Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jane Roe?

Posted on August 17th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

There is no Jane Roe. It was a legal pseudonym in Roe v. Wade—the 1972 Supreme Court decision that in one fell swoop abolished the laws against abortion and gave baby boomers alternatives their parents never dreamed of. Let me introduce myself: Norma Leah McCorvey, the plaintiff. A long and winding road. I won’t goRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 7th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s by Terry Hamburg

1991: Court rules that Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama on trial in U.S., may access some secret government documents in his defense. 1991: Manhattan Cable’s final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes. 1991: Desert Shield begins. U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia. Desert Storm to follow. 1988: No more reruns! Hollywood WritersRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Soupy Sales?

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Television by Terry Hamburg

Know how many pies in the puss I got in my sweet career? Over 25,000. It was never a secret – kids were my target audience but lots of baby boomer parents watched as well. However, it’s not true that I sneaked dirty jokes into the shows to attract more adults. My format was loose,Read the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 30th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

1996: After 20 years, Tommy Lasoda retires as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1984: A baby boomer favorite soap opera, Santa Barbara, premieres on network television. 1974: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit. 1974: House Judiciary Committee votes on third and last charge of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to impeach President NixonRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 26th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I inspired the baby boomer generation, who discovered my work in the 1970s and turned me into a pop culture phenom. “Spaceship Earth” “Synergenics” “Sustainability” “Ephemeralization” (later called “recycling”) I coined these words when boomers were glints in their parent’s eyes. I wasn’t a politician or spiritual guru. I can best be described as aRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

I married three of the most gorgeous baby boomer starlets. My first wife was also a beautiful actress, but not as well know. She made up for that by being the grandniece of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Yes, they all look alike. I fell for that type. I was the type every woman fell for:Read the Rest…

Rock n’ Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Music by Terry Hamburg

I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean? ♫♫♫ The best selling single of all time inRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who is Whitey Bulger and What Happened to Him?

Posted on July 21st, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Crime by Terry Hamburg

Until very recently, the answer would have been: disappeared into thin air. Back in the good old days, a lot of baby boomers knew about me, but I jumped out of the spotlight overnight. That made me even more of a celebrity for a while. Unfortunately, I’m back and here’s my song (with apologies toRead the Rest…

The Agony and The Ecstasy

Posted on July 18th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“E” stood for euphoria, empathy, energy, escape. Baby boomers dubbed it the “hug drug” and the “love drug.” What came to be called Ecstasy began nonromantically as a blood clotting medication. A half century later, it was re-discovered as a mood-altering agent when therapists experimented with the substance for individual, couples and family counseling. InRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kitty Dukakis?

Posted on July 14th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Sometimes I think: perhaps it’s best Michael lost the 1988 election. I loved the political limelight and wanted to be First Lady, but I may not have been ready. I was described as a tireless and articulate campaigner. But there were personal problems few knew about. After the defeat and those recriminations Michael suffered fromRead the Rest…