Tag: 1960s

#FBF: 51 years and 1 day ago

Fifty-one years and one day ago Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. On that day, Robert Kennedy was in Indianapolis for a presidential campaign rally. But instead of campaigning, Kennedy announced the death of King. His speech was improvised, empathetic, and — despite the…

#FBF: An Unsung Hero of Music

Unless you’re the kind of person who reads through all of the names on an album’s “credits”, you may not have heard the name Hal Blaine. Honestly, I hadn’t until I saw a Tweet reporting that he’d passed away. After doing a little digging,…

#FBF: Great toys of the 1960s that we still love in 2019

We have a lot of cool toy that we can thank the 1960s for. Many of these you may still have in your house now! Check it out! So many GREAT toys! So much FUN! Which do you have? Which did you enjoy when…

#FBF: The Monkees

Yesterday we learned the sad news that Peter Tork of The Monkees passed away at the age of 77. In honor of my personal favorite Monkee I’m devoting this post to some fun facts about this goofy band from the 1960s (and 70s). Their…

#FBF: 5 Love Songs of the 1960s

I know. I KNOW! I’m late to Valentine’s Day. But isn’t everyday a good day for some gushy, smooshy love songs? Sure it is! And the 1960s had a whole super ton of them. So, let’s have ourselves a little listening party here with…

#FBF: Spaghetti Westerns

We Americans love our Westerns. There’s just something about the battle between good and evil fought by two gunslingers on the dusty road outside the saloon with Miss Kitty (because there’s always a Miss Kitty) rooting for the good guy (for whom she secretly…

#FBF: Junk Food

Hey, junk food junkies! Did you know that a lot of the snacks you love were first enjoyed in the 1960s? So, next time you’re at the grocery store and wonder how we ended up with aisles upon aisles of nutritionally nonessential food items,…

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