream’?  In 1845 what was patented by Stephen Perry of ‘The London Rubber Company’? In 1949, on this date, Aussie singer Patricia Amphlett, better known as ‘Little Pattie’ was born where? Her sister was also a singer, he name was?

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