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This Week in Boomer History: February 3 — 9

Posted on 02/2/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNoteworthy events from our shared experience. On Feb. 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales wins Senate confirmation and is sworn in as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general. He was also the first Hispanic to serve as White House counsel. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”) are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 1959 — “the day the music died” in Don McLean’s song “American Pie.” Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook at Harvard on Feb. 4, 2004. Ten …

Retro Night at the Grammys

Posted on 01/27/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

EntertainmentThe 2014 Grammy Awards had a distinctly throwback feel, as some of the classic performers from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s joined current hit-makers onstage. Here are some of the highlights: Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers. The 63-year-old Wonder joined the French pop duo Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on “Get Lucky.” The R&B legend, who’s won 22 Grammy awards himself,  played keyboards and grabbed a few vocal lines, showing that he’s still got that incomparable set of pipes. Rodgers, 63, …

This Week in Boomer History: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

Posted on 01/26/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNoteworthy events from our shared experience: John Roberts is born Jan. 27, 1955. Fifty years later, he’s sworn in as chief justice of the United States, becoming the first boomer to hold that position and the third youngest ever, after John Jay (43) and John Marshall (45). On Feb. 1, 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” becomes the first Beatles single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)” knocks it out …

Beatles BBC Live CD Rocks!

Posted on 11/14/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentBritish Beatles fans were lucky. Here, we got carefully measured doses of John, Paul, George and Ringo: fleeting TV appearances; tightly choreographed press conferences; surgically timed record releases. In England, it was All Beatles All the Time. At the height of their fame they were still driving around the country for one-night gigs; their TV presence was as ubiquitous as Regis Philbin’s; they had their own weekly radio show, Pop Go the Beatles; and they were regulars on another radio …

Every Picture Tells a Story: Ringo’s ‘Kids’ Found

Posted on 10/29/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentJust a week ago, USA Today set out to solve a Beatles mystery: Who were the six teens in this photo that Ringo Starr snapped from a limo? It was Feb. 7, 1964, and the Fab Four were making their way into Manhattan on their first trip to America. The call went out as Ringo was about to publish his book Photograph, described by his publisher as “250 rare and unseen photographs, with mementos and memories from his childhood, The …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 09/18/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The world’s ugliest animal is … the blobfish. (Learn more at CNN)   2. Surprise: The “perfect age” is now 50. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The Beatles have a new album on the way. (Learn more at BBC) 4. A daily cup of coffee can help prevent uterine cancer. (Learn more at AARP)   5. Why Tofutti CEO David Mintz loves older workers: “There’s no experience like experience.” (Learn more at The Tennessean) 6. The latest Forbes 400 list of richest Americans gives …