TV Boomer Rock n Roll Birth: American Bandstand Inside Story

Posted on April 21st, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “Kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol, when they do the Bristol Stomp!” “Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now, come on baby, do the Locomotion!”   Baby boomers learned the coolest moves watching American Bandstand. But there’s trouble in television paradise. “Gentlemen, our dance show host is cooling his heels in aRead the Rest…

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Fun Boomer Toys: A-Bombs Away!

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.”  ~Buckminster Fuller   “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the wayRead the Rest…

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Boomers Cross Over the Bridge: Pioneer Sex Change

  “If you understand trans-genders, then you understand that gender doesn’t have to do with bed partners, it has to do with identity.” ~Christine Jorgensen, pioneer and celebrity   SEX CHANGE! WORLD’S RICHEST MAN BECOMES WORLD’S RICHEST WOMAN Cartoon headline   SURGERY MAKES EX-GI GIRL Real Headline, 12/1/52   One always heard: “Boys will be boys.”Read the Rest…

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Beatniks: Boomers? Literary Visionaries? Cultural Rebels? Street Thugs? Maynard G. Krebs?

  With all due respect to Greenwich Village, the epicenter of the Beat Movement was closer to Greenwich Street in San Francisco – a 20 minute jaunt to fabled North Beach. Here is where the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Ferlinghetti roamed the streets and back alleys. City Lights was the mecca Beat book store.   InRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Who Am I?

Posted on March 28th, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  I was one of the steamiest femme fatale bombshells of the 1950s. Baby boomer boys and their dads went ga-ga when they saw me. Boomers think they invented the sexual revolution. My generation created the public candy store. The boomers made the door key. I know I’ll sound petty now…but Marilyn Monroe was always a more popular celebrity.Read the Rest…

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Boomer Predictions: Wow, Did They Get It Wrong!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “I was not trying to predict the future, I was trying to prevent it.” ~ Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer “The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind.”~ Edward Weyer Jr., former editor of Natural History magazine.     The Predictions   ♦ There is no reasonRead the Rest…

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You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on October 10th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~Leroy “Satchel” Paige, pitcher “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” ~Maurice Chevalier “I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.” ~Anonymous   You know you’re a boomer if….   √ …you everRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Kick Open The Closet Door

Posted on September 17th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Greenwich Village. June 27, 1969. The world changed. Stonewall, the Greenwich Village watering hole, lacked a proper operating permit because the New York State Liquor Authority didn’t issue licenses to bars suspected of “homosexual clientele.” It was to be a standard police raid, like many in the past: in–roust–out. Make a few token arrests andRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Who Am I?

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me.   I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade schoolRead the Rest…

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Say It Ain’t So, Buffalo Bob. Howdy Doody A Racist?!

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

HOW in the world could this be true?

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