Baby Boomer Break-Ups

Posted on July 13th, 2011 in Counterculture/New Age,Me Generation,Midlife,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

♫ I beg of you, don’t say goodbye Can’t we give our love another try Come on baby, let’s start a new ‘Cause breaking up is hard to do Baby boomers are divorcing at greater rates than their parents – and kids. A Pew Research Center study found that boomers are less willing (66% toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Werner Erhard?

Posted on July 6th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Hopefully, no baby boomer is asking, “Who is Werner Erhard?” I wasn’t a rock star or actor, but I became as famous as any pop culture celebrity. With lots more gravitas and lasting influence. My life has spectacular successes and spectacular controversies. The success remains and the controversy is rightly discredited. But throughout it all,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers “Open-Up” Marriage

Posted on May 20th, 2011 in 1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

I had an open marriage once. When I had an affair my wife opened the door and kicked me out of the marriage. Some celebrities think an open marriage means you let the paparazzi in to shoot the ceremony. Stand-up comedy lines from the 1970s Hang on to your JuJu Bees. A 1969 baby boomerRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER GODS

Posted on February 21st, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The times were ripe. It was a New Age (of Aquarius). The baby boomer “counterculture’” countered everything. Astrology was as respected as astronomy. Guru Maharaji got more press than Sigmund Freud. Baby boomers were searching for alternatives. Alternatives to capitalism, alternatives to religion, alternatives to conventional wisdom. Along comes one Erich von Daniken in 1968Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers in the Mood

Posted on January 9th, 2011 in 1970s,Collectibles,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Mix New Age frenzy, boomer consumers, and an appetite for fads—you have a glowing new product: the mood ring. Slip it on and the “magic crystals” change color depending on your emotional state. How cool is that! Baby boomers were wearing and swearing by them in the 1970s. Unlike another hot fad of the era,Read the Rest…

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LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1966

His parties were infamous. He was a Pied Piper for young, impressionable baby boomers, a wild man disguised behind a tweed suit, pipe sucking, staid English facade. Young “Professor Ted” was a step ahead of the times, especially at conservative University of Southern California. His annual Spring Solstice soiree at his sprawling “pad” was anRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER SEXUAL REVOLUTION: BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE

Posted on October 31st, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

The tag line read: “Consider the Possibilities.” Today, it’s hard to believe the movie was regarded so cutting edge and titillating. Remember, it’s 1970 and the impact of rebellious boomer ideas is just beginning to penetrate Main Street. The plot: An educated, affluent couple attend an “self-discovery” weekend at a New Age retreat and are Read the Rest…

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