Category Archives: Oldies

Baltimore’s 1960s “Sunshine Pop” band The Peppermint Rainbow

By Tom Warner (Accelerated Decrepitude, 10/15/2012) Thanks to Johnny Dollar for reminding us of Baltimore’s forgotten 1960s “sunshine pop” band The Peppermint Rainbow (1967-1970). JD scored the group’s lone LP Will You Be Staying After Sunday at a Joppa Road … Continue reading

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On ‘Hairspray’s’ 25th anniversary, ‘Buddy Deane’ Committee looks back

By Jessica Goldstein ( Washington Post, 1/18/2013) If you were a teenager in Baltimore in the late 1950s and early 1960s, you watched “The Buddy Deane Show.” When the final bell rang you sprinted home from school, saddle shoes smacking … Continue reading

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Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr’s Beach

Destination was popular resort during era of segregation By Mary Gail Hare (The Baltimore Sun, October 13, 2011) Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy … Continue reading

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