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flavel house

from the goonies posted in movies by crabapple

This Goonies film location is known as The Flavel House, and is also the site of the Clatsop County Historical Society.

This is where Mikey's dad is working the flag pole as the Goonies cruise by on their bikes, and they say hello to each other.

The Goonies was released on June 9, 1985, and made $9,105,913 its first weekend.

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paul mccartney’s childhood home

from the beatles, paul mccartney posted in music by crabapple

Paul McCarney's childhood home is located at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Built by the local authority, the McCartney family moved into the house in 1955. Paul McCartney bought his father a home in 1965 in the Wirral.

Owned by the National Trust, they market the home as "the birthplace of the Beatles" since their earliest practicing and song-writing occurred here.

Unlike Lennon's home, this location does not a blue plaque from English Heritage because the figure has not ""been dead for 20 years, or passed the centenary of their birth".

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freebody park

from bob dylan, electric dylan event posted in music by crabapple

On Jul 25, 1965, Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Dylan had drawn widespread support from fans for his 1963 and 1964 Newport Folk Festival sets with Joan Baez.

In 1965, Dylan was supporting his fifth studio album, Bringing It All Back Home. The first side of the album was Bob Dylan's signature acoustic folk style; the second side of this album featured a backing band and was rock. When Dylan walked on stage with an electric guitar and a band, the boos started immediately.

The band launched into "Maggie's Farm," and the distaste from the folkies was immediate. Boos and jeering rolled out from the crowd. Pete Seeger wanted to take an axe to the power cables to the set.

The debate still exists whether the audience was angry about the short set or angry that Dylan had betrayed folk and played electric, but the results were the same- they were pissed, and Dylan had gone rock.

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timberline lodge

from the shining posted in movies by donkeyoti

The Timberline Lodge is a ski lodge in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

It is also the exterior filming location for The Shining- the 1980 psychological horror-thriller directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Stephen King, and starring Jack Nicholson.

This is where all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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ed sullivan theater

from elvis presley, the beatles, the doors posted in music by donkeyoti

Running from 1948 to 1971, The Ed Sullivan Show was a variety TV show hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. The host was a bit of a king-maker, and a group or artist could say they "made it" if they played the show.

Bill Haley and His Comets performed their then-current hit "Rock Around the Clock" in early August 1955, marking the first televised performance of a rock and roll song.

On September 9, 1956, Elvis made his first of three appearances on the show. The myth of having to shoot Elvis from the waist up is false. Elvis's full body gyrations can be seen throughout the performance.

The Beatles appeared on three consecutive Sundays in February 1964. The February 9th performance is considered the beginning of the British invasion. By the third performance, 73 million viewers were tuning in (breaking the record at the time).

Today, The Ed Sullivan Theater is the filming location for The Late Show with David Letterman.

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