Tag Archives: Counterculture of the 1960s

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

28Sep/17

LA residents react to death of Playboy ‘legend’ Hugh Hefner

HOLMBY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (NBC) –Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday (September 27) at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises said. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

He helped usher in a sexual revolution in the 1950s, and his business empire ultimately became one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Now, after more than 60 years of publishing and partying, cultural icon Hugh Hefner has passed away. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday (August 19).
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19Mar/17

‘Bye Bye Johnny B. Goode’

Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre’s sound and heartbeat, has died at his Missouri home at age 90.

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06Sep/15

Never before seen footage of Janis Joplin in Venice documentary

American filmmaker Amy Berg’s documentary on Janis Joplin, which includes 12 minutes of new footage and audio, screens at the Venice Film Festival.
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16Aug/15

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond dies aged 75

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday (April 16) aged 75

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