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April 6, 2017

Rose Hamlin — who wrote "Angel Baby" at age 14 in 1959 — is dead at 71

The song — which she sang and recorded in a converted airline hanger in 1960, when she was 15 — hit #5 on the Billboard singles chart in January 1961, when I was 12 years old. 

Oh!

From the New York Times: "[John] Lennon was one of the song's biggest fans. He recorded it in 1973 at the sessions for his album 'Rock 'n’ Roll,' although it was not released until 1986, on the album 'Menlove Ave.' His recording begins with a spoken introduction: 'This here is one of my all-time favorite songs. Send my love to Rosie, wherever she may be.'"

Below, the artist circa 1970.

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R.I.P.

April 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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That's different.

From the website:

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This fun adapter is designed for nostalgia: the days of VHS players and cathode-ray tube televisions.

Just place your latest generation smartphone in the "VHS tape adapter," fit it into the slot on the side of the "TV," and play some video.

The device magnifies the image so that it can be seen on the 8-inch screen.

Made of cardboard and requires no batteries or power, only a working smartphone.

Stands upright.

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€25.90.

April 6, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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