Nostalgia

CHUCK BERRY Would’ve Been 91 Today
A true original, CHUCK BERRY was one of rock and roll's innovators and truly among the first of the singer/songwriters. Chuck was born this day in 1926, and left us earlier this year. He appeared in many of the classic black-and-white Alan Freed films of the 1950s...
JAILHOUSE ROCK, the Movie, Debuted this Day in 1957
Hard to believe, but Elvis Presley's black-and-white classic film Jailhouse Rock premiered in theaters 60 years ago today in glorious black-and-white. Elvis had a lot of choreographing input for this iconic scene. Relive the memory by clicking on the link below...
The EDSEL Was Unveiled 60 Years Ago Today
Name after one of Henry Ford's offspring, THE EDSEL was predicted to be a whopping success. Instead, it was a dismal failure. EDSELS were unveiled this very day in 1957. Enjoy a vintage Edsel commercial below.
SAM MOORE of Sam & Dave Is 82 Today
Born in Florida, Sam Moore began his musical career as a member of the doo wop  group the Majestics. He'd attain fame years later, however, as a member of an energetic duo recording for the legendary Stax/Volt Record labels. That duo, SAM & DAVE scored several major hits including …
JOHN LENNON Was Born this Day in 1940
Singer/songwriter/activist/Beatle JOHN LENNON  was born this day in 1940. He would have been 77 today. Coincidentally, his son Sean was also born on October 9, and he is 42 today. Do you remember when John and Yoko spent an entire week as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show...
JIMMY BEAUMONT, Lead Singer of the Skyliners Dies at 76
Jimmy Beaumont, the powerful lead singer and co-writer for one of the most iconic songs of the 1950s, "Since I Don't Have You," has died at the age of 76. Born in Pittsburgh, Beaumont's song is one of the most-often covered (by Trini Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Jay &…
Chantels’ Lead Singer, ARLENE SMITH Is 76
They formed in the Bronx and made music  history as one of the pioneer girl groups of the 1950s. The group's powerful lead singer, ARLENE SMITH turns 76 today. The ladies had a string of popular doo wop ballads including "I Love You So," "He's Gone," "How Could You Call It O…
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER Debuted on CBS this Day in 1957
Gee, Wally, 60 years ago today, America had its first encounter with the Cleaver family. To see how it looked, click on the link below. This is from that first episode titled "Beaver Gets Spelled." The series was canceled by CBS after one season, but luckily was picked up by ABC wh…
TWILIGHT ZONE Debuted on CBS this Day in 1959
It's fun to watch in binges. Rod Serling's legendary Twilight Zone debuted this very day in 1959 on CBS. Among the most famous episodes are the spooky and spiteful "Talking Tina Doll" episode, Burgess Meredith's "there's time now" episode that takes place after a nuclear holocaus…
“Let’s Make a Deal” Originator MONTY HALL Dead at 96
For many years, on both NBC and ABC, he hosted the original Let's Make a Deal. The show's legacy is being carried on today by Wayne Brady. Monty Hall has died at the age of 96 and was truly one of the kindest and most generous celebrities I've ever encountered...

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