Baby Boomer Dance History In 6 Minutes

Posted on July 6th, 2014 in Fads & Toys,Music by Terry Hamburg

    “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” ~Charlie Parker, jazz musician   Here’s a high energy video panorama by comedian Judson Laipply: a 6 minute review of the history of baby boomer (and beyond) dance fads and moves.  Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Aging Wisdom

Posted on July 1st, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

    At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive.  At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive.  At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive.  Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence? ~Jules Feiffer *** Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied toRead the Rest…


A Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 27th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck, writer “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2008: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work. 1991: At 18th Daytime TV Awards,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Put On A Happy Face, Or Not

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a huge pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intendedRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Sin: I Was A Cigarette Junkie

Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Marlboro Man Big Brother King Arthur Santa Claus Hamlet The top five from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived Before a craggy-faced cowboy galloped across the baby boomer television screen as the Marlboro Man, the brand was marketed as a feminine alternative to the harsher cigarettes gents smoked. In the 1950s, the tobaccoRead the Rest…


That Baby Boomer 1970s Show

Posted on June 17th, 2014 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

1975 Snapshot of U.S. — Best-Selling Full Sized Car: Chevy Impala ($4900) — Winner of Academy Award Best Picture: Rocky — #1 Television Show: All in the Family — #1 Song: Love Will Keep Us Together — Best Selling novel: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow — Best-Selling non-fiction: Angels: God’s Secret Agents by Billy GrahamRead the Rest…


On This Day in Baby Boomer Entertainment History

Posted on June 13th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.” ~Walt Disney “That’s what show business is, sincere insincerity.” Benny Hill, comedian “Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.” ~RonaldRead the Rest…


ABC’s of Baby Boomer Diets

Posted on June 10th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.” ~Anonymous “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. ~Mae West “I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days.” ~Totie Fields, comediane Looking for a newRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

  With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine.  Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who is Richard Jewell and What Happened to Him?

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

My 15 minutes of fame was a nightmare. And it could happen to you. You might be wondering: the name rings a distant bell, but who is he? This baby boomer would have remained invisible except for a fateful day in 1996. As a private security guard working at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, IRead the Rest…