The Beatles on “Ed Sullivan”: A Really Big Show
On February 9, 1964, Beatlemania took the U.S. by storm—that's the night the Beatles played for the first time on the top-rated The Ed Sullivan Show. Here's a look at that iconic episode, which aired 50 years ago this week.
The Ed Sullivan Show wa...
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Evolution of the Super Bowl Halftime Show
More than 40 years after the first Super Bowl broadcast, the halftime show is no longer just something to fill TV airtime while the football players rest—it’s now a spectacle unto itself.
1967: Marching bands from the universities of Arizona and...
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“This Next Song Is About…Me!”
Musicians often write songs about other musicians—the Commodores’ “Night Shift” is about Jackie Wilson, for example. And sometimes, the musicians who had songs written about them cover those very songs.
• The Barenaked Ladies’ hit “Bria...
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Happy Birthday, Elvis (From Some Other People Named Elvis)
Elvis Presley is probably the most iconic rock star of all time and certainly the most famous person ever named Elvis. On what would have been his 79th birthday, here are some other notable “Elvi.”
The Funny Elvis
Ylvis are a Norwegian comedy du...
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8 Quick Facts About “White Christmas”
Stuff you didn’t know about the most popular Christmas song of the 20th century.
• Legendary songwriter Irving Berlin wrote the song from the point of view of a New Yorker (like himself) stuck in warm California for Christmas (as he had been). Th...
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