In 1967, BBC’s Top Of The Pops broadcast The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Purple Haze”

By May 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was already established in Europe as one of the biggest Rock acts. BBC broadcast their performance of “Purple Haze” at the Top Of The Pops on May 4, 1967

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Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was born on this day in 1928

Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was the beloved and longtime host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001.

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Controversial and multi-faceted Rapper, Rocker and Actor Ice-T turns 60 today

Ice-T had a troubled early life but emerged as an influential artist during the 1980’s Hip Hop music scene. From Rap to Hip Hop, to Rock and Metal, Hardcore Punk to Pop, Ice-T it’s one of the most eclectic musicians and also an awarded actor. Today he turns 60

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The Beatles became early pioneers on promoting singles through music videos in 1967 when they premier on Top Of The Pops “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”

On February 9, 1967, The Beatles sent promotional films of their new single to be broadcast on Top Of The Pops instead of actually performing it on stage

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Iconic TV star Betty White of the popular 1980’s sitcom “The Golden Girls” turns 97 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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The Spanish born entertainer Charo turns 68

Born in Spain, Charo became one of the biggest names in the American entertainment during the 1970’s, though famous mostly for her singing and comedy skills, as a child she studied classical guitar and was mentored by one of that field’s great performers, Andres Segovia

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Nirvana delivers an explosive performance at Saturday Night Live on this day in 1992

On January 1992 Nirvana appears on Saturday Night Live and deliver a memorable performance that included “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Territorial Pissings” and…french kissing

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The Sex Pistols unleash “the filth and the fury” on BBC’s Today show on this day in 1976

On December 1st 1976, only a few days after two TV appearances, the Sex Pistols unexpectedly returned to the British TV, all because of Freddie Mercury. But the Today show, in which they were a last minute replacement of Queen didn’t end well for the host

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Nirvana performed an unique version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British TV show Top Of The Pops on this day in 1991

In 1991 Nirvana were invited to play the popular British TV Show Top Of The Pops. Not happy with the show’s demand to lip-sync Kurt Cobain literally tried to swallow the microphone while singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” an octave lower

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The Sex Pistols brings the Punk to the masses when they appeared on British TV twice on the same day in 1976

In 1976, British TV gave the Sex Pistols airtime twice in the same day, the band were guests on the BBC’s Nationwide show and starred on a documentary about Punk on ITV’s “The London Weekend”

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The Partridge Family debut single “I Think I Love You” peaks to No.1 in 1970

“I Think I Love You”  was released as the debut single by The Partridge Family pop group, featuring David Cassidy on lead vocals and Shirley Jones on background vocals. It premiered on the first episode of The Partridge Family TV series in 1970 and peaked to No.1 on the Hot 100

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RuPaul has been working it since 1960

Rupaul has been on the limelight for almost 3 decades and has influenced not only Drag Queens all around the world from music to TV to fashion to movies and became one of the most recognizable Pop Icons and the first Drag Queen to achieve worldwide superstar mainstream success, today it’s Rupaul’s 58th birthday

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Legendary Tina Turner tells it all to CBS’s Gayle King

Queen of Rock Tina Turner agreed to give an interview to CBS which aired recently. After years of speculation, the star finally tells it all on her and explains the motives that took her to withdraw from the public eye

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A leap of faith Revisiting “Quantum Leap” Sam Beckett’s adventures through time

“Quantum Leap” was originally aired between 1989 and 1993, fans are still waiting for it to be turn into a movie or even better, a reboot of the series, with some luck maybe with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell still playing their roles.

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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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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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Actor Frank Whaley turns 55 today

Frank Whaley’s character Brett on the 1994 Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”, remains one of the most memorable in the movie, the actor has appeared on several serious hit movies during the late 1980’s and 1990’s including “Field of Dreams”, “The Doors”, “Born On The Fourth Of July” and “JFK”

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In 1972 David Bowie changes Pop and Rock music forever with his “Starman” performance at Top Of The Pops

When Bowie embodied Ziggy Stardust and performed “Starman”, he influenced just about every future major British music star that was watching the TV at that minute

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On this day in 1967 The Beatles make TV history by appearing on the first ever satellite TV production “Our World”

On June 25, 1967, The Beatles performed live “All You Need Is Love” for an estimated audience of between 400 and 700 million people around the globe on what was the first ever satellite TV production

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Dave Navarro turns 51 today

Dave Navarro is one of the first Alternative Rock guitar heroes, he has been a member of bands such as Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but also collaborated with artists as diverse as P.Diddy, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails and Alanis Morissette. We look back at his life and career

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D’oh! The most famous American family in the world, The Simpsons turns 28 today

One of the most successful animated TV series of all time, The Simpsons started their long run on this day in 1989, we look back at the first episode of this now cult show “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, aired on December 17th, 1989

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