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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.

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30 Years Ago: David Crosby Sentenced to Prison

Given how frequently their illegal actions are reported, it's surprising that most rockers haven't served jail time. David Crosby was not one of the lucky ones.

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Angelina Hotel Gets New Tenant

One of Lufkin's landmarks is getting a new tenant.

The Angelina Hotel welcomed the Bella Salon & Boutique last week, which offers hair services, massages, and permanent cosmetics.

KTRE says the boutique saw positive growth and change was happening in downtown Lufkin and wanted to move in and take advantage.  Another retailer inside the Angelina Hotel opened in March.  Mama Tried was previously located on First Street in the downtown area, and moved over to the Angelina Hotel.  And a children's boutique opened up at the Angelina Hotel last November.  

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25 Years Ago: ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Ends Record Chart Run

In July 1988, 736 weeks after it debuted on Billboard's album chart, Pink Floyd's 1973 classic 'The Dark Side of the Moon' finally left the weekly Top 200 listing. Twenty-five years after that chart record was set, it still hasn't been broken.

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40 Years Ago: Queen’s Debut Album Released

As their self-titled debut album demonstrates, the Queen we all know and love today, the group with the multi-layered vocals and ringing guitar notes, didn't start out that way.

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‘National Flag Day’ is Friday, June 14

Something small happened way back in 1885, and we barely hear one word about it, even though there is one day each year that is dedicated to this one reference point.

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Look How Far Cell Phone Technology has Come in 30 Years [VIDEO]

Kim Komando is a radio host, and one of the best in the 'biz' when speaking techno trends, so when I stumbled upon this video, couldn't help but sharing it with you.

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‘Hobo History’ on Display at Nacogdoches Railroad Depot

Before the advent of playing Virtual Games and I-Pads reducing our entire life to an 8 by 11 video display, I can remember taking Sunday outings to the locomotive freight yard.

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March is “Texas History Month”

Make plans now to go all Texas, all the time, as March signals "Texas History Month".  We do things BIG here, and that means celebrations will be plentiful statewide.

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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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Texas to Remain Part of The United States

Shortly after President Obama's reelection, more than 125,000 folks signed a petition that was eventually received by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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29 Years Ago: The Who Announce Breakup

The Who were undoubtedly one of the most innovative and important hard rock bands of all time. Ranging from psychedelic pop rock material like 'I Can See For Miles' and 'Pinball Wizard' all the way through epic arena rock classics like 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and 'Who Are You,' they virtually single-handedly perfected both the concept album and the rock opera. But the latter part of the decade was unkind to the group, who experienced a series of misfortunes leading into the early part of the '80s. On Dec. 16, 1983, guitarist Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who, effectively ending the group.

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