Articles tagged pop past

30 Aug 2011 // 11:15 AM

The movie ‘Scarface’ is revered nearly 30 years later

PHILADELPHIA — The movie year is 1983. The Oscar contenders include “The Big Chill,” “Yentl,” “Silkwood.” The winner is “Terms of Endearment.” Across the country, all the

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30 Aug 2011 // 9:15 AM

‘Star Wars’ still rules the pop-culture roost

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. , On a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo of “Star Wars,” mock-confronted Solo’s old partner in

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30 Aug 2011 // 8:04 AM

25 years later, actress fondly remembers ‘Top Gun’ but has moved on

It wasn't exactly the film Kelly McGillis would have picked for herself, but "Top Gun" went on to become the biggest box office draw of 1986 , taking in more than $176 million.

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“I Fought the Law’s” Bobby Fuller Passed Away at 23 Back in 1966

On this day back in 1966, Bobby Fuller of the Bobby Fuller Four, known for his iconic tune “I Fought the Law”, was found dead in

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Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer): One More Time with the King of Western Swing

Today, many performers play a revivalist form of Western Swing, but even more may be tipping a hat to Bob Wills without even knowing it. Chomping down on his cigar, Wills and his legacy strut around the stage of musical history, rarely taking the lead but now and then giving a holler of approval.

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On February 9, 1964 the Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show fully launching Beatlemania in America and changing American pop culture forever. It

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Esquerita: The Other Originator of Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp

This ultimate "odd man out" -- homosexual, black, bizarre-looking, crazy-behaving, and even crazier-playing rocker -- was pushed into the shadows beyond the bright lights of Little Richard.

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NBC News Overnight: And So It Went

NBC News Overnight strove to include the audience as much as possible, making its hour of news feel like a visit from a very wise, very witty, very worldly friend.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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