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

Dave Sholin’s Memory of John Lennon’s Last Day*

Dave Sholin’s Memory of John Lennon’s Last Day*

One of my favorite memories of that fateful day was giving John & Yoko a lift to the Record Plant before racing to JFK for my flight back to San Francisco. John and I connected on our mutual love for Elvis Presley--you can hear that Elvis "quiver" in John's  voice...

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Happy 60th Anniversary to “The Twist”

Happy 60th Anniversary to “The Twist”

In 1958 Hank Ballard wrote and released "The Twist;"  two years later Chubby Checker recorded it, taking it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100...twice (again in 1962), and it became a world wide sensation. Tomorrow  is the 60th anniversary of that version--named by...

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The 80s-YEAH! (A Must Listen To!)

The 80s-YEAH! (A Must Listen To!)

Almost five years ago, Boomer Music Update raved about Dawes,  a four-man Los Angeles/Laurel Canyon indie folk/rock band fronted by lead singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith with his drum playing younger brother Griffin. Fast forward to next month, when Dawes...

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R.I.P.:  Ronald Bell, Co-Founder,  Kool & The Gang

R.I.P.: Ronald Bell, Co-Founder, Kool & The Gang

If you are a Boomer, then it's very likely that you're familiar with "Celebration,"  Kool and the Gang's festive ode to fun and even more fun! From the 70s through the 80s, when R&B songs were Top 40 staples, Kool & the Gang were super-stars--their co founder,...

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Getting To Know Miley Cyrus

Getting To Know Miley Cyrus

If you're even slightly tuned into pop-culture, you are aware of the publicity juggernaut that's Miley Cyrus--maybe seen her on TV or in the tabloids-- she's just released "Midnight Sky," her new and "highly anticipated" single (nearly seven million You-tube hits...

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Today is Labor Day

Today is Labor Day

What a difference a year makes. Last year was a traditional, regular ol' Labor Day. This year, the search for a vaccine for Covid-19 is at warp speed, with millions searching for work and a paycheck. Those fortunate enough to have  both can celebrate their good...

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