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One Summer Night in Newport

One Summer Night in Newport

I didn’t get to Woodstock—I was working that weekend and anyway, in retrospect, three days of peace, love and mud might not have been my cup of tea. But I did bear witness to another high-water mark in music history. I was there the night Bob Dylan cut the cords that tied him to his […]

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He'll Always Be King To Me

He’ll Always Be The King To Me

I consider myself an “early boomer” having been born a few years prior to the defining year of 1946—the beginning of the baby boomer years. Oh, yes, I remember the drive-in movies where the experience was more about how many people you could pack into the car and still be admitted in.  We all went […]

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Remembering My Hippie Days

Fellow Boomers, How long do you hold on to stuff? Well, here’s one for the nostalgia books! This past weekend while cleaning out my storage closet I discovered an old pair of bell-bottom pants.  They had to be at least over 40 years old. I can’t tell you how many memories flashed in front of […]

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Wonderful Summer

Before the Storm: Dancing and Love in the Summer of 1963

Nothing brings back the memories of where you were and what you were doing at a particular time in your life like hearing a song that came from that time.  In the summer of 1963, I was, like the rest of girls my age in those days, 10-1/2 going on 18.  From the time school […]

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Beatles on Ed Sullivan

When Four Boys From Liverpool Met Mr. Sullivan

It was a cold, winter Sunday night, February 9, 1964, 8 pm. My family and I were staked out around the living room television set waiting for the Man with the Really Big Shooo – the Master of the most extraordinary ceremonies seen live on television  – Mr. Ed Sullivan – to start his weekly […]

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