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Old 06-20-2013, 01:44 AM
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R.I.P. Mr. Whitman

Somewhere in heavan theres an angel thinking..What the hell is that noise.
Slim Whitman passed today at age 90.

Family: Country singer Slim Whitman dies at age 90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAbj_E9OUZM

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:47 AM
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You're right, he's crooning still.

RIP, Slim, and thanks for the tunes.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:25 AM
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I wonder if those commercials are still playing somewhere?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:31 AM
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"Mrs Thompson", my 6th grade English teacher loved him.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:05 PM
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Believe it or not, Slim was HUGE in England of all places!
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:43 PM
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alien killer. RIP
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:51 PM
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A show biz story....

Whitman was a big hit, but his act got old and he could not come up with a new one. He went broke and wound up living in a small trailer outside of Atlanta.

Then along came a guy with a UHF station that he had managed to turn into a Superstation on most cable systems. He was making enough money that when he heard about Whitman's situation he went to see him and asked if he wanted another shot at the big time.

Whitman agreed, so Ted Turner threw all his support behind him and ponied up the cash for a new album and a tour. He even got Whitman a spot on the Tonight Show where he was visibly nervous while he performed. Whitman was shocked to find that Carson was a big fan of his and was thrilled to have him on the show, and it took Slim some time to accept that people liked him; they really liked him.

He finally retired again, but he never moved back to the trailer.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:13 PM
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The old ad is probably resting alongside the companion ad for Boxcar Willie.

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