Questions Abour Boomers And Related Issues

Question

   Do anyone remember stuff about the 1970s? Like who was hot in music, 
   movies, cars, eating places, etc??

  I am currently writing a short story that takes place in the 1970s and if
  anyone could refresh my memory of things that occurred in the 1970s,
  I would be happy.

  Thank you! 

Answer

  Try research these web sites:

  http://abcnews.go.com/century/

  The Century: ABC News has captured some 
  extraordinary events from our history in a rich twelve-hour series. 

  http://abcnews.go.com/century/timelines/1970.html

  Here are some sample articles from the website:

  1970s: Decade of Disillusion Young Americans take to the streets-
  to protest the Vietnam War and
  many turn to a counterculture of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. 
  Confidence in the presidency, middle-class values and power collapses-
  under weight of defeat and corruption.

  Soviet Author Reveals Terror Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes
  one of his most famous books, The Gulag Archipeligo, outlining the 
  Soviet pattern of repression.

  Travolta Spreads the Fever John Travolta captures the disco era when1
  he struts his stuff in Saturday Night Fever.

  Radical Iranians Seize Hostages Students storm the U.S. embassy-
  in Iran and take 100 Americans hostages. 
  The Americans will be held for 444 days before being released.

  Aaron Blasts Homer Record Hank Aaron smashes a record-setting-
  715th home run.

  Saigon Falls North Vietnamese tanks rumble into Saigon, -
  causing panic.

  U.S. helicopters take out the remaining American personnel-
  and selected Vietnamese families in a  flurry of chaos.

  Pol Pot Sows Killing Fields Pol Pot, leader 
  of the Khmer Rouge communist rebels, takes over 
  Phnom Penh, Cambodia, evacuates the city and begins a policy -
  of forced labor or execution of "class enemies."

  Walkman Bursts onto Scene Sony introduces
  the personal stereo, known as the Walkman. 

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  http://stampvote.msn.com/usps/winners.htm
  U.S. Postal Service - Celebrate the Century 
  This is the official 20th century
  commemorative stamp series that YOU get to votefor.

  70ís Winners 
  People & Events: 
  Earth Day 
  Bicentennial 
  Women's Rights Movement 
  Arts & Entertainment: 
  "Sesame Street" 
  "All in the Family" 
  Sports: 
  "Monday Night Football" 
  Pittsburgh Steelers 
  Secretariat 
  Science & Technology: 
  VCRs 
  Jumbo Jets 
  Medical Imaging 
  "Pioneer 10" 
  Lifestyle: 
  Smiley Face 
  Disco 
  1970s Fashion 

   FOR TOP 100 Top songs of the year:
  http://www.musicradio77.com/music.html

  Here are some of my Favourites:

  1 "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" ..................B.J. Thomas 
  2 "Let It Be" ..........................................The Beatles 
  4 "I'll Be There" ......................................The Jackson Five 
  5 "Close To You" ......................................The Carpenters 
  7 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" ..........................Simon and Garfunkel 
  9 "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" .......................Stevie Wonder 
  11 "Make it With You" ..................................Bread 
  12 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" .....................Diana Ross 
  24 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" ............................Peter, Paul and Mary 

  1971's
  1 "Joy to the World" ...................................Three Dog Night 
  2 "One Bad Apple" ......................................The Osmonds 
  3 "Maggie May" ...........................................Rod Stewart 
  4 "It's Too Late" ......................................Carole King 
  5 "Knock Three Times" ..................................Dawn 
  7 "Shaft" .............................................Isaac Hayes 
  9 "What's Going On" ....................................Marvin Gaye 
  10 "Just My Imagination" ...............................The Temptations 
  24 "One Less Bell to Answer" ...........................The Fifth Dimension 
  25 "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" ...................The Bee Gees
  27 "I Feel the Earth Move" .............................Carole King 
  29 "My Sweet Lord" .....................................George Harrison 
  40 "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" ...............Joan Baez 
  41 "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" ......................Marvin Gaye 
  42 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" ........................Aretha Franklin 
  43 "Take Me Home Country Roads" ........................John Denver 
  76 "Your Song" .........................................Elton John 

  1979's
  21 "Too Much Heaven" ...................................The Bee Gees 
  22 "The Main Event/Fight" ..............................Barbra Streisand 
  23 "Tragedy" ..........................................The Bee Gees 
  24 "Still" .............................................The Commodores 
  27 "She Believes in Me" ................................Kenny Rogers 
  31 "What a Fool Believes" ..............................The Doobie Brotheres 
  39 "After the Love is Gone" ............................Earth Wind and Fire 
  48 "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" ........................Barbra Streisand 
                                                           and Neil Diamond 
  70 "Please Don't Go" ..................................K.C. and  
                                                       The Sunshinge Band 
  76 "I Love the Night Life" .............................Alicia Bridges 
  77 "We've Got Tonight" .................................Bob Seger 
  78 "Don't Bring Me Down" ...............................Electric Light Orchestra 

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  http://cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/experience/culture/
  CNN Cold War Experiences / Culture


  Jeri aka Child of the 50's, 60's and 70's 

Question

 What are the expected ramifications on the
 labor market in the U.S. with the boomers
 have as they continue to age?

Answer

Boomers are more health concious, in tune with nature, youth oriented and looking forward to early retirement. (if they can afford to) Some boomers can not afford to retire but will be forced to by companies wanting to cut cost by replacing them cheaper, younger college grads. (This strategy is only providing them with short term benefit because it will take time for learning curb and these young people will also move on after they learn the rope or migrate with family). Many boomers would like to retire and or work part time or own business. Many expressed desire to go back to school to change their career to something else more in tune of what they really want to do. If you look at these statistics and the one down below within the next 5 to 10 years... these populatons will either retire or only work.. part time... By 2020, the number of people 55 and older will have soared by 73%, while the prime working-age group will have grown just 5%. With this situation, unless the existing working population and the new college grads can make up for Boomers..there will be some labor shortages in some fields... Other ramifications of boomers toward national health care, finance and taxation and education. * Generation trailing boomers is smaller and less educated; its contribution to income tax revenue will be less. * Majority of echo boomers (baby boomers' children) will enter college just as tax revenue declines. Compensation and Benefits * Health care costs rise as workers age * Base salary and number of vacation days rise with tenure * Most pensions are based on number of years worked and employee's final salary * Company's matches in a defined contribution plan rise with age, as older workers tend to contribute a greater percentage of their larger paychecks. Productivity Concerns * Will output suffer as workers age? * Will there be enough qualified younger workers to replace boomers? * Will the shrinking percentage of younger workers generate enough revenue to fund benefits now accruing to older workers? * Sources: Los Angesles Times Articles By PATRICE APODACA, Monday, June 8, 1998 COLUMN ONE

Question

 I am a tail-end boomer. Born between 1960 and 1965. I am
 looking for any information on Canadian demographics or other
 sites directly relating to tail-enders. Does anyone know of any
 good sites regarding these topics?

Answer

Search YahooCanada on 'demographic and canada' will give you these web sites listed below.
  • GLIN - The Great Lakes Information Network - Regional cooperative project to establish a binational data and information service spanning environmental quality, resource management, transportation, demographic, and economic development data, information and resources in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada.
  • City of Guelph - surrounded by the Great Lakes and just 100 km (60 miles) from Toronto. Includes information on business development, public transit, demographics, recreation, tourism, and meeting schedules.
  • City of Cornwall - Economic Develoment
    - a business profile of the City of Cornwall. Features include demographics, tourism, and real estate information, business news, and a list of manufacturing industries.
  • Newspaper Audience Databank Inc. (NADbank) - research arm of the Canadian newspaper industry, is a resource for Canadian demographics and statistics.
  • Foot, David K - current research interests are in the interrelationships between economics and demographics, and the implications for private and public policy.
  • Manitoba's Central Plains Region
    - information on communities in the Central Plains region of Manitoba. Demographics, features, attractions.
  • Town of Taber - Urban Community Profile
    - includes information on local business, industry, resources, recreation, history, local amenities, demographics and statistics.
  • For information about Late Boomers who were born between 1960- and 1965, try this site about the CUSP by Roger Wilson's :
  • On The Cusp
  • Tweeners Web Site For people who are born between 1960 - 1965

  • Question

    Where on your site can I find great gift ideas for women?

    Answer

    Go to our Baby Boomers Business Web Ring
  • http://boomersint.org/boomring.html OR
    Boomers MarketPlace
  • http://boomersint.org/marketpl.htm

    Question

  • Chuck Nyren said you might be able to help me find my target market of women between the ages of 45-65 or just baby boomers by location. The product seems to only appeal to baby boomers and I am trying to find the highest concentration locations in Calif. The census bureau has for Calif. but they not broken down by area! Do you know of any other place I can look to complete my plan? Any info would be appreciated. - Chris
  • Answer

    There are several web sites that you can search for demographics info. including our own Boomers Articles These sites provides indepth marketing info.
  • Demographics
  • US News
  • Bureau Of Statistics (Us Gov't) with sample data below:
    Boomers Boom in these cities (% of total populations)
    
    Santa Fe 	35.1%
    Anchorage	34.2%
    Denver		32.8%
    Seattle		31.5%
    Atlanta		31.4%
    Washington/	31.4%
    Baltimore
    Portland/Salem  31.2%
    Oregon
    Kokomo, Ind.    31.0%
    York, Pa.       30.9%
    San Francisco   30.8%
    Portland, Maine 30.8%
    
    Sources: Census Bureau, State and Methopolitan Area Data Book
    1997-1998 and USA Today.
    

  • Question

    How Do I Get Info for Coney Island?

    Answer

    There are many good web sites: Try these :
  • Coney Island History Articles - at UCLA. and Other Amusement Parks.
  • Coney Island Page by Bruce and his friends. http://www.angelfire.com/co/cascole/coney.html

  • Questions

    Subj:	Tatoo's
    Date:	98-08-30 23:06:50 EDT
    From:	BizBros
    To:	BoomersInt
    
    As a Baby Boomer and working on getting my Graduate Degree, 
    I need some help in gathering some information about Tatoo's! 
    Yes, I have a few of them but am interested in others my age 
    who have them.  My first Tatoo's came at the age of seventeen 
    while I was in the Navy.  After 37 years, Imjust got a couple 
    of more.  I still like them.  My wife isn't crazy about them 
    and thinks I'm a bit old for this type of behavior! 
    What I need are thoughts and feelings about the reasons for 
    getting them in the first place and then what your feelings 
    are about them after many, many years. My E-mail address is: 
    Bizbros@AOL.com  
    Basic info is age, sex and feelings about you getting and 
    having Tatoo's. 
    Thanks in Advance
    
    PS. Any written material concerning this topic is appreciated.
    

    Answer

    We are trying to research some materials about Tatoos since we, here at BI have no first hand or body experience with Tatoos at all...:)
    I am wondering whether you should post your note on AOL Boomer Board... they have wide variety of subjects and AOL Boomers are happy and willing to share with you. They are friendly bunch. Listed below are some of the web site for Tatoos although they are generalize in nature. Tatoos Page
    created by: Colin Ochel (http://ziris.syr.edu/dj/dj.tatoos/tatoos.html) From there you can find some beautiful and meaningful graphics of tatoos and also a page where people posted their thoughts and feelings about tatoos.

    Question

  • I am 30 year old student. For a Communications project: As the year 2000 approaches, what are some of the needs (goods, services) that a baby-boomer looks for? What products and services, the baby boomers would likely to need or want to buy?

    Answer

    Boomers are more health concious, in tune with nature, 
    youth oriented and looking forward to early retirement. 
    (if they can afford to) 
    
    1.  Retirement home.
    2.  Gardening related products, plants, pools
        and or ponds etc.
    3.  Gifts for children (household goods, clothings).
    4.  Comfortable clothes and shoes.
    5.  Healthy food products, vitamins,
        organic fruits, vegetables, juices etc.
    6.  Travel and travel related products, Cruise trip.   
        Eating out at different restaurants.
    7.  Visiting children where they live, etc.
        Vacation which will include car rental,
        hotel, motels, etc. 
    8.  Exercise product and equipments
    9.  Collectable cars and wine collection.  
        Antique, jewelries and collectables, .
    10. Retire and work on own business.  
    11. Many women and some men would like products and services that
        will make them look and feel young. 
    12. Some boomers said if they can afford it, would like to have 
        plastic surgery.
    13. Glooming products, teeth (whitening), hair coloring. 
    14. Self Help seminar, financial planning seminar,
    15. Many expressed desire to go back to school.

    Question

    Thank you for the information you have provided 
    me. I am a student writing a research paper on whether
    Generation X-er's have a more optimistic view of 
    the American Dream than their Baby Boomer parents 
    did. While I was researching my topic, I cam across
    your web site.
    
    I will be extremly grateful if you could reply to this 
    e-mail with answers to ANY of the following questions:
    
    --- What was the "American Dream" (AD) (or, the outlook 
    for the future) of Baby Boomers when they were 
    approximately 16-30 years old?
    --- How does this view of the AD compare to how 
    Gen. X-er's view it today?
    --- How were Baby Boomers influenced on how their 
    future (AD) would turn out? Was it through their 
    parents, teachers, society, culture?
    --- How have Gen. X-er's been influenced on their AD?
    --- Who has/had the more optimistic AD?
    --- Did the AD come true for the Baby Boomers?
    
    Thank you again for your time and for the help you 
    have already given me.
    

    Answer

    --- Go to college, get a good paying job, raise a family, Change the world for the better. --- Probability of Gen. X-er's and Baby Boomers enjoy the same American dream are high. --- Baby Boomers were influenced by all of what you mentioned especially their parents and later on their own peers and cohorts and their own rebellious against "The Establishment". Baby Boomers, however are in the mainstream and become more conservative as they get older. --- Gen. X-er's are influenced heavily by the new social structure and their yearnings of their idealogy.

    Question

  • PLEASE! Can you tell me where I can find VCR recordings of the TV show adventures in Paradise? I looked on the Fifties Page link..Shokus Vidios, but they did not have it. I know that about a year ago I found a link on an Oldies page to a site that sold Oldies TV shows, as Amos and Andy, and such and the guy had this show listed. But I lost that computer to a storm and no longer have the bookmark. Do you have a suggestion as to where to look? Thanks
  • Answer

                     Try contacting any of these collectors:
                                      Mike LeBell's Video
                                     75 Fremont Place
                                   Los Angeles, CA 90005
                                     PH: (213) 938-3333
                                     FAX: (213) 938-3334
                                      or eMail them at:
                                       MLVIDEO@AOL.COM
    
                                Bob McCrea - Video Collection 
                           This collector sells and trades videos. 
                               He has over 15,000 movie titles
                                 to choose from. eMail address:
                                        bpm123@nb.net
    
                                      Movies Unlimited
                            Complete sellers of classic videos
                         3015 Darnell Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154
                                      1-800-4-MOVIES
    
        Video Flicks 
               A lot to choose from and easy to order.
               http://www.videoflicks.com/index.htm
        
        Englewood Entertainment 
              Great collection of sci-fi/horror movies.
              http://www.englewd.com/invaders.html
    

    Question

  • I would very much like to find US birthrates from 1940-1950. ie, How much did the actual birthrate rise in 1946 vs post and prior years. I believe Baby Boom began long befoe 1946. Any ideas? I was concieved on December7, 1941.

    Answer

    Here is the complete population growth rate for the US: http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/popclockest.txt Historical National Population Estimates: July 1, 1900 to July 1, 1997 Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Internet Release date: April 2, 1998 National Population Average Annual Date Population Change Percent Change July 1, 1997 267,636,061 2,456,650 0.92 July 1, 1996 265,179,411 2,418,772 0.92 July 1, 1995 262,760,639 2,468,202 0.94 July 1, 1994 260,292,437 2,539,735 0.98 July 1, 1993 257,752,702 2,750,875 1.07 July 1, 1992 255,001,827 2,877,465 1.13 July 1, 1991 252,124,362 2,684,817 1.07 July 1, 1990 249,439,545 2,620,315 1.06 July 1, 1989 246,819,230 2,320,248 0.94 July 1, 1988 244,498,982 2,210,064 0.91 July 1, 1987 242,288,918 2,156,031 0.89 July 1, 1986 240,132,887 2,209,092 0.92 July 1, 1985 237,923,795 2,098,893 0.89 July 1, 1984 235,824,902 2,032,908 0.87 July 1, 1983 233,791,994 2,127,536 0.91 July 1, 1982 231,664,458 2,198,744 0.95 July 1, 1981 229,465,714 2,241,033 0.98 July 1, 1980 227,224,681 2,169,194 0.96 July 1, 1979 225,055,487 2,470,942 1.10 July 1, 1978 222,584,545 2,345,120 1.06 July 1, 1977 220,239,425 2,204,261 1.01 July 1, 1976 218,035,164 2,061,965 0.95 July 1, 1975 215,973,199 2,119,271 0.99 July 1, 1974 213,853,928 1,945,140 0.91 July 1, 1973 211,908,788 2,012,767 0.95 July 1, 1972 209,896,021 2,235,344 1.07 July 1, 1971 207,660,677 2,608,503 1.26 July 1, 1970 205,052,174 2,375,228 1.17 July 1, 1969 202,676,946 1,970,894 0.98 July 1, 1968 200,706,052 1,993,996 1.00 July 1, 1967 198,712,056 2,151,718 1.09 July 1, 1966 196,560,338 2,257,375 1.16 July 1, 1965 194,302,963 2,414,172 1.25 July 1, 1964 191,888,791 2,646,993 1.39 July 1, 1963 189,241,798 2,704,061 1.44 July 1, 1962 186,537,737 2,846,256 1.54 July 1, 1961 183,691,481 3,020,323 1.66 July 1, 1960 180,671,158 2,841,530 1.59 July 1, 1959 177,829,628 2,947,724 1.67 July 1, 1958 174,881,904 2,897,774 1.67 July 1, 1957 171,984,130 3,081,099 1.81 July 1, 1956 168,903,031 2,971,829 1.78 July 1, 1955 165,931,202 2,905,348 1.77 July 1, 1954 163,025,854 2,841,662 1.76 July 1, 1953 160,184,192 2,631,452 1.66 July 1, 1952 157,552,740 2,674,851 1.71 July 1, 1951 154,877,889 2,606,472 1.70 July 1, 1950 152,271,417 3,083,287 2.05 July 1, 1949 149,188,130 2,556,828 1.73 July 1, 1948 146,631,302 2,505,231 1.72 July 1, 1947 144,126,071 2,737,505 1.92 July 1, 1946 141,388,566 1,460,401 1.04 July 1, 1945 139,928,165 1,530,820 1.10 July 1, 1944 138,397,345 1,657,992 1.21 July 1, 1943 136,739,353 1,879,800 1.38 July 1, 1942 134,859,553 1,457,082 1.09 July 1, 1941 133,402,471 1,280,025 0.96 July 1, 1940 132,122,446 1,242,728 0.95 July 1, 1939 130,879,718 1,054,779 0.81 July 1, 1938 129,824,939 1,000,110 0.77 July 1, 1937 128,824,829 771,649 0.60 July 1, 1936 128,053,180 802,948 0.63 July 1, 1935 127,250,232 876,459 0.69 July 1, 1934 126,373,773 795,010 0.63 July 1, 1933 125,578,763 738,292 0.59 July 1, 1932 124,840,471 800,823 0.64 July 1, 1931 124,039,648 962,907 0.78 July 1, 1930 123,076,741 1,309,741 1.07 July 1, 1929 121,767,000 1,258,000 1.04 July 1, 1928 120,509,000 1,474,000 1.23 July 1, 1927 119,035,000 1,638,000 1.39 July 1, 1926 117,397,000 1,568,000 1.34 July 1, 1925 115,829,000 1,720,000 1.50 July 1, 1924 114,109,000 2,162,000 1.91 July 1, 1923 111,947,000 1,898,000 1.71 July 1, 1922 110,049,000 1,511,000 1.38 July 1, 1921 108,538,000 2,077,000 1.93 July 1, 1920 106,461,000 1,947,000 1.85 July 1, 1919 104,514,000 1,306,000 1.26 July 1, 1918 103,208,000 -60,000 -0.06 July 1, 1917 103,268,000 1,307,000 1.27 July 1, 1916 101,961,000 1,415,000 1.40 July 1, 1915 100,546,000 1,435,000 1.44 July 1, 1914 99,111,000 1,886,000 1.92 July 1, 1913 97,225,000 1,890,000 1.96 July 1, 1912 95,335,000 1,472,000 1.56 July 1, 1911 93,863,000 1,456,000 1.56 July 1, 1910 92,407,000 1,917,000 2.10 July 1, 1909 90,490,000 1,780,000 1.99 July 1, 1908 88,710,000 1,702,000 1.94 July 1, 1907 87,008,000 1,558,000 1.81 July 1, 1906 85,450,000 1,628,000 1.92 July 1, 1905 83,822,000 1,656,000 2.00 July 1, 1904 82,166,000 1,534,000 1.88 July 1, 1903 80,632,000 1,469,000 1.84 July 1, 1902 79,163,000 1,579,000 2.01 July 1, 1901 77,584,000 1,490,000 1.94 July 1, 1900 76,094,000 --- --- NOTES: (1) National population data for the years 1900 to 1929 are only available rounded to the nearest thousand. (2) National population data for the years 1900 to 1949 exclude the population residing in Alaska and Hawaii. (3) National population data for the years 1940 to 1979 cover the resident population plus Armed Forces overseas. National population data for all other years cover only the resident population. SOURCES: Current Population Reports, Series P-25, Nos. 311, 917, 1095, and Population Paper Listing PPL-91.

    Question

  • The site is spectacular. I give lectures to pastors and church leaders on boomers and will certainly pass along your site. I have a question: Do you know where I might find a video that shows some of the history of boomers (i.e., JFK assasination, duck and cover commercials, Nixon resignation, Vietnam war, etc.)? I would appreciate any help you can give me.
  • Answer

    We have this info on our July 1998 copy of our Newsletter :
  • http://cnn.com/almanac/9806/17/ CNN Almanac Site: Change the YYMM/DD/ format 9807/08 for month and day you want to see what happened on that day in the past and also all the events from that to the week ahead.
  • American Memory: at Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ Here you can find archive of Photos, Prints, Documents, Motion Pictures, Maps and Sound Recordings of American history collections.
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