Book Friday: 101 Albums that Changed Popular Music

101 Albums that Changed Popular Music tells the fascinating stories behind the most groundbreaking, influential, and often controversial albums ever recorded, ranging from The Anthology of American Folk Music (1952) to Elephant (2003) by The White Stripes.

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Book Friday: 100 Years of Popular Music: 70′s

100 Years of Popular Music: 70’s is a slice from the series of books showcasing the most popular songs from every century to date – 1900s through 2000s.

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Book Friday: The Boomer’s Book of Classic Rock Guitar

The Boomer’s Book of Classic Rock Guitar features 56 songs by the greatest artists of the ’70s and ’80s including Pink Floyd, The Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, Journey, Santana, The Sex Pistols, The Eagles, Van Morrison, Loggins & Messina, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, The Allman Brothers Band, Bad Company, The Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, and many more!

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Book Friday: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future as a book by Michael J. Fox where draws on his own life experiences. Remember him from ‘Family Ties’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ movies followed by ‘Spin City’ and him announcing he has a horrible condition.

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Saturday Fun: Bicentennial Minute

A Bicentennial Minute from the summer of 1975 starring Jessica Tandy. She looked old in 1977, pre Driving Miss Daisy.

Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUoto1lsX50

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Saturday Fun: Hello Larry

Hello Larry, or goodbye career. You pick.

Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAYPNF4aIf0

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Book Friday: Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

Street Gang is the story of one of the most important and beloved shows on television – how it got started, nearly failed, and was saved by Elmo

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Saturday Fun: Quisp

Do you remember this great commercial?

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Saturday Fun: SHAZAM

Classic TV from the 70’s. Lets just overlook the fact that a young(ish) boy is traveling around in an RV with an old guy. As long as the old guy didn’t say SHAZAM!, I guess we’re ok.

 

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Saturday Fun: New Coke

New Coke, Better than ever before. With Bill Cosby.

Depending on who you speak to this was one of the biggest blunders or greatest marketing ploys in history. Lets take a well know taste and change it, only to change it back about a year later.

 

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Saturday Fun: Mego Toy Commercial

Classic toy commercial. Can you spot the comic book errors?

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Book Friday: My ’70s Book: The “When I Was A Kid…” Book For The 70′s

My ’70s Book: The "When I Was A Kid…" Book For The Generation That Grew Up In The ’70s lets you remember the music, the movies, the cars, the toys, the fashions, and so much more as your sentimental recollections play once again before you like a worn out 8mm movie in your mind.

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Book Friday: Boys’ Toys of the 70′s & 80′s

Boys’ Toys of the 70’s & 80’s: Toy Pages From the Legendary Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1970-1989 is a thick, 192 page book is jammed with authorized reprints of rare Sears, Roebuck and Co. Christmas "Wishbook" pages.

Organized by year from 1970 through 1989, these selected pages have all the great toys collectors want to know about

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Book Friday: How We Got Here: The 70′s: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life

How We Got Here: The 70’s: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life–For Better or Worse is a relentlessly smart book full of colorful anecdotes and deft pop-culture references, by author David Frum who describes the social convulsions of the 1970s.

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