Paul McCartney

This Week in Boomer History: Hank Aaron … Beatles Are Over … ‘Twin Peaks’

Posted on 04/6/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsHank Aaron’s 715th round-tripper on April 8, 1974, makes him Major League Baseball’s all-time home run leader, ending Babe Ruth’s 39-year reign. Barry Bonds deposes Aaron in 2007, an achievement tarnished by suspicions that Bonds used steroids. The disco anthem “Dancing Queen” by Swedish pop group ABBA tops American pop charts on April 9, 1977. On April 7, 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws prohibiting possession of obscene material. The justices cite freedom of speech and “the right to …

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, …

Should Your Guy Dye His Hair?

Posted on 08/27/2012 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionManic Panic can be cool for teens and sunny streaks look sexy on surfer dudes but obvious color is just plain weird on mature men. Like us, men 50 + are out there competing for jobs and social connections. Some follow Paul McCartney, Donald Trump, Robert Redford and Rod Stewart with not-so-natural shades of orange-y brown and golden blonde. I love Billy Crystal but not his dark cap of frizz. Help your guy get it right. Brad Johns, Color Director …

The Beatles’ Favorite Costar Dies at 82

Posted on 06/20/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentHe won a Tony Award and was one of Britain’s most beloved TV stars, but Victor Spinetti, who died June 18 at age 82, will always be known as the actor who costarred in three movies with The Beatles. >> The teens in Ringo’s mystery photo have been found after 49 years! If the girls in the theater had stopped screaming long enough during A Hard Day’s Night (1964), they would have enjoyed Spinetti as the exasperated TV director who …

The Takeaway: Older Adults Join ‘The 99 Percent;’ Paul McCartney Weds

Posted on 10/10/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWho Are The 99 Percent? Seems concerns about our nation’s economy and financial system know no generational bounds. In much of the media, Occupy Wall Street—the burgeoning protest movement that began in New York City and is spreading across the United States—is portrayed as something for 23-year-old art school grads with thrift-store duds and student loan debt. But older Americans have been joining in the movement as well—and adding retirement security to the range of Occupy movement concerns. I am a 67-year-old teacher lucky enough …