Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Sue Lyon?

Posted on April 26th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution 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. I beat out over 800 mostly older baby boomer pretties,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happended to Charles Colson: RIP 1931-2012

Posted on April 24th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Thanks to the grace of God, I took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’ until April 21, 2011.” When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-electedRead the Rest…


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

“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…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

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…


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…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dan Quayle?

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

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…


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…


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

“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…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

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…


Gorgeous Baby Boomer Hero

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

“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…