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The John Lennon Letters

This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 of John Lennon’s letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized 1968 biography, “The Beatles,” was published to great acclaim.

The Best of Donnie Osmond / The Millennium Collection

This album brings together a dozen of the best singles and album tracks Donny Osmond recorded during his teenage solo career. They are arranged in chronological order, so one can hear the sweet, preteen voice on early hits such as “Sweet and Innocent” and “Go Away, Little Girl” deepen and threaten to crack on later singles like “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “Young Love.”

Get Smart

Don Adams stars as Maxwell Smart, a hilariously inept and maladroit operative working for CONTROL, a top secret counterintelligence agency, in this classic, Emmy-winning spy spoof series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition

Originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002, “9/11” is an extraordinary record of that fateful day in New York City. This one-of-a-kind documentary was originally conceived as a portrait of 21-year-old Tony Benetatos, a firefighter trainee at Manhattan’s Duane Street firehouse, located seven blocks from the World Trade Center. By the time filming was finished, the Naudet brothers  had captured history in the making.


A struggling writer and his has-been actor best friend get into all kinds of trouble when they embark on a wine tasting tour prior to the best friend’s wedding. Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen.

Your Songs / Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. arranged these selections himself, so even classic gems like the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” as well as the Elvis Presley hit “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” sound like the kinds of cocktail jazz numbers covered by various members of the Rat Pack during the early ‘60s.

Celebrity Birthdays

1898 – Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Shirley Booth (“Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Hazel,” “The Glass Menagerie”) (d. 1992)

1908 – Actor Fred MacMurray (“Double Indemnity,” “My Three Sons”) (d. 1991)

1918 – Baseball legend Ted Williams (d. 2002)

1924 – Fashion designer Geoffrey Beene (d. 2004)

1927 – Actor Bill Daily (“I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Bob Newhart Show”) 

1930 – Investment guru and philanthropist Warren Buffett, a.k.a. “The Oracle of Omaha”

1939 – Tony-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley (“Take Her, She’s Mine,” “The Carpetbaggers,” “Evening Shade”)

1946 – Actress Peggy Lipton (“The Mod Squad,” “Twin Peaks,” “The Postman”)

1948 – Grammy-winning comedian Lewis Black (“The Daily Show,” “Black on Broadway,” “Red, White, and Screwed,” “The Carnegie Hall Performance”)

1954 – Actor David Paymer (“Mr. Saturday Night,” “Quiz Show,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “City Slickers,” “Crazy People,” “Get Shorty,” “The American President,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Drag Me to Hell”)

1963 – Actor Michael Chiklis (“The Commish,” “The Shield,” “Fantastic Four,” “Vegas,” “American Horror Story”)

1966 – Actress Michael Michele (“ER,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Ali,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”)

1972 – Actress Cameron Diaz (“The Mask,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Being John Malkovich,” the “Charlie’s Angels” movies, the animated “Shrek” movies,” “Vanilla Sky,” “The Other Woman,” “Sex Tape,” “Annie”)

1982 – Tennis great Andy Roddick

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Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band

Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band gets up to No. 1 on the pop chart.

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross was far and away the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping “Sailing.”

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the 20th century. He transformed the nation’s legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship.

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

A powerful memoir of a dramatic year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy and lucky life — from the bestselling author of “The Greatest Generation,” former NBC anchor/reporter Tom Brokaw, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than 50 years.

Quiz Show

Beyond the high-stakes competition of TV’s hottest big-money game show, fame and fortune lead to scandal when a Washington investigator (Rob Morrow) uncovers corruption. The scandal implicates both the wildly popular champion (Ralph Fiennes) and the disgruntled ex-champ (John Turturro). Co-starring David Paymer.

Charlie's Angels

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. Based on the 1970s “Charlie’s Angels” TV series.

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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) / Looking Glass

One-hit wonder Looking Glass enjoyed a week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1972 with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” — a song that, all these decades later, remains a staple of oldies and soft rock radio station formats.

Batman Forever: Music From The Motion Picture

Sweeping irresistibly forward like some dream hybrid of Ziggy Stardust, Kashmir-era Zeppelin and German techno, U2’s massive “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” launches the “Batman Forever” soundtrack, followed by tracks by Brandy (the Lenny Kravitz-produced “Where Are You Now?”), Seal (the Grammy-winning “Kiss from a Rose”), Eddi Reader (“Nobody Lives Without Love”), The Devlins (“Crossing the River”) and many more.


Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh — renowned for his solo 1927 transatlantic flight, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for opposing America’s entry into World War II.

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: the Yugo.

Mother Teresa

Many have called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declared her “Blessed,” beatifying her in 2003. For nearly 50 years as the head of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa advocated for the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for the afflicted and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.

A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures

The editor-in-chief of The Washington Post recounts his life and career in journalism, from his early friendship with Senator John F. Kennedy to his famous role in the Watergate investigation.

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The Definitive Collection / Stevie Wonder

This collection features a carefully chosen chronological list of Stevie Wonder’s biggest hits. Classics from his teen years like “Fingertips Part 2,” the driving and glorious “Uptight (Everything Is Alright),” and the soul-rich classic “My Cherie Amour,” along with selections from his trailblazing years in the ’70s and beyond.

Back To The Future (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

“The Power of Love” and “Back in Time,” by Huey Lewis and the News, are but two of 10 memorable songs on this soundtrack from the classic motion picture “Back to the Future,” starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Let Me Take You Down

Author Jack Jones penetrates the borderline world of dangerous fantasy in which Mark David Chapman stalked and killed beloved musician John Lennon.


The 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius was one of the worst disasters in all of European history. In a near instant, thousands of people were killed and one of most advanced cities of its time — with a complex water system, gymnasium and an amphitheater — lay in ruin.

Patriot Games

Harrison Ford stars as Jack Ryan in this explosive thriller based on Tom Clancy’s international best-seller. Co-starring Anne Archer and James Earl Jones.


The film that launched successful careers for Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Steve Guttenberg and Daniel Stern. It’s a lively, poignant tale of friends trying to recapture their lost innocence in 1959 Baltimore. Directed by Barry Levinson.

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The Very Best of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971

This incredible 16-track compilation features some of The Rolling Stones’ most memorable hits spanning the years 1964-1971, including “(I Can t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Under My Thumb,” “Jumpin Jack Flash,” “Paint It, Black,” “Honky Tonk Women” and more

True Blue / Madonna

Madonna’s “True Blue” was internationally acclaimed following its release in 1986. The set reached No. 1 in the U.S. and 27 other countries (unprecedented for a female artist at that time) and spawned five smash singles. The lead-off track, “Live To Tell,” reached No. 1 in the U.S. and was followed by four more Top 5 tracks: “Papa Don’t Preach” (No. 1), “True Blue” (No. 3), “Open Your Heart” (No. 1) and “La Isla Bonita” (No. 4).

Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino was the silver-screen legend who for ever changed America’s idea of the leading man: a frightened young fellow who became the cinematic idol of his day.

I Dream Of Jeannie

When astronaut Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman) is forced to crash-land on a remote Pacific island, he finds a strange bottle that has washed ashore. When he opens it, out pops a genie named Jeannie (Barbara Eden), in this classic ’60s sitcom.

Stand By Me

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends — sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O’Connell) — search for a missing teenager’s body. Based on the novella ‘The Body’ by Stephen King.

Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise plays sports agent Jerry Maguire, who suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, Maguire learns that loving well is the best revenge. This romantic comedy co-stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger and Jay Mohr.

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Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend.

Both a significant biography of the greatest entertainer of our time and a provocative celebration of what Elvis Presley means to America today, this work introduces the man behind the myth, a very human superstar beloved by millions.

The Immaculate Collection / Madonna

Showcasing 15 of Madonna’s best work between 1983 and 1990, this album delivers a flawless party tracklist from the first tropical cowbell on “Holiday.”

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller “Ted Williams” comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball—and in the history of organized sports.

The DeLorean Story: The Car The People The Scandal

This is the inside account of the DeLorean saga, written by a senior manager who worked with the company from beginning to end. The short life of the DeLorean sports car — a vision of the future with its gullwing doors and stainless steel body — began after John DeLorean secured financial backing from the British government for his car-making venture.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

This is the story of Tina Turner, whose pyrotechnic voice and indomitable spirit took her from obscurity to the heights of stardom in the music world. Co-stars Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne received Best Actress and Best Actor Oscar nominations, respectively, for their incredible performances.

Ordinary People

An intense examination of a family being torn apart by tension and tragedy. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose “ordinary” existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son in a boating accident.

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The Lovin' Spoonful Greatest Hits

The Lovin’ Spoonful were among the first American groups to challenge the domination of the British Invasion bands in the mid-60s. Between 1965 and the end of 1967, the group was astonishingly successful, issuing one classic hit single after another.

Synchronicity (Remastered) / The Police

On their fifth and final studio album, The Police stretch far beyond the punchy New Wave that made their name. This contains some of the band’s most successful hits, including “Every Breath You Take,” “King of Pain” and “Wrapped Around Your Finger.”

Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver

Driving a cab for more than 30 years, Gene Salomon has a remarkable collection of stories to share — and he does. His passengers are mobsters, hookers, the rich and famous, down and outs, young lovers, tourists, lifetime New Yorkers and others with no particular place to go.

The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989

In this captivating work, author Frederick Taylor weaves together official history, archival materials and personal accounts to tell the complete story of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, from the postwar political tensions that created a divided Berlin to the internal and external pressures that brought the Wall down.

The Colonel and Little Missie

Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today — cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buckskin. The short, slight Annie Oakley spent 16 years with Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others.

Rear Window

Directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, “Rear Window” is an edge-of-your-seat classic starring two Hollywood greats. When a professional photographer (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. Co-starring Grace Kelly.

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini

At a time when the bikini was still seen as too risqué to be mainstream, Brian Hyland’s novelty song prompted a surge in bikini sales and is credited as being an early contributor to the acceptance of the bikini in society. The early 60s saw a slew of surf movies and other film and television productions that rapidly built on the song’s momentum.

Abbey Road

This was the final Beatles album to be recorded, but not the last one released. For the first time, a Beatles album cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title — just the iconic photograph of the Fab Four in the crosswalk near their London recording studios. “Abbey Road” spent 17 weeks as a No. 1 album in the U.K. and 11 weeks as a chart-topper in the U.S.

The Final Days

This brilliant No. 1 New York Times bestseller from Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reveals the ordeal of Richard Nixon’s fall from office — one of the gravest crises in U.S. presidential history.

A Nice Little Place on the North Side

Now with bonus material on the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win, this is columnist George Will’s New York Times-bestselling history of America’s most beloved baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs’ century-long search for World Series glory. But more than that, it is the story of Chicago, baseball and America itself.

The Graduate

Nominated for seven Academy Awards and Winner for Best Directing (Mike Nichols), this groundbreaking film classic launched the career of Oscar and Emmy Winner Dustin Hoffman. Co-starring Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.

U2 18 Singles

Twenty-six years are condensed into 16 tracks with additional previously unreleased tracks produced by Rick Rubin summing up this legendary band to date. Includes “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “With or Without You,” “New Year’s Day,” “Vertigo,” “One,” “Mysterious Ways” and many other favorites.

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Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits / Bee Gees

Throughout their half-century tenure as one of pop’s most bountiful acts, the Bee Gees adapted their sound with the changing eras for consistently magical results. This album captures all of that with no less than 21 tracks that will have you dancing and reminiscing.

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Elton John and Kiki Dee commandeered the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1976 for four weeks with this smash that also became the duo’s first No. 1 single in the U.K., where it remained a chart-topper for six weeks.

The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats

Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, photographs, and extended biographies. In this unique, 75th anniversary edition, read the stories of every player inducted into the Hall, organized by position.

Man on Wire

On August 7, 1974, a vivacious young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged a quarter mile above Manhattan between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. After dancing on the wire for nearly an hour, he was arrested and taken for psychological evaluation. This documentary incorporates Petit’s footage to show the extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey

Ralph Bunche was instrumental ― sometimes at great personal risk ― in finding peaceful solutions to incendiary conflicts around the world, while at the same time he was never far from the realities of racial prejudice. Bunche rose from modest circumstances to become the foremost international mediator and peacekeeper of his time, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize and key drafter of the United Nations charter.

North Country

When Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region — the iron mines. Co-starring Frances McDormand.

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The Poseidon Adventure

A massive tidal wave capsizes the world’s largest ocean liner on New Year’s Eve in the movie that broke new ground for the disaster genre. With Oscar-winning special effects and an all-star cast that includes Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen and others. Produced by “Master of Disaster” Irwin Allen.

Double Fantasy

John Lennon’s final album was, ironically, intended as a comeback, or rather as a parting wave at retirement, and features the tracks “(Just Like) Starting Over,” “Watching the Wheels” and “Beautiful Boy.” It captured the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy.

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Drawing on unprecedented access to the family of Jesse Owens, previously unpublished interviews and archival research, author Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.

Mississippi Burning

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. Loosely based on the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, this movie stars Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe and is directed by Alan Parker.

Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and stars in this Academy Award-winning movie, set in rural Arkansas. It’s the story of Karl Childers, a man with an intellectual disability who is released from a psychiatric hospital, where he has lived since killing his mother and her lover at age 12, and the friendship he develops with a young boy and his mother.

The Rocket That Fell to Earth

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman delivers an explosive account of the rise and fall of Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees superstar Roger Clemens, arguably the greatest pitcher of all time.