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Go see Alaska and Canada with Pete!

We are off to Canada and Alaska in September on a great trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train across Canada then back to Vancouver where we join our cruise ship to head through the Inside Passage up to spectacular Alaska ending our holiday back in Vancouver.

For a brochure and all details ring Gina at Alpha Travel on 9286 7100.

 

By | 2017-07-29T10:40:17+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Pete's Travels, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1932

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1932 – Petula Clark is born in Epsom, Surrey, England.

1932 – Clyde McPhatter (of The Dominoes, The Drifters) is born in Hayti, Durham, North Carolina.

1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.

1945 – Frida (of ABBA) is born Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad in Bjorkasen, Ballangen, Norway.

1968 – Janis Joplin performs her last gig with Big Brother and the Holding Company at New York’s Hunter College.

1969 – Cold War: […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:41:13+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

FREDDIE GARRITY – A DREAMER!

FREDDIE GARRITY – A DREAMER!

Born in Crumpsall, Manchester, on 14 November 1936, Frederick “Freddie” Garrity was the frontman and comical element in the 1960s pop band Freddie and the Dreamers.

Freddie worked as a milkman while playing in local skiffle groups: the Red Sox, the John Norman Four and, finally, the Kingfishers, who became Freddie and the Dreamers in 1959. In the early years of the band, Garrity’s official birth-date was given as 14 November 1940 to make him appear younger […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:41:37+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Background, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1936

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1936 – Freddie Garrity (frontman for Freddie & the Dreamers) is born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England.

1940 – World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.

1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.

1960 – Elvis Presley’s latest single, “It’s Now Or Never,” sells 780,000 copies in the […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:41:44+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1880

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is commemorated annually with a two-minute silence. The war officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 […]

By | 2017-01-31T11:56:40+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show, Uncategorized|

PETER’S DIARY – 1871

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on 11 November 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1944 – Lyricist […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:42:17+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1914

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1914 – SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.

1958 – Elvis Presley’s massive hit “Hound Dog” – with “Don’t Be Cruel” on the flip side – becomes only the third record in history to sell more than three million copies, following Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

1989 – Cold War: Fall of the Berlin […]

By | 2017-01-31T11:58:31+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1923

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1923 – Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.

1927 – Patti Page is born.

1949 – Bonnie Raitt is born.

1952 – The British music paper New Musical Express (NME) publishes its first record chart. The first Number One: Al Martino’s Here In My Heart.

1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century to […]

By | 2017-01-31T11:59:00+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1910

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

1942 – Johnny Rivers is born

1943 – Joni Mitchell is born

1967 – Elton John, […]

By | 2017-01-31T11:59:26+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|

PETER’S DIARY – 1890

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY

1890 – City and South London Railway: London’s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

1942 – World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.

1957 – Jackie Wilson’s Reet Petite enters the charts

1958 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: IIt’s Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty

1963 – When The Beatles play The […]

By | 2017-01-31T11:59:55+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Peter's Diary, The Morning Show|