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    July 2002

    In Brief: Elvis, Grateful Dead

    Elvis hits Number One, Dead come alive and more 26,000 fans can't be wrong


    Elvis Beats the Beatles

    A remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ JXL sold 26,000 copies last week, according to SoundScan, making it the best-selling single of the week . . . The Grateful Dead will release the four-CD live album, Steppin' Out With the Grateful Dead: England '72 next Tuesday

    Alanis Morissette filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against on July 1st accusing the site of selling various products without authorization . . . Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the Clash, the Police, Iggy Pop, Patti LaBelle and Foreigner are among the artists who will be eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2003 class .

    Ray Charles will perform "America the Beautiful" at the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City on the thirtieth anniversary of his classic recording of the song . . .

    Michael Jackson and Sony/ATV have acquired the rights to Acuff-Rose music publishing, giving them control of more than 50,000 country and rock classics, including tunes by Hank Williams and Roy Orbison . . . Mos Def will appear in The Italian Job, a remake of a British film, which will begin shooting later this year . . .

    Bob Dylan, Stone Temple Pilots, Blues Traveler and Alison Krauss and Union Station are among the acts who will play select dates on Harley Davidson's Open Road Tour, a ten-city outing that begins on July 19th in Atlanta . . .

    East Troy, Wisc., officials have changed their minds and will allow the Grateful Dead's "Terrapin Station" reunion concerts, set for August 3-4 to take place; the shows will reunite surviving members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart And Bill Kreutzmann for the firs time in seven years

    Ted Nugent will release his next album, Craveman, on September 24th; the Motor City Madman will begin a two-month tour tomorrow in Clinton, Indiana . .

    Patsy Cline tribute to feature covers of her twelve best-known songs

    Michelle Branch, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Lee Ann Womack and Natalie Cole have recorded songs for Remembering Patsy, a Patsy Cline tribute album to be released later this year on MCA. The release will be roughly timed to coincide with what would have been Cline's seventieth birthday, September 8, 2002

    The tracks for Remembering Patsy will be the dozen songs initially selected for her 12 Greatest Hits album, which had sold more than 9 million copies and spent 766 weeks on Billboard's Country Albums chart.

    Krall takes on what is decidedly Cline's most popular song, the Willie Nelson-penned "Crazy," which forty-one years ago crossed over onto the pop charts, climbing as high as Number Seven. Legendary Nashville scribe Hank Cochran had the best luck writing for Cline. Four of his songs made Cline's 12 Greatest and are being re-cut for Remembering Patsy: "She Got You" by Lee Ann Womack, "Why Can't He Be You" by Jones, "I Fall to Pieces" -- co-written with Harlan Howard -- by Cole, and "You're Stronger Than Me," by an as-yet-confirmed artist. Branch will take on "Strange," a song penned by Mel Tillis and Fred Burch, while lang sings Wayne Walker's and Webb Pierce's "Leavin' on Your Mind."

    The performers for the other six songs, which include "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," "Back in Baby's Arms" and others, will be confirmed in the next few weeks.

    Cline died on March 5, 1963 in a plane crash in Tennessee.


    (July 3, 2002)

    Elvis Beats the Beatles

    Nearly twenty-five years after his death, Elvis Presley is Number One again in the U.K. A remix of his "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ JXL claimed the top spot on the British singles charts yesterday, bringing the King's total of chart-topping hits to eighteen, one more than the Beatles' current tally.

    The song, which Elvis recorded for the 1968 film Live a Little, Love a Little (and was also featured in last year's Ocean's 11), was remixed with the original vocals intact for a Nike World Cup soccer-themed commercial. When the new single, retitled "Elvis vs. JXL -- A Little Less Conversation," was released last week, it sold nearly 70,000 copies on the first day.

    The track will be released in the U.S. on June 25th.


    (June 18, 2002)

    January, 22, 2002 Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, died Monday.

    She was 81.

    Short music clips:

    Although Peggy was actually from our parents generation, I think her songs provides most of us (Boomers) with at least fringe memories of perhaps happier, simpler times.

    By: Rob aka bigwheelie54m

    January, 02, 2002 The International Conference on Home and Community care for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS was opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Somsawali at the Lotus PSK Hotel in Chiengmai, Thailand.

    Over 3,000 delegates from all over the world met at the 5th conference and the first ever in Asia. They gather to hear that Asia can avoid devastation by the disease such as that suffered in Africa. Although out of an infected population of 7.1 million and almost half a million Asians had died in 2001. Dr Alvaro Bermejo of the organising International Federation of Red cross and Red Crescent Societies said that with correct care and treatment could prevent deaths.

    Patients' representatives in Thailand called for cheaper and better medication and more information on how patients could protect themselves from "opportunistic" diseases. The rights of patients to be accepted in society and the continued unsafe sex practices by many HIV-positive people were among the early items on the agenda of the 4 day event.

    December 12, 2001

    We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better Kofi Annan. Ghanaian diplomat, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
    December 11, 2001 Oldest Worker In America: Washington (AP) A 100-year-old architect advises this for those who want to work into old ages: find a job you enjoy. "When you have something you love to do, it keeps you alive," Harold Fisher said Monday after receiving Green Thumb Inc's annual "America Oldest Worker" award. "I never had dying in my mind at all because I love my work and spent so much time at the office." Fisher found his calling at 15 when he became an apprentice for an architect in Uniontown, PA., for $2 a day. Eighty-five years later, he still go to work five days a week designing religious building at the fir he owns in Michigan. "Since it's my company, they can't fire me," Fisher said with a grin. "You might say I'm retired now and doing what I love to do, but I'm still working."

    December 10, 2001.
    American's children have donated more than $1.5 million to help the children of Afghanistan. On Saturday Dec 8, President Bush helped send off the first shipment of humanitarian aid purchased from funds donated. America's Fund for Afghan Children c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20509-1600 Remarks by the President Church of the Brethren Warehouse New Windsor, Maryland
    Friday - November 30, 2001.
     Goerge Harrison Lost His Battle with Cancer.
    A sad day indeed. Goerge Harrison, John Lennon and The Bealtes had given us so much pleasure at the time of our life when our world represents love and peace.

    The End Of An Era?
    The Beatles, a part of the musical and cultural revolutions in the 60's. George Harrison is the quiet one. We will miss him and his music will be with us forever.

    BBC News Today:
    Former Beatle George Harrison has lost his battle against cancer. Harrison penned some of the band's most enduring tunes - including While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something. He was the first of the Fab Four to top the charts with My Sweet Lord in 1970 after the band split. Although he was always regarded as the quietest band member, his talent spoke for itself. Send us your tributes for George Harrison. BBC News Orbituary: The quiet Beatle Flags were flying at half mast as The Beatles' home city of Liverpool came to terms with the loss of one of its most famous sons. A book of condolence was opened at The Beatles Story museum for fans to express their sorrow at George Harrison's death.
    Sunday - November 10, 2001.
    Goerge Harrison is out of the hospital but his condition is unknown.

      Saturday - November 9, 2001
      Novelist Ken Kesey dies at 66
      GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) ---- 

      Ken Kesey, who broke into the literary scene with "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and then helped immortalize the psychedelic 1960s with an LSD-fueled bus ride, died Saturday. He was 66.

      Kesey died at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, two weeks after cancer surgery to remove 40 percent of his liver.

      After studying writing at Stanford University, Kesey gained fame in 1962 with "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," followed quickly with "Sometimes a Great Notion" in 1964, then went 28 years before publishing his third major novel.

      In 1964, he rode cross-country in an old school bus named Furthur driven by Neal Cassady, hero of Jack Kerouac's beat generation classic, "On The Road." The passengers called themselves the Merry Pranksters and sought enlightenment through the psychedelic drug LSD. The odyssey is documented in Tom Wolfe's 1968 account, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."

      "There was a lot of the frontiersman in him, an unwillingness to accept conventional answers to a lot of profound questions," said Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Larry McMurtry, who was in a Stanford writing seminar with Kesey. "We argued and debated a lot of things. But I never would not listen to him, even if I thought some of what he said was gobbledygook,

      because there would always be the perception of genius if you waited him out."

      When the Los Angeles Times honored Kesey's lifetime of work with the Robert Kirsh Award in 1991, Charles Bowden wrote that "Anyone trying to get a handle on our times had better read Kesey. And unless we get lucky and things change, they're going to have to read him a century from now too."

      "He's gone too soon and he will leave a big gap. Always the leader, now he leads the way again," said Ken Babbs, a longtime friend.

      "Sometimes a Great Notion," widely considered Kesey's best book, tells the saga of the Stamper clan, rugged independent loggers carving a living out of the Oregon woods under the motto, "Never Give A Inch." It was made into a movie starring Henry Fonda and Paul Newman.

      But "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" became much more widely known because of a movie that Kesey hated. It tells the story of R.P. McMurphy, who feigned insanity to get off a prison farm, only to be lobotomized when he threatened the authority of the mental hospital.

      The 1974 movie swept the Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best actor and best actress, but Kesey sued the producers because it took the viewpoint away from the character of the schizophrenic Indian, Chief Bromden.

      Kesey based the story on experiences working at the Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., while attending Wallace Stegner's writing seminar at Stanford. Kesey also volunteered for experiments with LSD.

      Another member of the Stegner seminar, poet, essayist and novelist Wendell Berry, keeps a picture of Kesey, Babbs and himself on his desk in his Port Royal, Ky. The photo was taken during a visit last fall to Oregon.

      "He was a man, as far as I could tell, totally without pretense. He never was pretending to be somebody he wasn't. And he never pretended to be the man he was," Berry said. "The public just had to put up with him as he was, or be grateful for him."

      After "Cuckoo's Nest," Kesey continued to write short autobiographical fiction, magazine articles and children's books, but didn't produce another major novel until "Sailor Song" in 1992, his long-awaited Alaska book, which he described as a story of "love at the end of the world."

      "This is a real old-fashioned form," he said of the novel. "But it is sort of the Vatican of the art. Every once in a while you've got to go get a blessing from the pope."

      Kesey considered pranks part of his art, and in 1990 took a poke at the Smithsonian Institution by announcing he would drive his old psychedelic bus to Washington, D.C., to give it to the nation. The museum recognized the bus as a new one, with no particular history, and rejected the gift.

      In a 1990 interview with The Associated Press, Kesey said it had become harder to write since he became famous.

      "Famous isn't good for a writer. You don't observe well when you're being observed," he said.

      In 1990, Kesey returned to the University of Oregon -- where he had earned a bachelor's degree in journalism -- to teach novel writing. With each student assigned a character and writing under the gun, the class produced "Caverns," under the pen name OU Levon, or UO Novel spelled backward.

      Among his proudest achievements was seeing "Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear," which he wrote from an Ozark mountains tale told by his grandmother, included on the 1991 Library of Congress list of suggested children's books.

      "I'm up there with Dr. Seuss," he crowed.

      Fond of performing, Kesey sometimes recited the piece in top hat and tails accompanied by an orchestra, throwing a shawl over his head while assuming the character of his grandmother reciting the nursery rhyme, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

      Born in La Junta, Colo., on Sept. 17, 1935, Kesey moved as a young boy in 1943 from the dry prairie to his grandparents' dairy farm in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley.

      After serving four months in jail for a marijuana bust in California, he set down roots in Pleasant Hill in 1965 with his high school sweetheart, Faye, and reared four children. Their rambling red barn house with the big Pennsylvania Dutch star on the side became a landmark of the psychedelic era, attracting visits from myriad strangers in tie-dyed clothing seeking enlightenment.

      Furthur rusted away in a boggy pasture while Kesey raised beef cattle.

      Kesey was diagnosed with diabetes in 1992.

      His son Jed, killed in a 1984 van wreck on a road trip with the University of Oregon wrestling team, was buried in the back yard. Kesey also wrestled in college.

      In a recorded message on Kesey's office phone, Babbs said: "Ken Kesey, a great husband, father, granddad and friend. Done in by a bum liver. As always, he gave it a great fight, but his body pulled its last dirty trick and done him in. If he has on legacy it is for us the living to carry on with courage, compassion, generosity and love."

      On the Net:

      Kesey information:

      In light of the September 11th, there are tensions
      and misunderstanding of any one from the Middle Eastern
      Local Muslim-Americans Launch Website
      by Dakota Smith
      "Whosever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has
      killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be
      as if he had saved the life of all mankind." --quote from the Koran,
      via the website Muslims Against Terrorism
      With the goal of educating people of all faiths, a local group of
      Muslim-Americans have launched an ambitious website called Muslims
      Against Terrorism. Aasma Khan and 10 other young professional Muslims
      living in New York quickly put up the site on Sept. 16. Yet over the
      last six weeks, with the help of Web design firm Rayhawk Corporation,
      the site has evolved into a professional-looking resource on Islam,
      offering, among other things, links to news articles and sections
      that examine the Koran. 
      "By better understanding Islam and helping Americans at large
      understand Islam, we are in a better position to help people overseas
      understand Islam and promote dialogue," says the 30-year-old Khan.
      But the site's goal is also to help Muslims; links to information on
      civil liberties are listed on the site. Khan points out that American
      Muslims, now forced to explain and defend their religion, are facing
      a defining moment.
      "It's important that Muslims can talk about and educate themselves
      and others on what is Islam," Khan says. "It's important for everyone
      to understand Islam so people like Osama bin Laden cannot manipulate
      the religion, and we're here to talk about Islam religion and debunk
      the use of it in politics."
      Khan and the original group that formed that website, meanwhile, have
      grown into a nonprofit organization, also called Muslims Against
      Terrorism, already 95 members strong nationwide.
      But Khan credits the Internet with the group's ability to reach
      people; already, she is getting regular feedback from people of all
      religions, from as far away as South Africa and England.
      "The World Wide Web has allowed us to get the message out there in a
      way that we never could have otherwise," Khan says. "The website is
      creating a personal experience for everyone who goes there."

    Sports Illustrated's Top 20 Sports Movie by boomersint
    1. Bull Durham (1988)
    The action and little details are perfect.
    And there's Susan Sarandon.
    2. Raging Bull (1980)
    It's so widely (and deservedly) praised that
    no one points out that the stylized boxing
    scenes are utterly unrealistic.
    3. Rocky (1976)
    Director John Avildsen says Rocky's and 
    Adrian's skating scene resonates for him; 
    we like Sly brutalizing a side of beef.
    4. Hoosiers (1988)
    Hackman, Hopper, Hershey and hoops.
    It doesn't get much more heavenly than that.
    5. Body and Soul (1947)
    Few movie lines are colder than the one
    delivered by the gangster (Lloyd Gough)
    as he studies a boxer with a blood clot: 
    "Everybody dies." 
    6.The Hustler (1961) 
    The foreboding Twilight Zone ambience
    of this pool film, with Jackie Gleason and
    Paul Newman, is riveting. 
    7. Chariots of Fire (1981)
    Who can forget Ian Holm, as coach Sam 
    Mussabini, punching his hand through his
    hat after his student wins gold in the '24 Games?
    8. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
    As the washed-up fighter trying to avoid
    selling out as a pro wrestler,
    Anthony Quinn gives an immortal performance. 
    9. Slap Shot (1977)
    The tableau of the Hanson Brothers -- 
    dried blood, broken glasses, blank expressions
    -- standing at rapt attention for the
    national anthem is priceless.
    10. Jerry Maguire (1996)
    Can a movie about an agent be a sports 
    movie? Hey, check out the sports pages. 
    What's more, Cameron Crowe's script
    is brilliant -- moving and real.
    11. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
    The film is so powerful that we barely 
    care that Robert De Niro doesn't swing
    the bat like a major leaguer, even a dying one. 
    12. The Natural (1984)
    The movie has a timeless aspect that, 
    sentimentality aside, makes it watchable
     again and again.
    13. The Bad News Bears (1976)
    The lovable underdogs sponsored by
     Chico's Bail Bonds. 
    14. North Dallas Forty (1979)
    A teammate tells a receiver (Nick Nolte)
    he has too much respect for his body
    to do drugs. The receiver answers,
    "You'll get past that."
    15. Breaking Away (1979)
    The Bloomington, Indiana, homeboys
    (Dennis Christopher, Jackie Earle Haley
    , Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern) make
    this biking movie click. 
    16. Field of Dreams (1989)
    Was Burt Lancaster ever in any film he
    didn't make a hundred times better?
    17. Fat City (1972)
    An ex-fighter (Stacy Keach) to his protégé
     (Jeff Bridges): "Before you get rolling, 
    your life makes a beeline for the drain"
    18. Damn Yankees (1958)
    A baseball team singing You Gotta Have
    Heart? Ridiculous but irresistible.
    19. The Harder They Fall (1956)
    The film ends with Humphrey Bogart once
    again seeing someone off at the airport,
    but it ain't Ingrid Bergman. 
    20. The Set Up (1949)
    There's an exquisite Playhouse 90 tautness
    to this boxing drama, which was directed
    by Robert Wise. 
    Sports Illustrated at CNN.COM

    Who is No.1 Sports Movie Stars? Poll on AOL...
    1st Round..
    Who's Better? 
    Robert Redford 4873 34.2%
    Paul Newman 9378 65.8%
    Total votes: 14251
    Remember Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ~ 1969? 


    Boomers Books, Bands, Interesting Sites

     Ken Burn 10 Series about Jazz
    Ken Burns' much talked about documentary 
    on jazz is a 10-part doc traces the roots of 
    jazz and follows the music's rich and storied 
    legacy through today.
    Ken Burn 10 Series about Jazz
    Ken Burn:
    PBS ROCK & ROLL series that they 
    air again and again..

    Internet Radio Free Kansas just launched a brand new 
    Trivia contest. Included are a lot of questions for 
    the "boomers."
    Who ever correctly answers the most trivia questions 
    and the real audio clips wins a Creed signed lithograph.
    Good luck
    Internet Radio Free Kansas

    TOP 2000 TOURS

    Pollstar's Top 20 Tours of 2000:
    1.  Tina Turner: $80.2 million
    2.  'N Sync: $76.4 million
    3.  Dave Matthews Band: $68.2 million
    4.  Kiss: $62.7 million
    5.  Faith Hill/Tim McGraw: $48.8 million
    6.  Dixie Chicks: $47.3 million
    7.  Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $45.9 million
    8.  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: $42.1 million
    9.  Metallica: $42 million
    10. Britney Spears: $40.5 million
    11. Ricky Martin: $37.2 million
    12. Red Hot Chili Peppers: $31.3 million
    13. Sting: $28.9 million
    14. Barbra Streisand: $27 million
    15. Creed: $26.2 million
    16. Santana: $26.1 million
    17. Backstreet Boys: $25.8 million
    18. Jimmy Buffett: $24.1 million
    19. Up in Smoke Tour: $22.2 million
    20. Phish: $21.4 million - VH1 Music News 
    TOP 100 Women's Singers:
    100 Greatest Songs by VH1:
    From power ballads to protest songs,
    three-chord headbangers to micro symphonies, 
    VH1 has assembled the ultimate playlist:
    The 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll. 
    Discover the remarkable stories behind each
    one of these classic cuts. Hear the artists explain
    the tunes' origins. And find out if your all-time
    faves have made the ultimate list
    The Rolling Stones / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 
    Aretha Franklin / Respect 
    Led Zeppelin / Stairway To Heaven 
    Bob Dylan / Like a Rolling Stone 
    Bruce Springsteen / Born To Run 
    Eagles / Hotel California 
    The Doors / Light My Fire 
    The Beach Boys / Good Vibrations 
    The Beatles / Hey Jude 
    John Lennon / Imagine 
    The Kingsmen / Louie Louie 
    The Beatles / Yesterday 
    The Who / My Generation 
    Marvin Gaye / What's Going On 
    Chuck Berry / Johnny B. Goode 
    Derek And The Dominos / Layla 
    The Who / Won't Get Fooled Again 
    Elvis Presley / Jailhouse Rock 
    Don McLean / American Pie 
    The Beatles / A Day In The Life 
    James Brown / I Got You (I Feel Good) 
    Stevie Wonder / Superstition 
    The Beatles / I Want to Hold Your Hand 
    The Rolling Stones / Brown Sugar 
    Jimi Hendrix / Purple Haze 
    The Rolling Stones / Sympathy for the Devil 
    Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody 
    The Kinks / You Really Got Me 
    Roy Orbison / Oh, Pretty Woman 
    Simon and Garfunkel / Bridge Over Troubled Water 
    Elvis Presley / Hound Dog 
    The Beatles / Let It Be 
    Otis Redding / (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay 
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience / All Along The Watchtower 
    Aerosmith / Walk This Way 
    The Temptations / My Girl 
    Bill Haley And His Comets / Rock Around The Clock 
    Marvin Gaye / I Heard It Through The Grapevine 
    Creedence Clearwater Revival / Proud Mary 
    Steppenwolf / Born To Be Wild 
    Nirvana / Smells Like Teen Spirit 
    The Police / Every Breath You Take 
    Ray Charles / What'd I Say 
    Lynyrd Skynyrd / Free Bird 
    Buddy Holly and The Crickets / That'll Be The Day 
    Led Zeppelin / Whole Lotta Love 
    Aerosmith / Dream On 
    The Mamas & The Papas / California DreaminŐ 
    Van Morrison / Brown Eyed Girl 
    The Troggs / Wild Thing 
    Crosby, Stills and Nash / Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 
    Michael Jackson / Beat It 
    Jerry Lee Lewis / Great Balls Of Fire 
    Bee Gees / Stayin' Alive 
    The Buffalo Springfield / For What It's Worth 
    Bob Dylan / Blowin' In The Wind 
    The Beatles / Twist And Shout 
    Billy Joel / Piano Man 
    The Beatles / She Loves You 
    David Bowie / Space Oddity 
    The Beatles / Strawberry Fields Forever 
    Led Zeppelin / Kashmir 
    Patsy Cline / Crazy 
    The Clash / London Calling 
    The Rolling Stones / Jumpin' Jack Flash 
    Led Zeppelin / Rock & Roll 
    Al Green / Let's Stay Together 
    Elvis Presley / All Shook Up 
    Rod Stewart / Maggie May 
    Elton John / Your Song 
    Elvis Presley / Heartbreak Hotel 
    The Beach Boys / God Only Knows 
    Chubby Checker / The Twist 
    Little Richard / Good Golly, Miss Molly 
    Cream / Sunshine Of Your Love 
    The Beach Boys / California Girls 
    Eddie Cochran / Summertime Blues 
    Carl Perkins / Blue Suede Shoes 
    The Beatles / A Hard Day's Night 
    James Taylor / Fire and Rain 
    Them / Gloria 
    Marvin Gaye / Sexual Healing 
    The Rolling Stones / Start Me Up 
    Boston / More Than A Feeling 
    The Police / Roxanne 
    Queen / We Are The Champions 
    Bob Dylan / Tangled Up In Blue 
    Jefferson Airplane / Somebody To Love 
    Ben E. King / Stand By Me 
    Jerry Lee Lewis / Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On 
    AC/DC / You Shook Me All Night Long 
    Prince and the Revolution / When Doves Cry 
    Wilson Pickett / In The Midnight Hour 
    Spencer Davis Group / Gimme Some Lovin' 
    Van Halen / Jump 
    Bruce Springsteen / Thunder Road 
    Bob Marley and the Wailers / No Woman No Cry 
    Ritchie Valens / La Bamba 
    The Carpenters / We've Only Just Begun 
    The Temptations / Papa Was a Rolling Stone 
    Everyone has an opinion regarding the real 
    rock gods. See whom VH1 considers pop royalty 
    when the 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll airs this month. 
    100 Greatest Artists
    The Beatles 
    The Rolling Stones 
    Jimi Hendrix 
    Led Zeppelin 
    Bob Dylan 
    James Brown 
    David Bowie 
    Elvis Presley 
    The Who 
    The Police 
    Stevie Wonder 
    Ray Charles 
    The Beach Boys 
    Marvin Gaye 
    Eric Clapton 
    John Lennon 
    Elton John 
    Pink Floyd 
    The Doors 
    Aretha Franklin 
    Fleetwood Mac 
    The Eagles 
    Bob Marley 
    Van Morrison 
    Chuck Berry 
    Bruce Springsteen 
    Sly & The Family Stone 
    Neil Young 
    The Clash 
    Joni Mitchell 
    Buddy Holly 
    Otis Redding 
    Little Richard 
    Al Green 
    Elvis Costello 
    Miles Davis 
    Michael Jackson 
    Janis Joplin 
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
    The Jackson Five 
    Crosby, Stills & Nash 
    The Sex Pistols 
    Creedence Clearwater Revival 
    Van Halen 
    Roy Orbison 
    B.B. King 
    Peter Gabriel 
    The Grateful Dead 
    The Byrds 
    The Kinks 
    Steely Dan 
    Sam Cooke 
    Bo Diddley 
    Earth, Wind & Fire 
    Smokey Robinson 
    Paul McCartney 
    Frank Zappa 
    James Taylor 
    Talking Heads 
    The Allman Brothers 
    Stevie Ray Vaughan 
    Rod Stewart 
    Simon & Garfunkel 
    Muddy Waters 
    The Velvet Underground 
    Curtis Mayfield 
    The Bee Gees 
    John Coltrane 
    Billy Joel 
    Tina Turner 
    The Band 
    Iggy Pop 
    Carole King 
    Johnny Cash 
    Tom Waits 
    Gladys K. & Pips 
    The Temptations 
    The Four Tops 
    Diana Ross & The Supremes 
    Robert Johnson 
    Lynyrd Skynyrd 
    Fats Domino 
    Paul Simon 

     Du-Wop History!
    Du-Wop History Book   By Johnny Keyes of The Magnificents
    It's the 50's and Du-Wop groups are HOT!  
    Especially hot in Chicago.  Chess, Checker, 
    Chance, Vee-Jay, United States, Parrot 
    and Savoy 51 were the names of some of the small 
    independent labels in town.  The 4 Buddies, 
    The Calvaes, The Clouds, The Debonaires,  
    The Eldorados, The Five Thrills,  The Flamingos, 
    The Gems, Jerry Butler and the Impressions. 
    The Five Chances, The Moroccos, The Pastels, 
    The Orchids, The Magnificents, The Shepards, 
    The Kool Gents, and The Spaniels were some
    of the groups mentioned in the book. 
    Johnny Keyes and The Magnificents was feature on Public TV. 
    In several Markets, beginning this Past Weekend. 
    The Show is called Doo-Wop 51. 
    Over thirty Artists from the 50s and 60s. 
    Check out what Johnny Keyes and The Magnificents
    are doing now... also check out the book.
    Johnny's Official Web Site  
    BOOMERS OWN MUSIC PAGE Check us out!


    Rock And Roll Respect.
    PBS Rock&Roll
    A savvy, substantive history of the music 
    that has rocked the world for four decades first 
    came to public television Sunday, September 24, 
    1995. Rock&Roll, a 10-part series broadcast on PBS 
    focuses on the ongoing evolution of rock music and 
    the innovators who shaped it from the 1950s to 
    the 1990s.  The series are shown occasionally 
    and website is still up for visiting. 
    Here is a look at history of
    Rock and Roll Respects

     Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty:

    The First Four Decades of the Baby Boom 
    By Howard Smead 
    "Here's a popular history of the Baby Boom 
    Generation told through the vignettes, quotes,
    quips, sayings and slogans that characterized 
    and shaped an era." 
    This signature work is a must.    

    The Way of the Hippy:

    "To be a hippie you must believe in peace as
    the way to resolve differences among peoples,
    ideologies and religions. The way to peace  
    is through love and tolerance. Loving means 
    accepting others as they are, giving them 
    freedom to express themselves and not  
    judging them based on appearances. This  
    is the core of the hippie philosophy" 
    "Hippies From A to Z" - By Skip Stone

    "Vinylmania 2001"

    "Vinylmania 2001" was  held
    at the Vacation Village in Las Vegas, Nevada 
    on February 17 & 18, 2001, 
    This was a Saturday & Sunday show. 
    Phone # 702-565-5506 FAX: 702-558-5929
    E-mails: or
    Jack Scott, Sue Thompson, Alan O'Day, 
    Ray Peterson, Glen Glenn, Kathy Young, 
    Rosie Hamlin, The Olympics, The Mary Kaye Trio,
    Diamond Dave Somerville, & Tommy Sands. 

    "The Boomers"

    The Boomers
    Playing Boomer's Favorites from the Best Times in 
    Popular Music. Performing favorite classic rock and 
    assorted contemporary country and pop tunes.

    Turning 50

    Turning 50 
    Your Guide to Good Health and Happiness.
    BY Dr. S. Julia Huterer 
     WHO TURNS 50??

    "One Night Stand"

    Rusty Marshall's Book 

    "In The Long Run"

    Thomas Martin Smith's 
    In The Long Run 
    A Hopeful Odyssey Around the World.
    Exclusive Interview

    Boomers Related Life Snapshots by USA TODAY From senior citizen, musics, gold records, world populations etc.


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