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January 31, 1970 – Grateful Dead Arrested

In New Orleans, The Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of LSD and barbituates, an incident which would inspire the song, ‘Truckin’.

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This vintage Grateful Dead T-Shirt is available at my ebay store.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Today in History

 

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Sid Vicious – May 10, 1957

Sid Vicious was born today in 1957. Bass player for the classic 1970’s band; Sex Pistols.  Sid Vicious died of a drug overdose in February 1979.

In 1986, Sid and Nancy was released.  The movie portrays the life of Sid  and his relationship with Nancy Spungen.  Starring Gary Oldman as Sid.

Check out vintage Sex Pistols shirts currently available on eBay.

Holidays in the Sun was always my favorite Sex Pistols tune.  Check out this live performance.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Born on This Day

 

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John Travolta – February 18, 1954

Happy Birthday to John Travolta! Born February 18, 1954. Check out some vintage Grease T-shirts currently available on eBay

Danny was so dreamy

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Born on This Day

 

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Coffy or Foxy Brown?

Watched a couple of bad ass Pam Grier films over the weekend. Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Both are excellent examples of 70’s blaxploitation. I felt Coffy was a little more violent including a shotgun decapitation scene in the beginning.

On the other hand, Foxy Brown had better use of great terms like, ‘Dynomite’ & ‘Jive Turkey’. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that not until the movie Semi Pro has the term ‘Jive Turkey’ been used so well in a film.

Here’s your chance to vote for which one you like best.
Both are currently available on netflix streaming.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Polls

 

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