Celebrating John Lennon’s birthday!

 John Lennon was born October 9, 1940.  The founder of The Beatles would’ve been 75 years old today.  He and his bandmates, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, shook the world with Beatlemania.

Individually the four continued to influence the culture but together they were a powerhouse.

“In My Life” is one of the many songs penned by John Lennon.  Enjoy the video of the “four lads from Liverpool.”

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” featuring Vincent Price

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without “Thriller, “ directed by John Landis, featuring the voice of actor Vincent Price, best known for his horror films.

 

The lighter side of Vincent Price

 

Remembering the “King of Cowboys”

For those of you who don’t know… Wikipedia has this to say about Roy Rogers… “Roy Rogers was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the “King of the Cowboys”, he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.”

Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio.   On July 6, 1998, the man known for his good guy hero image, died from congestive heart failure.

 

Here is a celebration of his memory:

Roy Rogers and the Statler Brothers

Roy Rogers joins the Country and Western group The Statler Brothers to sing (and yodel) the song Old Skyball Paint.

 

America the Beautiful by Fozzie Bear

Fozzie Bear is filled with patriotic pride as he travels with his friends in “The Muppet Movie.”

Summer Nights from the movie “Grease”

Here’s a scene from the 1978 movie “Grease,” based on the musical of the same name, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.  It is the song “Summer Nights.” 

Set in high school, most of the principal cast were way past their high school years. When filming began in June 1977, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Jeff Conaway was 26, Barry Pearl was 27, Michael Tucci was 31, Kelly Ward was 20, Didi Conn was 25; Jamie Donnelly was 30, and Annette Charles was 29; Dinah Manoff, Lorenzo Lamas, and Eddie Deezen were all 19.