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Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me / Mac Davis

At his commercial peak in the mid-1970s, Mac Davis was one of America’s most popular entertainers, a “countrypolitan”-styled singer and actor who found considerable success in both fields. He also wrote music for artists like Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls and Kenny Rogers & the First Edition

Milli Vanilli: Greatest Hits

Nearly a decade after Boney M called it quits, the man behind the band, Frank Farian, put together a musically similar duo that became more successful (and infamous) than anyone expected. This collection features the most popular tracks from Milli Vanilli, whose recordings are now out of print in the U.S. and yet in high demand. It features “Blame It on the Rain,” “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” and more.

The Real James Dean

Author Peter L. Winkler brings us the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by James Dean recall their indelible experiences with the Hollywood legend in their own words.

The Flintstones

The creative team of Hanna-Barbera was the genius behind the first adult-targeted cartoon and longest-running series of its genre. The family shenanigans of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and their kids were fresh and groundbreaking for the day — the notion of a “modern” cave society using dinosaurs, stone and wood in outrageously inventive ways.

Open Heart

Facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel reflects on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed.

The Essential Johnny Mathis

One of the last and most popular in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, Johnny Mathis concentrated on romantic readings of jazz and pop standards for the ever-shrinking adult contemporary audience of the ’60s and ’70s.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick Bragg offers this rollicking, incendiary tale of the man who kick-started rock and roll and blazed a fiery trail strewn with heartache, happiness, regret and memorable music. Bragg sat down with Lewis over a period of two years and simply let Lewis tell his own story.

Purple Rain

After inviting his “dearly beloved” to the opening frenzy of “Let’s Go Crazy,” Prince leads us on a synth-driven, psycho-sexual odyssey that never lets up. Hits like “When Doves Cry” and the soulful title ballad became pop monuments. But the menacing fantasy of “Darling Nikki” and the pleading desperation of “Baby I’m a Star” give shape to this wildly adventurous and irrepressibly freaky masterpiece.

The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition

This is a Camaro book like no other, covering the entire production history of Chevrolet’s iconic muscle car, from the original concept car (codenamed ‘Panther’) to the latest and greatest sixth-generation vehicle. Author David Newhardt showcases every model of Camaro since 1967 in stunning detail, using original and GM archival photography as well as insider interviews and technical specifications.

Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

Stacy Allison was the first American woman to reach the highest point on Earth. In the face of interpersonal conflicts, grueling training, extreme physical demands and the constant threat of death, and with the personal challenge of leaving an abusive marriage, she achieved her goal. This is her story.

The Essential Gene Autry

Gene Autry, known as “The Singing Cowboy,” defined country music for two generations of listeners. His records sold more than 100 million copies and he earned more than a dozen gold and platinum records, including the first ever certified gold. He is the only entertainer with all five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television, and Live Theatre/performance.

Blazing Saddles

A Mel Brooks classic starring Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination. All of them give this 1974 sagebrush saga their lunatic best.

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The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)

Released just three years after the band’s official break-up, “The Blue Album” put The Beatles’ later-year tracks into one package (released simultaneously with “The Red Album”) featuring key songs from the group’s albums as well as standalone singles.

Kind of Blue / Miles Davis

From the opening bass vamp of “So What” to the muted trumpet lines on “Blue in Green,” from the slow groove of “All Blues” to the sentimental “Flamenco Sketches,” “Kind of Blue” is ingrained in every jazz musician’s DNA. And for good reason: These simple, haiku-like song sketches cover the range of human emotion. Davis’ cool trumpet work is complemented by the fiery saxophones of John Coltrane and Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, while the rhythm section swings like mad.

Cosmos

“Cosmos” is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, author Carl Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

TYMURS: The 1982 Tylenol Murders

Seven people died near Chicago in 1982 after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. The Tylenol murders case — the most extensively covered news story since the assassination of John F. Kennedy — has perplexed federal, state, and local authorities for decades. Now, this riveting expose tells the story not reported in the news media of an inquiry led astray from the start and marred by the mishandling and destruction of evidence.

The Very Best of Ben E. King

From the groundbreaking orchestrated productions of the Drifters to his own solo hits, Ben E. King was the definition of R&B elegance. His approach influenced countless smooth soul singers in his wake, and his records were key forerunners of the Motown sound.

Lone Star

One of the most acclaimed movies of the 90s. The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town.  Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Elizabeth Pena. Directed by John Sayles.

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The Essential John Denver

This collection captures the breadth of John Denver’s incredible musical legacy. It opens with his ’60s folk period with “Leaving on a Jet Plane. Then there’s the down-home side with the back-porch ballad “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and the fiddle-flecked foot-stomper “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” And of course, soaring pop ballads like “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “Rocky Mountain High” are included.

Fore! / Huey Lewis & The News

Released in 1986, Huey Lewis & the News’ fourth album sailed to No. 1 on the strength of five Top 10 singles: “Stuck with You,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “I Know What I Like,” and “Doing It All for My Baby.” You’ve tapped your foot to at least one of these tunes over the years. Now tap to them all!

Inventing Late Night

Based on exclusive interviews, author Ben Alba has produced this wonderful history of the first “Tonight” show, complete with terrific photos from the program and revealing insights from more 30 entertainment legends who knew and worked with Steve Allen — including Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, and many more.

Breach of Trust

The Warren Commission’s major conclusion was that Lee Harvey Oswald was the “lone assassin” of President John F. Kennedy. Author Gerald McKnight rebuts that view in this meticulous and devastating dissection of the Commission’s work.

Bat Out of Hell / Meat Loaf

A revving Harley of operatic rock purrs at the heart of this 1977 epic that proved to be the career catapult for Meat Loaf’s brand of piano-hammering emotion. This album contains such classics as “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights.”

Shaun Cassidy - Greatest Hits

A teen idol of the late ’70s, actor and singer Shaun Cassidy rocketed to fame both on the pop charts and on television (“The Hardy Boys Mysteries”), much as his half-brother David Cassidy had earlier in the decade. This collection contains such fan favorites as “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

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Abbey Road / The Beatles

With “Abbey Road,” The Beatles produced carefully crafted recordings with ambitious musical arrangements. This may have been the final Beatles album to be recorded, but it wasn’t their last to be released. That was “Let It Be.” For the first time on a Beatles album, the cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title — just that iconic photo taken in August 1969 in a pedestrian crosswalk near the entrance to Abbey Road Studios.

I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston

This may be her first posthumous album, but Whitney Houston left behind such an amazing body of work that it likely won’t be the last. In her lifetime, she recorded more than 40 chart-toppers. Yet “I Will Always Love You—The Best of Whitney Houston” is much more than the singer’s greatest-hits collection. It’s a rich and memorable celebration of her music.

The JFK-Nixon Presidential Debates, 1960

The so-called “Great Debates” marked television’s grand entrance into presidential politics. For the first time, voters could see their candidates in competition. Some 70 million American viewers tuned in the watch Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon in the first of three face-to-face debates. This release contains footage from all three “showdowns.”

Inside Gilligan's Island

Sherwood Schwartz, creator, writer and producer of “Gilligan’s Island,” tells the life story of the show, from scripting, casting and production to its golden years of afternoon reruns. Fascinating history enhanced by photos, sketches and other illustrations from the author’s personal collection, as well as the guest forewords by all seven “castaways.”

Grease

“Grease” is not just a celebration of simpler times. It’s an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock ‘n’ roll! John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her U.S. film debut as Sandy, Travolta’s love interest.

The Essential George Gershwin

This collection brings together 41 of George Gershwin’s greatest compositions, sung and played by the preeminent artists in the Columbia vaults.  It includes “Rhapsody” and “Prelude No. 2,” both in original performances by the composer.

Celebrity Birthdays

1897 – Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner (“‘The Sound and the Fury,” “As I Lay Dying”) (d. 1962)

1929 – Retired Emmy-winning TV journalist-host Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-anchor a network evening news broadcast

1944 – Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Michael Douglas (“The Streets of San Francisco,” “The China Syndrome,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Wall Street,” “The War of the Roses,” “Falling Down,” “The American President,” “Wonder Boys,” “Last Vegas”)

1947 – Supermodel-actress Cheryl Tiegs, remembered for adorning covers of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” and for her 1978 “Pink Bikini” poster, which became an iconic image of 1970s pop culture

1951 – Actor Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” movies

1952 – Actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a 1995 horse-riding accident (“Superman,” “Somewhere in Time,” “Deathtrap,” “The Remains of the Day”) (d. 2004)

1961 – Actress Heather Locklear (“TJ Hooker,” “Melrose Place,” “Spin City”)

1968 – Grammy-winning actor-rapper Will Smith (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” “Ali,” “I, Robot,” “I Am Legend,” “Hancock,” “After Earth,” “Suicide Squad”)

1969 – Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (“The Mask of Zorro,” “Entrapment,” “Traffic,” “Chicago,” “Oceans Twelve,” “The Terminal”)

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The Partridge Family

C’mon, get happy! TV’s favorite family of rock n’ rollers are back on the bus and ready to groove to the songs you remember: “I Think I Love You,” “I Woke Up In Love,” and “Somebody Wants To Love You.” Starring Shirley Jones and David Cassidy.

Abracadabra / Steve Miller Band

Few artists of the classic-rock era moved with the times as fluidly and successfully as Milwaukee-born, Texas-raised Steve Miller. Different from his earlier work, this album is pop in construction and attitude, filled with effervescent melodies and a few silly lyrics — perhaps none more noteworthy than the immortal couplet “Abra-Abracadabra/I wanna reach out and grab ya.”

Khrushchev's Cold War

This acclaimed study brings to life head-to-head confrontations between the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Drawing on unrivaled access to Politburo and KGB materials, authors Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali provide a gripping history of the crisis years of the Cold War.

Beach Party / Bikini Beach

A winning combination of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello paves the way to fun times at the beach. It’s the ’60s after all, and a time for rockin’ and rollin’ and bikinis galore.

The American President

The world’s most powerful man has met his match! Michael Douglas is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist Annette Bening in this romantic hit directed by Rob Reiner.

Enemy of the State

An attorney finds his life threatened when he becomes the target of the NSA’s surveillance apparatus. Stripped of his identity, he learns to fight back using the technology that the NSA is using against him. Starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman.

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Greatest Hits / The Association

The Association’s smooth harmonies and pop-oriented sound made them regular occupants of the highest reaches of the pop charts for two years. Their biggest hits, including “Along Comes Mary,” “Cherish,” “Windy,” and “Never My Love” — all part of this amazing collection — became instant staples of Top 40 radio playlists

1999 / Prince

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the 1980s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock and roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk and rock. This is his breakthrough double-album.

Warriors Don't Cry

Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School. She was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, Melba acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. This is her story.

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes

This is the ultimate inside story of “60 Minutes,” a fixture of CBS Television’s Sunday evening lineup that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history.

Jim Henson: The Biography

Jim Henson was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.

The Great Gatsby

First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

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The Best of Buddy Holly - The Millennium Collection

Buddy Holly is perhaps the most anomalous legend of ’50s rock & roll. He had his share of hits, and he achieved major rock ‘n roll stardom, but his importance transcends any sales figures or even the particulars of any one song (or group of songs) that he wrote or recorded.

The Immaculate Collection / Madonna

This collection could well be considered the soundtrack to the 1980s. It showcases 15 of Madonna’s greatest hits between 1983 and 1990. It’s a flawless party track list from the first tropical cowbell on “Holiday.”

Just Plain Dick

Author Kevin Mattson chronicles one of the seminal episodes in Richard Nixon’s political career — the 1952 presidential election, in which Nixon’s now famous “Checkers” speech, delivered on national television, saved his spot as vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket.

The Shawshank Redemption

A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightening realities of prison life. Starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins; based on a short story by Stephen King.

Greatest Hits / Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen proved to be that rarity among popular musicians — an artist who maintained his status as a frontline recording and performing star, consistently selling millions of albums and selling out arenas and stadiums around the world year after year, as well as retaining widespread critical approbation with ecstatic reviews greeting those discs and shows.

Seinfeld, Season 1

A stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends weather the pitfalls and payoffs of life in New York City in the ’90s in this classic and enduring TV sitcom. Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards.

Celebrity Birthdays

1866 – Author H. G. Wells (“The Time Machine,” “The Island of Doctor Moreau,” “The Invisible Man,” “The War of the Worlds”) (d. 1946)

1931 – Actor Larry Hagman, best known for his role as villainous Texas oil tycoon J.R. Ewing in CBS’ hit series “Dallas” (d. 2012)

1934 – Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, known for his poetic lyrics, iconic songs and baritone voice (d. 2016)

1943 – Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“Beverly Hills Cop,” “Flashdance,” “Top Gun,” “The Rock,” “Con Air,” “Armageddon,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “National Treasure”) 

1947 – Award-winning horror, science fiction, and suspense novelist Stephen King (“Carrie,” “The Shining,” “The Stand,” “Misery,” “The Dark Tower”)

1950 – Emmy-winning actor-comedian Bill Murray (“Saturday Night Live,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “St. Vincent”)

1957 – Writer-producer Ethan Coen of the Coen Brothers (“Raising Arizona,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “Fargo, “The Big Lebowski,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Hail, Caesar!”)

1967 – Grammy-winning country music singer Faith Hill (“Wild One,” “Piece of My Heart,” “This Kiss,” “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me”)

1968 – Actress and talk show host Ricki Lake (“Hairspray,” “Ricki Lake”)

1971 – Actor Luke Wilson (“Idiocracy,” “Old School,” “Bottle Rocket,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Blue Streak,” “Bongwater,” “Legally Blonde”)

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Bob Dylan

This is the work of a 20-year-old Bob Dylan, newly arrived in New York City to be the next Woody Guthrie, singing traditional songs and original compositions with an aggressiveness and emotion that belie his young age.

The Best of Bobby Vinton

Every era needs its crooner, and in the early ’60s, it was Bobby Vinton. Vinton’s sentimental balladeering and orchestral, middle-of-the-road arrangements were a throwback to a decade earlier, before rock & roll had found its mass market.

The Majesty of the Law

In this national bestseller, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow and change as an American institution.

It Worked For Me

U.S. Army General Colin Powell is confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell becomes the first African American to achieve the nation’s highest military post.

The Shining

From the master of horror, Stephen King, terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off-season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

Groundhog Day

Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Co-starring Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott.

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The Essential Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is king of the singles chart with “Don’t Be Cruel.” The song remains at No. 1 for 11 weeks.

Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye

Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye returns to the top of the singles chart for a second week.

Charlie's Angels

“Charlie’s Angels” premieres on ABC with Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and the late Farrah Fawcett as a trio of detectives working for their unseen boss, Charlie, who telephoned in their assignments.

A. Lincoln: A Biography

President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than three million black slaves in the U.S. and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

Tommy Lasorda: My Way

Retired Los Angeles Dodgers manager and National Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda

Greatest Hits: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Rock guitarist-singer and 2015 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett