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…

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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…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 29th, 2012 in Movies,Television,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg
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1994: Silence of the Lambs sweeps Best Movie, Best Director, Best Adapated Screenplay, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actress (Jodie Foster). 1990: We all get older. Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the “Seniors” golf tournament. 1987: Marlee Matlin is the first and only deaf person to win Best Actress, for Children of aRead the Rest…

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Inspiration for Baby Boomers

Posted on March 29th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Remember back in the 1980s when Willard Scott celebrated the 100th birthday of some American during his “Today” show weather report? We’d see a snapshot and marvel how that old bird lived so long. The “secrets-of-longevity” advice could be a shot of bourbon every night or rumba dancing. It became a pop-culture television phenomenon. Today,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer One Hit Wonders

Posted on March 27th, 2012 in 1980s,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Were there more one hit wonders in the 1980s than other times? Any list must include quirky, bizarre Devo with their lone hit single, Whip It, which for all its air time only reached #16 on music charts. Never did a baby boomer group that virtually disappeared overnight get so much television exposure. This wasRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 26th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2000: American Beauty wins Best Picture. Its star, Kevin Spacey, is chosen Best Actor. 1995: Color of Night featuring Bruce Willis gets the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Roger Ebert said of the movie: “I was, frankly, stupefied. To call it absurd would be missing the point, since any shred of credibility was obviouslyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me. I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade school teacher. IRead the Rest…

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Gorgeous Baby Boomer Hero

Posted on March 19th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Is this going to be a real fight?” “Tell me what you think,” Dad answered. We had incredible first row ringside seats. Gorgeous George was as big a pop culture celebrity as Howdy Doody, and about as authentic. Both were television starts. Baby boomers and their parents were mesmerized. First, the bad guy, named NastyRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 16th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. ” ~Pearl Buck, writer 2011: Maybe. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announces she will retire rather than serve a second term in 2012 if President Obama is reelected. 1995: Better late than never. Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery and ratifies theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Gary Hart?

Posted on March 15th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I have to face it. No matter what I accomplish, my name will always be linked—like David & Bathsheba, Dante & Beatrice, Clark Gable & Carol Lombard—to Donna Rice. OK, here’s the pic that took me down. I was the darling of the baby boomers. If not for my stumbles with this drop-dead gorgeous model,Read the Rest…

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