It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Suspicious Minds’

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll was pretty much washed up as a recording star by the late 1960s, especially in comparison to the days when he seemed to own the radio airwaves.

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Tinseltown Talks: Newhart Turns 90

Known for his gentle satire, basset-hound eyes, and witty routines, former Chicago accountant-turned-comedian Bob Newhart turns 90 this month (Sept. 5). This year is also the 60th anniversary of Newhart’s show business career — he signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1959.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Sugar, Sugar’

The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” was the bestselling single of 1969, yet the singing group was never photographed together, never gave an interview, never appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, never headlined in Las Vegas, and never traveled the lucrative tour road.

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COVER STORY: They Were Stardust, They Were Golden: The Reality of Woodstock 1969

Half a century ago, in an atmosphere redolent of cow manure and marijuana smoke, 500,000 young people came together on the hillside of a farm in New York state.

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Tinseltown Talks: Congratsamundo to Happy Days’ Anson Williams for Saving Lives

As one of the most popular television shows in the late ’70s to early ’80s, Happy Days helped propel many cast regulars into the production side of show business.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Oh Happy Day’

“I had been singing at my Pentecostal church in Richmond, California, and at local R&B clubs — secretly, because the church would have frowned on that,” admits Dorothy Morrison, the booming lead voice behind the majestic gospel hit single “Oh Happy Day.”

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Tinseltown Talks: Michael Dante: From Actor to Author

It’s not uncommon for actors to find a second career away from the camera after spending years in front of it.

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Fifties Flashback: It’s a Mad World After All

In Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice remarks to the Cheshire Cat, “I don’t want to go among mad people.”

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In’

When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars

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