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Every Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Born In The U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8

Robert Zimmerman

The Longest Night: A Personal History of Pan Am 103

Helen Engelhardt

Pulp Fiction

Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and directed by Quentin Tarantino

The Lost Boys

Starring Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Kiefer Sutherland, and directed by Joel Schumacher

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Blue Suede Shoes

Carl Perkins

All The Best: The Hits

Tina Turner

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Jack E. Levin

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and William Redfield, and directed by Milos Forman

Sleepless In Seattle

Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and directed by Nora Ephron

Contact

Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey and James Woods, and directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Every Picture Tells a Story / Rod Stewart

Featuring his smash “Maggie May,” this is the album established Rod Stewart as a superstar who has enjoyed one of the longest careers in rock music. Stewart created his own sound — a mixture of folk, rock ‘n’ roll, blues and soul that sounded basically acoustic even when using electric guitars, bass and organ in the mix of acoustic instruments.

The Essential Aerosmith

Beginning with “Dream On,” Aerosmith’s ability to skillfully produce both ballads and rock music boosted their popularity during the ’70s, when they had a string of gold and platinum albums. After a lull throughout much of the ’80s, Aerosmith pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks in rock history, returning to the top of the charts with a group of albums that equaled, if not surpassed, the popularity of their early albums.

The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation

This deluxe visual history treats Peanuts fans to an in-depth look at the art and making of the beloved animated Peanuts specials. From 1965’s original classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” through the 2011 release of “Happiness is a Warm Blanket,” animation historian Charles Solomon goes behind the scenes of all 45 films, exploring the process of bringing a much-loved comic strip to life.

The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia

Noted film historian, producer and documentarian Steven Rubin has put together a rich, fact-filled “Twilight Zone” collectible, packed with vibrant history, amazing trivia and rare photographs — perfect for fans of Rod Serling’s brilliant series and anyone who appreciates vintage television.

American Pie / Don McLean

A long, winding elegy for rock and roll, Don McLean’s classic “American Pie” spent four weeks on the Billboard charts, but that smash success was eclipsed by its enduring afterlife in the culture, where it served as the fodder for nostalgia and parodies for decades, eventually earning entry into the National Recording Registry in 2017.

Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994

As a solo artist, Sting has carried himself with the grace of an aristocrat, retaining his air of dignity no matter what the musical setting. Jazz, blues, folk, and theater music influences have all helped to shape his post-Police sound. This album is a gathering of tracks from Sting’s first four solo albums.

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 Definitive Collection / Louis Armstrong

This production features stunningly remastered sound (even the earliest Louis Armstrong cuts from 1938 are hiss-free, full-bodied and remarkably clear), along with a 16-page booklet containing rare photos and detailed session liner notes. It’s a rich portrait of Satchmo, covering numerous highlights in the career of this legendary American artist.

The Best of Berlin / Millennium Collection

Berlin’s music is submerged new wave synth-pop that is varied most successfully by Terri Nunn’s agile vocal arrangements. This collection features such fan favorites like “No More Words,” “Take My Breath Away,” “The Metro” and many more.

Scooby-Doo Where Are You

From its first airings in September 1969, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You” became an animated classic. Sleuthing up mystery and suspense, the Mystery Inc. gang — Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and their talking dog Scooby — always find that no mystery is too scary and no adventure too dangerous for their collective detective work.

Jim Henson: The Biography

Jim Henson was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world. Most people only got to know him through the iconic characters born of his 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.

What I Know For Sure

From Tavis Smiley, the man who catapulted “The Covenant with Black America” to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list comes, a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain and atonement.

Hershey

The name Hershey evokes images of chocolate and the town in Pennsylvania. But who is the man behind the name? In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio presents the rags-to-riches story of Milton Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town and a legacy that lasts to this day.

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The Best of The Monkees

A treasure trove for all Monkees fans, this collection packages the jangly guitars and mop-topped harmonies of “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” the plaintive piano and Davy Jones’ wistful vocals on lovelorn ballad “Daydream Believer,” the woozy psychedelia of “Porpoise Song,” from the band’s trippy 1968 movie, “Head,” and much more.

Nevermind / Nirvana

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “In Bloom,” “Lithium,” and “Breed” are corrosive anthems that ignited a movement, slammed shut a decade of excess, and catapulted the underground into the mainstream.

Warner Bros. Animation Art

Warner Bros made its archives available to researchers to trace the history of its most famous characters. This book traces the history of those characters and the artists that created them, telling the story of Warner Brothers, how the animation unit was established and how it grew.

King of the World

In charting Ali’s rise from the gyms of Louisville to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. “King of the World” does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.

Mrs. Doubtfire

The eccentric father (Robin Williams) of three children dresses as a British nanny so he can care for his children at the home of their unsuspecting mother (Sally Field) in this bright, heartwarming comedy directed by Chris Columbus.

The King's Speech

Winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor, “The King’s Speech” is based on the true story of King George VI’s quest to find his voice. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

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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.

Pompeii

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.

Diner

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.

History Highlights

1934 – The first inmates, classified as “most dangerous,” arrive at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, joining a few dozen prisoners left over from the island’s days as a U.S. military prison.

1956 – Abstract artist Jackson Pollock dies in a drunk-driving car crash at the age of 44. 

1965 – Following the arrest of a young black motorist, the predominately black Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupts in riots that last six days and leave more than 30 people dead. 

1965 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Bronco to compete with the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout. 

1973 – “American Graffiti” opens in theaters. The coming-of-age film set in 1962 California was co-written and directed by George Lucas and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Harrison Ford.

1984 – During a sound check before a Saturday radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan jokingly says, “My fellow Americans. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Reagan was unaware, however, that the feed was live. The Soviets, who find no humor in the remark, put their military on high alert.

2014 – Oscar-winning actor-comedian Robin Williams (“Mork and Mindy,” “The World According to Garp,” “Moscow on the Hudson,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Socity,” “Aladdin,”  “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “The Birdcage,” “Good Will Hunting”) dies by suicide at the age of 63. 

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The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka

HELP! / The Beatles

The Beatles

Alcatraz #1259

William G. Baker

American Graffiti

Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford, and directed by George Lucas

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Alex Haley

Greatest Hits: Joe Jackson (Reissue)

Joe Jackson