I happened across a post (on Buzzfeed of all places!) with 21 photos of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco in the 60s. Haight Ashbury was the mecca for hippies in the 60s, culminating in the Summer of Love in 1967.
I visited Haight Ashbury a couple of years ago, but I've always wondered what it would have been like to be there when it was all happening...
A couple of posts back I mentioned that I've (very belatedly) gotten into Loretta Lynn - aka the First Lady of country music. After listening to her music non-stop, I recently came across the biopic Coal Miner's Daughter, which charts the life of Loretta from poor coal miner's daughter to the biggest star in country music.
Loretta is played by the wonderful Sissy Spacek, along with a bunch of other recognizable faces. It's well worth checking out if you're a biopic fiend like I am!
It's been 64 years since Jake LaMotta fought Sugar Ray Robinson in a match that came to be known as the Valentine's Day Massacre. LaMotta started as his normal strong self, but by the later rounds he was being brutally beaten by Robinson. Though the fight was stopped, LaMotta never hit the canvas and thus was born the immortal saying: "You never got me down, Ray."
You can watch some clips from the match below.