SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
WABC Top 100 Songs of the Year
WABC compiled year end surveys of the ranking of
the songs that were played during that year,
The list is referred to as "the top 100 of the year"
WABC was Top 40 Music radio station.
The WELL's Woodstock Conference
Woodstock at 25
Woodstock! Music Festival
The Woodstock Nation wants to preserve the
site of the famous festival for further gatherings
Read one Woodstock-goer's firsthand account:
Best Boomer Web Site for this month:
Books, Music and Commentary.
B.D. Poe is our new Music Editor.
Check out B.D.'s reviews of Books, Music albums, CDs Review
Excerted from of of BD Book Review:
BE MY BABY:
HOW I SURVIVED MASCARA, MINSKIRTS
AND MADNESS or MY LIFE AS A
Ronnie Spector with Vince Waldren
BE MY BABY is the title of both the smash
1963 hit single by the Ronettes and Ronnie
Spector's autobiography. Full of amusing
anecdotes about John Lennon, The Rolling
Stones, Bowie, Springsteen and others.
IT is a rare glimpse into the private life
and character of Rock's legendary
Producer Phil Spector, the man whose
WALL OF SOUND influenced the entire
music industry in the early 60's
Sonny & Cher got their start with Phil
Spector and provided backing vocals for many
of Spector's Artists' hits. Strangely, Phil and
Ronnie's marriage was even more tragic than
Sonny & Cher's.
Ronnie Spector's story could be described
as The rock and roll Cinderella meets the
Phantom of the Opera! It is the story of a
black teenage girl's rise to stardom at the
top of the industry; her fairy tale like
interracial romance, marriage and it's
Be MY BABY is about personal discovery,
transition, and recovery. It is a kiss and tell
book in which Ronnie candidly recounts some
of her most intimate moments. It is a rare
glimpse behind the scenes of Rock's most
Visit BD's web site for the full review.
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
"ABC News Of The Century" will air next March 1999.
also accompany on History Channel.
BY Peter Jennings
CNN Cold War
The show that defines the time. This landmark TV
documentary series air every Sunday and Friday night
until early December. This documentary took 3 years
Episode 17 -
Good Guys, Bad Guys
1968 - 1978
February 14, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 18 -
1954 - 1990
The United States employs
covert action and economic
leverage to keep communism out
of Latin America.
February 21, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 19 -
1977 - 1981
The Spirit of Detente,
February 28, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 20 -
Soldiers of God
1975 - 1988
Soviet Union invaded Afkranistan
March 7, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 21 -
1944 - 1994
March 14, 1999
Episode 22 -
1968 - 1978
March 21, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 23 -
The Wall Comes Down
March 28, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
Episode 24 -
1989 - 1991
April 4, 1999 - Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
The CNN coldwar experience
and culture web site.
The 60's mini-series was a big
hit on NBC in January.
"The Beat Goes On"
The Sonny And Cher Story aired
on 21 February, 1999
on ABC 9:00pm PST, 8:00pm CST
The new Del Shannon CD "The EP Collection,"
now available from See For Miles Records.
Visit their website for more information:
The CD features 28 tracks from 7 original
EP's from England and France. Sound quality
is good with GREAT pictures and five-page
You will be receiving more information on
the latest news within two weeks.
Brian Young for delshannon.com
Come Celebrate the Century with the United States
Postal Service! This is the official 20th century
commemorative stamp series that YOU get to vote
You've already voted for the nifty fifties, the groovy
sixties, and the rockin' seventies. Now it's time to
vote for the awesome eighties!
Form for StampVote for the 80's are at your
local post office.
StampVote Web Site is up for voting now!!
Link to Alzheimer's Linked to Strokes
Aging is a strange phenomenon. You might say it's
a good news, bad news situation.
The good news is that medical science makes daily
progress on fighting the diseases of aging.
The bad news is that no matter how long you live,
you're gonna die of something, sometime. Well,
if you're the type that gets rattled by good news,
bad news scenarios, you just might want to skip
this article, because it's a bad news, worse news
scenario. Meaning, some folks suffering from stroke
are at an even greater risk to alzheimer's disease.
(Have a nice day.)
Scientists already know that people who have
inherited the E-4 variant of the apolipoprotein
(apo) gene are at high risk for developing
Alzheimer’s disease. Now they say that having
the gene may also signal a higher likelihood
of having stroke or another vascular disease
in the brain. The study’s lead scientist,
Charles DeCarli, M.D., says that people who
have the apoE-4 gene variant and high blood
pressure have smaller brain volumes and more
abnormal white matter in the brain and thus
may be more susceptible to "silent strokes,"
which take a toll over time.
The research findings were presented at the
24th American Heart Association International
Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation.
Not only do the brain changes lead to a gradual
deterioration of memory and motor skills, they
also may place the person at risk for Alzheimer’s
disease, says Dr. DeCarli. "When you go swimming,
you wear a bathing suit instead of pants so that
you won’t be weighed down when you get in the
water," explains DeCarli, of the University of
Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
"By the same token, a smaller brain volume,
excess white matter abnormalities or silent
stroke, can ‘weigh you down’ and make
you more susceptible to the effects of early
DeCarli says people who have the apoE-4 gene
variant and high blood pressure or other vascular
risk factors are at particularly high risk of
having a stroke. Vascular disease affects the
blood vessels in the brain, says DeCarli.
"People who do not have vascular disease and
apoE-4 are not harmed, but if you have high blood
pressure or other vascular disease and this apoE-4
gene allele, it really hurts your brain," says
DeCarli. "It sets you up for some cognitive
impairment. It reinforces the genetic risk for
brain injury related to hypertension and vascular
disease as you age."
Researchers are not sure how apoE-4 affects the
brain, but DeCarli notes, "The apoE-4 may impair
brain recovery from injury of any type, whether it’s
Alzheimer’s or other vascular disease or head trauma.
Having apoE-4, therefore, may increase one’s chances
of a poor outcome following any brain injury." In silent
strokes, people don’t have any of the classic warning
signs such as sudden headaches, dizziness or loss of
motor skills. Silent strokes occur when smaller
blood vessels in the brain are blocked or rupture.
Silent strokes aren’t as damaging, at least initially,
as strokes that occur when the carotid arteries in the
neck are blocked or burst. But silent strokes do take
their toll over time. When the smaller vessels are
unable to deliver oxygen and blood to the brain,
cells die. Over time, brain cells that control
functions such as memory and motor skills die off,
leading to difficulty in memory, concentration
and even walking.
Men who did not have the gene variant had 3.3 cubic
centimeters of their brains affected by silent stroke.
Those who had apoE-4 had more than three times -- 10.4
cubic centimeters -- the amount of white matter
hyperintensities in their brain.
See related articles in the AgeVenture archives.
Aspirin Alone Protects Some Against Stroke
Can Super-Aspirin Prevent Alzheimers?
Genetics Offers New Clue to Alzheimer's
AgeVenture News Service, www.demko.com
By Dr. David Demko,
AgeVenture News Service,
21946 Pine Trace, Boca Raton, FL 33428 USA
AgeVenture News Service
SECTION FOUR: VIRTUAL FRIENDS
Boomers International Web Site opened up another venue for
our boomer friends to meet, exchange ideas, chat with each
other and networking. We have been busy and are having
fun meeting many new boomer friends.
Check us out by going to this Boomers International Club:
You need to obtain a YAHOO id to log into our member club's
chat room, message posting and to check the calendar.
Single Boomers! Check out and join Boomers Love Connection Club:
Boomers International Club
Our next scheduled chat is: Saturday 27 February 1999
5:00pm PST, 7:00pm CST, 8:00pm EST
Moderators: Dr.Toula and Dr. Guilfort
Topic: Medical and Health Chat
TBD: at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Topic: Music and Trivia Chat
TBD at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Moderators: boomersint and RV_Roadie
Topic: Singles Forum / Chat
Chat room open daily at: 6:00pm PST, (5:00pm PST Weekends).
SECTION FOUR: BOOMER FACTS
7 Feb 1959 A thousand people show for Buddy Holly's funeral
in Lubbock, Texas, 1959
7 Feb 1964 Amid scenes of mass hysteria, the Beatles pop
group arrived in the United States, in New York for
the first time.
8 Feb 1964 Today in 1964, the Beatles appeared on
the "Ed Sullivan Show." and made history.
Peter and Gordon
("World Without Love",
"Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying")
split up, 8 Feb 1967
8 Feb 1967 Jean-Claude Killy won the downhill event
at the Winter Olympic games in Grenoble, France.
8 Feb 1969 Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood form their band,
Blind Faith in 1969.
7 Feb 1989 A bill is sponsored to make "Tutti Frutti" the official
Georgia state song, 1989
8 Feb 1990 Del Shannon ("Little Town Flirt", "Run Away") died.
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
Derek Gore Jr. aka RV_Roadie
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