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John & Wayne: McClintock! and the Trail to Redemption. Sort Of.

I don’t know where the popular consensus is these days on the status of John Wayne, which is to say I don’t know whether or not his celebrity falls into one of three categories that anything “classic” seems to fall into once it’s star has faded and relevancy forgotten: blind idol worship, blasé disregard or general but ultimately disinterested awareness. 981 more words

The Searchers Live in Concert!

With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have influenced a generation of music lovers with hits that include Sweets for my Sweet, Don’t Throw your Love Away, Needles & Pins and When you Walk in the Room. 68 more words

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Searching for the hero in John Ford's The Searchers

Throughout the film the dichotomy between ‘civilized’ and ‘native’ are apparent as opposing colors. There is a distinct hatred for the ‘other’ on both sides, displayed symbolically through both Scar and Ethan. 506 more words

Approved Classic Movies: "The Searchers" (1956)

Ethan Edwards is the most layered character John Wayne ever played. Rooster Cogburn and Tom Doniphon were similarly weathered by the brutality of the old west, but not made insane by it as Ethan was. 706 more words


Pop Archaeology: "Needles and Pins" - The Searchers

I’ve been wanting to include a song by The Searchers for a while now and almost landed on their classic 1964 cover of Jackie DeShannon’s gem “When You Walk in the Room” but I recently heard their equally great “Needles and Pins” again and knew I had to dig it up for you, 81 more words

Rock Music

0791 Some Other Guy – Richie Barrett (1962)

This song was written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Richard Barrett. It was first recorded by Richie Barrett in 1962. It was released as a single with… 243 more words