This is my ongoing Timeline of events that are important to me!
Ira Willard Tatum
November 24, 1924 – Daddy, Ira Willard Tatum, was born in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Vivian Lee Mize
June 17, 1927 – Mother, Vivian Lee Mize, was born in Cumming, Georgia.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery
August 25, 1930 – Sean Connery, my favorite James Bond 007 was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wizard of OZ
August 25, 1939 -L. Frank Baum’s fantasy musical movie was released. The film failed to turn a profit until the 1949 re-release due to its incredibly high production cost. Buddy Ebsen (Jedd Clampett / Barnaby Jones) was originally cast as the Tin Man.
1940 – The bluegrass band the Wilburn Brothers (discovered by Roy Acuff) made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Their names were Teddy and Doyle and Mother named me after the latter.
August 22, 1945 – Ron Dante is born in Staten Island, New York. He would go on to write and sing for the Archies, Cuff Links , Detergents and on many familiat commercials. He would also produce artists such as Barry Manilow and Cher.
June 2, 1955 – Michael Steele, of the Runaways and Bangles, was born in Pasadena, California.
January 11, 1958 – Vicki Peterson, co-founder of the Bangles, was born in Los Angeles, California.
Doyle Ira Tatum
May 14, 1958 – I was born at St. Joseph Hospital in downtown Atlanta.
January 17, 1959 – Susanna Hoffs, co-founder of the Bangles, was born in Los Angeles, California.
December 21, 1961 – Debbi Peterson, co-founder of the Bangles, was born in Los Angeles, California.
August 27, 1963 – Donnie Thompson was born at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a good friend since the early 80’s. He even managed my Record Store, Circle Sky Records.
1967 – Jethro Tull was a rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire by Ian Anderson.
November 9, 1967 – Apollo 4 was launched with the first Saturn 5 from Launch Complex 39 at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. It was an unmanned successful flight testing all of the stages. This photo is the Apollo 4 lift-off.
2001: A Space Odyssey
April 2, 1968 – The sci-fi movie written by Arthur C. Clarke (shown here) and produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick was released.
September 11, 1977 – This game console was released and is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges.
1981- The Bangles were formed in Los Angeles, California. They would release their first single as the Bangs, but soon change due to another band with that name. Annette Zilinskas started as the bassist but was replaced by Michael Steele in 1983.
March 1983 – The Compaq Portable was released with an Intel 8088 processor and dual 5 1/4″ drives. I bought a 20mb hard drive (on a internal card) for mine. At 28 lbs it was nicknamed “Luggable”
First Domain Name
March 15, 1985 – The first domain name ever registered on the world wide web was symbolics.com
Symolics 3640 (1984 workstation)
March 31, 1999 – The TIVO Digital Video Recorder was introduced.
May 3, 2020 – I adopted Cort. He was 3 years old and was right at home on day one!