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Historical Happening – Jackson 5 on American Bandstand

Posted in Albums, art, Cool Stuff, funk, history, legends, LP, music, News, radio, soundtracks, TV, Uncategorized, youtube with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/21/2017 by Edward Brock

The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on American Bandstand–on this day in 1970.

Historical Happening – The Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan (1964)

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, kids, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, soundtracks, TV, Uncategorized, youtube with tags , , , , , on 02/09/2017 by Edward Brock

The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show–on this day, in 1964.

It was watched by 73 million viewers.

A Moment of Fun – Ronco’s Funky Favorites

Posted in Albums, amazon, art, Cool Stuff, funny, history, humor, laughter, LP, music, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Oh, the simple joys of childhood.

This was one of the albums I had as a kid–and it was so much fun.

Historical Happening -Beatles 1st #1 Hit

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, history, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 02/01/2017 by Edward Brock

“I Want to Hold Your Hand” became the first #1 hit for The Beatles–on this this day, in 1964.

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Historical Happening – Introducing… The Beatles

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, legends, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 01/10/2017 by Edward Brock

Introducing… The Beatles was released, in the U.S., on this day in 1964.

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Electric Light Orchestra – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted in Albums, amazon, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, electric light orchestra, fantasy, legends, LP, music, News, sci-fi, soundtracks, technology, Uncategorized, wisdom, youtube with tags , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by Edward Brock

A long overdue congratulations to my favorite band of all-time:

Jeff Lynne’s ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA.

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They have been the music of my childhood and into adulthood–and I still love them.

Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, comedy, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, funny, kids, laughter, legends, literature, movies, music, scary, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2016 by Edward Brock

Wow. Really unhappy with 2016–where so many of iconic figures have died.

Now, we have lost Gene Wilder.

Those who remember him probably have a particular place in their heart for him. For some, it might be as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Others likely laughed at his portrayal of Jim, The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles. Still others will remember him co-starring with Richard Pryor in 4 movies–including Stir Crazy.

But, for me, it was his portrayal as the brilliantly lunatic chocolatier in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. It has been one of my favorite films since childhood–and still makes me smile when I watch it now.

His genius will be missed.

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