The Black and White T.V. of “The Good Old Days”

In 1957, Frankie Lymon was one of the most exciting and popular singers in America. He had an angelic voice, good looks, and an unteachable charisma.  Backed by his band, “The Teenagers”, his song “Why do fools fall in love” had made him a household name the year before.  They were five kids from Washington […]

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After the Music Dies

60 years ago today was one of the saddest in music, and American history.  Three of the biggest young stars of the newly born “rock and roll” were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, only about six miles from where they took off.  Jay “The Big Bopper” Richardson was 28, Buddy Holly […]

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When the King was in THE Building: The Story of Elvis Presley Meeting Richard Nixon

Which photo is the most requested from the National Archives in Washington D.C.?  Is it the raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima? Pearl Harbor? Landing on the Moon? Nope…..it is Elvis Presley visiting Richard Nixon in the oval office of the White House, 48 years ago today.  Americans love the […]

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