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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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Honey’

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

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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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Fifties Flashback: America’s New Old Hero

While numerous historians have portrayed Davy Crockett as a brave folk figure, many others have blasted him as being a self-serving con artist.

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Tinseltown Talks: Jay Sandrich Directed Classic Sitcoms

Starting out as an assistant director on I Love Lucy in the late ’50s probably wasn’t a bad foundation for Jay Sandrich’s television career behind the camera.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)’

When John Fred misheard the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album track of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” — he thought Paul McCartney was singing “Lucy in disguise with diamonds” — he decided to create a send-up of the Fab Four’s work.

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