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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 05/28/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Google’s latest self-driving car doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake pedal. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Some astronomers insist that the likelihood of life beyond earth is “close to 100 percent,” scientists testified recently. (Learn more at The Independent) 3. Traveling the globe, Biddy the hedgehog is an Instagram sensation. (Learn more at Daily Dot)   >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter 4. If you think that home is the place to recuperate from work, …

‘Stairway to Heaven’ and 5 Other Alleged Song Ripoffs

Posted on 05/21/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentFor boomers who grew up playing air guitar to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” it’s mind-blowing to think that the 1971 classic rock standard might actually have been copied from another song. Lawyers for the estate of the late Spirit guitarist Randy California reportedly are planning to file a suit claiming that the opening riff in “Stairway” was ripped off from Spirit’s considerably less famous 1968 song “Taurus.” Thanks to a helpful YouTuber, you can listen to a comparison between …

Storm Thorgerson: 5 Facts About the Iconic Album-Cover Designer

Posted on 04/23/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyGraphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who died on April 18 at age 69 in his native England, created something that just about every boomer who came of age in the 1970s had in his milk crate of record albums: that iconic image of light passing through a prism that graced the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1973 LP Dark Side of the Moon (see right). That cover alone would have justified science-fiction author Douglas Adams’ conclusion that Thorgerson was “the best album designer …

Led Zep, Heart Add to 50+ Rockstravaganza

Posted on 12/23/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis December is prime time for 50+ rockers.  Is it ever!  The fact was proven abundantly by stars from the mighty Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen to The Rolling Stones, The Who and Bon Jovi in the 12-12-12 benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims this month.  (Yes, Mick Jagger looked creaky, but he still ruled the stage!) This week brings the annual after-Christmas treat — The Kennedy Center Honors, being broadcast by CBS Wednesday, Dec. 26.  And front-and-center once again are …

15 Things You May Not Know About Paul Ryan

Posted on 08/11/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHis five favorite songs are “Gallows Pole” (Led Zeppelin), “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin) “Trucking” (Grateful Dead), “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Metallica), and “A Country Boy Can Survive” (Hank Williams, Jr.). He’s known as a gym rat who does 200 push-ups every morning, lifts weights, and likes the popular P90X workout program. He married Janna Christine Little, who was then working as a tax attorney in the Washington office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2000. He’s an avid hunter and fly-fisherman. He …