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

This is Beck? Oh My!

  Beck and Gene Simmons (and the whole KISS band)—could they be more different? Blond and pale, cerebral and artistic Beck is the opposite of Simmons, the wild, crazed rocker, in full-face makeup, with his tongue sticking out. The anti-Beck.  And yet… Both are...

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Paying The Proper Respect: Fats Domino

 Fats Domino had a long life and nearly as long a career, having recorded his first hit almost 70 years ago, 1949's "The Fat Man"--  the earliest Boomers were only three years old. By the  the mid-50's everybody, certainly in the USA, knew him -- he performed...

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It’s All About The (Girls) Name

"Angela" by Denver based The Lumineers is a song about a woman running away from commitment but coming to her senses in the end.  It’s a top 10 Alternative hit,  and The Lumineers included it in their set when they opened for U2’s recent tour, and also in their own...

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EDM: Music For The Hippest Among Us

EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, is played in clubs by a DJ who seamlessly strings together songs that set the crowd’s mood, controls the energy, sets the tone. The mix is more than a curated music set; it’s like an aural drug, lulling, repetitious, seductive. That’s...

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Long Live Lynyrd Skynyrd

  Forty years ago today three Lynyrd Skynyrd band members* died in a plane crash—and –yet--the band lives on. "Sweet Home Alabama" is still a mainstay on classic rock radio stations and play-lists, worldwide.  Kid Rock “reinvented” it in 2008 on his hit "All...

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A Song To Make You Smile

Even though “Whatever Lola wants (Lola gets)” is ancient, most Boomers know what that song sounds like, which is—pretty unique.  Really hard to to capture that perfect mix of the performer’s personality and style, the band, and the right song all coming together with...

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If You Can’t Love–Than At Least Don’t Hate

I’m not objective about “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris because she’s Country, and I love Country, and I hope you don’t disregard this message because you don’t like that format—the DELIVERY is Country but the MESSAGE is universal. Remember Jackie DeShannon’s 1965 hit...

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What! Sammy Hagar is 70? Let’s Rock!

  He's been rockin' us for 40+ years, and we love him for it  and today Sammy Hagar, aka "The Red Rocker," turns 70-years old. From his early days in the 70s with the band Montrose to joining Van Halen in the 80's and then a solo career that generated his biggest...

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60s Angst Is Alive And Well

  Maybe you had to be there, in the 60s and 70s, USA, to remember verses like Simon & Garfunkel’s from "America" Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat We smoked the last one an hour ago So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine And...

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