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1967: The Who's Keith Moon Blows Up The Smothers Brothers Show

Entertainment | September 17, 2020

If any band was going to blow up on TV in 1967 -- literally explode -- it would be The Who, and particularly their loose cannon drummer Keith Moon. And t...

Rapper's Delight By Sugar Hill Gang, The First Top 40 Hip Hop Tune: Rare Facts And Stories

Music | September 16, 2020

Sugar Hill Gang (L-R Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright, Guy "Master Gee' O'Brian and Henry "Big Bank" Jackson) perform on stage circa...

CHiPs: Motorcycle Cops Ponch And Jon, Stories And Facts

Entertainment | September 15, 2020

The TV police drama CHiPs starred Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox as Ponch and Jon. The series combined the adventure and intrigue of traditional cop shows with t...

The Richard Pryor Show, 1977: Four Episodes, Goodbye

Entertainment | September 14, 2020

The Richard Pryor Show on NBC is as unlikely as it sounds -- how could a network give the most outrageous standup comedian in the business his own comedy show in p...

Fired From Metallica, So He Formed Megadeth: Dave Mustaine's Story

Music | September 13, 2020

Megadeth 1987 David Ellefson, Chuck Behler, Jeff Young and Dave Mustaine (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage) Dave Mustaine, of thrash-metal gods Megadet...

With 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' George Jones Returns From Certain Death

Music | September 12, 2020

George Jones in 1978. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) When George Jones recorded "He Stopped Loving Her Today," he didn't just ...

Betty Brosmer: Young Pinup And Fitness Queen, Then And Now

Icons | September 11, 2020

Betty Brosmer might not be a household name, but in her day, her face and figure were inescapable. As a successful pinup model in the '50s, she graced magazi...

Shields and Yarnell: Robot Mime Comedy At Its Finest

Entertainment | September 10, 2020

Shields and Yarnell -- the robot-imitating mime team of Robert Shields and Lorene Yarnell -- pushed the boundaries of entertainment during the 1970s when goofy ske...

'How Do You Sleep?:' John Lennon's Most Ungroovy Anti-McCartney Rant

Music | September 9, 2020

Musician John Lennon formerly of "The Beatles" performs onstage at the Chrysler Arena on December 10, 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Tom Copi/...

Why Star Trek? Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura & Sulu's Endless Appeal, Explained

Entertainment | September 8, 2020

Whether you're a Trekkie, Trekker, or just along for the ride with the crew of the USS Enterprise, Gene Roddenberry's vision of a harmonious...

'Daisy,' LBJ's Anti-Goldwater TV Ad That Ran Only Once And Shocked A Nation

Culture | September 7, 2020

On September 7th, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson's "Daisy" TV advertisement changed political campaigns forever. The ad, which presented Johnson a...

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Druggiest Kids' Show Ever

Entertainment | September 6, 2020

H.R. Pufnstuff, the 1969 children's show created by Sid and Marty Krofft, was a drug-fueled fantasy -- right? Evidence for the drugginess of the show begins with the titul...

Joanna Cameron: Mighty Isis, TV's First Super Lady, Then And Now

Entertainment | September 5, 2020

In the mid-'70s, the superhero Isis, played by Joanna Cameron, blazed the trail for super-powered TV heroines. The September 1975 debut of Isis on the ...

Remember ABC Wide World Of Sports' 'Agony Of Defeat' Guy? Ski Jumper Vinko Bogataj Facts

Entertainment | September 4, 2020

Yugoslavian entrant Vinko Bogataj's famous 1970 ski jump on March 21 at the World Ski Flying Championships in Obersdorf, Germany. ...

Donovan's 'Sunshine Superman,' The First Psychedelic #1 Hit: Facts And Stories

Music | September 3, 2020

When the psychedelic revolution happened, Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" made history as the first trippy tune to top the Billboard pop c...

The Star Wars Toy Empire Launched With An Empty Box

Entertainment | September 2, 2020

New Star Wars toys, particularly action figures, are inevitable with the release of each film in the 40-plus year-old movie franchise. But when the very first Star ...

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