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  • Daily Life and Popular Culture in the 1950s

    10/12/2020 1:56:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Daily Funnies for Seniors & 50+ ^ | 10/12/2020 | unknown
    Long, but wonderful
  • America 1950 vs. America 2020

    09/15/2020 11:32:24 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 39 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 9/14/2020 | Michael Snyder
    If you could go back to 1950, would you do it? There would be no Internet, no cellphones and you would only be able to watch television in black and white. But even though they lacked many of our modern conveniences, people genuinely seemed to be much happier back then. Families actually ate dinner together, neighbors knew and cared about one another, and being an “American” truly meant something. Today, we like to think that we are so much more “advanced” than they were back then, but the truth is that our society is in the process of falling apart...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 7

    06/08/2020 6:42:56 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 89 replies
    me | 6/8/20 | ME
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 6

    05/31/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 52 replies
    me | 5/31/20 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL 4! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 5

    05/24/2020 7:55:49 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 5/24/20 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The GREAT 8! Votes due: Sunday, May 31 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 4

    05/17/2020 5:09:25 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 5/17/20 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from some pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please, or anything less than half!) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 3

    05/11/2020 4:12:26 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 68 replies
    ME | 5/11/20 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it! No onesies, please.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 2

    05/03/2020 8:01:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 5/3/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! Due date: Sunday, May 10 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '50s per BILLBOARD, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1, and pairs them in play-off brackets. Round 1: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3838848/posts
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) ROUND 1

    04/25/2020 1:15:11 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 122 replies
    me | 4/25/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionaries. Round 1 involves listing all 10 #7 candidate songs in order of preference. (The remaining rounds are handled as play-off brackets, starting with 32 pairs of songs to compare.) ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year, which we'll pare from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets...
  • (VANITY) How about another music tournament? This times, '50s!

    04/19/2020 2:41:27 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 113 replies
    me | 4/19/20 | me
    Anyone want to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '50s? At the start of this year, as well as 2 and 5 years ago, I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! Normally it'd probably be next year before I'd even attempt. But given this stay-home COVID nonsense, I thought maybe everyone would like another something to do. You can view how the earlier versions played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3818895/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts I can do this...
  • Platters Had a Great Hit With 'Pretender'

    01/11/2018 9:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Reporter-Herald ^ | 01/02/2018 | Jim Willard
    Old songs trigger old memories. "The Great Pretender" did just that for me. The occasion was a dance party at a classmate's home. I was 16 years old that day. I'd just broken up with a girl who'd been my date for many months. Then at the party I began dancing with a new girl to "Oh yes, I'm the great pretender, pretending that I'm doing well ..." We danced through that evening and regularly to the next spring. Be that as it may, the group that recorded "The Great Pretender" was one of the mainstays of 1950s' music. The...
  • The New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is the Perfect Pop Culture Revival

    04/15/2017 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Rob Bricken
    Fans don’t like to let their favorites go, but now they don’t have to. We live in a world desperate to remake, reboot, and flat-out return to beloved franchises, hunting the closest thing to a sure audience there is. But the more beloved these continuations are, they harder they are to get right. Fans want them to somehow be exactly the same while still being fresh and new, an impossible request—except, it turns out, for the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show returns today on Netflix with its 11th season, 18 years after season 10 ended in 1999....
  • Some Like It Rockabilly: Meet Reykjavík’s 1950s Couple

    09/03/2015 6:33:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Smutty Smith and Katrín Rósa Stefánsdóttir’s flat is covered with photos. In addition to a wall cluttered with Elvis memorabilia and concert shots of Smutty with a plethora of legendary musicians, their family photos are particularly eye-catching. In black and white, Katrín, Smutty, and their two sons gaze morosely at the camera. “We always try to do family pictures in the old-school style, where no one smiles,” Katrín laughs, in stark contrast to her deadpan likeness in the photo. “I was so happy that day because my sons were getting quite bored, so they looked perfect!” Their family photos aren’t...
  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • Just some Cars for your nostalgic enjoyment....

    11/29/2014 10:46:27 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 11/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Full Album Here
  • Nat King Cole: My Father by Natalie Cole

    06/20/2014 5:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    As a new documentary, Afraid of the Dark, and album, The Extraordinary, about Nat King Cole are released, Natalie Cole remembers her father and what it is like to sing his songsIt may be decades since his death, but Nat King Cole remains one of the world's most beloved and influential voices, as well as an iconic pop culture presence whose smooth, confident persona continues to endear him to new generations of fans. As a new documentary, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, and an album, Nat King Cole: The Extraordinary, are released, his daughter, Grammy Award winner Natalie,...
  • The people who are STILL living like it's 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America's..

    01/22/2014 12:01:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2014 | Olivia Fleming
    t may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburg’s photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America's Rockabilly community for more than ten years; people that not only dress like it’s the Fifties, but also drive perfectly preserved Cadillacs and decorate their homes with furniture to rival the retro sets of Mad Men. 'At first I thought the culture was about fashion,' the 36-year-old photographer told MailOnline. 'Then I realized it was much, much, more than that. I realized that this was a...
  • Dean Martin's Early Career And His Rise To The Summit!

    03/08/2013 6:16:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Las Vegas is home to some of the most exciting entertainment in the country; no other place in America rivals the rich history and variety of thrills located within the limits of Sin City. But just as much as people love to come and lose themselves in this modern adult wonderland, they owe the good time to a few key players in the entertainment industry who helped immortalize the city. From singers, producers, club-owners and showgirls, talented people from all walks of life helped to establish Las Vegas as the party capital of America. While you could make a list...
  • Workers in 50s face steep climb from layoff's depths

    09/19/2010 2:40:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/19/10 | Patrick May
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In this bloody free-for-all of a recession, Americans in their 50s are really taking it hard on the chin. Their 401(k)s have been cut down to 201(k)s. Their pensions have been frozen, or worse. Their home equity has evaporated just as their kids' college bills come due. And while younger workers may have been hit harder by unemployment, 50-something Americans who get laid off are stuck in jobless limbo longer than any other age group.
  • Weekend Jukebox

    04/24/2009 11:13:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies · 200+ views
    youtube ^ | April 24, 2008 | knarf, freepers
    This one, discovered accicently .. is Lennon, Kieth Richards, Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell.I never knew these guys to have ever been in a studio together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxEX__YXmDs