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  • Steve Cropper Interview: Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, and Celebrity Cowbell

    07/31/2021 9:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Louder ^ | May 31, 2021 | Rob Hughes
    If you’ve ever heard anything on the Stax Records label, then you’ve probably heard Steve Cropper's masterful guitar playing. He might well have written and produced it too The guitarist with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Stax Records’ house band, Steve Cropper backed scores of soul greats during the 60s as well as being a go-to producer. He’s also a songwriter whose compositions include classics such as Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour, Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood and Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. He has also done studio work with John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Roy...
  • Review: Tiny Tim Documentary Lifts Curtain on Misunderstood Singer

    05/02/2021 10:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2021 | Joel Selvin
    For anyone who has never heard him before, nothing can prepare you for the opening scene of “Tiny Tim: King for a Day,” where the long-haired singer applies his freaky falsetto to Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe.” No more unlikely entertainer has ever captured the pop zeitgeist than the one-of-a-kind Tiny Tim, born Herbert Khaury in New York City in 1932m, who managed to squeeze his 1968 debut album in the top 10 charts between Cream and Jimi Hendrix, and whose marriage to his first wife, Miss Vicki, on “The Tonight Show” was the highest-rated episode in Johnny...
  • Figuring Out Your 1960s Stance in One Question

    03/27/2021 6:44:17 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 65 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | March 23, 2021 | Alexander Riley
    The 1960s, according to Carl Oglesby, a former president of Students for a Democratic Society, “will never level out.” “It’s a corkscrew, it’s a tailspin, it’s a joyride on a roller coaster, it’s a never-ending mystery,” he continues. “Who won? Who lost? What were the terms of victory and defeat? We’ll always be discussing that.” I recently edited a book of interviews with leading scholars that investigated the consequences of that decade. As a scholar, I avoided taking a partisan stance on the legacy of the ‘60s for contemporary America. But that stance doesn’t mean that I think there is...
  • Mary Wilson, Co-Founder of The Supremes, Dead at 76

    02/09/2021 11:35:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2021 | Megan Stone
    The popular Motown group recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.The Motown legend's death takes place just days after the legendary girl group, of whom she was...Read More The music industry is mourning the death of Mary Wilson, a Motown legend and co-founder of The Supremes. She was 76. The legendary girl group, of which she was the longest-running member, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Wilson's longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz, confirmed her death early Tuesday. Berry Gordy, founder of Motown, openly grieved the late legend in a public statement, writing, "I was always proud of Mary. She was quite...
  • Tommy DeVito, Original Four Seasons Member, Dead at 92 From COVID-19

    09/22/2020 10:38:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2020 | Rob Bailey-Millado
    Tommy DeVito, one of the smooth harmonizing founding members of legendary doo-wop group The Four Seasons, has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 92. Actor Alfred Nittoli (“Casino”) confirmed the baritone vocalist and lead guitarist’s passing Tuesday on Facebook. “My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night,” Nittoli wrote, spurring dozens of emotional condolences. “With deep regret I am writing this sitting in his living room. I was informed by his daughter Darcel there will be a service in New Jersey.”
  • 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...
  • The Revolution Is Winning

    07/18/2020 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 July 2020 | Andrew McCarthy
    Radicals from the 1960s and 1970s now hold powerful positions in government and academia... This is what the revolution looks like. Weather Underground terrorists, who made no secret of being anti-AmeriKKKan “small-c” communists, are having more success than they could have dreamed of in the 1960s. They are dominating the language. You know that whole “white privilege” nostrum that we’re paying universities $60K per year to drum into our children’s brains? It is derived from their lamentation of “white skin privilege.” In their ideology, the revolution to overthrow the capitalist, racist, imperialist system summoned them — lily white radicals —...
  • Moors Murders: Secret Downing Street Files on Brady and Hindley's Release Exposed

    04/13/2020 1:49:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sun, Apr 12, 2020 | Tom Evans
    MOORS murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were the subject of of tense discussions as Downing Street debated the merits of releasing them from prison, unearthed files reveal.The Home Office proposals were put to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1985 only for her to pour cold water on them. Hindley could have been out for her final seven years while Brady could have been free for 12 years. Previously classified files from Cabinet meetings – released in 2017 by the National Archives – show that Home Secretary Leon Brittan suggested Hindley could go free after 30 years while Brady could...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    02/23/2020 4:05:03 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 119 replies
    me | 2/23/20 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The FINAL! Just 2 songs! Pick your favorite! No reply, no vote. Please be clear what your intentions are! Cuteness is fun, but often misunderstood. Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 6

    02/16/2020 3:12:16 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 102 replies
    me | 2/16/20 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The FINAL 4! Even easier! Just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. No more refusals - there're only 2 pairs, after all. Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 5

    02/09/2020 4:26:52 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 86 replies
    me | 2/9/20 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 4

    02/02/2020 5:14:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 90 replies
    me | 2/2/20 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear - and please don't overdo it! No onesies.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 3

    01/27/2020 4:35:13 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 87 replies
    me | 1/27/20 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '60S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!) 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. 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 ('60S) - ROUND 2

    01/19/2020 4:16:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 192 replies
    me | 1/19/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '60s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 26 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '60s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in play-off brackets, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1 (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3807574/posts)
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 1

    01/12/2020 8:29:13 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 115 replies
    me | 1/12/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '60S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '60s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. Round 1 is listing 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 and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets for the rest...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the '60s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/07/2020 7:42:22 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 105 replies
    me | 1/7/20 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 2 and 5 years ago I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts I want to do that for the '60s, and some posters expressed interest in the '60s back then.
  • This is not the '60s and Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon

    05/08/2019 12:36:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    stltoday ^ | 05/04/2019 | Zachary B Wolf
    The last time the unemployment rate was this low, the Beatles were still together. Woodstock was right around the corner. There was a new President named Richard Nixon and Donald Trump was just a recent college grad. That's how long it's been. The unemployment rate was at or under 4%, as it is now, from December of 1965 until January of 1970, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was a pivotal time in US history -- but now it is not remembered for the unemployment rate. They were not quiet years. Those were the years...
  • Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77

    02/21/2019 8:32:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 153 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02/21/2019 | By Harrison Smith
    Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died. Mr. Tork was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer affecting his tongue, in 2009. If the Monkees were a manufactured version of the Beatles, a “prefab four” who auditioned for a rock-and-roll sitcom and were selected more for their long-haired good looks than their...
  • Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: The patriotism and pride of those who fought

    09/21/2017 9:20:30 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 234 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 September 2017 | Bing West
    Most of the interviewees talk in the lugubrious tones of the defeated. We all know the story ends badly. But when it’s over, we aren’t told why we lost. The music is more memorable than the pictures, and the pictures are more compelling than the narration. We are deluged by sights and sounds but not enlightened as to cause and effect. The film casts the antiwar movement in a moderately favorable light. Are the protesters the real heroes here? What about the valiant US soldiers, 75 percent of whom were volunteers?
  • Milt Moss, Actor in Classic Alka-Seltzer Ad, Is Dead at 93

    12/02/2016 9:35:02 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1 December 2016 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Milt Moss, a comic actor who delivered the rueful catchphrase “I can’t believe I ate that whole thing” in a memorable commercial for Alka-Seltzer in 1972, died on Sept. 26 in Manhattan. He was 93.