Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
50 Years Ago: ‘The Midnight Special’ Changes Music Entertainment
Show brought live music to a national audience on late-night TV for the first time.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
40 Years Ago: Queen’s Dance-Influenced ‘Staying Power’ Disappoints Fans
This was a slap-in-the-face reminder that a new decade had arrived and was pulling everything into its gravitational field.
50 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Helps Define Glam-Rock
Random act of kindness from David Bowie jump-started classic 1972 album.
45 Years Ago: Brian May Becomes Queen’s Frontman for ‘Long Away’
Freddie Mercury stepped aside for 1977 Queen single.
35 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ Anticipates Eddie Murphy’s Fall
The film made money but presaged Murphy's creative decline in the '90s.
35 Years Ago: ‘Hill Street Blues’ Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run
Police procedural's influence still looms large in modern television.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Ends Its TV Run
The show helped introduce an adult sensibility to the superhero film and TV genre.
25 Years Ago: ‘Austin Powers’ Scores a Groovy Hit for Mike Myers
Film and the franchise it spawned turned star into a Hollywood A-lister.
45 Years Ago: Esther Rolle Takes a Stand by Leaving ‘Good Times’
Actress disagreed with less socially conscious direction show began to take in 1977.