On May 19, 1962, superstar Marilyn Monroe sang a throaty, sensual happy birthday to JFK, then president of the US. John F. Kennedy‘s 45th birthday would be ten days later on May 29, 1962. He would be brutally assassinated 18 months later. For a thrilling fictional account of President Kennedy‘s illustrious life and tragic assassination, […]

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At the 100 anniversary celebration at Boston’s Fenway Park in April, Caroline “Sweet Caroline” Kennedy threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Caroline Kennedy is, of course, the daughter of 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As mayor of Boston, Caroline’s great-grandfather, John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, had thrown the first pitch at the stadium’s opening ceremony 100 […]

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Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” was recorded 48 years ago today, in the aftermath of the JFK assassination. The song is recognized as the single that propelled the folk duo to stardom. In the U.S., it was the duo’s second most popular hit after “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”   LYRICS: Hello darkness, my old […]

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Forty-eight years ago, on February 7, 1964, the Beatles landed at JFK airport on their way to debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Although their single “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” was already a hit in the US, the impromptu reception of three thousand screaming fans greeting their plane seemed to surprise and delight the […]

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