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2010: The Gray Flannel Suit Year That Was

2010: The Gray Flannel Suit Year That Was

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It's been another fun year for me in running this site, and I'd like to thank all of you who visit regularly, irregularly, or even once.  I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped by contributing comments and post ideas.  It's good to know there's at least a few people out there who enjoy my little corner of the intertubes.  Since we're in the midst of year-end review season, let's take a quick look back at the posting year that was 2010 for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Most Popular Posts This is really what it's all about right?  It's always interesting to me to see what content takes off and what content gets largely ignored.  Since I want to stay positive I'll focus on the former.  So here are the eleven most-popular posts on the site for 2010. #11. Happy Hoff-Day! - Davi
Listening booth – Eddie Fisher, 1928-2010

Listening booth – Eddie Fisher, 1928-2010

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One of the greatest, albeit lesser remembered, voices of pop was silenced this week when Eddie Fisher died on Wednesday.  He was 82 years old.  In addition to his high-profile marriages to Debbie Reynolds (with whom he had two children, one of them Carrie Fisher), Liz Taylor, and Connie Stevens, Fisher had a ridiculous run of chart success through most of the 1950s. He had seventeen songs in the Top 10 between 1950 and 1956 and 35 in the Top 40.  That seems like a lot to me. Fisher specialized in the top of sweet, symphonic pop music that was soon to be eclipsed by rock and roll.  He had his last Top 10 hit in 1956 and in 1960 was dropped from his label, RCA Victor.  By 1967 he was off the charts for good, but that in no way diminished the huge successes he achieved. So as a small t