Singer Brenda Lee turns 74 today

Brenda Lee is mostly remembered by her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, but prior to that song she already had scored nine consecutive Top 10 Hot 100 songs. The singer was one of the first Country Pop artists to successfuly achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Roy Orbison passed away 30 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 86 today

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. ” said Little Richard once. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, with his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship, he laid the foundation for Rock N’ Roll, his music played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres. We couldn’t imagine Rock music without Little Richard. He celebrates 86 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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10 Of The Best Horror Movies of the 1930’s to 1950’s

These movies are truly the product of the first creative minds on the Horror genre, most of us are familiar to these titles as some were remade several times but if you haven’t seen these originals, you might want to create your movie playlist to Halloween now with our Top 10 Best Horror Movies of the 1930’s to 1950’s

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Sexy Witches: Vintage Halloween Pin-Up Girls

Vintage pin-ups from this era featuring sexy witches and gals with pumpkins, ghosts and the like. Halloween pin-ups featuring Hollywood starlets with spooky shadows, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and peeping scarecrows!

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Remembering TV Pioneer Ed Sullivan

“The Ed Sullivan Show” remains the mother of all varieties shows. More than 40 years after it’s end, the show remains a favorite among Pop Culture fans and culturally relevant. The man behind and in front of the show, Ed Sullivan, one of modern TV pioneers, he passed away on this day in 1974

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The Legacy and Importance Of Legendary Rocker Eddie Cochran

Rock N’ Roll legend Eddie Cochran was born on October 3, 1938, and despite his untimely death at a young age,his legacy in Rock music is immense, maybe one of the biggest ones is being the man that got John Lennon and Paul McCartney together to form a band

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Remembering Frankie Lymon on his 76th Birthday

The 1950’s band Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers were the mold for similar bands to come such as The Jackson 5, their 1956 hit “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” is still remembered to this day, Frankie Lymon the group’s most memorable member died prematurely at only 25 years old in 1968

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Jerry Lee Lewis, The Killer Turns 83

He was the prototypical Rock Star. Long before the late 60’s and 70’s era of rock stardom excess, Jerry Lee Lewis already was living the wild Rock Star life in the 1950’s. His bad wild boy reputation as well as his non conventional stage antics that included wild and energetic performances and instrument smash before Rockers did it, earned him the nickname “The Killer”, today, he turns 83

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Alfred Hitchcock the “Master of Suspense” was born on this day in 1899

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the “Master of Suspense” for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.

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“Sunset Boulevard” – A timeless and magnificent cinema masterpiece

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” was heard by audiences for the first time on August 10, 1950. Starring Gloria Swanson in her signature role, “Sunset Boulevard”, this Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett “Film Noir” masterpiece, it’s an essential movie to watch

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Paul Anka turns 77, watch him live in Switzerland, 2011

One of the most popular and famous singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Paul Anka became worldwide famous before he was 20 with hit songs such as “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”. He turns 77 today

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In 1957 Jerry “The Killer” Lee Lewis appears on TV for the first time at The Steve Allen Show

After being rejected by The Ed Sullivan Show, the wild Rocker was finally invited to appear on TV, it happened on July 28, 1957 at The Steve Allen Show where he played “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On”

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“What’s up, Doc?” In 1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut with “A Wild Hare”

Created in the late 1930’s, Bugs Bunny is the most famous rabbit in the world, an iconic figure that even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He made his official debut on July 27, 1940 with “A Wild Hare”

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Sun Records released Elvis Presley’s first single “That’s All Right” on this day in 1954

Written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup in 1946 as “That’s All Right, Mama”, “That’s All Right” became Elvis Presley’s first single. It was released by Sun Records on July 19, 1954

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On July 9, 1955 Bill Haley & His Comets peaked to No.1 on the US singles chart with Rock N’ Roll classic “Rock Around the Clock”

Despite the cultural influence “Rock Around The Clock”, the song bear a very close similarity to several songs written years before, learn which ones and also more about the background of this Rock classic

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Artist Steve Ditko, the influential creator of Doctor Strange and co-creator of Spider Man dies at age 90

Unlike Stan Lee, Steve Ditko always preferred to live his life away from the spotlight, despite being the creator and co-creator of some of the world’s best known characters including Spider Man, Doctor Strange and The Green Goblin, among many others

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The legendary and influential Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915

Willie Dixon has influenced and continues to influence generations of Blues and Rock artists. His songs have been covered extensively since the 1960’s by some of the most important artists and bands and he is one of the most important important links between the Blues and Rock

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The Elvis Presley manager Colonel Tom Parker was born on this day in 1909

The world knew him as Colonel Tom Parker, the mighty manager of Elvis Presley, but, he was born in the Netherlands with a total different identity and name, that he hide for decades and proved to even have a negative influence on Elvis Presley’s tours

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The Beat Poet and free thinker Allen Ginsberg was born on this day in 1926

Allen Ginsberg vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, he was a pioneer on Gay rights and inspired music artists such as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith or Jim Morrison. We look back at the life of this legendary poet

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25 Quotes by one of the most famous women of the twentieth century Marilyn Monroe

On June 1 Marilyn Monroe would have turned 92, we remember her through her words on 25 quotes, some inspirational, some revealing of who she was, taken from interviews, films, and live statements.

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Remembering Horror Icon Vincent Price

Vincent Price was born on May 27, 1911, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Price initially began his film career as a character actor, he transitioned easily into the over the top roles he would become illustrious for in pop culture.

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The influential guitarist Link Wray was born 90 years ago

Link Wray was the first guitarist to discover the potential of the electric guitar distortion and the power chord. His seminal 1958 song “Rumble” opened the way to the emergence of Punk and Hard Rock

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Actor Gary Cooper was born on this day in 1901

Actor Gary Cooper was born on May 7, 1901, in Helena, Montana. Spanning from the silent film era to the early 1960s, Academy Award-winning actor Gary Cooper built much of his career by playing strong, manly, distinctly American roles.

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Portuguese artist José de Almada Negreiros was born today on 1893

José de Almada Negreiros was a Portuguese artist born on April 7, 1893. Almada developed ballet choreographies and worked on tapestry, engraving, murals, caricature, mosaic, azulejo tiles and stained glass.

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Remembering actor Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins was born in New York City, on April 4, 1932, most well-known part as innkeeper Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ (1960). Perkins died on September 12, 1992, in Hollywood, California due to AIDS-related pneumonia.

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Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds was born on this day in 1932

Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds is known for her boundless energy and pert demeanor, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds has made memorable turns in films like ‘The Tender Trap,’ ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘Tammy and the Bachelor’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown.’

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Gloria Swanson was born on this day in 1899

Gloria Swanson was born on March 27, 1899, in a small house in Chicago, Illinois. The actress and producer is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film “Sunset Boulevard”.

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Legendary performer Nina Simone was born on this day in 1933

The Amazing Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone released a bevy of albums like “The Amazing Nina Simone” (1959), “Nina Simone Sings Ellington!” (1962), “Wild Is the Wind” (1966) and “Silk and Soul” (1967).

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The Legendary Lee Marvin was born on this day in 1924

Lee Marvin, it’s one of Hollywood’s biggest movie legends, but he also was a man who had many sides to him. War soldier, actor, singer and even the first Hollywood advocate for Gay Rights. We look back at his life on his birthday

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Looking back at the career of “The Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was born on 9 February 1909 in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal and was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s

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Iconic TV star Betty White of the popular 1980’s sitcom “The Golden Girls” turns 96 Today

Betty White has been in show business since the 1950s. In these 70-odd years, White has appeared in sitcoms, on game shows, and, on “Saturday Night Live” as the host, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her to host the show

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Influential photographer Francesco Scavullo was born on this day in 1921

One of the most influential photographers of all time, Francesco Scavullo captured dozens of iconic celebrities and artists throughout decades such as Madonna, Christopher Reed, Sting, Janis Joplin, Joe Dallesandro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among others. We’ve put together a gallery with some of his most iconic photographs

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The Eternal King Of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935

Elvis Presley still holds his title as the King Of Rock N’ Roll even 40 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 83rd Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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Remembering Sun Records founder Sam Phillips on his birthday, a man who changed the music world

Sam Phillips had a pivotal role on the initial success of Rock N’ Roll music during the 1950’s with his label Sun Records, that served as a launching platform for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner among others, we look back at some of the highlights of Sun Records history on his 95th anniversary

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The extraordinary Bo Diddley was born on this day

Bo Diddley created a signature guitar playing style that keeps influencing Rock music to this day and influenced artists from Buddy Holly to the New York Dolls. We look back at the career of one of the most influential Rock guitarists of all time on his birthday

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Remembering “La Môme” Édith Piaf on her birthday

One of the most legendary singers of all time, Édith Piaf was born in Paris on this day in 1915, with songs such as “La Vie En Rose” she obtained international success and notoriety, we recap her life and career

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James Dean – An Unfinished Book

Like a lot of celebrities of his time, James Dean always carried around a certain aura of mystery that endures to this day. This might be also because of the fact he died young and as we all now know, that is a certain morbid formula to eternity that allows people like Dean to be remembered forever. Explore some facts of Dean’s short life on this article.

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