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Harry, Sammy, Sidney.

My mother adored Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr. Pre-smarmy suck-up Sammy, although perhaps there never was such a thing. Later, in the 70’s, my parents bought season tickets to the Washington Bullets, our immensely talented basketball team. 629 more words

It's Thursday on the Right Coast: Therefore... Let Us Throw-Back!

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Today’s Daily Lenny is about Uncle Earl, Guv’na of the Great State of Louisiana.


Uncle Earl was nuts; that is why we loved… 306 more words

Lenny Bruce

Panelists for "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights"

50 Years Later: Civil Rights

Harry Belafonte, John Lewis and Whoopi Goldberg

among participants in live symposium on civil rights

and equality, hosted by Bob Schieffer, on July 24


Poetry Friday: Book Spine Haiku

Poetry Friday time! There are all kinds of wonderful links at Tabatha Yeatts’ blog, The Opposite of Indifference. Go visit and see.

Does anyone else love playing with book spine poetry?  58 more words

Poetry Friday

#92 - Buddy Holly & The Crickets - 20 Golden Greats (1978)

For most of my life, I’ve been too much of a musical control freak to be much of a radio guy, particularly since my tastes rarely correspond with most radio station formats (the crap shot diversity of college radio being the rare exception).  1,384 more words

500 Albums

Glastonbury and Rock & Roll Heaven

Glastonbury is just finishing as I write this. I’ve watched some of it on TV – how different and yet how similar is this event to days long gone by. 1,219 more words

Harry Belafonte, the Right to Vote and Freedom Summer

This past Sunday singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte visited Denver.

He was in town to help give out scholarships through the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Colorado Holiday Commission. 449 more words

Dennis Gallagher