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This Week in Boomer History: January 20 — 26

Posted on 01/19/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNoteworthy facts from our shared experience: 1. Jan. 20, 1981 — 444 days after Iranian students overran the U.S. embassy in Tehran, 52 American hostages are released. Ted Koppel’s Nightline, born as The Iran Crisis — America Held Hostage: Day XXX, seeks fresh material. 2. Back to the future! The first gull-wing DeLorean sports car rolls off the assembly line on Jan. 21, 1981. 3. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members this week in 1986, including Chuck …

George ‘Shadow’ Morton: 7 Facts About ‘Leader of the Pack’

Posted on 02/21/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyYou know the story: Girl from respectable family falls in love with motorcycle-riding bad boy from the wrong side of town. Parents disapprove, and force the girl to break up with the boy. Boy, aggrieved and despondent as only a young romantic can be, peels out on his motorcycle, and promptly crashes and is killed. Girl cries and promises never to forget him. If William Shakespeare had been alive in 1964 and worked at the Brill Building, he might well …