It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’

The first time the world heard of Brooklyn-born Robert John was in 1958, when he was 12 years old. Back then, the singing youngster was going by his real name: Bobby Pedrick Jr.

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Sixties Flashback: And the Winning Bid is …

On Jan. 13, 2013, Lot 5037 rolled smoothly onto center stage at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sleek, low-slung vehicle, owned by California auto customizer George Barris, glistened like a black diamond under the lights.

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The Reel Deal: The 355

A new action thriller with the intriguing title of The 355 opens this month. The inspiration for the film’s title goes back to the Revolutionary War era, when 355 was the code number assigned to the first female spy — a woman unnamed (and obviously unappreciated) by historians to this day.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Brand New Key’

At a London party in 1760, a Belgian violinist made a surprise entrance on a new invention called “roller skates” as he played his music. In doing so, he smashed into a mirror worth a thousand dollars and damaged it beyond repair.

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Tinseltown Talks: Advice from Susan Sullivan

Best known for her extensive television career that includes starring roles in shows such as Falcon Crest, Castle, and Dharma and Greg, Susan Sullivan is always keen to offer advice to others, and that includes sharing with seniors her family’s experience with health issues.

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The Reel Deal: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

In 1984, Ghostbusters was unleashed in theaters throughout the U.S. The supernatural comedy generated rave reviews and became a cultural phenomenon as one of the most successful laugh-fests of the ’80s.

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Sixties Flashback: Skirting the Issue

Miniskirts were not born, as many of us believe, during the U.K. youthquake (as it was called) of the frenzied ’60s.

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Willing to Wander: Drive-in Theaters That Are More than That

From time to time, residents of the little town of Farmington, Maine, gather to attend events ranging from a craft fair and flea market to a band concert and Catholic Mass.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves’

Thomas “Snuff” Garrett was a Dallas high school dropout who became a Lubbock, Texas, disc jockey at age 17 and befriended local music star Buddy Holly. Two years later, Garrett became a staff producer at Liberty Records in Los Angeles.

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