The Yesteryear Gallery

Those were the days, my friends…

Eartha Kitt Wants to Be Evil

Known far and wide for her sultriness and distinctive voice, Eartha Kitt overcame a horrible childhood to become a superstar singer and actress. She was called “the most exciting woman … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Allan Sherman, the Nut

The first album I ever bought was My Son, The Nut, a 1963 song parody album by Allan Sherman. It included a song called Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, a young boy’s letter to his … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death of a Poet

Jim Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment on July 3, 1971. The legendary lead singer of The Doors and poet extraordinaire was only 27 years old. Incredibly, his … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiny Tim Tiptoes Through the Tulips

Travel back in time to the late 60’s and witness a genuine show-business break. When Herbert Butros Khaury (hey, didn’t he used to head up the UN?) decided to change … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Beatles Invade America

Beatlemania is one of those things that you really had to live through to truly understand and appreciate. When the Fab Four crossed the pond and landed in New York … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sex Kitten and the Spider

It was perhaps the most sensational celebrity trial of the ’70s. She was the wispy, sexy French sex kitten; a successful singer and actress who had captured the hearts of … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tom Waits Visits Fernwood

When Barth Gimble and Tom Waits get together, you can only imagine what wackiness might ensue. This very funny video from 1977 is a clip from one of my all-time … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment