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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.

What We Loved About Record Stores Back In The Day

April 24, 2019

Left: Shop founder Geoff Travis in the Rough Trade Shop, London, circa 1977. So...

How MAD Magazine Covered The '60s: What, Me Hippie?

April 23, 2019

MAD covers from April 1968 and June 1970 by Norman Mingo and Jack Davis. Sour...

Vaughn Meader's 'First Family:' The JFK Comedy Album Th...

April 21, 2019

Left: cover of 'The First Family," from 1962; right: President Kennedy...

Why Do So Many People Think The Moon Landing Was Fake?

April 19, 2019

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the...

Scilla Gabel: The Sophia Loren Body Double We Never Kne...

April 14, 2019

The Italian actress Scilla Gabel (Gianfranca Gabellini) doing stretchi...

Kent State Shootings, 1970: Four Dead In Ohio

April 13, 2019

National Guard Opening Fire on Kent State University Demonstrators, Ohio, USA, 1970...

'Warriors, Come Out To Play:' Story Of The Line From A ...

April 12, 2019

Source: (imdb.com) "Warriors, come out to play."The line from The Wa...

Outlaw Country: How Willie, Waylon And Others Broke Fre...

April 11, 2019

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings enjoy a drink together in New York i...

The Other Singing Jacksons: Where Are They Now?

April 10, 2019

1978: Janet Jackson (C) with her brothers (L-R) Marlon, Michael, Tito, Randy, and...

Trailblazer Actress And Sportscaster Jayne Kennedy, The...

April 7, 2019

Jayne Kennedy poses for a portrait in circa 1985 in Los Angeles, Calif...

Santana's 'Abraxas:' The Sexy Album Cover That Was A Re...

April 6, 2019

A detail of 'Annunciation' (see the full version below); Carlos Santan...

Your Dad Loved This Beer: Defunct And Zombie Brews Of T...

April 5, 2019

Ballantine, Rheingold and Knickerbocker bottlecaps. All feature the Pe...

What Is 'Deliverance's 'Squeal Like A Pig' Scene Really...

April 4, 2019

You've heard the line "squeal like a pig!" and you're probably awar...

50 Visual Gags In 'Airplane!' -- Surely You Caught Them...

April 2, 2019

There are few movies as dense and re-watchable as the 1980 comedy A...

True Stories Of Big Hair And Bad Judgment: The Dirt On ...

March 29, 2019

Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil of Motley Crue on May 11, 1984 in Chicago, I...

'American Graffiti:' True Stories About The First Ever ...

March 26, 2019

Ron Howard and Cindy Williams on the set of the film 'American Graffit...

Actress Jean Seberg And The Black Panthers: Did The FBI...

March 22, 2019

June 18: 1957: Actress Jean Seberg (1938 - 1979) arriving at London Ai...

Stevie Nicks Has A Shawl Vault And Harry Styles Is Her ...

March 20, 2019

Stevie Nicks performing live onstage in 1978. (Photo by Richard E. Aar...

'I'm Walkin' Here!:' Dustin Hoffman's 'Midnight Cowboy'...

March 18, 2019

Source: United Artists It's an involuntary reaction for many of u...

The Beatles And The Maharishi: Failed Spiritual Quest '...

March 14, 2019

The Beatles and their wives at the Rishikesh in India with the Maharis...

The 24 Songs Elton John Will Play On His Farewell Tour

March 11, 2019

Elton John performs in concert circa 1975 in London, England. (Photo by...

Captain Marvel In The '70s: The Far-Out Epic Behind The...

March 7, 2019

Captain Marvel on the verge of losing the ultimate battle to Thanos, w...

Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited - Look Closer

February 6, 2019

Some photos don’t need to be edited, especially when they show what life was l...

How Charles Manson Ruined Dennis Wilson's Life

February 3, 2019

Beach Boy Dennis Wilson in 1971. Source: Wikimedia Commons In the late 1960s,...

'I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning:' The 'Apoca...

February 2, 2019

Lionsgate/United Artists "I love the smell of napalm in the morni...

Johnny Cash: True Stories Of The Wildman In Black

February 1, 2019

Johnny Cash at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1966. (Getty/Photo by Jan Olof...

What Caused The Great Inflation Of The 1970s?

January 31, 2019

October 9, 1974: Close-up of President Gerald Ford during a press conference in the...

How Laurel Canyon Became Rock Star Central In The 1960s...

January 30, 2019

'The Hollywood Vampires' (L-R -- John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice ...

Alka-Seltzer's 'I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing:'...

January 29, 2019

Actor and comedian Milt Moss. Source: (Miles Laboratories) Certai...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. ...