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Legends & Legacies

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Buddy Holly Lives

Buddy Holly Lives

9/7/2014

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly died in a tragic plane crash over 50 years ago, but his legacy lives on in the music he inspired during his brief but brilliant career. Today his sound can be heard in the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones and hundreds more guitar-powered pop and rock groups cranking out tunes three chords at a time in garages around the world. See how his groundbreaking music and enduring legend are remembered today.

Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera

Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera

9/5/2014

With Candid Camera, Allen Funt made unwitting stars out of thousands of people during the show's decades on the air. Funt pioneered the art of hidden-camera practical jokes, putting normal people into highly abnormal situations, usually with hilarious results. It was always in good fun, as evidenced by the smiles that appeared once the participants heard Funt's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Now, 15 years after his death Sept. 5, 1999, the show that started it all is coming back, bringing Funt's legacy of laughter to a new generation via the TV Land channel. Before it hits the airwaves, see clips of some of our favorite Candid Camera moments.

Remembering Queen's Freddie Mercury

Remembering Queen's Freddie Mercury

9/5/2014

Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, born Sept. 5, 1946, had a talent so unique and memorable that he still makes headlines today, more than two decades after his death. We're remembering him on what would have been his 68th birthday with a collection of stories that shows just how much we still think about him.

What to Say – and Not Say – to the Bereaved



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MEMORIAL SITES

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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/Vince Alongi
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Paying tribute to U.S. veterans of the Iraq-Afghan wars
Remember 9/11 Memorial Site
Remember 9/11 Honoring those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001
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