Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dan Quayle?

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I’d call myself the best well-known baby boomer ever forgotten. They say Vice-Presidents fall into political obscurity after their terms, and I’m certainly not exceptional. The way people ridiculed and poked at me, you’d think I was Sarah Palin, or someone. I know, don’t say it, I’m no John Kennedy, either. That was a set-up.Read the Rest…

This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 13th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” ~George Santayana, philosopher “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John W. Gardner, Vice President 1990: Back to the Wheel. Final episode of Pat Sajak’s ill-fated late night television show. 1984: Pete RoseRead the Rest…

Mother Of All Baby Boomer Gossip Magazines

Posted on April 12th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“Everybody reads it but they say the cook brought it into the house.” ~ Humphrey Bogart Before there was baby boomer-inspired People and US, before there was Star, even before National Enquirer, there was Confidential, the celebrity gossip/crime/scandal magazine that Newsweek called “sin and sex with a seasoning of right wing politics.” Until it closedRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Battle of the Sexes

Posted on April 11th, 2012 in 1980s,1990s,Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in the women’s liberation 1970s and have since retreated and advanced, advanced and retreated. Much of the debate stemmed from the fact that women were denied equal economic opportunity. The world remains imperfect, butRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Cougars On The Prowl

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female baby boomer chronophilia? The male version is regarded as a natural part of life. What is chronophilia? An age related romanticRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg
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“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”  ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek often called “The Father of History.” 1993: Construction begins on Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1988: Michael Dukakis is chosen as the Democratic nominee for President. 1987:Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Classic Car Commercials

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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It’s the pop culture icon of the 20th century, trumping even television. Try to imagine the suburban baby boomer boom without the automobile whisking us back and forth from town to country – the name of a popular Chrysler model that began over 60 years ago and still rolls out the factory. 1948 Town andRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Let me say, right off the bat, I could have been a baby boomer pop culture music star. The producer who discovered Elvis begged me to sign as the first gospel singer on Sun Label. I turned him down but did OK on my own, selling over 15 million albums. That’s not a typo, myRead the Rest…