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Thumbnail image photo by Elviss Railijs Bitāns from Pexels By RANDAL C. HILL  Humor writer Dave Barry once invited the readers of his weekly syndicated newspaper column to vote for the worst pop song of all time. When over 10,000 letters piled up on his Miami office desk,...
Image from ClickAmericana. By Randal C. Hill          “I looked more like a young boy than a girl model.” DAME LESLEY LAWSON (AKA TWIGGY)  She became one of the world’s...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill “Bond. James Bond.”   Film critic Peter Bradshaw once wrote, “It is the most famous self-introduction from any character in movie history. Three...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  It was a mammoth undertaking for 95 scholars, researchers and staffers to cull through the entire Smithsonian’s collection of artifacts to choose 280...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  It was a magical moment for Elton John and Bernie Taupin when they fully realized the potential that had blossomed in their professional partnership. As Bernie once explained, “‘Your Song’ was one of the first songs we...
Thumbnail image from Medium.com By Randal C. Hill Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way -Steppenwolf “Easy Rider” was the ultimate epochal, and ultimately doomed, buddy picture, a movie replete...
Thumbnail image from The Atlantic By Randal C. Hill Melanie (full name Melanie Anne Safka) began her performing career as a folk singer in such hip Big Apple coffeehouses as the Café Wha? Later, at the Brill Building—the New York music-world hotspot—she met record producer Peter Schekeryk, her future manager and husband. With his connections, Melanie recorded...
A Reading Rainbow

A Reading Rainbow

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Michael B. Wright  For quite some time, I have had this theory that if you could list all of the magazines that a person has read regularly from childhood and on, you could see how...
Thumbnail image from MeTV By Randal C. Hill “Sock it to me!” “Here come de judge!” “You bet your sweet bippy!” “Look...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Lauren Reeves These days, Valentine’s Day is often touted as a scheme cooked up by greeting card companies. And although Hallmark, florists and chocolate candy companies...
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