This Day in Music History

12 Aug 2015

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Background

A second postage stamp was issued in the US bearing the image of Elvis Presley (the first was introduced in 1993). This one featured a black and white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and was part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013.

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11 Aug 2014

Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at 63 Robin Williams, the prolific Oscar-winning actor and comedian, died by suicide on August 11, 2014. He was 63. On the big screen, Williams, who was born in Chicago in 1951, made his debut in the 1977 low-budget comedy “Can I Do it ‘Til I Need Glasses?” then went on to appear in films such as “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), for which he earned […]

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