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The Boeing 747 is 55 Years Old, still Working Hard and carried 4-Billion Passengers.

The Boeing 747 is 55 Years Old, still Working Hard, carried 4-Billion Passengers and several Space Shuttles.

Fifty-five years ago today, on Feb. 9, 1969, the first Boeing 747 ever built completed its first flight. Called the City of Everett, it took off from a brand-new runway at Boeing’s specially built 747 factory in Everett, Washington. A new era in commercial aviation was born and the original jumbo jet started making history immediately.

The 747 is one of the greatest airplanes in aviation history. You will marvel at the amazing Boeing 747 and its five decades of extraordinary service.

Come and celebrate the 52th anniversary of this pedigree airplane.

Rarely do the commercial aviation and spirituality share the same conversation — unless it’s the 747 we’re talking about.

It’s hard to look at a 747 without focusing on its most distinctive feature — its upper deck. The position of this second-story annex. The upper-deck’s design is smoothly integral to the rest of fuselage.

 The 747 design is a demonstration of the elegant, almost organic flow of the jet’s profile.

 In the 1990s, Boeing ran a magazine promotion for the 747. It was a two-page, three-panel ad, with a nose-on silhouette of the plane against a dusky sunset.

 “Where/does this/take you?” asked Boeing across the centerfold. Below this dreamy triptych, the text went on:

 “A stone monastery in the shadow of a Himalayan peak. A cluster of tents on the sweep of the Serengeti plains. The Boeing 747 was made for places like these. Distant places filled with adventure, romance, and discovery. The 747 is the symbol for air travelers in the hearts and minds of travelers. It is the airplane of far-off countries and cultures. Where will it take you?”

 Nothing nailed the plane’s mystique more than that ad.

 The plane’s replacement is Boeing’s own 777-300, which can carry almost as may people as a 747, at around two-thirds of the operating costs, that has rendered the four-engine model otherwise obsolete. Pretty much every 777-300 that you see out there — and there are hundreds of them — would have been a 747 in decades past. The -300 has quietly become the premier jumbo jet of the 21st century.

Here are the 27 original customers.

Delta Air Lines
Eastern Airlines
Air India
National Airlines
World Airways
United Airlines
American Airlines
Air France
South African Airways
Air Canada
El Al
Braniff International
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Aer Lingus
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Japan Airlines (JAL)
Pan American

Twenty-seven carriers got things rolling, though many more would follow.

KLM (The Netherlands) is the world’s oldest airline, and this logo, a masterpiece of simplicity, is still in use today, only barely altered. There are 17 747s in the KLM fleet. With United out of the picture, KLM joins Lufthansa, Qantas, El Al and BOAC/British Airways as the only members of the original 27 to have operated the jet continuously since 1970.

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane celebrates 84th birthday

84 years old
I clearly remember working with Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship) at Criteria Recording Studios (Studio A) in N. Miami. Grace and I were watching the Dick Cavett show where she appeared on his show. Grace Slick attended Palo Alto Senior High School (near my current house). Grace Slick also attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. I grew up in Miami, what a small world.

Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco’s burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid 1960s. Her music career spanned four decades, and involved the Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as a sporadic solo career. Slick provided vocals on a number of iconic songs, including “Somebody to Love”, “White Rabbit”, “We Built This City”and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

On a different day and show Grace Slick appeared on “The Mike Douglas Show” talking about her daughter and the only way her daughter could rebel was to go all mainstream and preppy”.

Grace Barnett Slick
(born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco’s burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s. Her music career spanned four decades. She performed with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She also had a sporadic solo career. Slick provided vocals on a number of iconic songs, including “Somebody to Love”, “White Rabbit”, “We Built This City”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

After retiring from music, Slick began painting and drawing. She has done many renditions of her fellow 1960s musicians, such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and others.

Slick has been married twice—to Gerald “Jerry” Slick, a cinematographer, from 1961 to 1971, then to Skip Johnson, a Jefferson Starship lighting designer, from 1976 to 1994. She has one child—a daughter, China Wing Kantner (born January 25, 1971). China’s father is the former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, with whom Slick had a relationship from 1969 to 1975.

From 1958-1959, Grace Wing (Slick) was a student at The University of Miami.

Jefferson Airplane – Ever Wonder How Your Favorite Artists Came Up With Their Names?

Host Morgan Rees extemporaneously walks you through how some of your favorite artists came up with their stage names. – Jefferson Airplane.

Fremont Festival Of The Art: August 5-6th

Fremont Festival Of The Art: August 5-6th

The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.
AUGUST 5-6, 2023  |  10AM-6PM  |  DOWNTOWN
It Attracts Nearly 400,000 People Annually And Has Activities And Entertainment For The Entire Family:
  •         Over 500 top-quality Art & Craft booths
  •         Unique services and special deals on products in Business Marketplace
  •         Artisanal prepackaged food sales in Gourmet Marketplace
  •         Food booths benefiting non-profit organizations
  •         Food trucks offering a variety of delicious street eats also benefiting non-profits
  •         Beer, wine and margarita sales in branded glasses
  •         Kids slushies in collectible cups
  •         Continuous music featured on 2 stages
  •         Street performers, including face painters, henna tattoos, balloons and more
  •         2 sections of rides and games just for the young ones in Kid City & Kid City West
  •         Kid friendly performances and demonstrations on the stage in front of Kid City
Just How Big Is The Festival? Take A Look At Some Of These Stats…
  • 2023 marks the 39th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts. The first festival was held in 1983 in the Fremont Hub.
  • 18,526 ice cream bars are consumed at the Festival.
  • Approximately 13,230 glasses of wine are enjoyed during the two-day festival.
  • 23,552 mugs of ice-cold beer are poured during the Festival.
  • More than 35,000 frosty cans of soda and bottles of water are sold to thirsty festival attendees each year.
  • Nearly 10,000 pounds of ice is used over the weekend to cool off the Summer heat.
  • The Festival of the Arts generates averages 3.3 tons of recycle materials and 1.75 tons of organic materials.
  • Over 3,000 volunteers are needed to run the festival.  The Chamber utilizes at least 800 for operations, 24 people sit on the Festival Planning Committee which is supported by 4 Chamber staff.  Other volunteers work at a variety of non-profit booths throughout the festival.
  • The Festival of the Arts has served as one of the largest fund raisers for local non-profit organizations. Nearly $11,000,000 has been raised over the festival’s 35-year history.  Non-profits have used these monies to fund scholarships and medical research; support at-risk children and families in need; provide safe environments for high school children; fund after-school and sports activities.
  • If you lined all the booths and attractions up in a straight line there’d be almost 4 miles of Festival fun.

The First Day of Summer Solstice, Wednesday, June 21 at 5:14 A.M. EDT.

In 2023, Summer Solstice in Northern Hemisphere will be Wednesday, June 21, at 5:14 A.M. EDT.

Summer 2023 in Northern Hemisphere will begin on Wednesday, June 21 and ends on Friday, September 23, 2023

All times are in Pacific Time.

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Schools and universities typically have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. In almost all countries, children are out of school during this time of year for summer break, although dates vary. In the United States, public schools usually end in early June while colleges get out in early May.

June Solstice 2023
“First day of Summer” — Northern Hemisphere dwellers.
“First day of Winter” — Southern Hemisphere dwellers.
“Midsummer” — Brits & Shakespeare Fans

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day 2022 occurs on Monday, May 30

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2022 occurs on Monday, May 30. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Memorial Holiday Travel to Recover to 39.2+ Million

The return of AAA’s Memorial Day holiday travel forecast predicts 60% more travelers than last year, still nearly 6 million fewer than pre-pandemic.

AAA Travel expects a significant recovery in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 39.2 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The expected strong increase in demand from last year’s holiday, which fell during the early phase of the pandemic, still represents 13%—or nearly 6 million—fewer travelers than in 2019.

AAA booking data reveal that domestic travel and road trips remain the biggest drivers of travel recovery in the near term. Orlando and Las Vegas are top Memorial Day destinations this year, both for AAA Travel bookings and TripTik road trip searches. Other top destinations include the following:

Road Trips:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Orlando, FL
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Denver, CO
  • Nashville, TN

AAA Travel Bookings:

  • Orlando, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Huge Increase in Air Travel Expected, but Most Memorial Day Travelers to Take Road Trips

With 39.2 million Americans planning Memorial Day road trips, auto travel is expected to increase 52% compared to 2020.  Nearly 12 million more Americans will travel by car this holiday than in 2020, though this is still 9% less than in 2019. More than 9 in 10 Memorial Day travelers will drive to their destinations, as many Americans continue to substitute road trips for travel via planes, trains and other modes of transportation.

Bob Dylan’s 82nd Birthday

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant “voice of a generation” with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. In 1965, he controversially abandoned his early fan-base in the American folk music revival, recording a six-minute single, “Like a Rolling Stone”, which enlarged the scope of popular music.

Born: Robert Allen Zimmerman
May 24, 1941 (age 81)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Residence – Malibu, California, U.S.

Years active: 1959–present

Home town: Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S.

Spouse(s): Sara Dylan (m. 1965; div. 1977)
Carolyn Dennis: (m. 1986; div. 1992)

Children: 6, including Jesse and Jakob Dylan

Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature (2016)

Musical career: Genres: Folk blues rock gospel country pop standards

Labels: Columbia Asylum

Associated acts: Joan Baez The Band Johnny Cash Grateful Dead George Harrison Mark Knopfler Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Traveling Wilburys

Website: bobdylan.com

Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture.


Couple of solutions for dying Easter egg that will make your life easier:

Dyeing Easter eggs is a tradition in a lot of homes. I know that my kids look forward to it every year.

Add salt to your water for a speckled effect?

● Use a muffin tin for dyeing?

● Kool Aid is often used as an alternative to harsh chemical hair dyes, and its variety of funky colors and flavors work just as well on hard-boiled eggs as they do on hair. All you need to do is pour one packet of each flavor into a cup of water, then keep your eggs submerged in the mixture until they’ve reached your desired color.

● Create a fun pattern by wrapping rubber bands around your eggs before dipping them in dye. After the egg dries, remove the rubber band and expect to see a striped pattern.

The process can get a bit messy though. You come out of it with purple, blue, & pink fingers – and sometimes even your table can end up with splatters of color all over it.

● To avoid the messiness, here’s what you do.  First, line your work surface with a few layers of newspaper. I always go for layers because it gives the table more protection from the colors seeping through.


● My favorite tip though is this – place your hard boiled eggs inside of a wire whisk & use that to dip your eggs in the color solution.

You can buy cheap whisks at the dollar store if you don’t want to use one of the whisks you already have on hand.  It works SO great, y’all.  Those little plastic dippers that come in the packages just don’t work well – but the whisk trick works perfectly every single time.

Here’s to a mess-free egg dyeing experience?

Women’s Life in the Viking Age

Women’s life in the Viking Age

Viking Women enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day.

Women in Viking Age Scandinavia did enjoy an unusual degree of freedom for their day. They could own property, request a divorce and reclaim their dowries if their marriages ended. Women tended to marry between the ages of 12 and 15, and families negotiated to arrange those marriages, but the woman usually had a say in the arrangement. If a woman wanted a divorce, she had to call witnesses to her home and marriage bed, and declare in front of them that she had divorced her husband. The marriage contract usually stated how family property would be divided up in case of a divorce.

Woman played an active role in managing her husband, as well as the household. Norse women had full authority in the domestic sphere, especially when their husbands were absent. If the man of the household died, his wife would adopt his role on a permanent basis, singlehandedly running the family farm or trading business. Many women in Viking Age Scandinavia were buried with rings of keys, which symbolized their roles and power as household managers.

Women that fought were in the Norse literature called vakyries or shield-maidens (skjoldsmøyer). There were several kinds of female warriors. – Some were divine beings, like the valkyries sent by Odin to pick up the warriors that were slain on the battlefield.

Though their enemies considered them unkempt barbarians, Vikings actually bathed more frequently than other Europeans of the day, taking a dip at least once a week—preferably in a hot spring. Bristled combs, often made from the antlers of red deer or other animals they killed, are one of the objects most commonly found in Viking graves. In fact, though comb-like devices existed in other cultures around the world, Vikings are often given credit for inventing the comb as the Western world knows it today. Tweezers, razors and ear spoons (for scooping out wax) are among the other grooming objects turned up in excavations of Viking burial sites, proving that even longhaired, bearded Viking warriors took their personal grooming very seriously.

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Guess these Movie Stars Net Worth

Guess these Movie Stars Net Worth

Jack Nicholson, $400 million

Tom Cruise, $500 million

Steven Spielberg, $3.7 billion

George Lucas, $5.1 billion

Angelina Jolie, $160 Million

Brad Pitt, $240 Million

Leonardo DiCaprio, $217 Million

J.J. Abrams, $95 Million

Eminem, $242 Million

Jennifer Lawrence, $60 Million

Quentin Tarantino, $100 Million

Harrison Ford, $210 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger, $300 Million

Tom Cruise, $500 million

Kevin Hart, $62 Million

Will Smith, $250 Million

Madam C. J. Walker: First American woman millionaire business owner

Madam C. J. Walker: First American woman millionaire business owner

Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country, “the world’s most successful female entrepreneur of her time,” and one of the most successful African-American business owners ever.

Madam C. J. Walker

Birth name: Sarah Breedlove

December 23, 1867

Delta, Louisiana, United States

Died: May 25, 1919 (aged 51)

Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, United States

Resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx, New York)

Residence: Villa Lewaro, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businesswoman, hair-care entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Activist


Moses McWilliams (married 1882–1887)

John Davis (married 1894 – c. 1903)

Charles Joseph Walker (married 1906–1912)

Children: A’Lelia Walker

Website: www.madamcjwalker.com

C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company, Indianapolis, 1911

Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African American community.



Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

First awarded: May 16, 1929; 94 years ago



Official Name: Academy Award® of Merit

Height: 13½ inches

Weight: 8½ pounds

Number of Awards Presented: 3,140

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

94th Academy Awards

The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards. The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, which honors the best films of 2021, will be held on March 27, 2022. The ceremony will again be broadcast on ABC. It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Florence Parpart – Patented the Modern Refrigerator

Florence Parpart – Patented the Modern Refrigerator 

The fridge: An essential appliance in our kitchens today that ensures the food we store is kept in a good condition. Since the beginning of history, humans have searched for ways to preserve food.

At the beginning of the twentieth century (specifically in 1914), Florence Parpart invented the modern electric fridge.

Parpart also received a patent for a much improved street-cleaning machine in 1900, which she negotiated and sold to cities throughout the United States.

Very little is known of Florence Parpart, other than census records and United States Government patent applications. Born in the Hoboken, New Jersey, Parpart was listed as a housewife in the United States Census for the majority of her life. As is the case with many early female inventors, local sources paint an entirely different picture.

Parpart won a second patent for the modern refrigerator, rendering the icebox obsolete for those with access to electricity.  Many believe that Parpart’s then fiancée was highly skilled in electrical circuitry and assisted in the design of the first prototype.  Already an experienced entrepreneur, Parpart was highly successful in marketing and selling her refrigerators.  She attended multiple trade shows, developed her own advertising campaigns and managed the production operations, alongside her husband, of additional refrigerators.  Parpart was a true female entrepreneur and gifted inventor.

Cool Thing Invented by a Women: The Cabinet Bed

In 1885, Sarah E. Goode became the first African-American woman with a U.S. patent with her invention of a folding cabinet bed which maximized space in small homes. The fully-functional desk could be used by day and then folded down for a good night’s sleep. 15 years after her patent, The Murphy Bed revolutionized urban life in increasingly more densely populated cities.

March is Women’s History Month

The month of March is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. The month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day). In 1979 a fifteen-day conference about women’s history was held at Sarah Lawrence College from July 13 until July 29, chaired by historian Gerda Lerner. It was co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Smithsonian Institution. When its participants learned about the success of the Sonoma County’s Women’s History Week celebration, they decided to initiate similar celebrations within their own organizations, communities, and school districts. They also agreed to support an effort to secure a National Women’s History Week.

In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week.

The Beatles Invasion, 59 Years Ago: Feb. 9, 1964

The Beatles Invasion, 59 Years Ago:

 Feb. 9, 1964

The curtains swept open and America had its first look at the band—not in black leather and stagy scowls, not intimidating, as some had feared, but neatly groomed, all smiles, vaguely harmless: a pleasant surprise. The Beatles! Without hesitation, they launched right into a crisp if workman like version of “All My Loving,” a cut from their freshly minted LP, Meet the Beatles, which topped Billboard’s charts the following week and remained there until it was knocked off by their sec

Ringo’s drums erupted into “She Loves You,” jolting the audience. The last two numbers were even more riveting. Both “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” delivered on the promise of something thrilling.

The phenomenon unfolded in living rooms across the country. According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the viewing audience was estimated at about 74 million people, reflecting a total of 23.24 million homes, a record for any TV show.

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The Beatles “Rubber Soul” factoids:

Stonehenge Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.

A core of Stonehenge’s Sarsen stones went missing during an archeological excavation in 1958.

A man returned a cylindrical piece of Stonehenge which he had kept for more than 60 years.

Robert Phillips was involved in extracting a cylindrical core from one of the huge stones during an excavation in 1958.

He kept the piece after the work was done, and carried it with him for decades, including displaying it on the wall of his house in Florida.

Philips decided to give the piece back as he approached his 90th birthday.

A man has given back a meter-long stone core he took from Stonehenge more than 60 years ago.

Robert Phillips removed the sample during an archeological operation in 1958, where he was working to help reinforce a cracked stone, according to Historic England, the charity which preserves the site.

Philips kept it with him for the decades that followed, initially keeping it in a plastic tube at his office in Basingstoke, before taking it with him when he moved to the US, and eventually displaying it on the wall of his home in Florida.

He decided to return it on the eve of his 90th birthday, Historic England said. The return took place in 2018, but was only made public this week.

Robert Phillips decided to return the piece of stone he took in 1958 as he approached his 90th birthday.

Heather Sebire, English Heritage’s curator for Stonehenge, said the charity was grateful Phillips decided to return the stone home.

Archaeologists believe that the missing piece could help trace where the giant stones originally came from.

Sebire said: “The last thing we ever expected was to get a call from someone in America telling us they had a piece of Stonehenge,” she said in a statement. “Studying the Stonehenge core’s ‘DNA’ could tell us more about where those enormous Sarsen stones originated.”

Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments, was built in several stages. The first part was built about 5000 years ago.

The site’s bluestones — smaller pieces of rock scattered around the center — were brought to southern England from more than 100 miles away in Wales. But little is known about the larger stones — known as Sarsen stones — which form its recognizable outer structure.

Archaeologists hope the stone’s return will help them find out where parts of Stonehenge originated.

The “pristine” core Phillips gave back could give better information on the stones’ chemical composition, providing new clues about its origin.

Professor David Nash of Brighton University, who is leading the research into the core, said: “Conventional wisdom suggests that they all came from the relatively nearby Marlborough Downs but initial results from our analysis suggest that in fact the sarsens may come from more than one location.”

The meter-long core was taken from Stonehenge in 1958.

English Heritage is also looking for two other cores that were taken from the monument. Phillips’ son Robin, who traveled to Stonehenge to return the sample his father took, said he hopes that the other missing pieces show up.

“It would be fascinating to know where the other two cores went, or indeed if there any other missing pieces out there that might be returned one day,” he said.

Stonehenge’s Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.Workers raising three pieces of a standing stone in 1958 after it had fallen to the ground at Stonehenge.

A vanished Stonehenge piece has been returned to The UK after 60 years.The missing stone — roughly the size and shape of a broomstick — was removed and taken by a Robert Phillips Briton, at the time working for a diamond-cutting business and relocated to the United States about thirty years ago.Mr. Phillips took part in repair works at Stonehenge in 1958 to raise one of the trilithons, the iconic three-piece standing stones, that had fallen to the ground. The work included drilling ring-shaped holes into the stone, and it produced three-foot cylinders.

He retired to Aventura, Fla., north of Miami and kept the polished-looking stone in his office for decades. But on the eve of his 90th birthday last year, he decided to return the piece to England.

Heather Sebire, a curator with English Heritage, said “We are very grateful to the Phillips family for bringing this intriguing piece of Stonehenge back home.”

The piece is expected to provide clues to a team of researchers that had been looking into the origin of the giant stones, which stand in Southern England at about 13 feet high and 7 feet wide.

When the researchers analysed the DNA of early British farmers, they found they most closely resembled Neolithic people from Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). These Iberian farmers were descended from people who had journeyed across the Mediterranean.

In addition to farming, the Neolithic migrants to Britain appear to have introduced the tradition of building monuments using large stones known as megaliths. Stonehenge in Wiltshire was part of this tradition.

Visit the World Without Traveling™

Watch this continuing series of videos and podcasts. These episodes visits major tourist attractions such as the Changing the Guard, Tower of London, Crown Jewels, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, The Roman Baths, Hard Rock Hotel and where to dine. Ideas for your trip with useful traveller information. Enjoy!London “Stonehenge”: https://youtu.be/EjsqJzQd6dg

London (City Tour): https://youtu.be/YVH7-21Eu-o
London “Windsor Castle”: https://youtu.be/tLrSQc6TXJ4
London: “Buckingham Palace” and “Tower of London”: https://youtu.be/4ui0kMZZDLw
London The “Roman Baths”: https://youtu.be/yjhomsXbdPw

Sony Music Entertainment sign merchandise agreement for The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Sony Music Entertainment’s The Thread Shop merchandise agency sign an agreement to produce a merchandise line for The Beatles. Now, the company has signed a similar deal for another rock legend: Jimi Hendrix.

The new deal with Authentic Hendrix LLC and Experience Hendrix LLC — includes the rights to design, develop and distribute exclusive Hendrix merchandise goods, wares, lines and products worldwide, including clothing, accessories and collectibles. The product line will be available online, in pop-up shops and at brick-and-mortar retail stores.

The Thread Shop will coordinate with Legacy Recordings on integrated merchandising, promote, market, sell, retail, advertise, publicize, push, informal plug and music opportunities. It marks the first time the iconic artist’s merchandisewill be available in one place.

In addition to Hendrix and The Beatles, The Thread Shop’s roster includes the likes of Camila Cabello, Bob Dylan, Joan Jett, Led Zeppelin, Maluma and P!nk.

The Beatles, Rubber Soul

In 1965, The Beatles recorded their sixth album, Rubber Soul. The Beatles were still touring, still rushing into the studio to record fresh songs at a frantic pace. But “Rubber Soul” took the group in a new direction. Rubber Soul was recorded 57 years old. “Rubber Soul” was a pivot point between `She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah,’ to Revolver to Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

   • Rubber Soul: 3 December 1965 . . .
   • Revolver: 5 August 1966 . . .
   • Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: 1 June 1967

The songs demonstrate the Beatles’ increasing maturity as lyricists and, in their incorporation of brighter guitar tones and new instrumentation such as harmonium, sitar and fuzz bass, the group striving for more expressive sounds and arrangements for their music.

Rubber Soul inspired tons of artists – including Brian Wilson, who crafted the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ in reply; the Beatles, in turn, responded with ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’.

The album consisted of eleven songs by John and Paul, two by George and another with the unique writing credit of Lennon-McCartney-Starkey. The inclusion of a sitar on the song Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) also illustrated George’s growing interest in Indian music and culture.

Rubber Soul (1966) – 8.6 million copies sold

Rubber Soul song list:
Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won’t See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
The Word
What Goes On
I’m Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone
Run For Your Life

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