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This Week in Boomer History: Stonewall … Sotomayor … Pong

Posted on 06/22/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Sonia Sotomayor is born June 25, 1954 in Bronx, New York. In 2009, she becomes the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release “The Tracks of My Tears” on June 23, 1965; the song later resurfaces on the soundtrack of the films The Big Chill (1983) and Platoon (1986). On June 25, 1950, North Korea invades South Korea. In three years of battle, more than 36,000 American …

Frank Wilson: The Motown Songwriter’s 5 Greatest Hits

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen you think of the Motown era, you probably think of such groups as the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and such soul superstars as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Less well-known is a man who helped Motown’s performers to shine so brightly: Frank Wilson, a musical utility infielder who cowrote and/or produced many of the label’s biggest hits. The Houston native, who died on Sept. 27 at the age of 71 in …