Music, The Brothers Gibb and 1977-78

By | Jul 30, 2017

In a 53 week period from July 30, 1977 to July 29, 1978 The Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees, brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin, or their younger brother Andy) held the Number 1 spot for 31 weeks. July 30 – August 13 and September 17, 1977 (4) “I Just Want to be Your Everything” – […]

Phases of Elvis

By | Jan 8, 2017

When looking back on the career of Elvis Presley, it’s not hard to break it down into six stages. The Beginning. (1954-1955) Elvis was first discovered by Sam Phillips of Sun Records and for the first months of his career he performed throughout the south. The Hits. (1956-1958) Once Elvis was under the management of […]

Chicago is Finally In

By | Jan 4, 2016

Recently the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their inductee for 2016. For the first time Chicago was nominated. They won the fan vote and will be inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Great Science Fiction Authors

By | Oct 24, 2015

Issac Asimov’s – Foundation It has been said that Issac Asimov was the greatest of the authors during the Golden Age of Science Fiction – From the end of the 2nd World War to the 1970’s. Who am I to disagree? While I personally like his Robot series better, The Foundation trilogy (three first books) […]

Friendship

By | Jan 20, 2015

For the first time in a long time while listening to the Simon and Garfunkel song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” I sat and really listened to the lyrics. The song seems to be to be about friendship and how a dear friend can help you get by. “If you need a friend I’m sailing right […]

Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of Five Armies

By | Jan 11, 2015

A while back I posted that one of the ways “6 Things to Consider” may be heading is part of my “From A Fan’s View” project. Reviews would be part of it, although the original thoughts are to look at Entertainment prior to 1970. But that sure doesn’t preclude a fan’s review of the latest […]

The Crooner and Gaga

By | Oct 20, 2014

The unlikely team of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga came together and release an album of ‘standards’ on September 19, 2014. The Album “Cheek to Cheek” debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Album Charts. It was the 2nd Number 1 album for the 88 year old Bennett and the 3rd for Lady Gaga. Bennett […]

40 Years of King

By | Sep 29, 2014

In a few weeks (November 11, 2014) Stephen King will release his latest novel Revival. Along with his recent release, Mr Mercedes, it will be 40 years since his first publish book was released. Carrie came out on April 5, 1974. Nearly everyone has heard the story about how that novel was nearly not completed, […]

Have You Read: John D. MacDonald

By | Jun 11, 2013

I was walking through a book store the other day (yes a real store where they sell books) and came across new editions of the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. John D. MacDonald was one of the most prolific writers during the decades of the 50s, 60s, 70s and into the 80s. I […]

85th Oscar’s Prediction

By | Feb 24, 2013

I, like many others, am making my Oscar predictions. Since I haven’t seem very many of the nominated movies and performances my predictions come from what I have heard about them and the hype on who wins. Best Supporting Actress: Many people are saying it’s going to Anne Hathaway, who will probably win. But I’m […]

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