Today In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 13th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~Bill Vaughan, journalist “I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. History isRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Anita Bryant?

I was doing just fine: top 40 hits, including Paper Roses, and several albums. As television spokesperson for the Florida Citrus Commission, my face was as familiar across boomer America as your mother’s. Close your eyes, it’ll all come back to you: “A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine.” What babyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Sexy Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 5th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Midlife,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I paid my baby boomer dues, brother. This kid wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. My old man was a poor coal miner. I married at 16, had a baby, quit school, and tried to make a living at a bunch of things, from pounding nails to hawking vacuum cleaners. I hadRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, poet “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.”  ~Dexter Perkins, historian 1994: Not steroids. New York Met pitcher DwightRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Animals

Posted on June 25th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Call it a baby boomer coming-of-age saga, a gross-out spectacle, pop culture teen raunch…but also call it successful. Bottom line? Budget: 3 million. Gross (pardon the word): Over 140 million. Critical acclaim? A few didn’t appreciate the approach to humor. But Animal House sits at #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. Roger Ebert: 4 stars.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 19th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was abandoned by my parents when only a few weeks old and raised by an evangelical preacher. During the 1950s and 1960s, I hosted two long-lasting pop culture television shows. Parent of baby boomers loved me and if you were a boomer, you might have been a guest. I was proudly married to theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pop Culture Legend

Posted on June 1st, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen. You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye. ♫ James Dean, Eagles, 1974 James Dean In His Own Words ~ I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day. ~ To me, acting is the most logical way for people’sRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 24th, 2012 in Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine. A popRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean? ♫♫♫ ♦ The best selling single of all timeRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. “We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.”  ~John F. Kennedy 2011: The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show is packed with celebrities. 1993: Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled. 1990: TelevisionRead the Rest…

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