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My husband Tom and I just returned from touring “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” (June 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016) at the LBJ Presidential Library here in Austin, Texas. This fantastic traveling exhibit focuses on the years 1964-1966, when the British rock band landed in America and took the world by storm. While some of the memorabilia […]

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(Read “Imelda Marcos Almost Gets the Beatles Killed Part 1” first.) Hear what the Fab Four had to say about their brush with death in Manila:   *For other related posts on this site, see: “Imelda Marcos: 2000 Shoes” “Ferdinand Marcos’ Restless Corpse” “Imelda Being Imeldific*”

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Before they took off on their World Tour in June of 1966, the Beatles had put the finishing touches on their new album, “Revolver.” Click below to hear the song that would prove prescient of the “Fab Four’s” horrible experience in Manila – “Taxman.”   Monday, July 4, 1966 Manila, the Philippines, the second stop […]

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Before “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” debuted on CBS television in 1972, Cher said, Sonny and I wore clothes, but they were so kind of unisex, you know? Some people don’t even know I was a girl!” Here is a glance back at the American singing duo, Sonny & Cher, in their unisex phase of […]

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Albert “Al” Hirschfeld ( 1903 – 2003) was an American caricaturist best known for his simple black and white satirical portraits of celebrities. He had the unique ability to capture a person’s likeness with few and simple lines. His eight-decade career included drawing the entire casts of Broadway plays to include alongside reviews in The […]

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Beatle John Lennon (1940-1980) had a witty sense of humor. During live performances of “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Lennon often changed the words to “I want to hold your gland,” because of the difficulty hearing the vocals above the noise of screaming audiences in the grip of Beatlemania. At the Royal Variety Show in 1963—in […]

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Gordon Waller, half of the rock duo, Peter and Gordon, that was part of the British Invasion of the Sixties, died Friday, July 17, 2009, in Norwich, Connecticut. He was 64 and lived in Ledyard, Connecticut. His death was announced on the official Peter and Gordon website. Peter and Gordon were part of a wave […]

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From the Los Angeles Times OBITUARY Michael Jackson’s Life Was Infused With Fantasy and Tragedy By Geoff Boucher and Elaine Woo In the early 1980s, Michael Jackson was the world’s most popular entertainer thanks to a series of hit records — “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” — and dazzling music videos. Michael Jackson was fascinated […]

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“Filipinos are brainwashed to be beautiful. We’re allergic to ugliness,” said Imelda Marcos as as she greeted reporters this weekend in her swank two-story Manila penthouse. Approaching her 80th birthday on July 2, she complained about her lot in life, saying she is penniless and struggling to still look presentable. Her claim is hardly believable, […]

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In 2003, when Yoko Ono turned 70, she celebrated her birthday in much the same way the rest of us do. She put on her best outfit (a little black dress, of course), ordered a cake (chocolate), and invited a few friends to come to her party. And, to make it more fun, she hauled out some family photos to remember the […]

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