New this week in ’69: September 27

September 27, 1969 Actually, September 26 may be the more important date in terms of cultural touchstones. That's the date that The Brady Bunch made its premiere on ABC. The show, about a blended family, features something interesting in its run: a married couple in bed together and not in twin beds. But they weren't … Continue reading New this week in ’69: September 27

Rest in peace, Ric Ocasek: The Cars, “Since You’re Gone”

(Above: "How does he walk on the pool?" we asked, dumbfounded.) The news of the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek came as a bit of a surprise yesterday. I was perhaps more surprised by the fact that he was 75. That would have made him about 34 when the band hit it big initially, … Continue reading Rest in peace, Ric Ocasek: The Cars, “Since You’re Gone”

New this week in ’69: September 6

(Above: If I could get to my records, this photo would be bigger.) September 6, 1969 It's the day before Princeton University will break with tradition and let women attend classes there. The school existed as all-male for the first 233 years of its existence, predating the Declaration of Independence by forty years. That same … Continue reading New this week in ’69: September 6