Mother Of All Baby Boomer Gossip Magazines

Posted on April 12th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Everybody reads it but they say the cook brought it into the house.” ~ Humphrey Bogart Before there was baby boomer-inspired People and US, before there was Star, even before National Enquirer, there was Confidential, the celebrity gossip/crime/scandal magazine that Newsweek called “sin and sex with a seasoning of right wing politics.” Until it closedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Cougars On The Prowl

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female baby boomer chronophilia? The male version is regarded as a natural part of life. What is chronophilia? An age related romanticRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”  ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek often called “The Father of History.” 1993: Construction begins on Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1988: Michael Dukakis is chosen as the Democratic nominee for President. 1987:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Classic Car Commercials

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s the pop culture icon of the 20th century, trumping even television. Try to imagine the suburban baby boomer boom without the automobile whisking us back and forth from town to country – the name of a popular Chrysler model that began over 60 years ago and still rolls out the factory. 1948 Town andRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Let me say, right off the bat, I could have been a baby boomer pop culture music star. The producer who discovered Elvis begged me to sign as the first gospel singer on Sun Label. I turned him down but did OK on my own, selling over 15 million albums. That’s not a typo, myRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 29th, 2012 in Movies,Television,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

1994: Silence of the Lambs sweeps Best Movie, Best Director, Best Adapated Screenplay, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actress (Jodie Foster). 1990: We all get older. Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the “Seniors” golf tournament. 1987: Marlee Matlin is the first and only deaf person to win Best Actress, for Children of aRead the Rest…

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Inspiration for Baby Boomers

Posted on March 29th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife,Television by Terry Hamburg

Remember back in the 1980s when Willard Scott celebrated the 100th birthday of some American during his “Today” show weather report? We’d see a snapshot and marvel how that old bird lived so long. The “secrets-of-longevity” advice could be a shot of bourbon every night or rumba dancing. It became a pop-culture television phenomenon. Today,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer One Hit Wonders

Posted on March 27th, 2012 in 1980s,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Were there more one hit wonders in the 1980s than other times? Any list must include quirky, bizarre Devo with their lone hit single, Whip It, which for all its air time only reached #16 on music charts. Never did a baby boomer group that virtually disappeared overnight get so much television exposure. This wasRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 26th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

2000: American Beauty wins Best Picture. Its star, Kevin Spacey, is chosen Best Actor. 1995: Color of Night featuring Bruce Willis gets the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Roger Ebert said of the movie: “I was, frankly, stupefied. To call it absurd would be missing the point, since any shred of credibility was obviouslyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me. I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade school teacher. IRead the Rest…

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