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The Night Marc Bolan (T. Rex) Made Glam Rock The Next B...

March 24, 2021

TOP OF THE POPS Photo of Marc BOLAN and T REX, Marc Bolan (Photo by Ron Howard/Redferns) For his first appearance on the British music show Top of the Pops Ma...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: How A Ballet Dancer Became A Cold ...

January 27, 2021

Russian-born American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov with hair and makeup crew during the American Ballet Theatre's production of 'Other Dances,' New York, N...

Who Was Syd Barrett? Biography Of Pink Floyd's Mad Geni...

January 6, 2021

Roger Waters and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd pose for a portrait in 1967 in London, England (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Once upon a time, Pink...

Remember ABC Wide World Of Sports' 'Agony Of Defeat' Gu...

September 4, 2020

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

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's Famous Flute Man, Stories A...

August 10, 2020

Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull performs live on stage at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London on November 14 1974 (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns) Few r...

What Changed Richard Simmons? The 'Fat People Die Young...

July 12, 2020

Richard Simmons has been a flamboyant fitness evangelist for over four decades. What makes him such a tireless fanatic? A near-death experience -- if only a ...

Billy Preston: Stories And Life Of The (Almost) Fifth B...

July 7, 2020

Billy Preston (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Billy Preston left his mark on the pop charts with the hits "Will It Go Round In Circles?," "Nothi...

Larry Walters: 'Lawnchair Larry's Balloon Flight Made H...

July 2, 2020

Larry Walters, or "Lawnchair Larry," took to the sky in 1982, ascending to a an altitude of over three miles in a chair lifted by helium-filled balloons. He'...

What Was 'Dance Fever?' Deney Terrio's Disco Showmanshi...

June 15, 2020

Every week from 1979 to 1987 Deney Terrio and Motion brought Dance Fever into the homes of people across the country. Created by Merv Griffin, the series was...

Mr. Center Square: Paul Lynde's Strange Celebrity Story

June 13, 2020

Television in the 1960s and ‘70s wouldn’t be the same without Paul Lynde, the beloved, sassy comic actor who was best known for his work as the center square on...

Jacques Cousteau: His 'Undersea World' Made Us All Want...

June 11, 2020

Jacques Cousteau circa 1971. Source: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images Jacques Cousteau was to oceans what Neil Degrasse Tyson is to astronomy, only mores...

Tom Jones, The Unusual Star With The Biggest Voice: Sto...

June 7, 2020

Tom Jones performing in Atlanta in 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Roaring out of Wales with a show-stopping baritone, Tom Jones became fa...

Ray Kroc: McDonald's Founder's Life, Legacy, And Storie...

April 15, 2020

The sign says McDonald's, but it's Ray Kroc whose name and face are on the plaque inside. Fast food as we know it was shaped by the late Kroc, who opened his...

1962: Original Bassist For The Beatles, Stuart Sutcliff...

April 10, 2020

George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and John Lennon photographed in 1960 by Astrid Kirchherr. © Astrid Kirchherr / Getty Images Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist for T...

Muddy Waters: The Father Of Chicago Blues Who Named The...

April 4, 2020

UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24, 1968: JAZZ AT THE MALTINGS Photo of Muddy WATERS, performing live on TV show (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) With classics like...

Marlon Brando: Stories, Bio, And Facts You Didn't Know ...

April 3, 2020

Marlon Brando on the set of The Wild One, directed by Laslo Benedek. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) In A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), O...

Christian Dior: A Man Who Started His Career At 41, Cha...

March 9, 2020

Christian Dior circa 1950. (Photo by Eugene KAMMERMAN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Christian Dior is one of the most well known names in fashion. Following W...

Rupert Holmes: Biography Of A Man Who Was More Than Pin...

February 24, 2020

ritish-born American singer-songwriter, musician and writer, Rupert Holmes, by the Thames at Richmond, London, 30th December 1975. (Photo by Michael Putland/Get...

1981: Charles Rocket, SNL's Next Big Star, Is Fired For...

February 21, 2020

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Pictured: Charles Rocket during the 'Weekend Update' on December 20, 1980 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank Whe...

Lee Marvin: A Man's Man, Pacifist, Progressive, And Com...

February 19, 2020

Lee Marvin was one of Hollywood's tough guys, taking no guff in such films as The Killers (1964), The Professionals (1966), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Point ...

When David Gilmour Joined Pink Floyd, It Was Supposed T...

February 18, 2020

Pink Floyd, (L-R; Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters) pose for a publicity still circa 1973. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) ...

Barry White Survived Gang Life And Prison, Became Love ...

February 14, 2020

Barry White. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Barry White told us "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby," "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Ba...

Liberace: Biography Of A Larger-Than-Life Man, With Lot...

February 4, 2020

Portrait of flamboyant pianist Liberace. (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) Flamboyant pianist Liberace had a story like no one else. As the h...

Tommy Ramone Set The Pace For The Ramones -- Then He Qu...

January 29, 2020

The Ramones in London on May 19, 1977. L-R. Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone (front), Joey Ramone (back), Dee Dee Ramone (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns) When punk ...

How A Hockey Player Became Canada’s Starbucks

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...

Sidney Gottlieb, MKUltra And Brainwashing's Mystery Man

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...

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

December 11, 2019

As the bassist and songwriter behind Mötley Crüe’s biggest hits Nikki Sixx been able to shout at the devil and run into a lot of girls, girls, girls. He also...

Starring Sammy Davis Jr. As Mr. Show Business: Inspirin...

December 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe leans on a Singer Automobile as she watches entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. on the set of the movie "How To Marry A Mill...

Frank Serpico, The Original Whistleblower, Was NYPD's G...

December 5, 2019

Frank Serpico is a former New York City cop whose anti-corruption stance made him unpopular in the NYPD. Ultimately, though, his whistleblowing efforts to ca...

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

December 2, 2019

Left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from the hugely popular Rankin-Bass TV special. Right: Johnny Marks in 1977. Sources: IMDB; William N. Jacobellis / (c) NY...

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

November 28, 2019

Randy Newman circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images It’s a jungle out there for Randy Newman, the movie-soundtrack songwriter famous for dram...

The Twinkie Defense Myth: How Dan White, Harvey Milk's ...

November 27, 2019

Dan White and Twinkies. Sources: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images; Wikimedia Commons Can a diet of Twinkies lead to murder? If you buy the "Twinkie defen...

Fonzie Says 'Aaay!': Facts And Stories Of Henry Winkler...

November 15, 2019

Henry Winkler as the Fonz on 'Happy Days.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images On Happy Da...

Steve McQueen Stories: A Life And Biography Filled With...

November 7, 2019

Actor Steve McQueen and wife taking Sulphur bath at home, 1963. (Photo by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) Even though he passed awa...

Dan Haggerty Really Was Grizzly Adams: True Story Of TV...

October 4, 2019

Bozo the Bear as Ben, and Dan Haggerty as James 'Grizzly' Adams. Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Dan Haggerty won us over as Griz...

Cookie Monster Was First Created As A Promotion For 'Mu...

September 10, 2019

Sesame Street Muppet Cookie Monster poses for photographs during a press conference in January 2013. Photo by Georg Wendt/picture alliance via Getty Images If...

Before Fake News, Walter Cronkite Was 'Most Trusted Man...

August 9, 2019

Once there was a newsman named Walter Cronkite. He was a war correspondent who went on to be a CBS news anchor, and during his 19-year run he gave us the str...

Magic Smackdown!: When 'Amazing' Randi Humiliated Uri G...

July 15, 2019

In 1973, spoon-bending "psychic" Uri Geller appeared on The Tonight Show -- and walked into a trap set by host Johnny Carson and the magician/skeptic James "...

Young Frankenstein's Igor, And More: The Marty Feldman ...

July 7, 2019

With his bulging eyes, Marty Feldman was one of the most distinctive faces in entertainment, with an unforgettable appearance as Igor in Mel Brooks' 1974 com...

Mr. Wizard, TV's Original Science Guy: Highly Experimen...

July 3, 2019

For decades, Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, wowed American youngsters with science. Watch Mr. Wizard's demonstrations of chemistry and physics, oft...

Clint Eastwood: A Cowboy On Screen And In The Director'...

June 29, 2019

As "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Josey Wales, and "The Man With No Name," Clint Eastwood established himself as one of the great screen badasses of the '60s and '7...

Bobby Fischer, Cold War Chess Hero: His Rise And Eccent...

June 28, 2019

Left: Bobby Fischer in an undated photo. Right: Fischer poses for a portrait in the photographer's home in 1971 in New York City, New York. Credits: IMDB; David...

Paul McCartney: The Beatle Who Grew Wings And Ditched M...

June 19, 2019

Left: Promotional still from 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016). Right: McCartney and wife Linda McCartney from Wings backstage at Newca...

How Funny Fighter Jackie Chan Became The Action Comedy ...

June 16, 2019

Left: Jackie Chan in 'Drunken Master' (1978). Right: Chan at the Trocadero in Paris in 1981. Sources: IMDB; URLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In a career that...

Rise Of The 'Moonies:' Is The Unification Church A Cult...

May 8, 2019

Right: Unification Church leader Sun Myung Moon presiding over mass wedding ceremony in the early '80s. Left: Moon with President Nixon in 1974. Sources: Allan ...

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

March 14, 2019

The Beatles and their wives at the Rishikesh in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, March 1968. Seated in front of the Maharishi are Jane Asher, Paul McCartne...

Bon Scott: The AC/DC Frontman's Real-Life Highway To He...

March 8, 2019

Singer Bon Scott from Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns) Think of the great frontmen of r...

The Mysterious Captain of Captain And Tennille: Who Was...

January 3, 2019

Left: Captain & Tennille on the cover of their 1980 album 'Keeping Our Love Warm.' Right: Daryl Dragon, a.k.a. Captain, on 25th August 1975. Source: IMDB; Ph...

With 'American Top 40' And Shaggy, Casey Kasem Narrated...

December 15, 2018

Left: Casey Kasem in the Top 40 studio in 1998. Right: Shaggy Rogers from 'Scooby Doo,' one of many animated characters Kasem. Sources: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Ge...

Doug Henning Was The Magic Rainbow Unicorn Of Magic

December 11, 2018

In the 1970s, the world of magic was dominated by two people, the dashing and debonair David Copperfield, and the groovy hippie Doug Henning. Magic is show business...

Andre The Giant: Fierce In The Ring But Mr. Nice Guy In...

December 10, 2018

Though his English was not good or intelligible, Andre the Giant, the pro wrestler, became a beloved entertainer for an American and global fan base. He was ...

The Legacy Of Graham Bond

December 1, 2018

Graham Bond performs on stage with the Graham Bond Organization at the National Jazz and Blues Festival, Richmond, United Kingdom, 7th August 1965. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki/ASP/Getty Images) ...

Joe Walsh: More Than Just A Member Of The Eagles

October 8, 2018

Joe Walsh of the Eagles at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, August 19, 1978. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) No doubt that you know Joe Walsh was known for being...

Lee Majors: The Six Million Dollar Man Who Became The F...

September 26, 2018

'The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War,' from 1973, starring Britt Ekland as Soviet agent Katrina Volana and Lee Majors as Steve Austin. Photo by ABC ...

Frank Zappa: Rock's Greatest Genius, Joker, Or Both?

September 24, 2018

Frank Zappa photographed in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 17 1972 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns) Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention band was one of th...

Robert Palmer: He Had a Soulful and Jazzy Style!

September 19, 2018

Robert Palmer Posed In New York NEW YORK: Singer Robert Palmer posed in New York in 1978 (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) From his musical interest in early childho...

Dom DeLuise: The Funnyman Mel Brooks & Burt Reynolds Re...

September 14, 2018

Dom DeLuise having a laugh, and portraying the not-amused Emperor Nero in 'History Of The World, Part I.' Source: Getty/Moviepix; IMDB Jolly and indulgent act...

Alice Cooper, Godfather Of Shock Rock: Welcome To His N...

September 12, 2018

Alice Cooper circa 1975 in New York City. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images) Alice Cooper has had hits -- like "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen" and "No Mor...

Burt Reynolds - “Gunsmoke,” “Deliverance,” “Smokey and ...

September 7, 2018

Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) As you have probably already heard, Burt Reynolds, an iconic, America...

John Denver: America's Favorite Country Boy In The '70s

August 20, 2018

Left: John Denver on 'Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell' on September 20, 1975. (Photo by Ann Limongello/ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) Right: Denve...

Randolph Mantooth On Emergency!: John Gage To The Rescu...

August 17, 2018

Randolph Mantooth as Johnny Gage on 'Emergency!' Sources: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; IMDB In 1972, the world created by Dragnet and Adam-12 got a ...

Jack Klugman: 'Odd Couple's Oscar Madison Was A Regular...

August 8, 2018

Jack Klugman photographed June 4, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via GettyImages) As Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple, Jack Klugman became American TV ...

Jim Croce's 1973 Death, And The Music We'll Never Hear

July 27, 2018

He left a treasured body of work, but we didn't get enough Jim Croce. "Time In A Bottle," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Operator," "I Got A Name," "You Don't Mess Aro...

George Thorogood – A Career Inspired by The Blues

July 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - 1978: George Thorogood performs live in 1978 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/ Michael Ochs Archive/ Getty Images) The iconi...

Garrett Morris: Chico Escuela Been Berry Berry Good For...

July 11, 2018

Left: Garrett Morris on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1980. Right: Morris in 'Cooley High' (1975). Sources: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; IMDB ...

Music GREAT, Bob Seger!

July 2, 2018

Bob Seger On Stage Musician Bob Seger performs, Michigan, July 2, 1977. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Bob Seger is one of those musicians that has stood the test of time. He has been ente...

Parody Song Master Weird Al Yankovic: True Story Of A C...

June 13, 2018

Music/Video Parodist Al Yankovic holding food with chop-sticks at Bao Wow' Chinese restaurant in1986. (Photo by Ben Martin/Getty Images) For "Weird Al" Yan...

Ritchie Valens Proved Rock 'N Roll Could Have A Latin B...

February 22, 2018

Left: Ritchie Valens' grave. Right: Photo of Ritchie Valens. Sources: Wikimedia Commons; Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Ritchie Valens left us "L...

Who Was Tiny Tim? The 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' Guy, ...

February 6, 2018

Tiny Tim (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Tiny Tim, the "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" singer, was an odd one -- even by '60s standards. He was know...

Bozo The Clown: What Did He Do And What Was His Legacy?

January 29, 2018

Larry Harmon (left), the original Bozo the clown, and the current Bozo (right) pose with aspiring Bozo's at a Hollywood audition. (Photo by © Steve Starr/CORBIS/Co...

CCR’s Famous Front Man, John Fogerty

December 8, 2017

JANUARY 01: Photo of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL and John FOGERTY; of Creedence Clearwater Revival, posed (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns) Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) ...

Mel Brooks: A Peek Inside of a Brilliant Mind

December 6, 2017

1978: Head shot of American comedic actor, writer, and director Mel Brooks acting surprised. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Mel Brooks might possibly be one of the...

Hogan's Homicide: The Strange Life And Death Of Bob Cra...

November 9, 2017

As Colonel Hogan on Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane played an American prisoner of war held by Nazi Germans during World War II. It was a strange premise for a sit...

Tom Petty's Songs Live On: The American Treasure's Lega...

October 4, 2017

Tom Petty performs at the Poplar Creek Music Theater in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, June 18, 1980. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) We'll never forget the l...

Bruce Lee, The Fighter Who Won Top Billing But Left Too...

November 29, 2016

There's precious little to the filmography of Bruce Lee: The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973) and The ...

Bob Dylan: The Best Songwriter There Ever Was

November 29, 2016

Bob Dylan's songs and spirit changed the world -- in the early '60s, when popular music was fun and benign, Dylan wrote and recorded music that spoke to young people like...

Evel Knievel: Soaring Over Snakes And Snake River Canyo...

November 29, 2016

Left: Evel Knievel is helped to his feet after crashing during his attempt to jump thirteen buses inside Wembley Stadium, London, 26th May 1975. Right: The popu...