Baker’s biggest hit, ‘Love Is Strange,’ had a major revival three decades later when it was lip-synched by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the famous seduction scene in the film ‘Dirty Dancing.’

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  • THE GOLDEN ´50s
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  • ‘50s singing star Mickey ‘Guitar’ Baker, featured in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ is dead at 87
    Mickey “Guitar” Baker, one of the great session men of early rock ‘n’ roll and the famous male voice on the classic “Love Is Strange,” died Nov. 27 in Toulouse, France. He was 87. Baker became a major star in the 1950s, particularly after he ...
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  • Classic Commercials of the 50s and 60s
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  • Rockabilly, rock´n roll, 50s, Elvis
    Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14 33500 Tampere avoinna ma-pe klo 11-17.00 la klo 10-14. TILAUKSET: TAI: p. 0400 834 838. Ostamme. Rockabilly ...
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    Rock and Roll Movies. The Fifties * Recommended Titles. Includes musicals, concert films, documentaries, biographies and fictional subject matter (where singers and ...
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  • Jazz (1940–50s)
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  • Baker Knight
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