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Carol Richards, who teamed with Bing Crosby on the Christmas classic "Silver Bells," died of heart disease in a Vero Beach, Fla., hospital. She was 84.
Today is Friday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2006 with 128 to follow.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005 with 128 to follow.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2004 with 128 to follow.
Today is Monday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2003 with 128 to follow.
Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
Drummer Big Sid Catlett was born this date in Evansville, Ind., in 1910. Always in great demand, he was a big man behind the drums, yet as protege Art Blakey once said, Catlett could make the drums sound as soft and light as a butterfly.