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Billy Guy

Billy Guy was an American singer, best known as a lead singer for the Coasters. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Born Frank Phillips in Texas, Guy is best known as a member of the Coasters, singing lead on such hits as "Searchin'", "Little Egypt", "Run Red Run", "Wait A Minute", among others. Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller praised his "marvelous sense of comedy and timing."Before Guy joined The Coasters in 1955, he was part of a comedy singing duo called "Bip and Bop". One single, "Ding Dong Ding", b/w "Du-Wada-Du", was released on Aladdin Records in 1955, he made a number of solo records during the 1970s. He did about a dozen or so solo recordings in 1963 for Double-L Records which show up on collections as by The Coasters, most notably the albums "Hungry" and "It Ain't Sanitary", he produced records for others in the late 60s and early 70s, including "Love Won't Wear Off" in 1968 by J. R. Bailey and a spoken words album by Universal Messengers called "An Experience In The Blackness Of Sound" about 1969.

Bailey was a former member of The Cadillacs and writing partner of Vernon Harrell. Guy and Bailey had GuyJim Records. A single released by C. Alexander And The Natural 3 called "Pay Them No Mind" b/w "Somebody Special" was released on the GuyJim label. Guy released a comedy album on Snake Eyes/All Platinum Records in 1972 called "The Tramp Is Funky".. His record "Foxey Baby/Shake A Leg" was the only release on Chalco Records, a label created by Ed Chalpin and Jocko Henderson in 1966; the label's first release was intended to be Jayne Mansfield's record "Suey" but it was released on London Records instead. He produced a double-album by Pearl Box Revue called "Call Me Miss-ter" on Snake Eyes/All Platinum Records, a spoken word album with four drag queens, including Dorian Corey; these two records are X-rated material. On his single "The Ugly", b/w "Hug One Another", it states that the songs were from the album "A Little Of This, A Little Of That". In 1977, he appeared, along with Grady Chapman and Jerome Evans, on a recording "Paid The Price" by Michelle Phillips on her album "Victim Of Romance".

Billy Guy died on November 2002, in Clark County, Nevada, of cardiovascular disease. Ding Ding Dong/Du-Wada-Du As Quiet As It's Kept/Here I Am It Don't Take Much/She's A Humdinger Whip It On Me, Baby/Women Foxey Baby/Shake A Leg I'm Sorry ‘Bout That/Lookin’ Like A Nut Nut Lookin' Like A Nut Nut/Here ‘Tis If You Want To Get Ahead, Shake A Leg/I’m Sorry About That Let Me Go Getto/ The Ugly/Hug One Another All I Need Is Love/Shake A Leg Watergate /Hockey-Puck You Move Me/Take It Easy Greasy Put Your Own Words To It/You Move Me Ain't No Greens In Harlem/Jumbo Bwana Various Artists: Washington Committee Universal Messengers: An Experience In The Blackness Of Sound A Little Of This And A Little Of That Hungry The Tramp Is Funky Pearl Box Revue: Call Me Misster It Ain’t Sanitary - reissue of Joy LP; the Coasters Michelle Phillips: Victim Of Romance Various Artists: Buttshakers Volume 2 The Coasters Web Site,

Hurley, New York

Hurley is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census; the Town of Hurley is in the northeast part of west of the City of Kingston. Much of the town is inside the Catskill Park. Located within the town is a hamlet and census-designated place named Hurley. In the Spring of 1662, Petrus Stuyvesant, Director General of New Netherland, established the village of Niew Dorp on the site of an earlier Native American Settlement. On June 7, 1663, during the Esopus Wars the Esopus attacked and destroyed the village, took captives who were released. England acquired the Dutch Colony on September 6, 1664. On September 17, 1669, the village, abandoned since the Esopus attack, was resettled and renamed Hurley, it has been stated that the resettled village was named after Francis Lovelace, Baron Hurley of Ireland. However, no such title existed and it is more that Lovelace renamed the settlement Hurley somehow in reference to, or solidarity with, his kinsmen and fellow Royalists, the Barons Lovelace of Hurley in Berkshire, England.

In 1708 two large land patents from the New York Colonial government expanded the bounds of Hurley northward to near the present boundary with the Town of Woodstock and southward to the old boundary of the Town of New Paltz. The southern section was settled by farmers and the villages of Bloomingdale and Wagondale were established; the discovery of limestone suitable for cement made this a valuable economic area and the village of Rosendale became its center. These villages and the surrounding area became the core of the Town of Rosendale, established in 1844; the central part of the Town remained an agricultural community of close-knit families. Farming the Esopus Valley they supplied grain to the growing colony, New England, the American Revolutionary forces. During October and December 1777, Old Hurley was the military headquarters for General George Clinton's Continental forces and the temporary capital of New York State, moving from Kingston; the town was succeeded by Poughkeepsie as the capital.

Old Hurley's Main Street is part of the National Register of Historic Sites due to its well-preserved stone houses which have served as residences for more than 300 years. Some are open to the public once a year in July on Stone House Day and one contains the Hurley Heritage Society's museum; the northern section of the Town was a forested wilderness until the discovery, in the 1830s, of a fine quality shale. Known as Blue Stone, it was used in the construction of road curbing and building facades. West Hurley and Ashton were villages established by the quarry industry. In 1917, New York City's need for a dependable water supply resulted in land condemnation and the flooding of the valley to create the Ashokan Reservoir; the flooded villages of Glenford and West Hurley were resettled on the shores of the reservoir, but Ashton was never relocated. Parts of Hurley have been used to form the Towns of New Paltz, Olive and Woodstock; the southern part of Hurley includes New York. The construction of the Ashokan Reservoir inundated many communities in 1912.

In 1982, parts of the movie Tootsie were filmed at the historic Wynkoop Farm and the Hurley Mountain Inn, both in Hurley. The Hurley Historic District and Maverick Concert Hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles, of which, 30.0 square miles of it is land and 6.0 square miles of it is water. Esopus Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River, flows through the town; the eastern part of the Ashokan Reservoir is in the northern part of the town. US Route 209 passes through the eastern part of the town. NY 28 crosses it east to west; as of the 2010 census, there were 6,314 people. The population was 94.5% White, 1.6% Black, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian Asian and 0.1% Pacific Islander. 2.9% were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,564 people, 2,694 households, 1,872 families residing in the town; the population density was 219.2 people per square mile. There were 2,946 housing units at an average density of 98.4 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the town was 95.64% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population. There were 2,694 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $51,055, the median income for a family was $59,487.

Males had a median income of $39,565 versus $27,238 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25

Bulgarian State Railways locomotives 142-150

Bulgarian State Railways locomotives 142-150 provided motive power on Bulgaria's first railway, opened in 1866 to connect Ruse on the River Danube with Varna on the Black Sea. Ordered from England shortly after the opening of the railway, they were intended as mixed-traffic locomotives to supplement the line's original locomotive fleet, they were powerful 2-cylinder 0-6-0 locomotives with 6-wheeled tenders. In 1888 the Bulgarian railways were nationalised in accordance with the Railways Act 1885 and the locomotives became the property of the Bulgarian State Railways; the supervising engineers and construction companies contracted to build Bulgaria's first railway were all British and after the opening of the line in 1866 an order was placed for 10 new British-built locomotives to supplement the original fleet. Eight were constructed by Sharp and Company in Manchester, the other two by Beyer and Company of Manchester, they were all built and supplied between 1868 and 1869. They were numbered sequentially from 12 to 21.

On 1 July 1873 operation of the Ruse-Varna line was transferred to the Chemins de fer Orientaux company, the Ottoman Empire's principal railway operator, the host line of the famous CIWL Orient Express service. Under CO ownership the English-built locomotives were renumbered in the series 279-288. After the end of Ottoman rule Bulgaria established its own National Assembly, which passed the Railways Act in 1885, leading to the establishment of the Bulgarian State Railways in 1888; the Ruse-Varna line was acquired that year. Bulgaria declared independence on 5 October 1908 and this led to restructuring within BDŽ, as part of which the English-built locomotives were again renumbered, this time in the sequence 142-150; the reduction of sequential numbering from 10 to 9 resulted from the loss of original locomotive 12, dismantled in 1873 as a source of spare parts for the other engines. In BDŽ service the locomotives were classified as class P 3/3 z along with the technically similar Austrian-built locomotives Bulgarian State Railways locomotives 151-157.

The locomotives were withdrawn from service in 1914, having completed nearly half a century of operational service. One example of the class has been preserved. Locomotive 20 was not scrapped, in 1966 was transferred to the national historic collection, it is on display at the main location of the National Transport Museum at the original 1866 Ruse railway station. These 10 locomotives are the only engines built in the United Kingdom for service in Bulgaria. Bulgarian State Railways operates a fleet of Class 87 electric locomotives built at British Rail Engineering Limited in Crewe, although these were supplied second-hand after original service in the United Kingdom. List of BDŽ locomotives Dimitar Ivanov, BDZ traction 1866-1946, Sofia, 1988

The Complete Sham 69 Live

The Complete Sham 69 Live is a live album by punk band Sham 69, released in 1989. "Hurry Up Harry" - 2:36 "I Don't Wanna" - 1:53 "If the Kids Are United" - 3:26 "Borstal Breakout" - 3:03 "Angels with Dirty Faces" - 2:59 "They Don't Understand" - 2:15 "Rip and Tear" - 3:30 "Day Tripper" - 3:22 "That's Life" - 2:25 "Poor Cow" - 3:07 "Give a Dog a Bone" - 2:37 "Questions and Answers - 3:12 "Tell Us the Truth" - 2:19 "Hersham Boys" - 3:11 "Vision and the Power" - 3:42 "White Riot" - 1:24

Metro Headquarters Building

The Metro Headquarters Building is a 398 ft high rise office tower in Los Angeles, California. It is located in Northeastern Downtown Los Angeles, east across the tracks from Union Station. Completed in 1995, it serves as the main headquarters for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; the $300 million building is the main fixture of the Patsaouras Transit Plaza and features exquisite artwork throughout the exterior facades and the interior lobby. The building's design features a blend of contextual influences of 1930's Hispanic-Deco and post-modern architecture, it features four levels of underground parking. In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Future's End", a digitally-altered image of the building was used to represent the 1996 headquarters of villain Henry Starling; the building was again seen, this time on a matte painting depicting a building on the Mari homeworld in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Random Thoughts" in 1997. The building was home to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority from 2011 to 2018.

Prior to its completion, the building was criticized for its use of expensive construction materials as a public agency. One critic dubbed it as a "Taj Mahal" in reference to its Italian granite, English brick and a $300,000 aquarium. However, proponents of the project argued that it will revive a forgotten but important part of Downtown and create a new public place for a city with many communities but few communal gathering places. Officials contended that the Metro-owned headquarters will save money by bringing together over 2,000 workers scattered around town at leased quarters. Officials said that by putting both staffs under the same roof, the new building would help put an end to the rivalries between staffs of the old transit agencies, the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, which were merged to form Metro. List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles Emporis: MTA Building McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners: MTA Headqiarters