Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 4th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John Gardner, public servant “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” ~ James Baldwin, novelist 2010:  Christie’s sets a record for the the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it hammers Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green LeavesRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~ H.L. Mencken, journalist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~ Bill Vaughan, journalist 1995: Flies the coop. FinalRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Auto-Biography

Posted on April 25th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.” Erma Bombeck “A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.” ~Anonymous A Long and Winding Baby Boomer Road • ‘58 Chevy Impala convertible (mother’s car, greatest “chick magnet” in autoRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as a politicalRead the Rest…

Baby Boomers! What Time Is It?

Posted on April 18th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Goodbye, kids.” The tearful first and last words uttered by the heretofore mute Clarabelle the Clown on the final Howdy Doody television show in 1960. “Say, kids! What time is it?!” Buffalo Bob bellowed every day at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. “It’s Howdy Doody time!” the studio Peanut Gallery bellowed back: 40 lucky babyRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”  ~Napoleon “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~Winston Churchill “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” ~George Will,  journalist 1993: Los Angeles police officers are found guilty of violating Rodney King’s civil rights. 1991: Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for theRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dan Quayle?

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

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

“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…

Baby Boomer Cougars On The Prowl

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

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…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

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…