Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in 1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.  The direct inspiration was to protest a newRead 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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Baby Boomer Summer of Love

Posted on February 28th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you’re going to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love in-in there “San Francisco,” the #4 hit in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K, 1967   It was so hippie – no beginning, no end, no planning, no squares. JustRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Carol Doda

Posted on February 24th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  In my 15 minutes of boomer fame, I was the biggest pop culture celebrity around—literally. Get a load of these numbers. 44DD/24/35. I was the first to go topless in 1964 and started a sexual revolution that spun as fast as twirling tassels. Topless is so common today, it’s hard to believe how daringRead the Rest…

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Match the Famous Line to the Boomer Era Movie

Posted on February 19th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. ~ Alfred Hitchcock When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’ ~ Quentin Tarantino   1. “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.”Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sex Kitten: What Happened to Lolita?

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in 1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  I was one steamy baby boomer, with the emphasis on “baby.” In my first and most famous role, I played a fourteen-year-old nymph seducing a dignified middle-aged professor who falls ga-ga in lust with me. Just so happens I was the same age when cast. For the role I beat out over 800 mostly older boomerRead 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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Bad Boomer Trip: Easy Rider

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s 1969. Baby boomers are in rebellion. Easy Rider roars across the screen. Parents are at their wits end. Henry Fonda, the venerable father of the film’s co-star, couldn’t even find a plot. “What does the movie mean?” he asked in bewilderment. There was a plot of sorts: two biker hippie drug dealers make a bigRead the Rest…

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Boomers Find Their Roots: Hair, The Musical

1968. Greenwich Village. Coming-of-age hippie baby boomers strolling everywhere. The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical rails against the Viet-Nam War, flaunts drugs, glorifies free love and bisexuality, spews non-stop profanity, and parades nudity—all with an interracial cast. The finale is an audience invitation to join the fun on stage for a “Be-In.” Hair reached well beyond the young babyRead the Rest…

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