Pictured (L to R): Zola Taylor of The Platters, Art Laboe and Sam Cooke in 1956 backstage in the dressing room at El Monte Legion Stadium
A computer, TV station and a Cooke, have today, January 22nd and Art Laboe in common!
Sam Cooke was born on 1/22/31 and Art Laboe booked Sam at concerts and Fan Club events before he hit the charts for the first time in 1957. You'll always be remembered and Happy Birthday Sam!!
Pictured (L to R): Wendy Burch, Art Laboe and Chris Burrous
And according to Wikipedia on January 22nd, 1947, TV station KTLA began operation. Art Laboe had a TV show that broadcast from the KTLA studios in the late 1950s and over the past few years Art has made appearances on the KTLA Morning News and KTLA News Anchor Chris Burrous has filled in for Art a few times.
And during the 1984 Super Bowl in a George Orwell "1984" style TV commercial, the Apple Macintosh computer was introduced. Art Laboe staff use a Mac to update his website: www.ArtLaboe.com ...use your computer to click and see what else Art Laboe is up to