Hip-Hip-Hooray! Today is the First Day of Summer  

Today is not only the longest day of the year, it's the official “start of Summer 2019” which is also the 50th anniversary of that most memorable “Summer of ‘69,” which included such historic events as “The Stonewall Uprising" (June), the Apollo 11 moon landing (July)...

read more

Happy 70th Birthday to the Awesome Lionel Richie!

Boomer Lionel Richie was barely 30-years old, in 1976, when his group The Commodores scored early hits like "Sweet Love" and "Just To Be Close To You"--when he went solo, six years later, he was off to the races! In 1981 Richie wrote the theme song for the film...

read more

Metal Lives! Led Zeppelin’s First Album Turns 50

In 1969, Led Zeppelin crash landed into the music scene with a new and groundbreaking sound: Robert Plant's stunning vocals, the brilliant Jimmy Page on guitar, bass and keyboard master John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham --who placed #1 on  Rolling Stone...

read more

The Trailer to “Rocketman,” the Elton John Bio-Pic

Fellow Boomers, are we in for a rock star "bio-pic" every year until we all die off, sometime around 2050 or so? Last year's paean to rock n' roll, "Bohemian Rhapsody," had it all:  an Oscar winning song, box office boffo, great performances by the stars. Maybe...

read more

Doris Day Had All The Goods

Doris Day was  always "there" in Boomerville, USA. Not disrupting the status quo, like an Elvis Presley or a Marilyn Monroe..but a decades long, constant presence, just the same. Top 40 radio played her hits alongside those of Ricky Nelson, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent....

read more

A Traditional Mother’s Day Song with Philly-Style Soul

Could there be a a more  traditional  Mother's Day song than the adoring "I"ll Always Love My Mama," with lines and verses like this… I'll always love my mama She's my favorite girl You only get one, you only get one, yeah I'll always love my mama She brought me in...

read more

Tommy James Deserves Our Love and Respect

How about a shout out for under-rated Tommy James whose unique sound and point of view (aided by The Shondells) is embedded in Boomers brains? "Hanky Panky"  (One of the biggest hits of 1966)  "I Think We're Alone Now" "Crystal Blue Persuasion" "Crimson & Clover" ...

read more

“Son of a Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun, on the Bayou”   

The 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began yesterday and runs through next weekend, a standout event in a city that revels in its musical heritage, having created and contributed to American music that's played and listened to all over the world. The...

read more

Sign-up to get the latest!