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

Emotional Love Songs: What Would We Do Without Them?

When you hear “Everything I Own” (1972, Bread), do you ever wonder “has a sadder song ever been written?” I would give anything I own Give up my life, my heart, my home I would give ev’rthing I own Just to have you back again So emotional. “Greatest Love Story” by...

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From The Kinks’ “Lola” to “Whole Wide World”

  Guess who's back? It's the band Cage The Elephant, making their third appearance on Boomer Music Update, last featured in February just off their big Grammy win for Best Rock Album. In July they issued "Unpeeled," a collection of live tunes culled from various...

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America’s Oldies But Goodies–The Talk Show

In 1967, the Summer of Love, it was impossible to turn on the radio and NOT hear the "59th Street Bridge Song ("Feelin' Groovy)" performed by pop group Harpers Bizarre, whose lead singer, Dick Scoppettone, currently hosts a funky pod-cast called “America’s Oldies But...

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Maroon 5 & Adam Levine: Effortlessly Sexy

Adam Levine and the band Maroon 5 are the definition of cool, and so is their new song “What Lovers Do.” The song IS sexy, but it’s not from the lyrics, which aren’t graphic or even suggestive. Say say say, hey hey now baby Oh my my, don’t play now baby Say say say,...

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Arcade Fire. Who Knew?

I confess that, until recently, I had never heard of Arcade Fire, and then, suddenly, they were everywhere: performing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," this past weekend a band member was a guest panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me," they’ll be part of...

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Thomas Rhett, Country-Pop Super-Star

  Remember Rod Serling narrating “The Twilight Zone?” He’d be off to the side, beckoning you with his intimate and commanding voice, prepping you for the “journey ahead…?” Now imagine him saying: Consider Thomas Rhett, winner of the gene pool lottery. A Grand...

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Taylor Swift On A “Need To Know” Basis

Taylor Swift is a force of nature, a perfect storm of talent, grit and beauty, brilliant management, and timing.  Her songs are often personal tell-alls about her relationships, heavy on irony, snark and clever remarks. As a Boomer who participates in daily American...

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The Rapper & His Grandmother

  Seattle hip hop rapper superstar Macklemore, who is 34-years old, made a video of his surprise visit to his grandmother on her 100th birthday, then set it to a song called “Glorious” which is not only uplifting and fun to listen to, it’s also wise, insightful,...

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