Elvis At His Best, Sunday Night, 9 PM / NBC

It's not the actual '68 "Comeback Special" but  this  2-hour "Elvis All-Star Tribute" promises to have the look and feel of that legendary show. Sunday night at 9P ET/PT NBC. Blake Shelton hosts, with appearances and comments from both Priscilla Presley and...

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Dolly Parton: “We Will Always Love You”

Tonight, Country star, pop culture legend and early Boomer Dolly Parton (she just turned 73) will be named  "Person of the Year" at the 29th Annual MusiCares event in Los Anggles, which raises money to fund those in need in the music community.  Pink, Norah Jones,...

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Cher & Reba Get Kennedy Honors

Country legend Reba McEntire and Cher, the Queen of Everything, were celebrated last month at the 41st Annual Kennedy Honors, which was broadcast the day after Christmas, when Boomer Music Update was on holiday break. Both honorees had tributes paid to them by an...

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How Lucky We Were, To Grow Up With Motown

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the "Motown sound," which has influenced millions of Boomers taste in music, dance, fashion and pop culture. The label's first release* was January 21, 1959, and within two years, their first #1 hit was everywhere:  "Please...

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Steve Cropper Gets “Icon” Award

Year's end is tribute time, and last Nov., BMI,  (the performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc.) honored 77-year old guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Cropper with their "Icon" award. The presentation took place in Nashville as part of the 2018 BMI...

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Billboard’s “Top 10” From the Past 60-years

  Happy New Year, dear readers.   We look forward to sharing 2019’s new and exciting sounds with you, and connecting these songs to the best of our collective past. Last year, 2018, marked the 60th Anniversary of the unrivaled “Billboard Top 100.”  The iconic...

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Elton John’s Poignant Christmas Message

In 2007,  British department store chain John Lewis Partners began what is now their annual, traditional, Christmas TV ad campaign:  Various singers perform cover versions of popular songs-- for example, the company's employees sang The Beatles' "From Me To You" in...

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Happy Birthday Keith Richards

Last July Mick Jagger turned 75, and this coming Tuesday, (Dec. 18th),  it’s Keith Richards’ day to hit the three quarter century mark. Considered one of the world’s greatest rock guitarists, Richards, along with partner Jagger, co-wrote 14 songs on Rolling Stone...

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