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Bellbottoms on the Strip!

Did you dress like this, once upon a time? Felt good, huh? 1966, and teenagers flocked to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. So the police tried to enforce a strict 10 pm curfew, which led to mini-riots, sort of, and that led to the Buffalo Springfield song that beings, “Something happening here / What it

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Waterbeds

Remember waterbeds? Everyone has at least one story of a waterbed springing a leak. Happened to you or your friend or (in my case) a newlywed cousin. I just found two great pieces about the waterbed. The first, a very entertaining talk and video featuring the creator, Charles Hall, is here, on CNN. The second requires

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The Lennon Sisters: Baby Boomer Ideals

Should it be idols or ideals? (anyone remember Eric von Zipper and  Beach Blanket Bingo?) Anyway, the Lennon Sisters. Everyone’s parents and grandparents watched The Lawrence Welk Show, and the Lennon Sister was as close as that show came to youth. Who were they and where are they now? Fortunately, there are websites that answer

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Pictures That Won’t Be In the Book

The Boomer Book of Christmas Memories is complete.  Yay! The last picture has been added, the final copy has been proofed, and the next time I see it, it will be a bound, beautiful, full-color book. And . . . weirdly . . . I’m now finding more pictures. Like this one of Gene Autry.

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Johnny Marks and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You may not know the name or the face, but you’ve heard his songs. You’ve grown up with them. Songs like . . . Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Holly Jolly Christmas Silver and Gold (and all the other songs from the TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree I Heard the

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