Posts Tagged ‘baby boomers’

Sorry Boomers, the Sixties Are Dead

July 31, 2019

The Age of Aquarius has been extinguished:

“Woodstock 50 organizers announced on Wednesday that the beleaguered music festival, which was supposed to take place Aug. 16 through Aug. 18, is officially canceled.

‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,’ organizer Michael Lang, co-founder of the 1969 festival, said in a statement.

— “Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration canceled after lineup issues, financial problems,” Sonia Rao, Washington Post


“Organizers pull plug on Woodstock 50 at Merriweather Post,” Rick Massimo, WTOP

“Woodstock 50 Officially Off,” Shirley Halperin, Variety

“Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival,” Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press

“Excited For Woodstock 50 In Maryland? Too Bad, It’s Canceled,” Rachel Kurzius, WAMU

“Woodstock 50 (Finally) Throws In The Towel,” Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

“Woodstock 50 music festival officially cancelled weeks before event,” Miranda Bryant, The Guardian


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Annette Funicello, 1942 — 2013

April 9, 2013

Original Mouseketeer and Baby Boomer crush Annette Funicello succumbed to complications from Multiple Sclerosis on Monday.


Mick Jagger, Other Senior Citizens Begin World Tour

November 26, 2012

Mick Jagger, Other Senior Citizens Begin World Tour

The Rolling Stones began their 50th anniversary tour with the biggest possible bang on Sunday night, as a host of special guests joined them for a hit-packed show in London’s O2 Arena. Former Stones comrades Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor returned to the ranks, while Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck were also on hand to help with the celebrations.


Beach Boys Re-Play

December 17, 2011

Beach Boys Re-Play

Southern California has a new senior citizen employment program. The Beach Boys will embark on a 50-date 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour starting in February in support of “Celebration,” their new album. Group frontman Brian Wilson will turn 70 during the tour.

“Daddy, who are the ‘Beach Boys,’ and what’s an ‘album’?”