Unlike most rock groups, Creedence Clearwater Revival doesn't even have a booking agency or a manager, yet they are currently the most successful pop-rock group in the world - and the richest.
'I seem to be the king of the middle of the road,' bestselling singer Barry Manilow said in 1976. 'And that's a very fine place to be these days!'
Former Beatle John Lennon shot and killed in New York: The musician who set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home.
The Flintstones was a half-hour animated sitcom that ran for six seasons, from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966. See the opening credits, hear the Flintstones theme song and get the theme lyrics here!
California -- particularly Los Angeles -- is notorious for having awful traffic -- but as this video from the '50s will prove, that bumper-to-bumper freeway crawl is nothing new.
While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory, we can still remember their glory days through these magazine ads and TV commercials!
Wherever Elvis Presley goes to howl out his combination of hillbilly and rock 'n' roll, the lean, 21-year-old Tennessean is beset by teenage girls yelling for him.
In its original run, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour lasted only 31 episodes, but its funky brand of psychedelia had a lasting impact on a lot of kids born in the sixties. Take a look - and a listen!
While television hardly needs another cop series, 'Starsky and Hutch' may be one of the better reasons to turn on a TV set this fall There's a quality there.
The monumentally-successful 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke' ad campaign was heard all over the world back in 1971. See the commercial here!
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1985 TV season is the success of ABC's "Growing Pains," a family sitcom starring former talk-show host Alan Thicke as psychiatrist Jason Seaver.
In 'Full House,' Bob Saget portrayed a widowed talk-show host whose brother-in-law, a rock musician played by John Stamos, and best friend, a comic played by David Coulier, help him raise his three young girls.
Ask Bea Arthur how much she resembles 'Maude,' the female chauvinist she plays each week on the tube, and the stately, gray-haired actress lays it on the line -- just like Maude.
Playing off the popularity of the traveling exhibit of the Treasures of Tutankhamen, actor and comedian Steve Martin debuted his parody song "King Tut" on an episode of Saturday Night Live in the spring of 1978.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), that debuted on September 1969 and lasted for 73 episodes. The memorable theme song, 'Best Friend, was written and performed by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.
In her first special, "Diana!" on ABC. Sunday. April 18th, Diana Ross displays not only her exciting singing talent, but a flair for comedy and impersonation. And in her choice of guest stars -- Danny Thomas, Bill Cosby and the Jackson Five -- she demonstrates sound judgment as well,
"The Odd Couple" TV show recounted the madcap experiences of Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), two of Neil Simon's most endearing and enduring characters.
Willy's Chocolate Factory is for all "With his wavy orange mane and glazed fish-green eyes, Gene Wilder conveys a beguiling look of incipient madne... Click to read more...
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have lived a century ago, or to have wandered the streets of a much younger Manhattan, you will be amazed by this footage from New York in 1911!
"Safety Last!" was one of the best-known movies of the silent film era -- not only because people found it hilarious, but also because of the iconic image of the Harold Lloyd, dangling off the edge of a building -- his grip on a clock hand the only thing keeping him from falling.
Nouns & the launch of Grammar Rock The parts of speech, which traditionally let others do the talking for them, will become the stars of a series... Click to read more...
The original Gilligan's Island pilot, 'Marooned,' was filmed in 1963, and featured three actors who were cut before the series began. The show also had a completely different Calypso-style theme song, written by the legendary John Williams. See it here!
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
A Louisiana boy with the fervor of a music with-the-modern-beat is burning up the radio, television and film industries. He is 21-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis, of Ferriday, Louisiana.
This widely-beloved cartoon music video for 'I'm Just A Bill' came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock, a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons.
The music, a blend of '80s pop rock and '40s big-band sound, is grand; the choreography is chrome-plated tackiness (just right) and there is enough glitz and glitter to give you a cornea burn.
"All in the Family" aired on CBS from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, and was number 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.
From the late 1970s: Bumble Bee. You can tell it's the freshest-tasting tuna. And you know something? Kids can tell, too.
MTV, an around-the-clock television channel aimed at the viewer who grew up on rock 'n' roll, is starting with a library of 400 rock videos -- film or tape clips of bands performing their latest recordings.
Los Angeles in the '50s Take a retro peek back at the Los Angeles area of yesteryear! In addition to the huge cars (plus the Ford auto plant) and lac... Click to read more...
On The Andy Griffith Show in 1964, Nabors let loose with his deep natural voice, and stunned America. Here's Gomer Pyle astonishing the citizens of Mayberry with his voice.
Let's hear a "Ho, ho, ho" for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the seventies: Heat Miser &... Click to read more...
Look! Up in the sky! It's The Last Starfighter's Lance Guest! Picture yourself playing your favorite video game then suddenly watching it come to ... Click to read more...
Laverne & Shirley ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. The comedy starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio, Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, as well as Michael McKean and David L Lander as Lenny & Squiggy.
The Jeffersons is another hit from Norman Lear, and it has made stars out of its leading players -- including Sherman Hemsley, who plays George Jefferson.
If you took an informal survey, you’d probably be hard-pressed to find anyone between the ages of 20 and 50 who didn’t watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood at some point while growing up.