Baby Boomer Christmas: 1971

Posted on December 20th, 2012 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Return to the good old days. The youngest “official” baby boomers (1946-1964) are 7; the oldest are 25. Nixon is President. The median household income is $9,028. A stamp costs 6¢. On January 1, cigarette ads are banned on television. The Godfather wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wish List from Santa For theRead the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 17th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Our historic imagination is at best slightly developed. We generalize and idealize the past egregiously. We set up little toys to stand as symbols for centuries and the complicated lives of countless individuals.” ~John Dewey, philosopher 1991: Soap opera “One Life To Live” airs its 6,000th episode. 1977: Elvis Costello and The Attractions make theirRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 11th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” ~ Karl Marx “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.” ~ Joan Rivers 1995: Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (needed 2/3 vote). 1991: Actor RichardRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on December 4th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was debonair, dashingly handsome, and married a Kennedy. My acting career spanned decades but frankly, I was never an A-list star. By the late baby boomer 60s, I was regarded as an old, if charming, tuxedo. I hung on in Hollywood as a pop culture celebrity appearing in television guest spots and movie cameos.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Michael Jackson’s First Television Appearance

Posted on November 30th, 2012 in 1970s,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

Whatever you say about Michael Jackson – and just about everything has been said – he was an incredible baby boomer music talent, evident from a young age. Lead singer of the Jackson Five, watch the lads at their first television appearance in 1970 on the Ed Sullivan Show. Michael began singing with the group atRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 29th, 2012 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, anthropologistRead the Rest…

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Star Struck Baby Boomers

Posted on November 26th, 2012 in 1960s,Baby Boomer Future,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Space…the Final Frontier. These are voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Love is lovelier, the second time around.  ~Frank Sinatra The original Star Trek is the most successful TV showRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 23rd, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.  ~Anonymous 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 1992: Can you hear me now? 10,000,000th cellularRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 20th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I’m a true American baby boomer: Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Dutch and German descent. I played college football on a scholarship, earned a sociology degree, and proudly served as an Air Force fighter pilot. While singing in local clubs, I caught the attention of music producers and signed a contract. I had more than a voice,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Invent Reality TV Way Back When

Posted on November 12th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

So contemporary. So 21st century. So wrong. Let’s return to ancient baby boomer times: A.D. 1973. A reality show used to mean National Geographic. Everyone thinks the pop culture genre was invented around 2000. It was re-invented. A daring series hit television in 1973: an out-the box idea to do live running footage of theRead the Rest…

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