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August 5 in history:

The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England on August 5th, 1620, to take religious pilgrims to America.

The pilgrims had intended to settle… 107 more words

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The Twist: The Ultimate Dance Craze

It only seems right that we follow our previous post on forgotten dance crazes with a post on what is arguably the biggest dance craze of the past 65 years, the Twist. 432 more words

Wipe Out - The Surfaris

Compilation of scenes from some 60’s beach movies with Wipe Out by The Surfaris. The opening of the video includes Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon…

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Remembering Dave Somerville, Lead Singer of The Diamonds

If you were around for the pioneer days of rock and roll, you might remember a song called “Little Darling” by a band called The Diamonds. 114 more words

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In Dreams

One of my favorite writers, Fred Exley, asks of dreams: “What good are dreams, really, if they come true?”  I have carried this quote of the hometown writer of one of my many hometowns with me through the years. 1,687 more words

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Philadelphia's Chubby Checker To Perform Local Summer Show

Chubby Checker, whose song “The Twist” is forever embedded into the annals of pop culture, will perform a show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, July 24. 276 more words

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Icarus' Favorite Song - Over the Mountain, Across the Sea

Growing up in Philly “American Bandstand” was in our faces everyday in the 50’s. What we didn’t know was that other cities had their own version of the first American teenage dance show. 274 more words

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