This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, writer and philosopher “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. ” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.”  ~Pierre Bayle, philosopher 2011: TheRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 29th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

I paid my baby boomer dues, brother. This kid wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. My old man was a poor coal miner. I married at 16, had a baby, quit school, and tried to make a living at a bunch of things, from pounding nails to hawking vacuum cleaners. I hadRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 12th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.  ~Henry Steele Commanger, historian History is principally the inaccurate narration of events which ought not to have happened.  ~Earnest Albert Hooten, anthropoligistRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charo?

Posted on April 10th, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Is there a baby boomer that doesn’t know who I am? Cuchi-Cuchi! My real name is Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Moquiere de Les Esperades Ana Romanguera y de la Nojosa Rasten, but I shortened it for my show business career. Lets clear up my real age. My Spanish birth certificate records 1941, but whenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Cruisin’

Posted on March 26th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was a baby boomer coming-of-age ritual in the 1950s and early 60s. The crowd began gathering at 10:00 Saturday morning in front of Schwab’s Drug Store on the northeast corner of Devon and California. Guys auditioned in cars; girls on the sidewalk. The cruise route was a square block: west on Devon, hopefully catchingRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 19th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I was a marquee celebrity in those early baby boomer years. Some say my greatest achievement was to marry three gorgeous starletts one right after the other. I left the first for one of the most coveted women in Tinsel Town. Then, she walked out on me for a co-star who she later left, remarried,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 16th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I started out my life as a regular Joe – literally, a GI Joe – volunteering for a 2-year Army stint in 1955. Then what happened to me? I got bit by the beatnik-hippie-counterculture-new left bug, and never recovered. My real name was a drag: Hugh Nanton Romney. At a 1969 music festival B.B. KingRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer Music History

Posted on March 14th, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  ~Berthold Auerbach, poet “Rock music in its lyrics often talks ahead of the time about what’s going on in the country”  ~Edmund G. Brown, former governor of California. 2011: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Dr. John, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, DarleneRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer 1975 Snapshot

Posted on March 8th, 2013 in 1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

Adrian: Why do you wanna fight? Rocky: Because I can’t sing or dance. Paulie: [talking about Adrian] You like her? Rocky: Sure, I like her. Paulie: What’s the attraction? Rocky: I dunno… she fills gaps. Paulie: What’s ‘gaps’? Rocky: I dunno, she’s got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.  Best-Selling Full Sized Car:Read the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 1st, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, novelist 1996: New toll-free 888 area code introduced. 1995: “All I Want To Do” by Sheryl Crow takes Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. 1994: Record of the Year is “IRead the Rest…

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