The 1960’s

Remembering the actor Jan-Michael Vincent

Jan-Michael Vincent’s life and career were marked by early success and considerable talent, followed by personal struggles and a tragic decline but he remains remembered for his standout performances in films like “Big Wednesday” and his iconic role in “Airwolf”

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Remembering the Swedish titan of cinematic art Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s ability to probe the human psyche and his innovative narrative techniques have influenced countless filmmakers and offered profound insights into the human experience and his films “The Seventh Seal” and “Wild Strawberries” are considered masterpieces, exploring complex themes of death, faith, and memory

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Remembering the actor and musician Harry Dean Stanton

Stanton’s career took off in the 1970s and 1980s as he became known for his memorable supporting roles in a wide range of films and in 1984, Stanton landed a rare leading role in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” playing Travis Henderson, a man trying to reconnect with his estranged family

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“Easy Rider”: A timeless portrait of freedom

Released on July 14, 1969, “Easy Rider” it’s an absolute landmark on counterculture and one of the most iconic and memorable movies ever made, it portrays freedom in a way that remains timeless to this day while it still serves as a 1960’s social portrait

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The Byrds Top 10 Songs

As a member and lead vocalist of the Los Angeles band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, celebrating 82 today, scored several hit songs between 1965 and 1970. Look back at the influential California band Top 10 songs

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Bill Cosby turns 87 today

The fallen comedian Bill Cosby’s most iconic role came in the 1980s with “The Cosby Show” but his personal actions have left a lasting impact on his reputation and the way he is remembered

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Remembering the Japanese-American actress and performer Tura Satana

Tura Satana’s breakthrough came in 1965 with the role of Varla in Russ Meyer’s “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” The film, which did not achieve mainstream success at the time, eventually became a cult classic and her work challenged traditional gender roles and paved the way for future portrayals of strong, independent women in film

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Remembering the actress Janet Leigh

One of her most iconic roles came in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” where she played Marion Crane. Her performance in the infamous shower scene became one of the most memorable moments in film history and earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination

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Remembering the genius of Alan Wilson

The “Blind Owl” one of the most talented musicians, singers and songwriters of his generation and Canned Heat founder was born on this day in 1943, and between 1969 and 1971 he was the second notable rocker to die at age 27, just over a year after Brian Jones and one month before Jimi Hendrix

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The Jim Morrison Tribute To Brian Jones: “Ode To L.A. while thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased”

In July 1969, three weeks after The Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones died at age 27, Jim Morrison distributed to concert goers at two performances by The Doors, a self-published four page pamphlet featuring a poem/meditation on the death of Jones titled “Ode To L.A. while thinking of Brian Jones,, Deceased”. Oddly, exactly 2 years later, on July 3, 1971, also Morrison would pass ate the same age of 27. Read the full poem

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Donald Sutherland 1935-2024

The Canadian actor Donald Sutherland’s career, spanning over six decades, was marked by an impressive range of performances across film and television. He passed on June 20, 2024 at age 88 following a long illness

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 80

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 80 today

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Remembering the legendary actor Martin Landau

Landau’s career took off in the 1960s when he starred in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and throughout his 7 decades’career span he also appeared in movies such as Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” and “Ed Wood” where his portrayal of Bela Lugosi won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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The Paul McCartney Top 25 Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership with John Lennon while in The Beatles during the 1960’s, it’s the most famous in Pop and Rock music history. Celebrate Paul McCartney’s 82nd birthday, with the Top 25 Beatles songs featuring him on lead vocals

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Thinking of Françoise Hardy

If France Gall was the ultimate wind-up doll, Sylvie Vartan the fun-loving girl about town and Sheila the good-natured girl next door, then Françoise was the older, wiser sister, happy to let her (long, straight) hair down when the time was right but otherwise content to watch the world, standing (in the latest fashionable attire) slightly apart, off to one side, looking on as the parade passed by

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The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival: An important milestone of counterculture and Rock revolution

The Monterey Pop Festival it’s perhaps the very first blueprint for the modern open-air Rock festivals as we know it, with an estimated 200,000 attending during three days, featuring acts such as Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Janis Joplin with the Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Who, Mamas & Papas, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat and the first major appearance of The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the U.S

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Singer-songwriter Nilsson was born on this day in 1941

With the 1969 “Midnight Cowboy” movie theme “Everybody’s Talking” Nilsson scored his first big hit. During the 1970’s, he became one of the most popular singer-songwriters while at the same indulging in excess together with John Lennon. Nilsson was born 83 years ago

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Françoise Hardy 1944-2024

The French singer, songwriter, and actress Françoise Hardy has passed at age 80. Her career took off in the early 1960s with her debut single, “Tous les garçons et les filles” which became an instant hit, selling over a million copies estabilishing Hardy as a prominent figure in the yé-yé movement and a 1960’s icon

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Remembering the Soul legend Jackie Wilson

From his early days with The Dominoes to his solo success with memorable hits such as “Lonely Teardrops” and “Reet Petite,” Wilson’s powerful voice and dynamic performances made him a legendary figure in R&B and soul music

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Tom Jones turns 84 today

Tom Jones career has now spanned six decades, and he has literally done everything in the music business, from hit singer to Variety shows to Las Vegas appearances and even as a coach in The Voice on recent years. Today the “Delilah” singer turns 84

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The Songs The Beatles Gave Away

Ever since the Beatles broke up in 1970, fans have spent countless hours imagining what the next album might have been like, if only they had stayed together. Trawl internet chatrooms, blogs and fan sites and you can find dozens, if not hundreds of suggestions.

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Remembering Gary Brooker, the distinctive voice of Procol Harum 

Procol Harum was one of the most successful bands during the late 1960’s, and crossed on into the 1970’s as a force in the Prog Rock early scene. Released in 1967, Procol Harum’s most memorable hit remains “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, but the band scored several others such as “Conquistador” and “Homburg”

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Top 10 Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

Creedence Clearwater Revival was first formed in 1959 by lead singer and guitarist John Fogerty with his high school friends Stu, Doug and his brother Tom and during the late 1960’s became one of the biggest Rock bands in the world. John Fogerty turns 79, check 10 of their best songs

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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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Remembering Peggy Lee on her birthday

Lee’s versatility extended beyond singing and she made significant contributions to the film industry, most notably by providing the voice for several characters and co-writing songs for Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan 83rd anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 83 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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Guess the Lyrics: Cher

The iconic Cher turns 78. Since the 1960’s that she has recorded some of Pop music’s most memorable songs, alongside with her acting skills. How well do you know the Pop Diva lyrics? Do the quiz and find out!

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Five of the Best Dennis Hopper movies

One of the most influential actors of all time, Dennis Hopper left a valuable and timeless film legacy as an actor, writer and director. We look back at five of his best movies on the 88th anniversary of his birth

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Ten of the Best Stevie Wonder songs

With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, Stevie Wonder has composed some of Soul, Funk and Pop best songs. The once Motown child prodigy and one of the biggest music composers turns 74 today

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Top 10 Songs by The Animals

The Animals, part of the “British Invasion” alongside The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who, owned a distinctive sound that defined and became influential throughout the rest of the 1960’s. The band’s frontman Eric Burdon celebrates 83 today

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Bob Seger turns 79 today

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Seger enjoyed a string of commercial successes, propelled by hit songs like “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll”

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The singer Frankie Valli turns 90 today

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Valli and The Four Seasons dominated the airwaves with songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” earning widespread acclaim and establishing themselves as one of the most successful vocal groups of all time

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Mark Volman of The Turtles turns 77 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 77

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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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Remembering the Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 85thbirthday

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In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself

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Marvin Gaye’s last hours

On April 1, 1984, Marvin was fatally shot by his father in their Los Angeles home. On the day of the murder, Marvin and Marvin Sr were arguing about a misplaced insurance policy document. At this point, the relationship between Marvin and his father was as heated as ever- Marvin’s sister had moved out of the house just to avoid the conflict.

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In praise of Michel Polnareff

A superstar in his native land for nearly sixty years, a colossal star in Japan, but despite living for many years in the United States, Michel Polnareff is disappointingly little-known in the English-speaking world.

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60’s sex symbol Ursula Andress turns 88

Former actress, model, and sex symbol Ursula Andress was born on March 19, 1936, in Ostermundigen, Switzerland. Andress is best known for her breakthrough role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, “Dr. No” in 1962.

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Eddy Grant turns 76 today

The Guyanese-British vocalist and musician Eddy Grant delivered smash hits throughout his career including “Baby Come Back” (with the Equals) and “Electric Avenue”

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey turns 80

One of the most legendary and iconic Rock singer and frontmen ever, Roger Daltrey influenced and continues to influence generations of singers, with his unique vocals and charismatic stage presence

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career on his 81st birthday

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