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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Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” Goes No.1 in 1964

One of Roy Orbison’s signature songs, “Oh, Pretty Woman” the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it had a resurgence in 1990 when it was used as the title song for the movie “Pretty Woman”

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Celebrate the Fabulous Mae West Birthday with 20 stunning images of this Hollywood Sex Symbol and Icon

Mae West was one of the first cinematic sex symbols, blonde bombshells and vamps, with an image she cultivated during over 7 decades and endures to this day, iconic as ever

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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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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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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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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 90 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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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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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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Roy Orbison passed away 29 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-claimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 85 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 85 years old today, we look back at his 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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