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

It’s Always About a Woman…

"Back in the day" Top 40 radio was more inclusive than it is today-- teen rock dominated, but playlists included the occasional Frank Sinatra or instrumental, and a good dose of Country:  Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette-- "Stand By Your Man" was #1-- Jerry...

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Hip-Hip-Hooray! Today is the First Day of Summer  

Today is not only the longest day of the year, it's the official “start of Summer 2019” which is also the 50th anniversary of that most memorable “Summer of ‘69,” which included such historic events as “The Stonewall Uprising" (June), the Apollo 11 moon landing (July)...

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Explosive! Intense! Energy!

Rebellion and rock are joined at the hip, by the hip, morphing from drag strips and street corners in the 50s, to garage bands in the 60's to punk in the 70's. By the late 80's and early 90's the stakes and intensity levels were increasing--The Offspring had a huge...

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A Man with a Broken Heart Sings a Sensitive Country Song

There are thousands, maybe millions, of songs about heartache and heartbreak, by both women and men–all formats and genres. "Her World or Mine” by Michael Ray is “traditonal” Country--his grammar sucks, but the lyrics are sensitive and thoughtful... One of us moved...

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Happy 70th Birthday to the Awesome Lionel Richie!

Boomer Lionel Richie was barely 30-years old, in 1976, when his group The Commodores scored early hits like "Sweet Love" and "Just To Be Close To You"--when he went solo, six years later, he was off to the races! In 1981 Richie wrote the theme song for the film...

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A Breaking Heart: The Human Condition in Song

Remember R.E.M's 1992 hit "Everybody Hurts," which sounded like a breaking heart, if a breaking heart could write a song? Same for Lewis Capaldi's moving ballad, "Someone You Loved," which was an international hit last year-- #1 in England for seven weeks and it also...

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See you Later, Alligator

Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men had a mega-hit in 2012 with "Little Talks;"  their latest release "Alligator" is all about the energy--explosive--and the group's originality.  Creatively, they stand out from much of what is out there today. I see color raining...

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Metal Lives! Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

In 1969, Led Zeppelin crash landed into the music scene with a new and groundbreaking sound: Robert Plant's stunning vocals, the brilliant Jimmy Page on guitar, bass and keyboard master John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham --who placed #1 on  Rolling Stone...

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A Traditonal Yet Modern, F-U-N Juke-Joint Rocker

Boomer Music Update has been a fan of Country trio Midland since the get-go; we appreciate their traditional yet modern, hip, sound, that’s true to the genre. Two years and several hits later, Midland’s second album is scheduled for a late summer drop, and the first...

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