Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I used to be a household name but I’m guessing most baby boomers don’t remember me much, even though I was a regular television talk show guest in the 1950s and 60s and appeared on Steve Allen no less than 25 times, becoming a pop culture celebrity. I was a hippie before there were hippies,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Ever Happened to Micky Dolenz?

Posted on August 16th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I hope you’re not thinking, who is Micky Dolenz? My mug has always been more famous than my name. Of course, you remember that baby boomer band I was in: ♫ Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees…♫ Did you know I was a kid star on television? – the little orphan in Circus Boy. As you canRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Family” Westerns

Posted on August 14th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

In 1958, seven of the top ten television shows were “Westerns,” including the first four. Baby boomers (and their parents) couldn’t get enough of the action. What accounts for this pop culture dominance? Of course, the mystique of the West is woven into American history. The War and Depression became fading ghosts in the rearRead the Rest…

Today in Boomer History

Posted on August 9th, 2012 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from. ” ~John Still, writer “A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, philosopher “God cannot alter the past, though historians can.”  ~Samuel Butler, poet 1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as hisRead the Rest…

Baby Booomer Celebrity: What Happened to Rickey Nelson?

Posted on July 31st, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

Let’s settle one “fact” right away. The 1985 plane crash that took my life was due to mechanical failure, not because everyone aboard was free-basing cocaine as was rumored, and still believed by some. First rocker on cover of Life, which coined “teen idol” to describe him I don’t need to tell you how bigRead the Rest…

Today In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 26th, 2012 in Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Professor (Samuel) Johnston often said that if you didn’t know history, you didn’t know anything.  You were a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.”  ~Michael Crichton, writer “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philospher 2010: Over 92,000 classifiedRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer TV Trivia Quiz

Posted on July 24th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching? ~Nicholas Johnson, former Federal Communications Commissioner ► Match the line to the baby boomer television show › I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing. › I don’t care what you say, this is my life. › Who loves you, baby? ›Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Back To The Future Kicks On Route 66

Posted on July 9th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Those amazing modern medical miracles are here and almost here. Baby Boomers will live longer and better than we imagined. So, get ready for the future. National News Network July 9, 2025 GET YOUR KICKS (AGAIN) Disney is the latest and biggest player in the Historic Route 66 nostalgia trail, unveiling today it’s long awaitedRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, poet “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.”  ~Dexter Perkins, historian 1994: Not steroids. New York Met pitcher DwightRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Animals

Posted on June 25th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Call it a baby boomer coming-of-age saga, a gross-out spectacle, pop culture teen raunch…but also call it successful. Bottom line? Budget: 3 million. Gross (pardon the word): Over 140 million. Critical acclaim? A few didn’t appreciate the approach to humor. But Animal House sits at #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. Roger Ebert: 4 stars.Read the Rest…