One day while Hal Roach was peering out of his office window, he saw a group of young boys fighting over a pile of sticks. He found himself laughing and thinking that if he could capture that youthful energy on film – he just might have a hit. From the time Roach debuted his short film series in 1922, “Our Gang” (later named “The Rascals”) was an instant success to kids young and old. A success... Continue reading
Singin' in the Rain 1952 Set in 1927: Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided to turn the film into a "talkie" and a musical at that. The only problem is Lina's voice, which mere words cannot describe. Thus, Kathy... Continue reading
"American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. When asked what "American Pie" meant, McLean jokingly replied, "It means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to." Later, he stated, "You will... Continue reading
Liberace once stated, "I don't give concerts, I put on a show.” He worked tirelessly to refine his act and added a candelabra as a signature prop. He dressed in white tie and tails to be better seen in large halls. By 1947, he was billing himself as "Liberace the most amazing piano virtuoso of the present day." He created a very successful publicity machine which helped rocket... Continue reading
Singer – Songwriter, Carole King At the age of 18, Carole King had her first chart topper as a songwriter with ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, co-written with Gerry Goffin, the two eventually married and divorced. Over the years, the two wrote dozens of popular songs for a variety of singers, many of which became standards in American popular culture. In 1997, King co-wrote ‘The Reason’ for Celine... Continue reading
Singer – Songwriter, Carole King At the age of 18, Carole King had her first chart topper as a songwriter with ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, co-written with Gerry Goffin, the two eventually married and divorced. Over the years, the two wrote dozens of popular songs for a variety of singers, many of which became standards in American popular culture. In 1997, King co-wrote ‘The Reason’ for Celine... Continue reading
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American Icon - singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet. Some of Dylan’s best known songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a - Changin”, became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary... Continue reading
The Beatles, the new British sensation, appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show last night. An estimated 73 million Americans, the largest viewership ever, tuned in to watch the band perform their hit songs All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There and I Want to Hold Your Hand. 50,000 ticket requests were made, but only 703 people were granted admission to the small... Continue reading

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