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Good Times (Elvis Presley album)

Good Times is the twentieth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on March 20, 1974. The album was constructed by the first pick of a session held at Stax Studios in Memphis in December 1973 and two songs, "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" and "Take Good Care of Her", which were left over from the session at Stax in July 1973; the album includes a collection of songs that vary in genre. Released the same day as the recording of Elvis: Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was being made, the title was taken from the song "Talk About the Good Times". Many of the songs are covers of hits at the time, like "Spanish Eyes" and "She Wears My Ring". Charting low at the time of its release, it was considered typical 1970s Elvis material and was his first album to hit the "cut-out bins"; the album did have some success though upon its original release, becoming a Cashbox #1 hit and charting in the Top 50 in the UK. Original copies of the LP with the sticker on the cover are rare and sell for large amounts on auction sites.

The album released two singles, both hits: "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" rose to #4 on the Country charts, #39 pop. It is that "Talk About the Good Times" features an uncredited acoustic guitar performance by the song's author, Jerry Reed. J. D. Sumner & The Stamps, Voice – background vocals Mike Leech – string and horn arrangements Glen Spreen – string arrangement on "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" Al Pachucki, Dick Baxter, Mickey Crofford, Mike Moran – engineers Good Times at Discogs CPL1-0475 Good Times Guide part of The Elvis Presley Record Research Database AFL1-0475 Good Times Guide part of The Elvis Presley Record Research Database Yahoo! Music page

1977 Orange Bowl

The 1977 Orange Bowl featured a matchup between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The #12 Buffaloes came into the game from the Big Eight Conference with an 8–3 record; the Buckeyes came out of the Big Ten Conference with an 8–2–1 record, ranked 11th in the nation. This was the only Orange Bowl between 1976 and 1981 without Oklahoma, the only one from 1976 through 1989 without either the Sooners or Nebraska; the night before, Nebraska won the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, Oklahoma took the Fiesta Bowl a week earlier. Underdog Colorado scored jumping out to an early 10–0 lead. However, Rod Gerald, who had not played since the seventh game of the season due to a bone chip in his lower back, came off the bench to lead the Bucks to its ninth win of the season. Gerald rushed 14 times for 81 yards, including 17 on his first carry setting up a 36-yard scoring run by Jeff Logan. Ohio State was on the scoreboard with 3:11 to go in the first quarter; the Buckeyes scored on their next two possessions with Tom Skladany.

That capped a 99-yard drive after a blocked Colorado field goal attempt, gave Ohio State the lead for good. Gerald ended the scoring with a 4-yard run with a minute left in the fourth quarter, was named the back of the game. Ohio State with 271 yards rushing, outgained Colorado 330–271; this was the first Orange Bowl played on natural grass in seven years, since January 1970. Poly-Turf, similar to AstroTurf, was installed for the 1970 season, replaced in 1972, removed in early 1976, following Super Bowl X. Through 2017, this is the Buckeyes' only Orange Bowl victory. CO - Zettenberg 26 field goal, 9:04 CO - Moorehead 11 pass from Knapple, 3:54 OSU - Logan 36 run, 3:11 OSU - Skladany 28 field goal, 9:33 OSU - Johnson 3 run, 0:24 OSU - Skladany 20 field goal, 2:30 OSU - Gerald 4 run, 0:45

Great tit

The great tit is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe, the Middle East and Northern Asia, parts of North Africa where it is resident in any sort of woodland; until 2005 this species was lumped with numerous other subspecies. DNA studies have shown these other subspecies to be distinctive from the great tit and these have now been separated as two distinct species, the cinereous tit of southern Asia, the Japanese tit of East Asia; the great tit remains the most widespread species in the genus Parus. The great tit is a distinctive bird with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts, with some variation amongst the numerous subspecies, it is predominantly insectivorous in the summer, but will consume a wider range of food items in the winter months, including small hibernating bats. Like all tits it is a cavity nester nesting in a hole in a tree; the female incubates them alone, although both parents raise the chicks.

In most years the pair will raise two broods. The nests may be raided by woodpeckers and weasels and infested with fleas, adults may be hunted by sparrowhawks; the great tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens. The great tit is an important study species in ornithology; the great tit was described under its current binomial name by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae. Its scientific name is derived from the Latin parus "tit" and maior "larger". Francis Willughby had used the name in the 17th century; the great tit was treated as ranging from Britain to Japan and south to the islands of Indonesia, with 36 described subspecies ascribed to four main species groups. The major group had 13 subspecies across Europe, temperate Asia and north Africa, the minor group's nine subspecies occurred from southeast Russia and Japan into northern southeast Asia and the 11 subspecies in the cinereus group were found from Iran across south Asia to Indonesia.

The three bokharensis subspecies were treated as a separate species, Parus bokharensis, the Turkestan tit. This form was once thought to form a ring species around the Tibetan Plateau, with gene flow throughout the subspecies, but this theory was abandoned when sequences of mitochondrial DNA were examined, finding that the four groups were distinct and that the hybridisation zones between the groups were the result of secondary contact after a temporary period of isolation. A study published in 2005 confirmed that the major group was distinct from the cinereus and minor groups and that along with P. m. bokharensis it diverged from these two groups around 1.5 million years ago. The divergence between the bokharensis and major groups was estimated to have been about half a million years ago; the study examined hybrids between representatives of the major and minor groups in the Amur Valley where the two meet. Hybrids were rare; the study recommended that the two eastern groups be split out as new species, the cinereous tit, the Japanese tit, but that the Turkestan tit be lumped in with the great tit.

This taxonomy has been followed for example the IOC World Bird List. The Handbook of the Birds of the World volume treating the Parus species went for the more traditional classification, treating the Turkestan tit as a separate species but retaining the Japanese and cinereous tits with the great tit, a move that has not been without criticism; the nominate subspecies of the great tit is the most widespread, its range stretching from the Iberian Peninsula to the Amur Valley and from Scandinavia to the Middle East. The other subspecies have much more restricted distributions, four being restricted to islands and the remainder of the P. m. major subspecies representing former glacial refuge populations. The dominance of a single, morphologically uniform subspecies over such a large area suggests that the nominate race recolonised a large area after the last glacial epoch; this hypothesis is supported by genetic studies which suggest a geologically recent genetic bottleneck followed by a rapid population expansion.

The genus Parus once held most of the species of tit in the family Paridae, but morphological and genetic studies led to the splitting of that large genus in 1998. The great tit was retained in Parus, which along with Cyanistes comprises a lineage of tits known as the "non-hoarders", with reference to the hoarding behaviour of members of the other clade; the genus Parus may be split again. Other than those species considered to be subspecies, the great tit's closest relatives are the white-naped and green-backed tits of southern Asia. Hybrids with tits outside the genus Parus are rare, but have been recorded with blue tit, coal tit, marsh tit. There are 15 recognised subspecies of great tit: P. m. newtoni, described by Pražák in 1894, is found across the British Isles. P. m. major, described by Linnaeus in 1758, is found throughout much of Europe, Asia Minor and eastern Kazakhstan, southern Siberia and northern Mongolia, as far as the mid-Amur Valley. P. m. excelsus, described by Buvry in 1857, is found in northwestern Africa.

P. m. corsus, described by Kleinschmidt in 1903, is found in Portugal, southern Spain, Corsica. P. m. mallorcae, described by von Jordans in 1913, is found in the Balearic Islands. P. m. ecki, described by von Jordans in 1970, is found on Sardinia. P. m. niethammeri, described by von Jordans in 1970, is