On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. “~Winston Churchill “What is history but a fable agreed upon?” ~Napoleon Bonaparte “History is more or less bunk.” ~Henry Ford   1994: President Clinton lifts U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam. 1993: Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations inRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 25th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck, author “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.”  ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer 1998: Pop cultureRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was hardly a one-hit wonder, but my career was hot and short. I was in the right place at the right time. A South Philly neighborhood buddy who went on to music fame and fortune recommended me for a recording contract. Before I could take a deep breath, I was a baby boomer teenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is the essence of innumerable biographies”  ~Thomas Carlyle, philosopher “History: gossip well told. ” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb 1995: America3 becomes the first all-female crew to win an America’s Cup race. 1994: Tonya Harding’s boyfriend and bodyguards are arrestedRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.”  ~R. Jackson Wilson, historian “All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 2008: Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time. 1984:Read the Rest…

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My Favorite Baby Boomer Christmas Novelty Music

Posted on December 24th, 2013 in Music by Terry Hamburg

Christmas is for everybody equally, but more equally for kids. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”  ~Erma Bombeck, writer “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.”  ~Kin Hubbard, cartoonist “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for ChristmasRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer Broadway History

Posted on December 4th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ” ~Berthold Auerbach, novelist “If the King loves music, it is well with the land.” ~Mencius, ancient Chinese philosopher “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn”  ~Charlie Parker, jazz musicianRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Tails in Black and White

Posted on November 30th, 2013 in 1950s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The moment I heard them, I was sure they’d be Big Stars. The Belvederes were the epitome of early black boomer music groups: voices like angels, sharp looks, smooth stage moves. They wrote their own music. Well, I’m walkin’ in the garden Just passin’ the time with you (With you, with you, with you) Walkin’Read the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 1996: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends. 1986:Read the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 17th, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”  ~Mary McCarthy, novelist “History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, novelist 2010: Longtime U.S. Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel is found guilty of multiple violations of House rules, including failure to pay incomeRead the Rest…

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