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

Paul McCartney Update: New Album, New Single, New Tour

It's a Paul McCartney moment, all over again, and he's everywhere. Over 25 million people have viewed Sir Paul and James Corden's carpool karaoke session (which included their duet of  "Baby You Can Drive My Car") and, just this week, he's popped up on video, all...

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How to Stump Your Friends & Win at Music Trivia

  At your next party or BBQ, ask your friends to list a few--say five-- of the best selling acts in music history. Odds are, Abba won’t be on the list, even though one of their biggest hits, 1976’s “Fernando,” has sold over 10 million copies --a rare achievement,...

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He’s No Steve Earle, But Dierks Bentley Will Have To Do

Dierks Bentley has had 17 #1 Country hits. Obviously talented, he's also ruggedly handsome, projects a bit of an outsider image, and sounds very "Country." If you like modern Country music, or Country music in general, or are just curious, then you'll probably want to...

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“Workin’ all summer just to try an’ earn a dollar.”

  Numerous odes to summer are enshrined in pop music history, from Gershwin to the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, to Eddie Cochran’s 1958 "Summertime Blues" --the grandaddy of summertime rock 'n' roll. Cochran’s version of “Summertime Blues” was so great that the song...

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Hard Driving Rock n’ Roll. Yeah!

  The band is “The Record Company” and they play old-fashioned, hard driving, pulsating, exciting rock n’ roll. Their new song is "Life To Fix" a red-hot rocker with a simple, relatable premise:  “My life has fallen apart in every possible way.” How do we know it’s...

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We Love Leon Bridges, And We Want You To Love Him, Too.

BoomerMusicUpdate has raved about Leon Bridges for years: we love his music, and want you to love it, too. “Beyond,” his newest release is a good example of why you, as a with-it, connected, and hip Boomer, will want to at least be aware of it. Bridges just turned...

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Toto’s “Africa” Is Revived, Proving Anything Can Happen

  In 1982 Toto released the now classic “Africa,” one of their biggest hits. In 1992, a decade after Africa was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Rivers Cuomo and his band Weezer began their long and successful run as a mainstay on Alternative radio. And in Dec. 2017, for...

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