It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Harper Valley PTA’

In 1967, country artist Margie Singleton recorded a Top 40 country hit with her cover version of Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe.” A year later, Singleton asked songwriter Tom T. Hall, who had a knack for narrative and a keen eye for detail, to write her a similar tune.

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Fifties Flashback: The Rockin’ National Anthem

Bill Haley and His Comets recorded the first rock ’n’ roll hit: “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” a now-forgotten piece of swing-based fluff that employed teen-oriented catchphrases of the day (“solid,” “crazy,” “gone”).

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Tinseltown Talks: Eric Braeden Still King of Daytime Drama

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden has been playing character Victor Newman for 38 years and says it’s been an amazing run.

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It was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Angel of the Morning’

By 1967 songwriter Chip Taylor had one hit tune to his credit: the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” from the previous year.

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Pianist Brings Ragtime Melodies to Homeland

On a recent Monday afternoon, Domingo Mancuello brought an old form of music to Homeland Center.

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Tinseltown Talks: Marion Ross Writes of Happy Days and More in New Memoir

From 1974-84, TV audiences knew Marion Ross as the sitcom mom dispensing patience and wisdom during the 11-season run of the ABC hit series Happy Days.

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Tinseltown Talks: 40 Years On, Debby Boone Still Lighting Up Our Lives

Debby Boone’s recording of “You Light Up My Life” not only became a monster hit of 1977, but also went on to become one of the most popular songs of the decade.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Honey’

Many music fans think “Honey” is a true story. It isn’t.

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