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Johnny Cash and 7 Other Hitmakers After Death

Posted on 04/10/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayJohnny Cash‘s newly released CD Out Among the Stars debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. That might seem like a pretty impressive performance, especially considering that the artist himself passed away back in 2003. But Cash is just the latest in a string of deceased performers who’ve released hot-selling records after their demise. Here are a few: Buddy Holly, The Buddy Holly Story (1959). Released just a month after …

This Week in Boomer History: John and Yoko … AZT … Who Shot J.R.?

Posted on 03/16/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut album is released March 19, 1962. The album contains only two original Dylan tunes. In response to Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, Jimmy Carter announces on March 21, 1980, a U.S. boycott of that summer’s Olympics in Moscow. On March 19, 1987, the Food and Drug Administration approves the antiretroviral drug AZT to treat AIDS. It’s the first drug to slow the development of the disease and opens the way to new therapies. Who shot …

This Week in Boomer History: G.I. Joe … People Magazine … Rodney King

Posted on 03/2/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Speeding on March 3, 1991, leads to a high-speed Los Angeles police chase for Rodney King and ends with a severe beating that is videotaped. When three of the officers are acquitted of charges a year later, riots break out in South Los Angeles. Mia Farrow appears as The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan on the cover of People Magazine’s premier issue, dated March 4, 1974. Other notables in the issue: Marina Oswald, Gloria Vanderbilt …

The Man Who Helped Bring the Beatles to America

Posted on 08/22/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyRemember Beatlemania? For that transcendent moment in boomer history, we owe thanks to concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who died on Aug. 21 at age 95 in New York City. In March 1963, Bernstein — then a lowly $200-a-week booker for General Artists Corp. — read of the hysteria that ensued at the Beatles’ shows in Great Britain. Even though British music stars had seldom made much of a splash in the U.S. market, Bernstein had a hunch about the Fab Four. He called …

Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Posted on 11/23/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionYoko Ono, the widow of musician and Beatles icon John Lennon, has embarked on a new career after 79 years of making her mark in art, music, filmmaking and publishing. Ono has entered the world of fashion by launching a menswear collection. She decided to turn her 1969 sketches titled “Fashions for Men,” which had been a wedding gift to Lennon, into a book and collection with retail partner Opening Ceremony. The drawings, loosely annotated in the book, were inspired …

The Beatles’ Favorite Costar Dies at 82

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentHe won a Tony Award and was one of Britain’s most beloved TV stars, but Victor Spinetti, who died June 18 at age 82, will always be known as the actor who costarred in three movies with The Beatles. >> The teens in Ringo’s mystery photo have been found after 49 years! If the girls in the theater had stopped screaming long enough during A Hard Day’s Night (1964), they would have enjoyed Spinetti as the exasperated TV director who …