Monthly Archives: March 2022

How terribly normal to be 70

By Richard Lee

Motion pictures such as La Bamba, The Buddy Holly Story, The Doors, Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody tell the stories of some of rock’n’roll’s most influential artists.

In these films and other rock’n’roll biopics, audiences see individuals growing into celebrity and coping with all that fame and fortune brings – the good as well as the bad.

What audiences do not see are the issues entertainers confront when they grow old and struggle to remain successful and relevant in an industry whose biggest stars often are its youngest.

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John Belushi: 1949-1982

John Belushi died 40 years ago today.

During Saturday Night LIve’s ’s first season, he came to Montclair State College for a solo show. I was working in my first journalism job at The Montclair Times, and I jumped at the chance to cover something other than a school board meeting.

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