Here are the evening/prime time network TV listings for the Newburgh, NY market on Friday, July 3, 1970, as published by the The Evening News. As you might expect, the schedule was full of reruns on the eve of the July 4th holiday. Remember that visiting any of the Amazon show title links below will help me in keeping this site running! Channel 2 (CBS) 7:30 Get Smart - Smart and 99 mistaken for doctor and his nurse by hoodlums. (R) 8:00 He & She - Hollisters celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary by being remarried in gala fashion. (R) 8:30 Hogan's Heroes - Hogan and cronies staggered by urgent order from London. (R) 9:00 Ten Little Indians, Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton (1964), suspense thriller Channel 4 (NBC) 7:30 The High Chaparral - Buck and Mano
I don't think I need to offer much commentary on this gallery. It was taken by Life magazine photographer N.R. Farbman on the 4th of July, 1954, in an unknown town in America. All the classic Independence Day scenes are here -- a family picnic, a parade complete with fire trucks, kids buying fireworks and holding sparklers, and smiles all around. Click on any thumbnail for a larger image. Related articles Time Capsule: Los Angeles Smog, 1954(grayflannelsuit.net) Photo Gallery: Memorial Day Army Parade, Washington, D.C., May 1942(grayflannelsuit.net) Car Capsule: Life Magazine 1949 Ford Photo Shoot(grayflannelsuit.net)
Tomorrow is of course July 4th, Independence Day here in these United States of America. So I'd be remiss if I didn't dedicate this week's Sunday Jazz to the birth of my country. She turns 235 years old this year, but if you ask me she doesn't look a day over 178. So here's a handful of jazz songs (if not necessarily jazz compositions) to get your flags waving and your fireworks exploding (legally, of course). "America the Beautiful," Ray Charles (live performance on The Dick Cavett Show, 1972) "The Star-Spangled Banner," Duke Ellington (from Ellington at Newport) "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," Red Nichols and His Five Pennies "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," Jimmy Smith (from Crazy! Baby)
This seems as appropriate a time as any to republish one of my favorite photographs. This was taken at an Arizona Cardinals home game (in Sun Devil Stadium) on Veterans Day 2005. (click on the pic to see larger versions)
What could be more American than watching some Beach Boys on the 4th of July? Nothing, that's what. So here's two clips from YouTube that will probably get taken down soon enough. First let's watch a performance of "Darlin'" from an unspecified date (I'd guess late '70s). The lack of Brian Wilson sucks of course, but thanks to brother Carl this is still quite a good performance. And now for one of the true classics - "Surfin' USA" from March 14, 1964. This is part of the "Lost Concert" now available on DVD. The syncing seems to be a bit off, but otherwise it's a great clip.
For those of us in the good ol' U.S. of A, Independence Day celebration time is almost here (that's the 4th of July in case you're reading this from foreign shores). And that means that for those of us not spending the day looking for fingers blown off by illegal fireworks, it's cookout time! So invite your friends and family over (Except for your second cousin Fred. Holy crap, that guy's a boor.) and let's consume some charred flesh! First things first: let's fire up the grill! (Kingsford Match Light charcoal, 1981) Who's up for some hot diggity dogs??? (Armour Franks, 1956) Or maybe burgers are more your style? Don't forget the ketchup/catsup! (Hunt's Tomato Catsup, 1954) I don't know about you, but cleaning all those dirty glasses can be a real drag. So break out the p