Tommy James Deserves Our Love and Respect

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" ...

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

“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...

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Hittsville USA:  A TV Tribute To Berry Gordy

Hittsville USA:  A TV Tribute To Berry Gordy

Sunday night at 8 PM,  ET/PT, CBS will air a tribute to soon-to-be 90-years old Berry Gordy. The show was taped at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this year. Co-hosted by Smokey Robinson, the show features performances by Motown legends Stevie Wonder,...

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RIP Dick Dale, Plus Tomorrow is “Record Store Day”

RIP Dick Dale, Plus Tomorrow is “Record Store Day”

  Fingers flying in scorching style as he played his left handed Fender guitar, musical trail blazer, the "King of the Surf Guitar," Dick Dale, passed away last month (3/16) at age 81. Dale practically invented surf music, paving the way for the early 60's "Surf...

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Ingrid Andress:  A New Voice With Something To Say

Ingrid Andress: A New Voice With Something To Say

  Ingrid Andress, a sensational talent who studied at the famed Berklee College of music, released her first, fiery, in your face composition, "Lady Like," a feminist statement-song that re-defines "lady-like," on Youtube earlier this month, appropriately, on...

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Happy 75th Birthday to “The Supreme” Diana Ross

Happy 75th Birthday to “The Supreme” Diana Ross

Diana Ross turns 75-years old on Tues.--technically, she's not a Baby Boomer, however, she's an "Honorary Boomer" because she and her music are embedded in our shared generational memory. Of all the girl groups in that era, The Supremes (Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson...

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R&B and Soul Fans: Khalid is in Your Future

R&B and Soul Fans: Khalid is in Your Future

In Dec., 2017, Boomer Music Update featured then 19-year old Khalid and his big hit at the time, "Young Dumb & Broke."  We noted the song had over 192 million Youtube views. Fast forward a mere 14 months: "Young Dumb & Broke" has over a half billion Youtube...

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