Mary Jane, reefer, sweet leaf, grass, dope, pot. Cannabis (marijuana) had many names in the ’60s when its use soared among baby boomers. After World War II, the middle class swelled in numbers and there was a rapid birth rate. This generation became known as the Baby Boomers and historically, they are remembered as the [...]
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Legendary dance show highlights 4 decades of music “American Bandstand” began simply as “Bandstand” on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia in 1952 and ran through 1989. Hosted by local radio personality Bob Horn, the show began with New York native Dick Clark playing records for the audience. In 1956, Clark took over as host and it remained [...]
In 1997, John Cusack co-wrote and co-produced the film “Grosse Pointe Blank” with his high school friends Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis. The film grossed more than $31 million worldwide and has an 87 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Plot Set in 1996, the movie is the story of an assassin who returns to [...]
The 1997 film “Titanic” was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized story of what happened on April 14, 1912, the film stars Leonardi DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose, members of different social classes who were passengers on the ship’s disastrous maiden voyage. Nominated for 14 academy awards, the [...]
“Purple Rain” is an American rock movie released originally in 1984 and was directed by Albert Magnoli. The movie showcases the acting and music of American legend Prince. With a budget of $7.2 million, the movie grossed $68 million in the United States and $80 million worldwide. It won an Oscar for “Best Original Music [...]
Madonna, the undisputed Queen of Pop, was born Madonna Louise Ciccone August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. She became an international icon in the ’80s with her hit songs, style trends and controversial music videos. Known for pushing boundaries and reinventing her music and image, she was considered a controversial figure in the ’80s. [...]
When someone mentions the 1970s, most people think of all things disco – the glitter balls, flashy clothes, dancing, the movie “Saturday Night Fever” and the music. Artists like Donna Summer, Chic, Gloria Gaynor, KC and The Sunshine Band, The Jackson 5 and The Bee Gees were mainstays on the charts with their disco hits [...]
When people think of famous female singers from the ’70s, most think of Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor, but there’s another artist who is sometimes forgotten but needs her due. Roberta Flack had three hits songs and was a platinum-selling artist in the ’70s, and her influence is still powerful today. Early Career Roberta Flack [...]
Eric Clapton is known for one of rock’s most riveting guitar licks from the intro of his song 1972 hit song “Layla.” The song has an impressive pedigree. It was written with by Clapton along with his bandmate Jim Gordon of Derek and The Dominoes. The famous piano solo was written and played by Gordon’s [...]
At Pop-Daze, we love a good time. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, and, if it’s legal in your part of the country, enjoying a little puff, puff pass action. But edibles are big business, too. According to Green Entrepreneur, “In 2016, over $180 million was spent on weed-infused food and drinks in California [...]