Baby Boomer Dance Party That Started It All: RIP Dick Clark

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“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 a drunk tankRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as a politicalRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”  ~Napoleon “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~Winston Churchill “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” ~George Will,  journalist 1993: Los Angeles police officers are found guilty of violating Rodney King’s civil rights. 1991: Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dan Quayle?

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I’d call myself the best well-known baby boomer ever forgotten. They say Vice-Presidents fall into political obscurity after their terms, and I’m certainly not exceptional. The way people ridiculed and poked at me, you’d think I was Sarah Palin, or someone. I know, don’t say it, I’m no John Kennedy, either. That was a set-up.Read the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 13th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” ~George Santayana, philosopher “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John W. Gardner, Vice President 1990: Back to the Wheel. Final episode of Pat Sajak’s ill-fated late night television show. 1984: Pete RoseRead the Rest…

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Mother Of All Baby Boomer Gossip Magazines

Posted on April 12th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“Everybody reads it but they say the cook brought it into the house.” ~ Humphrey Bogart Before there was baby boomer-inspired People and US, before there was Star, even before National Enquirer, there was Confidential, the celebrity gossip/crime/scandal magazine that Newsweek called “sin and sex with a seasoning of right wing politics.” Until it closedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Let me say, right off the bat, I could have been a baby boomer pop culture music star. The producer who discovered Elvis begged me to sign as the first gospel singer on Sun Label. I turned him down but did OK on my own, selling over 15 million albums. That’s not a typo, myRead the Rest…

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Gorgeous Baby Boomer Hero

Posted on March 19th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Is this going to be a real fight?” “Tell me what you think,” Dad answered. We had incredible first row ringside seats. Gorgeous George was as big a pop culture celebrity as Howdy Doody, and about as authentic. Both were television starts. Baby boomers and their parents were mesmerized. First, the bad guy, named NastyRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 16th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. ” ~Pearl Buck, writer 2011: Maybe. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announces she will retire rather than serve a second term in 2012 if President Obama is reelected. 1995: Better late than never. Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery and ratifies theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Gary Hart?

Posted on March 15th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I have to face it. No matter what I accomplish, my name will always be linked—like David & Bathsheba, Dante & Beatrice, Clark Gable & Carol Lombard—to Donna Rice. OK, here’s the pic that took me down. I was the darling of the baby boomers. If not for my stumbles with this drop-dead gorgeous model,Read the Rest…

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