This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 29th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.”  ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken 1991: Soapstar Susan Lucci fails to get a Daytime Emmy Award for the 12th time. 1985: NewRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant baby boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left boomer politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks ofRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 20th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Hippie,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was the most outrageous and stoned writer of the baby boomer era. I invented a special kind of journalism that became a pop culture fad – you get personally, subjectively involved with your subjects. Truth? What is truth? Truth is what you experience. Experience is seldom polished, rational, or polite.   I becameRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Word Game

Posted on May 6th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Me Generation,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

   Yuppie, Yumpie, Yippie. This can get confusing. Question: Was Jerry Rubin, the notorious baby boomer hippie-radical of the late 1960s who later became a stockbroker, a yippie or a yuppie? Answer: Both. On New Years Day 1968, Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, author of Steal This Book (who probably relinquished the royalties by hisRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer 1950s: Best of Times, Worst of Times?

Posted on April 9th, 2013 in 1950s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Worst: As Allen Ginsberg penned in the great Beatnik poem, Howl: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…” Best: What you saw was a handful of elitist intellectuals and artists grouse about popular acceptance of the status quo. Worst: Do you deny that conformity, repression, racism, and sexism were theRead 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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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kitty Dukakis?

Posted on February 26th, 2013 in 1980s,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Sometimes I think: perhaps it’s best Michael lost the 1988 election. I loved the political limelight and wanted to be First Lady, but I may not have been ready. I was described as a tireless and articulate campaigner. But there were personal problems few knew about. After the defeat and those recriminations Michael suffered fromRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 in Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

“It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work.  He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.”  ~Rebecca West, novelist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the worldRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Rebels For All Seasons: Bonnie & Clyde At The Boxoffice

Posted on January 8th, 2013 in 1960s,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The country is divided. Spots of violence break out everywhere. There is distrust of government and authority. Youth unrest spreads. Rumblings of discontent and rebellion are constant drumbeats. Politics are moving to the left. It is 1934, the heyday of Bonnie & Clyde. It is 1967, and the story of Bonnie & Clyde hits the bigRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 7th, 2013 in Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

“For me, in fact, the mark of the historic is the nonchalance with which it picks up an individual and deposits him in a trend, like a house playfully moved by a tornado.”  ~Mary McCarthy, writer “History is principally the inaccurate narration of events which ought not to have happened.” ~Earnest  Hooten, anthropologist 1999: SenateRead the Rest…

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