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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

Nerds On Acid: The Internet's Founders Did LSD In The 1...

January 16, 2020

An unidentified boy wearing headphones and a 'psychedelic disk' on his...

Ronnie Van Zant Of Lynyrd Skynyrd Predicted His Own Dea...

January 15, 2020

Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd in a recording studio, August 12, 19...

Joe DiMaggio Couldn't Stand Being Married To Marilyn Mo...

January 14, 2020

June 2, 1955: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio appear in public, togeth...

How A Hockey Player Became Canada’s Starbucks

January 12, 2020

Left: Tim Horton touting his famous donuts. Right: Horton's 1962 Toronto Maple Le...

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

January 11, 2020

Tanya Roberts holding a perch with a bird on it in a scene from the fi...

'Scared Straight:' Did The Famous 1978 Program Work? (N...

January 10, 2020

Left: Teens in the 'Scared Straight' audience. Right: Memorable partic...

Crystal Gayle, The 'Brown Eyes Blue' Country Star, Then...

January 9, 2020

Crystal Gayle performs onstage at the Volunteer Jam , Nashville, Tenne...

The Truth About 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds:' Is It ...

January 4, 2020

Left: Elton John's chart-topping cover of 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamon...

Did Sid Vicious Kill Nancy Spungen? Everything We Know....

January 2, 2020

Sid Vicious, of punk rock group the Sex Pistols, with his girlfriend N...

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve: Ringing In The New...

December 31, 2019

Publicity photo of Dick Clark for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve...

New Year's Eve 1978: The Grateful Dead's 8-Hour Concert...

December 29, 2019

The Grateful Dead perform at Winterland on December 31, 1978 in San Fr...

Muriel Siebert: The First Woman To Have A Seat On The N...

December 28, 2019

January 16, 1968: Muriel Siebert appears pleased with what she sees on...

Carrie Fisher: True Stories Of The Life And Loves Of Pr...

December 27, 2019

Actress Carrie Fisher poses on the beach for Star Wars in October 1983...

World Trade Center: The Tallest Building In The World

December 23, 2019

World Trade Center (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images) ...

Eartha Kitt: Young Catwoman of 'Batman,' And 'Santa Bab...

December 22, 2019

BATMAN - "The Funny Feline Felonies" - Airdate December 28, 1967. (Pho...

Benedetta Barzini: Young Warhol & Dali Muse, Then And N...

December 20, 2019

Vogue, 1970: Model Benedetta Barzini walks in profile wearing a Forque...

Thelma Howard, Walt Disney's Maid, Received Shares Of D...

December 17, 2019

Thelma Howard with her son in a photo believed to be taken around 1941...

Gayla Peevey Of 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas' F...

December 14, 2019

Source: YouTube “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopo...

France Nuyen: 'Star Trek' And 'South Pacific' Icon, The...

December 13, 2019

Left: France Nuyen, French actress, wearing a print pattern swimsuit, ...

1970: Jim Morrison's Final Concert With The Doors

December 12, 2019

Jim Morrison circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images On Decem...

Where Is Nikki Sixx Now? Stories And Facts About Motley...

December 11, 2019

As the bassist and songwriter behind Mötley Crüe’s biggest hits Nik...

Jose Feliciano's 'Feliz Navidad:' How The 1970 Christma...

December 9, 2019

Feliz Navidad, I wanna wish you a merry Christmas… the holiday woul...

KFC: Japan's Groovy Christmas Tradition That Started In...

December 4, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Kurisumasu. Source: kfc.co.jp Ever...

Who Wrote 'Rudolph?' Meet Johnny Marks, A 'Holly Jolly'...

December 2, 2019

Left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from the hugely popular Rankin-B...

Richard Pryor: True Stories And Famous Jokes Of A Legen...

December 1, 2019

Comedian Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005) performing on stage at the Audit...

Randy Newman: Stories, Facts & Trivia About The Movie M...

November 28, 2019

Randy Newman circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images ...

In 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis Was Arrested Drunk, Waving Gun...

November 23, 2019

Jerry Lee Lewis relaxing in his hotel suite in London, 25th April 1972...

The National Lampoon Radio Hour: Albums, History Of Com...

November 21, 2019

Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Garry Goodrow, and Alice Peyton. Source: Ma...

Jonestown Massacre: What It Meant To 'Drink The Kool-Ai...

November 18, 2019

Jim Jones. Photo by Michèle VIGNES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Near...

The Star Wars Holiday Special (Christmas): A Bizarre Dr...

November 17, 2019

If this looks like Art Carney talking to a Wookiee, that's because it ...