“People Get Ready”–50-years of Black History Month

“People Get Ready”–50-years of Black History Month

Martin Luther King, Jr. described “People Get Ready” as the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Written and recorded in 1965 by Curtis Mayfield, at the time a member of The Impressions, the song ranks  #24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of...

read more
Music’s biggest night!  The Grammy Awards!  Sunday night!

Music’s biggest night!  The Grammy Awards!  Sunday night!

One of the highlights of Sunday night’s 62nd Grammy Awards  show (CBS/ 8pm ET/5P PT) will be when Bonnie Raitt presents John Prine a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1970 Raitt recorded  Prine's  "Angel From Montgomery" -- it became a hit and is now a classic,...

read more
Rock Stars Write Books

Rock Stars Write Books

The life we Boomers lived and the music we listen(ed) to is having a pop-culture moment, in film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman,” on Broadway: “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” on TV:  CNN’s  Linda Ronstadt documentary bio  “The Sound of My Voice,” and lots and lots...

read more
Money Talks:  Boomer Era Acts Grossed Big Bucks in 2019

Money Talks: Boomer Era Acts Grossed Big Bucks in 2019

Boomer era pop-rock-stars showed their muscle in 2019:  North American rock concert tickets sales for the year were spectacular, a general reminder that Boomers are “still at the table,” and that there are a lot of us, and  that we a spend a lot of money.  Here are...

read more
FYI:  The Top 10 Most Popular Songs in 2019

FYI: The Top 10 Most Popular Songs in 2019

Dear readers, We wish you the best-est 2020 ever, and what better way to kick off the new than by recapping from whence we came:  Here are 2019’s 10 biggest hits. Old Town Road/Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider…)/Post Malone...

read more
Let’s Hear It For The Songwriters

Let’s Hear It For The Songwriters

While it’s not true that “anyone can sing a song” it is true that crafting words and a melody out of thin air is akin to magic. In June, 2020, three songwriters and three others from the performing songwriter ranks will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame,...

read more
Tina Turner Turns 80

Tina Turner Turns 80

There's more to celebrate this week than just Thanksgiving--for example, Tina Turner turned 80 three-days ago, plus "Tina The Musical" recently opened on Broadway. (It's about her, not starring her.) Turner was big in the 60s and 70s, and then, in1984, she hit it out...

read more

Sign-up to get the latest!