You learn a lot about living from stories where lives are on the line. Combat! was a weekly television series about a platoon in World War II. Not exactly kid viewing, but I watched the show every week. Yes, it was a show about war and there was killing, but it focused on the characters … More Combat!

Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly

In reality, their second greatest hits collection, released in 1969. Unlike the Beatles, The Rolling Stones did not produced great albums in the 1960s. Big singles, yes. Just not groundbreaking albums. The greatest hits album collects their non-album singles during the second half of the decade. I still have the vinyl copy of this octagon-shaped … More Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly

Dragnet (1967-1970)

Jack Webb rebooted his television series in the late 1960s to a new audience. Dragnet the radio series and later 1950s television series were well-known, particularly Webb’s Joe Friday and his just the facts, world weary persona. My blog on Webb’s Adam-12 (click on the Adam-12 to read) series also digs into Dragnet. Those two … More Dragnet (1967-1970)