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‘PEOPLE’ Announces “1000 Biggest Moments in Pop Culture”: Fame, Fads and Breaking News 1974-2011

Special Collectors' Book Available Now Wherever Books Are Sold And Online At People.com/moments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PEOPLE magazine, the world's most popular celebrity weekly, announces the release of 1000 Biggest Moments in Pop Culture: Fame, Fads & Breaking News 1974-2011, a special collectors' book that chronicles everything and everyone over the past four decades that surprised, shocked or entertained - and got people talking. It features television, movies, music, advertising, sports, fashion, politics, and catch-phrases; from "yada yada" to the Rachel hairdo, Michael Jackson's moonwalk to E.T.'s quest to phone home. PEOPLE's 1000 Biggest Moments in Pop Culture looks back in wonder at the scores of movie scenes, quick fads, and unforgettable moments that defined American culture since 1974 - the year PEOPLE magazine hit newsstands for the very first time.

The 240-page commemorative soft cover trade book is available now wherever books are sold ($19.95/US), and can be ordered online at People.com/moments. Below is a decade-by-decade sample of what's inside the photo-filled 1000 Biggest Moments in Pop Culture.

The 1970s:

It was the Age of Disco and also Patty Hearst. Steve Martin was a wild and crazy guy, punk rocked, Grease ruled, Jaws made beachgoers think twice. Read to get mellow? Check your mood ring.

The 1980s:

Somebody shot J.R.! Also: Lady Diana weds, girls just wanna have fun, Bruce Springsteen is Born in the USA, Michael Jackson moonwalks, the Berlin Wall falls, and Real Men Don't Eat Quiche. Wake me up before you go-go!

The 1990s:

Friends and Seinfeld thrive, grunge explodes, O.J. Simpson is acquitted, Titanic rises, Bill Clinton meets Monica Lewinsky, wands choose wizards, and the truth is out there (but the heart wants what the heart wants). Is that your final answer?


Barack Obama wins, Sarah Palin prospers. Prince William weds Kate Middleton, Mel Gibson rants, American Idol premieres, Tom Cruise jumps the couch, wardrobe malfunctions, Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston split, and reality dominates TV - that's The Situation.


PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974; today it is the world's most successful and popular magazine. Each week the PEOPLE brand brings more than 45 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people in the entertainment industry as well as stories of real-life "Heroes Among Us." PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City.

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