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john belushi locations

Posted on April 16, 2013 by peter bell

John Belushi was born in Chicago on January 24, 1949, the son of first and second generation Albanian immigrants.  While attending Wheaton Central High School in Illinois, Belushi became involved in theater and improv.  He began performing at the Shawnee Summer Theater, attended events at the Second City improv theater (where he eventually became a […]

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bruce springsteen locations

Posted on March 20, 2013 by peter bell

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born in the fertile green hills of New Jersey, USA on September 2, 1949.  The Boss was raised on 50s rock, became an Americana rock-and-roller in the 70s, turned into a denim-clad icon in the 80s, and today has the distinguished position of elder rock statesman and link to music […]

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janis joplin locations

Posted on March 6, 2013 by peter bell

Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, TX.  The daughter of a Texaco engineer and a college registrar (Seth and Dorothy Joplin, respectively), Janis attended church, sang in the choir, and grew into an awkward teen that loved the blues.  She left Port Arthur to attend college in Beaumont and […]

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macklemore and ryan lewis “thrift shop” locations

Posted on February 7, 2013 by peter bell

For the first time since Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” off the 1994 Reality Bites soundtrack, an independent artist without a major label has made it to #1 on the Billboard charts. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz is an ode to secondhand treasure hunting set to an infectious beat.  While the song has […]

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woody guthrie locations

Posted on January 30, 2013 by peter bell

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14, 1911 in Okemah, Oklahoma.  Woody was named after the then soon-to-be elected president and was the son of businessman and local politician, Charles Edward Guthrie.  Woody’s mother, Nora Belle Guthrie was a homemaker who later died of Huntington’s disease- a neurological disease that Woody also inherited. Although […]

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