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Hailing from the Buckeye State, Jackie Nash is an editorial producer for BIO.com. If she could live in any decade, it would be the 1970s—when legendary bands such as Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and the Talking Heads were hitting their stride and making rock history.
June 19, 2013 by Jackie Nash
When we scored a ticket to the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, we expected a lot of things—four days of nonstop music, the sweltering Tennessee-in-June heat...also in this article
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1978 -
Jim James is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket. Under the name Yim Yames, he created his first solo album, Tribute To, to honor the music of George Harrison.
Songwriter, Singer / 1941 - 1967Otis Redding’s career was cut short when he died in a plane crash in 1967. His song “(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay” became his first and only No. 1 hit in 1968.
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1926 -
Chuck Berry was one of the most popular and influential performers of rhythm-and-blues and rock 'n' roll music during the 1950s, '60s and '70s. He's known for songs like "Johnny B. Goode" and "My Ding-a-Ling."
Guitarist, Singer / 1923 - 2012
Doc Watson was a blind American guitarist/singer and folk music pioneer whose unprecedented flat-picking style and interpretations of traditional American songs influenced generations of musicians.
October 14, 2012 by Jackie Nash
Arlen Specter, a longtime U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, died on October 14, 2012, at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from complications of non-Hodgkins...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
June 1, 2013 by Jackie Nash
Stage, film and television actress Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the pioneering 1970s sitcom All in the Family, died of natural causes at her New York...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor / 1924 - 2001
Carroll O’Connor played Archie Bunker on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom All in the Family. His comedic portrayal of a working-class bigot brought political and social issues into the popular dialogue of the time.
Producer, Pilot, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1922 -Norman Lear wrote popular, long-running sitcoms including All in the Family and The Jeffersons. His work addressed racial and political issues in the U.S.
October 10, 2012 by Jackie Nash
Beloved horror author R.L. Stine, who became famous for his scary kids' series in the 1990s, is still giving us Goosebumps. Fans who have grown up with Stine's popular...also in this article
Anti-War Activist, Television Personality, Author, Screenwriter / 1924 - 1975
Emmy Award–winning television and film writer Rod Serling created and hosted the sci-fi fantasy series The Twilight Zone and co-wrote Planet of the Apes.
November 7, 2012 by Jackie Nashalso in this article
U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1942 -
Former Delaware Senator Joe Biden was elected the 47th U.S. vice president with President Barack Obama in 2008. He earned a second term as vice president when Obama was re-elected to the presidency in 2012.
U.S. Representative / 1970 -
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is a Republican from Wisconsin known for his conservative positions. In the 2012 presidential election, Ryan was the running mate of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama.
September 26, 2012 by Jackie Nash
Let's face it: These days, Americans are keen on remembering presidents' gaffes just as much as as their accolades. And considering the social media surge of the...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor, U.S. President, U.S. Governor / 1911 - 2004
President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War. He solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency.
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1924 -
The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president.