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

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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These Musicians Are Old(er) BUT They’ve Still Got It!

These Musicians Are Old(er) BUT They’ve Still Got It!

Motown had its "Funk Brothers" and the West Coast its "Wrecking Crew"-- the session playing super-musicians who contributed and helped craft many of the major pop hits of the 60's and early 70's.   Now, it's time for another group of rock's premiere, all star-session...

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What the World Needs Now…Is a Feel-Good Song

What the World Needs Now…Is a Feel-Good Song

"Savage Love," an international hit by Jawsh 685, a17-year old New Zealand high school student/song producer, and American hit-maker Jason Derulo, has the pop-reggae flavor and feel good vibe that you hear in Jimmy Cliff's early 70's classic "You Can Get It If You...

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“What’s Love Got To Do With It” Update Sizzles!

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” Update Sizzles!

In 1984, when the oldest Boomer was 38 y/o, and the youngest 20, Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" was a musical sensation and at the 1985's Grammy Awards she won "Record Of The Year," "Song Of The Year," and "Best  Female Pop Vocal Performance." Now,  35+...

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Be There or Be Square:  Sunday Night’s MTV Video Awards

Be There or Be Square: Sunday Night’s MTV Video Awards

Sunday night MTV airs their 37th annual Video Music Awards and one of the most awaited highlight is South Korean boy-band and K-pop phenom BTS, who'll showcase "Dynamite," their newest single. According to the Wall Street Journal, last week, when "Dynamite" was...

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