DCS: greg guidry

Greg Guidry liked to sing gospel and play piano. As a teenager, he formed a band with future Doobie Brothers keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald. In 1977, with his friend and collaborator Rich Lang, Greg drove from his native St. Louis to New York City to pursue a career in the music industry. The pair wrote and …

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IF: opulent

Everyone knows about my love of cemeteries. I have been to many cemeteries and I have seen a lot of graves. However, no grave is as opulent as the Taj Mahal. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

DCS: charles bradley

In 1962, Charles Bradley was taken to the venerable Apollo Theater by his sister to see a performance by energetic soul singer James Brown. Charles was inspired. He soon left home to escape poor living conditions and found himself on the streets, homeless and sleeping on subway cars at night. He found salvation with the …

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DCS: del bissonette

In 1927, as a minor leaguer, Del Bissonette led the International League in five categories — runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and RBIs. The next season, Del signed with the Brooklyn Robins (a team that would eventually become the Brooklyn Dodgers) as a first baseman. He achieved a .320 batting average and became only the third Major Leaguer to be …

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