“American Pie” Gets Honored in National Archives

"American Pie" by Don McLean is so special many of us remember the moment in 1971 when we first heard it. It spoke to us Boomers as if it was an anthem; channeling our collective experience, expressing the feelings of a whole generation in a ballad that made music...

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Cher! Cher! Cher!

  Cher will take the spotlight this Sunday (5/21) at the annual Billboard Music Awards when she receives their prestigious "Icon" Award. Could anyone be more deserving? The woman's been around for 50 years!  She's a music diva, a fashion trendsetter, a TV star. ...

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Is John Legend Perfect?

  Can you imagine suave and dreamy John Legend doing an hilarious bit on Steven Colbert’s Late Show” --turning these mundane lyrics into a romantic croon: Honey, I’m running out to CostCo Ooooh oooh There’s no such thing Ooh ooh As too many paper towels…ooh ooh...

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For Those of You Who Like (Very) Traditional Country

Few, besides Nashville insiders, had heard of Chris Stapleton until several months after his 2015 feature in Rolling Stone, and then, just a few months after that, he won three CMA awards (Country Music Association):  Album Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, and...

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Tomorrow Is The 10th Anniversary of “Record Store Day”

Tomorrow Is  the 10th Anniversary of “Record Store Day” and who better to share the record store experience than our Curator, Dave Sholin, who fondly recalls:     “The thrill of walking into a record store, picking out an album or single and waiting to enter a...

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Be There Or Be Square: Coachella Music Fest Starts Today

  The Coachella Music And Arts Festival starts today...it's one of the music events of the year.  100,000 music fans. Two week-ends,  dozens of artists--many of them featured in Boomer Music Update over the past year:  Head And The Heart, Future, Bishop, Briggs...

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It’s April Fools Day! Let’s Have Some Fun!

  Back when life was (mostly) fun, sometimes we listened to novelty songs, several of which were sung by Ray Stevens, such as “The Streak," "Gitarzan," and his first major hit, the now politically incorrect "Ahab The Arab." Since tomorrow is April Fools Day, a...

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