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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FIRST BOOMER GLIMPSE OF BARE KNEE

Posted on September 11th, 2010 in 1950s,Fashion,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1958 A moment seared in my adolescent boomer brain forever. I was walking upstairs for algebra class. As usual, I passed Marsha on the way. She was “bad,” and getting “badder” fast. That day she appeared with a skirt above the knee—the first girl in my high school that dared to crossRead 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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