A BAD PUN

Posted on September 25th, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Music,New Left by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1968 John Lennon made him a national boomer celebrity by staging the ‘Free John Now Rally.’ He was already a local demi-god: cutting edge rock promoter, renegade editor, poet, revolutionary, drug visionary and martyr—serving a 10 year sentence for offering two free joints to an undercover agent. “He’s a heavy dude, man.”Read the Rest…

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WASHING YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC

Posted on August 26th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1968 “So, what’s Italy like?” dad’s voice crackled over the ancient phone. The only time most parents of baby boomers got to visit Europe was in uniform. My dad was lucky. He had a hernia in boot camp and went home. “It’s a lot like France,” I said, “except the people areRead the Rest…

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WATT’S GOING DOWN

Posted on August 17th, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1964 I had a black girlfriend at the University of Southern California. Black-white couples were rare in those early boomer college days. Almost anywhere we went, people starred at us, even on campus. Most weren’t hostile, just surprised and curious. We got used to it. I begged Sonya to take me toRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHO AM I?

Posted on August 14th, 2010 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

“I know it when I see it.” Supreme Court Justice Stewart’s definition of “obscenity.” What could be more exciting and scandalous? A gorgeous (36D-25-36), wildly enthusiastic, underage XXX star? Of course, no one knew (ha! ha!) I was 15 when I started. You might say I put the “baby” in baby boomer X-movies. I was livingRead the Rest…

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ASHES TO ASHES

Posted on July 20th, 2010 in 1990s,Celebrities,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS ►Which one the following show business personalities was not murdered? Sam Cooke (singer of You Send Me) Sal Mineo (actor) Bob Crane (Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes) Donovan (singer) ►Boomer Match Game: How did these celebrities die? Jerry Rubin William Holden Duane Allman Andy Gibb Motorcycle accident, Genetic heart infection, Hit by carRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jack LaLanne?

Posted on May 26th, 2010 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Nothing happened to me. As I said in an interview: “I can’t afford to die, it would ruin my image.” I was born in 1914 when “boomer” meant someone who made loud noises. I was a muscle man and fitness guru before anyone thought it was “cool.” All these baby boomer upstarts—Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Read the Rest…

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