Mister Rogers - Fred Rogers - 1971

Who is Mister Rogers? (1968)

Parents across the country are asking, 'Who is this Fred Rogers that the children call their friend? What is he really like?' Meet Mister Rogers here!
Facts of Life cast members

The Facts of Life theme song & lyrics (1979-1988)

Charlotte Rae, the lovable and comical housekeeper on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' brings the same characterization to 'The Facts of Life' as Mrs Garrett, housemother to five teenage girls at Eastlake, a college preparatory school.
Diff'rent Strokes

Diff’rent Strokes theme song & lyrics (1978-1986)

Gary Coleman stars as Arnold, a street-wise youth from Harlem, who is adopted by a white millionaire and becomes confused and suspicious about his sudden change of fortune on the comedy series, Diff'rent Strokes.
Steve Martin performs King Tut on SNL (1978)

See Steve Martin perform “King Tut” on SNL (1978)

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.
Rocky Horror Picture Show - movie poster

Time Warp back to 1975 for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

In a spangled vest and elbow-length gloves, black bikini, black opera hose and steep ankle-strap wedgies, Tim Curry as Dr Frank N Furter, makes his grand entrance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an outrageous camp musical based on the stage hit.
Disney's Mary Poppins movie - Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews

See the Mary Poppins movie trailer and Hollywood premiere (1964)

Walt Disney hosted the big party at Grauman's Chinese Theater to introduce everybody to a grand lady, 'Mary Poppins,' a personality and a movie which should be ranked among Hollywood's finest. It certainly is high on Disney’s list of favorites turned out by his studio.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father TV show

Courtship Of Eddie’s Father theme song & lyrics (1969-1972)

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.
Cheers TV show logo

Cheers TV show theme song & lyrics (1982-1993)

The television sitcom Cheers ran on NBC from September 30, 1982 until May 20, 1993 -- that's 11 seasons, and a total of 275 half-hour episodes. Here, see the Cheers theme song from the opening credits, plus the song lyrics, along with a little look back to 1993, at the end of the show's run.
Jimi Hendrix Experience band photo

Jimi Hendrix concert is an experience, all right (1968)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was too much for the ushers who have managed to confine spectators to their seats during the summer series of rock concerts in the Hollywood Bowl. Hendrix heads one of the best trios in rock music, a trio dominated by his screaming guitar and dry husky voice.

Berry Gordy’s Motown Records still flying high (1971)

Berry Gordy, the man behind Motown Records, placed the first pressing of the new Diana Ross recording on the turntable in his dimly-lit office and settled back in his chair to let his musical instincts, which have been spectacularly correct over the years, work for him yet another time.

I’m Just A Bill – Schoolhouse Rock (1975)

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.
Xanadu movie poster

Xanadu: A place where dreams come true? (1980)

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.

Rock ‘n’ roll music: The new teenage dance craze (1955)

This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.

Green Day’s 1995 benefit concert

A May 27, 1995 benefit concert in Oakland for four Bay Area homeless aid organizations marked the band's first home base concert since selling 7 million copies of Dookie.
MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and JJ Jackson

When MTV Music Television started to rock (1981)

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.