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'Margaritaville:' History, Lyrics And Meaning Of The Most Lucrative Song Ever

Music | January 20, 2020

Jimmy Buffet performs on stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 30, 1989. (Photo by David Red...

Janis Joplin: Stories And Life Of The Woodstock Generation's Queen

Icons | January 19, 2020

Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company perform onstage at the Fillmore East circa 1968 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Julie Snow/Mi...

Barry Manilow's 'Mandy' Was Originally 'Brandy.' But Was It Really About A Dog?

Music | January 18, 2020

Barry Manilow performing on Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell, airdate: October 11, 1975. Photo by Ann Limongello/Walt Disney Televisi...

The Muppets' 'Mah Na Mah Na (Doot Doo-Doo Doot Doo)' Came From A Smutty Movie About Sweden

Entertainment | January 17, 2020

"Mah Na Mah Na" is one of the best-known gibberish songs in entertainment -- and not because of its original appearance in a ...

Nerds On Acid: The Internet's Founders Did LSD In The 1960s

Culture | January 16, 2020

An unidentified boy wearing headphones and a 'psychedelic disk' on his forehead at en exhibition created by USCO (the 'Company of Us) at Riverside Museum, New ...

Ronnie Van Zant Of Lynyrd Skynyrd Predicted His Own Death

Music | January 15, 2020

Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd in a recording studio, August 12, 1977. Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage When Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant died in a plane cra...

Joe DiMaggio Couldn't Stand Being Married To Marilyn Monroe

Entertainment | January 14, 2020

June 2, 1955: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio appear in public, together though estranged. Source: Bettmann/Getty Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had the All...

Carly Simon: A Young And Sexy '70s Songbird, Then And Now

Icons | January 13, 2020

Left: Carly Simon poses for a portrait on March 15, 1971 in London, England. Right: Simon in a publicity photo, circa 1977. Sources: Ed Caraeff/Getty Images; Wik...

How A Hockey Player Became Canada’s Starbucks

Culture | January 12, 2020

For most Americans Tim Hortons is only a name that we’ve heard in passing. Is it a coffee shop? A donut store? Do they sell guys named Tim? It’s a shame that so few Ame...

Tanya Roberts: Bond Girl, Sheena And Beastmaster, Then And Now

Entertainment | January 11, 2020

Tanya Roberts holding a perch with a bird on it in a scene from the film 'Sheena: Queen of the Jungle', 1984. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images) Sh...

'Scared Straight:' Did The Famous 1978 Program Work? (Not Really...)

Culture | January 10, 2020

Starting with 1978’s Scared Straight, the TV special that sent at-risk teenagers to prison with adults in order to freak them out and turn them int...

Crystal Gayle, The 'Brown Eyes Blue' Country Star, Then And Now

Icons | January 9, 2020

Crystal Gayle performs onstage at the Volunteer Jam , Nashville, Tennessee, January 30, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Whether you know Crysta...

Sidney Gottlieb, MKUltra And Brainwashing's Mystery Man

Culture | January 8, 2020

In the Cold War years, we didn't even know about it: MKUltra, directed by Sidney Gottlieb of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). MKUltra aggressively researc...

Max Yasgur: The Man Who Made Woodstock 1969 Possible

Entertainment | January 7, 2020

American farmer Max Yasgur on the stage during the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York, August 17, 1969. Photo by Bill Eppridge/The LIFE Picture Collect...

Mickey Hargitay: Jayne Mansfield's Mr. Universe And Love Of Her Life

Entertainment | January 6, 2020

Left: Mickey Hargitay on the cover of a bodybuilding magazine. Right: Jayne Mansfield and Hargitay in 1956 at the Makeup Artist Ball in Los Angeles. S...

Ralph Bakshi, 'Fritz The Cat's Outlaw Animator: Films, Stories And Facts

Entertainment | January 5, 2020

With daring animated films Fritz The Cat (1972), Heavy Traffic (1973), Wizards (1977), Lord Of The Rings (1978), and Fire And Ice (1983), direc...

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