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Interesting Facts About the Beatles and the Monkees

Interesting Facts About the Beatles and the Monkees

Eddie Deezen October 29, 2014 0

The Beatles vs. “The Monkees”… Well, that’s really no contest, is it? Isn’t that rather like comparing Marilyn Monroe to J. Lo? Jim Carrey to Pauly Shore? As we all well know and readily

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The Day the Beatles Ran a Relay Race

The Day the Beatles Ran a Relay Race

Eddie Deezen October 22, 2014 1

It was May 11, 1965. The Beatles were on location, wrapping up filming their second movie “Help!” The “Help!” director, Richard Lester, was to film a few atmosphere and scenery shots in London the

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Harpo Marx and His Habit of Shedding His Clothing at Random Times

Harpo Marx and His Habit of Shedding His Clothing at Random Times

Eddie Deezen October 21, 2014 0

Adolph Arthur “Harpo” Marx was a brilliant, delightful, completely original comedian. Any fan of the Marx brothers and the wonderful movies (as I am) knows this. In the Marx brothers movies, Harpo played a

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Paul McCartney’s “Scrambled Eggs,” which Evolved Into One of the Most Recorded Songs of All Time

Paul McCartney’s “Scrambled Eggs,” which Evolved Into One of the Most Recorded Songs of All Time

Eddie Deezen October 15, 2014 1

“I reckon ‘Yesterday’ is probably my best song. I like it not only because it was a big success, but because it was one of the most instinctive songs I’ve ever written. I was

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The #1 Song the Beatles Turned Down

The #1 Song the Beatles Turned Down

Eddie Deezen October 14, 2014 0

The Beatles had more number one hit records than anyone in the history of music. Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Madonna, the Supremes and every other music legend takes a backseat

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Who is McDonald in McDonald’s Restaurant

Who is McDonald in McDonald’s Restaurant

Eddie Deezen October 13, 2014 2

Mark R. asks: Was there a real “McDonald” that started McDonald’s or is it like the fictitious Betty Crocker? McDonald’s is, without question, the most successful, popular, and influential fast-food restaurant chain in recorded

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The Day the Beatles Were Awarded MBE Medals

The Day the Beatles Were Awarded MBE Medals

Eddie Deezen October 9, 2014 1

It was early May of 1965, the Beatles were busy in Twickenham studios in London, working on their second movie “Help!” During a break in filming, their manager, Brian Epstein, showed up in a

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Al Jolson- Misunderstood Hero or Villain?

Al Jolson- Misunderstood Hero or Villain?

Eddie Deezen October 9, 2014 2

Ask most movie fans, “What was the first ‘talkie’?” The most frequent reply tends to be “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson. This is a “sort of” correct answer, but not really. The earliest

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“She Loves You” and The Start of Beatlemania

“She Loves You” and The Start of Beatlemania

Eddie Deezen August 28, 2014 1

This is where Beatlemania begins.  Along with the then “shocking” Beatle haircuts, this song is “the” symbol, “the signature tune” of the early Beatles- the four happy, cheerful, chipper, and harmless moptops.  This is

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The Only Major League Baseball Player to Openly Admit He was Gay During His Career Also May Have “Invented” the High-Five

The Only Major League Baseball Player to Openly Admit He was Gay During His Career Also May Have “Invented” the High-Five

Eddie Deezen July 15, 2014 0

“They can’t say that a gay man can’t play in the Majors, because I’m a gay man and I made it.”- Glenn BurkeMajor League Baseball has been going strong now for well over a

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John Lennon’s First Girlfriend

John Lennon’s First Girlfriend

Eddie Deezen June 23, 2014 0

Barbara Baker’s earliest recollections of John Lennon were of little John perching up in a tree and shooting arrows at her and all the other girls passing by.  Later, she also recalled encountering Lennon’s

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The Teenage Girl Who Bawled Out John Lennon

The Teenage Girl Who Bawled Out John Lennon

Eddie Deezen February 24, 2014 0

In 1967, the Beatles filmed their only made-for-TV movie.  It was called “Magical Mystery Tour“.  The film itself is an interesting, checkered, odd little movie directed and edited by the Beatles themselves. It was,

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When the Beatles Met Muhammad Ali

When the Beatles Met Muhammad Ali

Eddie Deezen February 11, 2014 3

It was February 18, 1964. The Beatles had arrived in America just 11 days earlier and had taken the nation by storm. They already had the number one record on the charts and several

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The First U.S. Presidential Assassination Attempt

The First U.S. Presidential Assassination Attempt

Eddie Deezen December 27, 2013 3

There have been four assassinations of U.S. Presidents to date. Two are very famous and two not as well-known. The first assassination of a President is both well-known and well-documented. On April 14, 1865,

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“Little Buddy”- The Life of Bob “Gilligan” Denver

“Little Buddy”- The Life of Bob “Gilligan” Denver

Eddie Deezen December 26, 2013 0

Robert Osbourne David Denver was born in new Rochelle, New York, on January 9, 1935 (that is exactly one day after the birth of Elvis Presley.) Just as his “distinguished-sounding” real name seems a

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Paul McCartney’s First Steady Girlfriend

Paul McCartney’s First Steady Girlfriend

Eddie Deezen December 26, 2013 0

Dorothy “Dot” Rhone, a quiet girl from Liverpool, England, was abused by her heavy drinker father.  She also had a very emotionally distant mother.  She grew up terribly shy, introverted and withdrawn and didn’t

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John Lennon and The Making of His Last Album

John Lennon and The Making of His Last Album

Eddie Deezen December 23, 2013 3

When John Lennon and Yoko Ono stepped into New York’s “The Hit Factory” on August 7, 1980, it was quite the occasion. John was returning to the music-making game after a five year absence.

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Babe Ruth – The Ladies’ Man

Babe Ruth – The Ladies’ Man

Eddie Deezen December 23, 2013 7

A former teammate of Babe Ruth’s once recalled the Bambino by saying, “You’ve got to remember, this guy wasn’t born. He fell out of a tree.” Ruth grabbed life by the throat (or maybe

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