This Week in Boomer History: Apple’s ’1984′ … ‘The Exorcist’ … DeLorean

Noteworthy 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’

You 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 …