Rewind Back in Time

For the love and appreciation of the Classic TV shows, music, movies, pop culture, history, etc. of the past few decades (mainly the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's).

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July 4th 2009 Twilight Zone Marathon - Sci Fi Channel

It's that time of the year again for the Sci Fi Channel July 4th Twilight Zone Marathon. It will begin 5:00 PM (Eastern time) on July 3rd and run until the early morning of July 5th. Here is the schedule for July 3rd and the same for July 4th. You can also see it all laid out on one page on this IMDB page. Check your local listings for the exact times in your locale.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

50 Years Ago Today - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper

50 Years Ago Today, February, 3, 1959, Buddy Holly (age 22), Ritchie Valens (age 17), and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson, Jr., age 28) died in a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. In Don McLean's 1971 song "American Pie", he would call this 'The Day the Music Died'.

The three young rock and roll musicians were leaving their gig at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa (see photo of the ballroom below), which was part of "The Winter Dance Party." They were heading to the next stop in the tour, Moorhead, Minnesota. The plane crashed soon after take off due to a combination of poor weather conditions and pilot error. The pilot, Roger Peterson, also died in the crash. He was only 21 years old and was not rated for night-time flight.

The small plane would only hold three passengers, in addition to the pilot. Waylon Jennings had originally planned to fly, but gave up his seat on the plane to Richardson, who had the flu. Guitarist Tommy Allsup had also planned to fly, but lost his seat in a coin toss to Valens who had never flown in a small plane before and wanted to experience it.

We can only wonder what music the three artists would have written and recorded had they lived to be a more reasonable age.

The Day the Music Died on Wikipedia

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sci-Fi Channel's New Year's Twilight Zone Marathon 2008/2009

It's time for the annual Sci-Fi Channel's New Year's Eve/New Year's Twilight Zone Marathon. It starts on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 (7:00 am CST) and continues through January 1, 2009. Check your local listings for the start time in your area.

Here's's schedule of episodes:
(Wed.) December 31, 2008
(Thur.) January 1, 2009

Also see: Schedule for 'The Twilight Zone'

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Download a 'Twilight Zone' Episode Guide

Here you can download a free 9-page Twilight Zone Episode Guide in PDF format. With the title of each episode, this guide gives you the date it first aired, the major stars, and a column to place a check if you've seen it/own it. It's a quick download as it's only 45k in file size.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Salutes at JFK's Funeral, 45 years ago

On Nov. 25, 1963, 45 years ago today, John F. Kennedy, Jr. (John-John) salutes his father during his funeral. US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22nd. Sadly, the day of the funeral, when this photo was taken, it was also John-John's 3rd birthday. The family held a birthday party for him later that day.

In the bottom photo, President Kennedy talks with his son John Jr. in the Oval Office on October 14, 1963.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Twilight Zone Marathon, 4th of July 2008 - Sci Fi Channel

Get ready for the Sci Fi Channel's 4th of July Twilight Zone Marathon, it's starts a bit early. According to the schedule it will begin on Thursday, July 3rd, 8:00 AM (Eastern Time) with "THE PASSERSBY" and it will conclude July 5th with "ON THURSDAY WE LEAVE FOR HOME" (5:00 AM). IMDB has a schedule that lays it out on one page (too bad doesn't appear to do the same). Remember to adjust the times to your locality if you're not in the Eastern time zone. Get out the popcorn and enjoy!

Helpful Links: July 3 Schedule July 4 Schedule Schedule Twilight Zone page

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