Baby Boomer Kicking Post

Posted on May 18th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Like many young baby boomers, I hated Richard Nixon. My opinion has mellowed a bit over the years, but I savored his Presidential defeat in 1960 like a hot pastrami on rye. When he threw his hat in the ring for the ’62 gubernatorial election, I was distressed. California was  Republican territory back then. TrickyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Notable Quotables

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. ~ Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, maker of minicomputers, 1977 We don’t like their {Beatles} sound and guitar music is on its way out. ~ Decca Records executive, rejecting a record contract, 1962 Television won’t be able to hold on to any marketRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Life in the Freezer

Posted on April 18th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Movies,Politics by Terry Hamburg

  If you want it wrapped up in a neat little nuclear bow, the Cold War began with Winston Churchill’s somber words in 1946 that an “iron curtain” was falling across Eastern Europe, and ended on a frostbit day in 1989 when angry mobs tore down the Berlin Wall. Every baby boomer grew up inRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHO AM I?

Posted on January 19th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Lenny Bruce Stokely Carmichael Jack Ruby (killed Lee Harvey Oswald) Angela Davis Abbie Hoffman Wayne Williams (serial killer) Sheik Omar Abdel-Rathman (1993 World Trade center bombing) John Gotti (head of the Gambino crime family) The Chicago 7 I defended them all in court. I was the best known lawyer of the boomer era. I neverRead the Rest…

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LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1966

His parties were infamous. He was a Pied Piper for young, impressionable baby boomers, a wild man disguised behind a tweed suit, pipe sucking, staid English facade. Young “Professor Ted” was a step ahead of the times, especially at conservative University of Southern California. His annual Spring Solstice soiree at his sprawling “pad” was anRead 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 June 7th, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

People will forever remember me for my famous line: “Violence is as American as apple pie.” I must declare, it’s a baby boomer new left classic, but I did a lot more than spout catchy ditties. New left. Old left. I just wanted to empower those who had been left behind. As the head ofRead the Rest…

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