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

So Many Songs, So Many Goodbyes

So Many Songs, So Many Goodbyes

  In 1967 Mary Hopkin, best known for "Those Were The Days," had a hit with "Goodbye" (written by Sir Paul).  Hopkin looks like an angel, and sings cheerily in her clear, bell-like voice, about leaving one lover for another. It's all very lovely. Unlike...

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“The Madison” Has Morphed Into “The Git Up.”

“The Madison” Has Morphed Into “The Git Up.”

Novelty songs and dances are pop culture mainstays, and this summer's is "The Git Up," with over 1.5 billion viral video views and 50 million+ audio streams; it's getting radio airplay on Top 40, Adult Top 40, and Country, so it's likely that, at some point this...

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Dion Just Turned 80.

Dion Just Turned 80.

The media-sphere spent much of last week talking up the golden anniversary of the moon landing, which meant that there wasn't much of a public shout out on July18th when Dion DiMucci,  one of rock's  greatest  performers, and a superb vocalist, too, turned 80. Dion...

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The Black Keys’ “Go” is Hard Driving Rock n’ Roll

The Black Keys’ “Go” is Hard Driving Rock n’ Roll

Akron, OH, in the heart of the heartland, once the "Rubber Capital of The World," has a permanent place in Rock & Roll history:  it was an early stop for DJ Alan Freed, and is home town to Devo, The Outsiders ("Time Won't Let Me"), Music Explosion ("Little Bit Of...

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“Only Human”  by the Jonas Brothers: Slick and Sexy.

“Only Human” by the Jonas Brothers: Slick and Sexy.

Pop Rock band the Jonas Brothers are huge:  they are young (late 20s-early 30s), global heart throbs, culturally significant to millions. The  group went through the Disney talent funnel, and their  sound is perfectly smooth, polished, and produced; they are clean...

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Dion Just Turned 80.

In a David Bowie Frame of Mind (continued)

  In JFK’s 1961 inaugural speech, when he promised "we choose to go to the moon in this decade," the oldest Boomers, depending on where they lived, were either in their last year of junior high or high school freshmen. In 1969, when the moon landing actually...

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When You are in a David Bowie Frame of Mind…

When You are in a David Bowie Frame of Mind…

  We love Cage the Elephant, and have featured this six- member rock band from Bowling Green, KY numerous times.  One reason we love the group is the creative genius of brothers Brad and Matt Shultz, who anchor the band’s success. Their newest, “Social Cues,”...

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“Beautiful People:”  Same Names, Different Songs

“Beautiful People:”  Same Names, Different Songs

  1967’s "Beautiful People" by the late singer/songwriter Kenny O'Dell is cute--lots of  bouncy “I love you” and “la-la -la.” Fast forward to 2019. “Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran, the  number one streamed artist in the world, who already has two songs on the...

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