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 his biography, A Voice of the Warm: The Life of … Read more

17 Astonishing 1970s Sports Moments

1970s Sports Moments

The 1970s were memorable in so many ways for sports fans. Monday Night Football began airing in 1970, and millions have been glued to the TV on Monday nights ever since. In Major League Baseball’s American League, the Designated Hitter (DH) started in 1973 and immediately added excitement for fans and headaches for pitchers. (See … 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 4, released an Oscar-winning documentary exposing his evangelical career as a fraud in 1972, recorded an album, and had a solid career as an actor. And, 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