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The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

Eddie Deezen February 13, 2013 3

Much of the genesis of the Beatles is a bit nebulous and is often argued, but most Beatles historians cite the date, July 6, 1957, as the official beginning of the Beatles. John Lennon,

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The Story Behind Marylin Monroe’s Nude Calendar

The Story Behind Marylin Monroe’s Nude Calendar

Eddie Deezen January 23, 2013 0

It was 1949, then as now, countless thousands of young actresses in Hollywood were unemployed.  Many give up the struggle.  Others take a wrong turn and make decisions they will later regret. A certain

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How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

Eddie Deezen January 2, 2013 0

Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” was not the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record to be recorded.  In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first Rock record.  “Rock Around the Clock” was,

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Ernest Borgnine Facts

Ernest Borgnine Facts

Eddie Deezen December 31, 2012 4

As someone who’s been lucky enough to work in movies and is a gigantically huge movie fan on top of that, I was saddened this last July by the death of the great Ernest

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The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

Daven Hiskey December 27, 2012 0

Today I found out the Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein. The song was originally inspired by a friend of Silverstein’s, Jean Shepherd (noted writer, actor, radio personality,

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Greatest Rock Song- The Stairway to Heaven Story

Greatest Rock Song- The Stairway to Heaven Story

Eddie Deezen December 27, 2012 7

It was voted in 2000 by VH1 as the #3 song on its list of “Greatest Rock Songs” and landed the #31 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Greatest Songs of All-Time” list.   Written by

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The Dirty Harry Story

The Dirty Harry Story

Eddie Deezen December 20, 2012 1

In a 2009 MTV poll, Dirty Harry was voted the “Greatest Movie Badass of all-time”…  Not exactly an Academy Award, but nonetheless, Clint Eastwood’s maverick police detective “Dirty Harry” Callahan was to become one

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The Guy Who Did the Voice for Tony the Tiger also Sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

The Guy Who Did the Voice for Tony the Tiger also Sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Daven Hiskey December 18, 2012 3

Today I found out the guy who did the voice for Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger also sang the iconic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” song in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Was One of the Bond Girls Really Formerly a Man?

Was One of the Bond Girls Really Formerly a Man?

Daven Hiskey December 13, 2012 26

Brenda asks: Did one of the Bond girls really used to be a man? That depends on how you define “man” and “Bond girl”.  If you define “man” as a person who was born

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Bigger Than Jesus

Bigger Than Jesus

Eddie Deezen December 6, 2012 2

It seems only appropriate that the single most controversial quote from the Beatles, by any Beatle, was uttered by John Lennon, the group’s unspoken leader and most colorful member. On March 4, 1966, the

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Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2012 4

Brenda Mae Tarpley (a.k.a. Brenda Lee and “Little Miss Dynamite”) was born to an extremely poor family in December of 1944.  Things took a turn for the worse when her father, a onetime semi-pro

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What Did Barney Rubble Do for a Living

What Did Barney Rubble Do for a Living

Eddie Deezen November 29, 2012 3

In 1960, the first ever prime-time animated TV series took to the air. The Flintstones was, pretty obviously, a blatant, albeit animated, take-off (read rip-off) of the legendary TV series The Honeymooners. The similarities

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The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Eddie Deezen November 27, 2012 2

In November of 1966, The Monkees‘ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville”, went to number one on the charts two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered.  The Partridge Family (a series

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The Beatles Song Named for a Woman that was About a Man

The Beatles Song Named for a Woman that was About a Man

Eddie Deezen November 15, 2012 1

The Beatles were famous for their beautiful, inspired love songs dedicated to women- “Michelle”, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Julia”, “Lovely Rita”, “Lady Madonna”, “Dear Prudence”.  Even other Beatles’ classics, not

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15 Famous People Who’ve Spent Time in Jail

15 Famous People Who’ve Spent Time in Jail

Eddie Deezen November 14, 2012 1

1) Mark Wahlberg: Wahlberg, born the youngest of nine children all living in a three bedroom apartment, dropped out of school around the age of fourteen and joined a gang.  During this time, he

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Why Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Split Up

Why Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Split Up

Eddie Deezen November 1, 2012 9

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were, in my own humble opinion, the greatest comedy team in the history of show business. I like Laurel and Hardy very much; I love the Marx Brothers and

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Sleeping Beauty is Based on a Story Where a Married King Finds a Girl Asleep and Can’t Wake Her, So Rapes Her Instead

Sleeping Beauty is Based on a Story Where a Married King Finds a Girl Asleep and Can’t Wake Her, So Rapes Her Instead

Daven Hiskey October 29, 2012 3

Today I found out Sleeping Beauty is based on a story where a married king finds a girl asleep and can’t wake her, so rapes her instead. The story is called The Sun, the

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How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

Eddie Deezen October 1, 2012 2

Today I found out four of the five Marx brothers got their nicknames during a poker game. The famed Marx family comedy act was made up of Julius, Adolph, Leonard, Milton, and Herbert Marx.

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