Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defect.” ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek considered the first historian “History never looks like history when you are living through it.”  ~John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health & Education under President Johnson 1994: AlmostRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Slang. Can You Dig It?

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 in Beat Generation,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

We talked the talk. We walked the walk. Here’s where it came from. Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, entered pop culture around 1964 and derives from jazz jargon. It’s likely based on the notion of putting something in a bag, thus possessing it. Example: “Folk music is my bag, man.” ItRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Dating In The (Near) Future

Posted on February 29th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

NATIONAL NEWS NETWORK February 29, 2022 “SOUL MATES” WINS NEW COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD Its theme song asks: We all want love, To fall and dance, Don’t be foolish, Why leave it to chance? It’s the talk of the pop culture matching industry, a hit with living-longer-than-ever-before baby boomers as well as the younger crowds.Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Group Therapy

Posted on February 28th, 2012 in 1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Take a cup of traditional group therapy. Melt in a stick of pop culture role playing. A few of shakes of New Age psychobabble. Add a big dash of Primal Scream. Mix vigorously with baby boomers. You’ve got an Encounter Group, the rage of the 1970s. I had plenty of “sh–” to “work through” butRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity Watusi

Posted on February 27th, 2012 in 1960s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Summer. 1964. Everyone was there. At least Democrats. It was the baby boomer pop culture political event of the season. Each celebrity swell would arrive at the top of the steps leading the to party below, stand for a few moments to be recognized, photographed, bask in the glory, and then slowly descend. Doug McClureRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 25th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”  ~Mary McCarthy, writer 2007: The Departed, a cop-gangster movie thriller, wins Best Picture. Martin Scorsese is Best Director. 1998: Runs in the family. Best Male Rock Vocal goes to Bob Dylan for Cold Irons Bound. Best Rock Group Vocal is One Headlight by TheRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Last Words

Posted on February 24th, 2012 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.” ~Author Unknown “If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn’t going to be much fun”. ~ Roseanne, from the TV show Match the tombstone epitaph with the baby boomer celebrity Curiosity did not kill this cat I had aRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers & Cyber Romance

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Did you know that baby boomers are the fastest growing group using online dating? That as many as one in four second marriages for boomers began online? At, the 50-to-65 agers is up 89% over the past five years. On JDate, a website for Jewish singles, the 50+ group jumped 40% in single year.Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Caught The Bug

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Hippie,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“A little sh– box.” Henry Ford II’s assessment of the Volkswagen bug No one imagined that a car commissioned by Adolph Hitler would become a runaway best seller in baby boomer America. The Volkswagen or “Peoples Car” was intended as a cheap, basic mode of transportation for German families. Ads in the Third Reich imploredRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 21st, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was a marquee celebrity in those early baby boomer years. Some say my greatest achievement was to marry three gorgeous starletts one right after the other. I left the first for one of the most coveted women in Tinsel Town. Then, she walked out on me for a co-star who she later left, remarried,Read the Rest…