Keeping Boomers In Touch With Today's Music

We connect a song from back-in-the-day to a current hit that has a similar sound/content/style.  You’ll be up to speed in 90-seconds.

Curated by Dave Sholin    |    Written by Lee Wade

Long Live Lynyrd Skynyrd

  Forty years ago today three Lynyrd Skynyrd band members* died in a plane crash—and –yet--the band lives on. "Sweet Home Alabama" is still a mainstay on classic rock radio stations and play-lists, worldwide.  Kid Rock “reinvented” it in 2008 on his hit "All...

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A Song To Make You Smile

Even though “Whatever Lola wants (Lola gets)” is ancient, most Boomers know what that song sounds like, which is—pretty unique.  Really hard to to capture that perfect mix of the performer’s personality and style, the band, and the right song all coming together with...

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If You Can’t Love–Than At Least Don’t Hate

I’m not objective about “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris because she’s Country, and I love Country, and I hope you don’t disregard this message because you don’t like that format—the DELIVERY is Country but the MESSAGE is universal. Remember Jackie DeShannon’s 1965 hit...

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What! Sammy Hagar is 70? Let’s Rock!

  He's been rockin' us for 40+ years, and we love him for it  and today Sammy Hagar, aka "The Red Rocker," turns 70-years old. From his early days in the 70s with the band Montrose to joining Van Halen in the 80's and then a solo career that generated his biggest...

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60s Angst Is Alive And Well

  Maybe you had to be there, in the 60s and 70s, USA, to remember verses like Simon & Garfunkel’s from "America" Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat We smoked the last one an hour ago So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine And...

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The New & Improved “Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Sometimes we Boomers think that "Our" generation was "the best,"--musically speaking.  We had Elvis, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan--hard acts for Gen X and Millennials to follow. Which is why it's always a good thing when a 20-something blows us out of the...

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Dave Sholin’s Tribute To Tom Petty

On February 9th, 1964 The Beatles appeared for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show, an event that was transformative for millions of young music fans. One of those watching, on that Sunday night, was a then 13-year old Tom Petty, who, at that moment, discovered his...

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This Song Has Over 200 Million Hits on YouTube!

  Imagine Dragons latest hit rumbles and shakes with the attention grabbing percussion and powerful vocals that one would expect of a song titled "Thunder,” a rendition so provocative that Microsoft is using it in their TV ads promoting the Surface Laptop, so it...

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Ed Sheeran’s Song is “Perfect”

  The name of the song is “Perfect,” and, alas, it is.  This song floats:  it's  touching, uplifting, and a has a memorable and catchy hook. It's Pop, but even if Pop isn't your cup of tea,  if  you have the normal amount of emotional memory and the ability to...

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