Baron Wolman…

Baron onstage at Woodstock with Carlos Santana, Photo by Bill Graham...is the man behind more iconic rock and roll pictures than you'd ever realize. Check out his site about the book:

Celebrating Woodstock

or even consider purchasing it.Woodstock: James Dagon, Baron Wolman, Carlos Santana, Michael Lang: 9781909526112: Amazon.com: Books
Baron onstage at Woodstock with Carlos Santana, Photo by Bill Graham
Woodstock [James Dagon, Baron Wolman, Carlos Santana, Michael Lang] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. "I ended up spending most of my time out in the wild with the crowd because what was happening out there was just too interesting not to explore." Baron Wolman's stunning black and white photographs of Woodstock are published here for the first time. The majority of images are completely unseen. With accompanying text featuring an interview with Wolman and Woodstock creator
Source: Woodstock: James Dagon, Baron Wolman, Carlos Santana, Michael Lang: 9781909526112: Amazon.com: Books

Charles Hardin Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin Buddy Holly

When we boomers felling in love with the Beatles and help pour more gasoline on the Beatlemania conflagration, we congratulated ourselves on finding such new wonderful music.

Ah, youth! forever dear, forever kind.

And forever naive.

The Beatles, of course, like most of the world’s young people who loved rock and roll, fell in love with an American music. The descendant and combination of the blues, country, and gospel music.. I imagine that John, Paul, George, and Ringo were a bit dumbfounded to hear our feelings about their “new” music. They knew that they were doing their best to come up with something new, yes, but thoroughly based on the American music they so loved.

Like that of Charles Hardin Buddy Holly.

Charles Hardin Buddy Holly

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Buddy was born on September 7, 1936  in Lubbock, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 7 Sept (Labor Day)

September 7, 1927, Technological Milestone:  TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector.

1635381-khrushchevSeptember 7, 1953, the Cold War: following the March 5 death of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev became leader of the Soviet Communist Party. His main rival, Lavrentiy Beria, was executed in December.

 

The_Ladder,_October_1957September 7, 1957, LGBT: The Daughters of Bilitis, the first openly lesbian activist organization in the U.S., was founded on in San Francisco on September 21, 1955. The first New York City meeting occurred on this day. The name Bilitis is the name given to a lesbian contemporary of Sappho by the French poet Pierre Louÿs in his collection, The Songs of Bilitis (1894).

 

 

September 7, 1964, Nuclear News: the most famous of all campaign commercials, known as the “Daisy Girl” ad, ran only once as a paid advertisement, during an NBC broadcast of Monday Night at the Movies. Without any explanatory words, the ad used a simple and powerful cinematic device, juxtaposing a scene of a little girl happily picking petals off of a flower and an ominous countdown to a nuclear explosion. The ad was created by the innovative agency Doyle Dane Bernbach, known for its conceptual, minimal, and modern approach to advertising. The memorable soundtrack was created by Tony Schwartz, an advertising pioneer famous for his work with sound, including anthropological recordings of audio from cultures around the world. The frightening ad was instantly perceived as a portrayal of Barry Goldwater as an extremist. In fact, the Republican National Committee spelled this out by saying, “This ad implies that Senator Goldwater is a reckless man and Lyndon Johnson is a careful man.” That was precisely the intent; in a memo to President Johnson on September 13, Bill Moyers wrote, “The idea was not to let him get away with building a moderate image and to put him on the defensive before the campaign is old.”

The ad was replayed in its entirety on ABC’s and CBS’s nightly news shows, amplifying its impact.

fitzgibbonSeptember 7, 1965, Vietnam:  US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Richard B Fitzgibbon, Jr killed in action from an explosive device while serving in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was the son of Richard B Fitzgibbon, the first US casualty in Vietnam.

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Women's lib 1968September 7, 1968, Feminism:  New York Radical Women protested the Miss America contest in Atlantic City by picketing, yelling “Women’s Liberation!,” and throwing bras and garter belts into a trashcan. Although nothing was actually burned, the event brings the feminist movement media attention and begins the “bra-burner” stereotype.

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September 7, 1986, SOUTH AFRICA/APARTHEID: Desmond Tutu became the first Black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.

 

 

September 7, 2004, Iraq War II:  death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaches 1,000.

September 7, 2010, The Beatles post break-up: Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the sixth time.

trail life usaSeptember 7, 2013, LGBT:  Trail Life USA formed for those who disagree with the recent decision to allow openly gay Scouts. The group stated that it was founded to “counter the ‘moral free fall’ of the nation, and raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders.” It addeds, “The genesis of the new group was the [Boy Scouts of America] leadership’s closely watched decision in May to change its membership policy and admit youth regardless of their sexual orientation or sexual preference.”