TV Boomer Rock n Roll Birth: American Bandstand Inside Story

Posted on April 21st, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “Kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol, when they do the Bristol Stomp!” “Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now, come on baby, do the Locomotion!”   Baby boomers learned the coolest moves watching American Bandstand. But there’s trouble in television paradise. “Gentlemen, our dance show host is cooling his heels in aRead the Rest…

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Boomer Predictions: Wow, Did They Get It Wrong!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “I was not trying to predict the future, I was trying to prevent it.” ~ Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer “The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind.”~ Edward Weyer Jr., former editor of Natural History magazine.     The Predictions   ♦ There is no reasonRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Summer of Love

Posted on February 28th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you’re going to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love in-in there “San Francisco,” the #4 hit in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K, 1967   It was so hippie – no beginning, no end, no planning, no squares. JustRead the Rest…

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Boomer Rock n’ Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on June 25th, 2015 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James   Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean?   ♫♫♫   The best sellingRead the Rest…

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Boomer Disco Mania

Posted on June 8th, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Fashion,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    [Studio 54] is the embodiment of the most decadent social period of any city in modern history. By 1978…New York was headlong into an era of staggering permissiveness. ~ A patron of the very hip, very celebrity-packed New York City disco club   Fashion rules. Better be preened to perform. Gold lamé, leopard skin,Read the Rest…

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Boomers Find Their Roots: Hair, The Musical

1968. Greenwich Village. Coming-of-age hippie baby boomers strolling everywhere. The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical rails against the Viet-Nam War, flaunts drugs, glorifies free love and bisexuality, spews non-stop profanity, and parades nudity—all with an interracial cast. The finale is an audience invitation to join the fun on stage for a “Be-In.” Hair reached well beyond the young babyRead the Rest…

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Boomers Play At Burlesque: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 30th, 2015 in 1970s,1980s,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.” ~Christina Aguilear “It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it.” ~BabyRead the Rest…

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Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.    The direct inspiration was to protest aRead the Rest…

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Boomer Dead Celebrity List: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 16th, 2015 in Celebrities,Crime,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” ~George Carlin “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~Doris Day “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright, comedian  Boomer Trivia Questions   ►Which one the following was notRead the Rest…

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Punk You, Boomer!

An in-your-face social/political/grooming/whatever rebellion.

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