Rod McKuen: The Best-Selling 70s Poet and Songwriter Barely Remembered Today

Rod McKuen - the poet

Rod McKuen: songwriter, recording artist, poet, author, and actor. In 1972, he was the best-selling author in America and the best-selling poet in history. He had over 60 gold and platinum records. Artists like Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and Nina Simone recorded his songs.  According to Barry Alfonso’s biography A Voice of the Warm: The … Read more

17 Astonishing 1970s Sports Moments

1970s Sports Moments

There were so many great sports moments in the 1970s. Monday Night Football began airing in 1970, and millions have been glued to the TV on Monday nights ever since. Major League Baseball’s American League began allowing the Designated Hitter (DH) in 1973, immediately adding excitement for fans and headaches for pitchers. (See the bottom … Read more

The Extraordinary Life of Marjoe Gortner: From Child Evangelist to that Explosive Documentary to Actor

Marjoe Gortner

Marjoe Gortner was an ordained minister at age 4, released an Oscar-winning documentary in 1972 exposing his evangelical career as a fraud, recorded an album, and had a solid career as an actor. Yet, he remains mostly forgotten today. That’s a shame. His story is powerful and interesting. He turned his childhood abuse and exploitation … Read more