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The Marcels - Heartaches

On 1 September 1961 The Marcels recorded “Heartaches.”

The Marcels were an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and signed to Colpix Records, with lead Cornelius Harp, bass Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. 339 more words


Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech given to the Illinois State AFL-CIO SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, OCT. 7, 1965

“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed
misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles,
economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. 156 more words


Saying So Long to Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye

Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers Long Island beach club.

Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white beach goodbye as the summer of 1961 came to a close. 692 more words

Middle Class


The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held June 10 and 11th, 1967, one week before Monterey Pop and two years before Woodstock,  at Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA. 260 more words


The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

*. Better than the amateur production it looks like, this is a movie with a real “little theater” feel to it, which is where I think a lot of people first encountered it. 745 more words


Escape From Alcatraz, 1963

This book’s about

a prison — Alcatraz,

said to be


But some one(s)

did – or so they

claim -

to win some fame… 190 more words

Vintage Books