Posts Tagged ‘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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The Rolling Stones Are Older Than the Supreme Court

February 26, 2014

The Rolling Stones Are Older Than the Supreme Court

“The average age for the four living members of The Rolling Stones is about two years older than the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have an average age of 68 years and 297 days, while the Supreme Court justices’ average is 66 years and 364 days. That makes the rock band one year and 10 months older than the members of the highest court of the United States.”

—  “On Average the Stones Older Than US Supreme Court,” Associated Press

The Supremes’ lineup includes rookies Roberts (57), Alito (62), Sotomayor (58) and Kagan (52). Whippersnappers.


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’?”