Overview of the USSSA Organization

Overview of the USSSA Organization

  The rise and fall, and the rise again of USSSA Organization This proud baseball organization was founded in 1968 with the original intention of being a slo-pitch softball association. This idea eventually grew into a multi-sport association with ties all over the world. In their first year they appointed 41 district … Read more

The History of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Los_Angeles_Dodgers

  Introduction to the Los Angeles Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team. They are members of the National League West division of Major League Baseball. Like many other major league baseball teams, the Dodgers have had their share of ups and downs, victories and defeats, injuries, trades, … Read more

The Frustrations of Youth Pitching

The Frustrations of Youth Pitching

Pitching… Most likely the hardest thing about the game known for constant failure – baseball. It is the most precise thing I have ever had to do in school or sports. Are you frustrated with pitching, or know someone who is? If so, you are not alone. I am going to share … Read more

History of Green Acres

History of Green Acres

What is Green Acres, and what makes it so endearing to a lot of audiences? Green Acres is one of the most unforgettable American sitcoms in television history. This television series has successfully acquired the influences of surrealism in the production of comedy sitcoms in the past. The show was first broadcast … Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

What is “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”? The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 1960s American television series about two secret agents who work for a top secret government agency called U.N.C.L.E., which stands for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. The show was created by Sam Rolfe, and aired on the … Read more

Introduction to Laverne and Shirley

Introduction to Laverne and Shirley

What is Laverne and Shirley? Laverne and Shirley is a 1970s television comedy, about two roommates and their very hilarious and unpredictable adventures. It aired from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983 and lasted a total of eight seasons and 178 episodes. Laverne and Shirley was a spin-off series of the … Read more

Will Glahe – Polka King

Will Glahe

Introduction to the “Polka King” An accomplished accordionist and composer, German native Will Glahe led his own orchestra by the 1930s and rose to fame and success in playing popular music during his time. In the US, Glahe achieved the pinnacle of chart success through his own composition “Beer Barrel Polka” in … Read more

Laurie London — The 13-Year Old Boy with a Big Hit in His Hands

Laurie London

Introduction Englishman Laurie London has been best known as a child crooner of the upbeat version of the spiritual tune “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” It is his only hit single. He also recorded in German, especially when he took part singing “Bum Ladda Bum Bum” in German Hit … Read more

Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Peggy Lee

Introduction to Peggy Lee Peggy Lee is one of the most renowned figures in American entertainment history – she was a talented pop/jazz singer, songwriter and actress whose career run spanned six decades. As an actress, she supplied the speaking and singing voices for the Disney animation film Lady And The Tramp; … Read more

History of the Isley Brothers

Isley Brothers

Introduction The Isley Brothers was formed in 1954, originally as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Jr., Rudolph and Ronald Isley – another brother Vernon joined them shortly before his tragic death from a hit-and-run incident. First signed to RCA in the late 1950s, their trio first charting single was “Shout”, … Read more

Biography of Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Early life and showbiz career Meat Loaf is Marvin Lee Aday in real life. He was born on September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to a family of gospel singers. Even as a child he already found his acting instinct, taking part in various school productions. Aday eventually moved to Los Angeles, … Read more

David Geddes – “Run, Joey, Run”

David Geddes

Introduction to David Geddes David Geddes is a singer and sometime drummer/vocalist of the band The Fredric (who were alternately known as Rock Garden). When “Run Joey Run” was climbing to the charts in 1975, Geddes discontinued his law studies (which were one semester left) and returned to music full-time. His second … Read more

Rick James, the Father of Punk Funk

Rick James

Introduction to Rick James Rick James was an American singer-songwriter, produder and musician who popularized funk music particularly in the 70s. He had been in the group The Mynah Birds, which also included Bruce Palmer and Neil Young. James’ solo career began in 1977 when he released his debut album Come Get … Read more

The Duals – “Stick Shift”

The Duals

Introduction The Duals were a Californian surf rock duo formed in the 1960s, consisting of Henry Bellinger and Johnny Lageman. Ron Barrett, who had just established a new label named Star Revue, liked the guys’ sound and took them in. The Duals recorded “Stick Shift” to which Barrett added some car sound … Read more

Slim Harpo – “Baby Scratch My Back”

Slim Harpo

Introduction to Slim Harpo Slim Harpo was an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player who got his name from his proficiency of the last-mentioned instrument, which was also dubbed as “harp” among blues musicians and fans. Born in Lobdell, Louisiana, Moore began to play at Baton Rouge bars under the monicker … Read more

Biography of Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

A little bit something about Jackson Browne Jackson Browne is an American folk and country singer-songwriter who has seen prominence and commercial success during the 1970s. During his teens he took up singing folk music, and sometime in the mid-1960s Browne left California for New York. He settled in Greenwich Village – … Read more

The Box Tops – “The Letter”

The Box Tops

 Who are the Box Tops? The Box Tops were a rock group, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. Their first single was “The Letter,” which topped the Hot 100 in 1967, making the Box Tops international teen stars. Their second Top 10 hit, “Cry Like A Baby” came in 1968 and went on to … Read more

Biography of Don Henley

Don Henley

Don Henley’s success with the Eagles and his own solo career Don Henley (born Donald Hugh Henley in Gilmer, Texas in 1947) is an American singer-songwriter and drummer. He is famously known as the founding member of one of the most successful American bands in history, the Eagles. With the Eagles, he … Read more

Classic Rock Legends: The History of Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane

Introduction Jefferson Airplane is considered one of the cornerstones of psychedelic rock who achieved stunning commercial and critical triumph. They formed in San Francisco in 1965 by vocalist Mart Balin during the time when the San Francisco folk scene was booming. Their productive, vital years spanned from 1965 to 1972 where they … Read more

Introduction to Wayne Fontana

Who is Wayne Fontana? Wayne Fontana is a Manchester-born British singer of the rock and pop vein, and a founder and leader of the group called the Mindbenders. It was a funny coincidence that he signed himself and his band to a label with the same name – Fontana Records. He and … Read more

History of Budweiser

History of Budweiser

  The birth and rise of the beer king For many years, Budweiser has been the undisputed king of American beerdom, and is considered one of the America’s national icons. It is also the flagship product of the veteran brewery Anheuser-Busch InBev.

 The development and success of Budweiser traces back to the … Read more

A History of German Beer Steins

German Beer Steins

Where did beer steins originate from? Beer steins have their origin from Germany and date back to the 14th Century. During this period there was a severe infestation of flies all over Europe, as well as an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague. Due to these circumstances, a number of immediate laws were … Read more

History of the Chordettes

The Chordettes

Who are the Chordettes? Forever to be remembered for their hit song “Mr. Sandman,” The Chordettes are considered one of the most popular close-harmony singing groups of all time. They were formed in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in the mid-1940s. The group consisted of Janet Ertel and her sister in-law Carol Buschmann, Dorothy Schwartz … Read more

Can You Legally Brew Beer at Home?

Can You Legally Brew Beer at Home

  Brewing beer at home as a hobby DISCLAIMER: This hub is intended for educational purposes only. *** Is it legal to brew beer at home? This is a question that always bugs the minds of people who are interested in brewing beer. Although brewing beer at home can be complicated and … Read more

The History of Burger King

The History of Burger King

The birth of the “King” Burger King’s story began when Keith J. Kramer and his wife’s uncle Matthew Burns were inspired by the success of the McDonald’s franchises over in California. They opened their first store in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1953. They built a stove called the “Insta-Broiler” where their burgers were … Read more

Terry Jacks – “Seasons in the Sun”

Terry Jacks

Who is Terry Jacks? Terry Jacks is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Winnipeg on March 29, 1944, Jacks was once a member of The Poppy Family, which was formed in 1968 together with his first wife, Susan Pleskevits (Susan Jacks). The group produced one of their hit singles, … Read more

Introduction to Lulu

Lulu

Who is Lulu? Lulu is a Scottish singer best known for her international hit “To Sir With Love” in the 1960s. The Glasgow-born Lulu started her professional career when she was still in her teens; her first hit single is her cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout.” She went on with a … Read more

Introduction to Foghat

Foghat

Foghat’s formation and early days Although the band’s sound was unmistakably American, all of the members of Foghat are actually English natives. It was in London, 1970 where Foghart’s seeds originated. Original members Dave “Lonesome Dave” Peverett (guitars/vocals), Tony Stevens (bass) and Roger Earl (drums) had once been with the blues combo … Read more

Introduction to Fats Domino

Fats Domino

The legendary “Fat Man” from New Orleans Probably the most legendary music figure to come out of New Orleans, Louisiana, blues and rock and roll singer/pianist Fats Domino also grew to become one of the influential icons in the 1950s. His first foray into recording was with Imperial Records in 1949, where … Read more

The History of In-N-Out Burger

The History of In N Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger: rated high for its burger’s top quality and freshness Based on many customers’ opinion and rating, In-N-Out Burger is consistently one of the best burger chains in the US. Known for its renowned quality and the freshness of the ingredients, it’s not a surprise why In-N-Out Burger has developed and … Read more