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Stevie Nicks, Pretenders extend tour, add more Florida dates

Need a holiday gift idea for an '80s music fan? How about a concert ticket to one of 2016's hottest tours? Stevie Nicks is adding more dates to her “24 Karat Gold Tour,” which also features The Pretenders.

Dig deep to remember the catchy anthem 'Boxerbeat'

While I roll my eyes at the label "one-hit-wonders," it's hard to deny the label on the Joboxers. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt and feature maybe the only other song you've heard by the Joboxers - their dance anthem Boxerbeat.

Good advice straight from the '80s: 'Spend It on Love'

Having trouble trying to find the right Christmas gift for that someone special this season? Instead of just buying stuff why not follow the '80s advice of the Rainmakers and Spend It On Love.


Thanksgiving week in my hometown New Orleans is an interesting mix of old and new attitudes, old and new people, old and new places.We stayed at my sister's house, which is the house she and I grew up in. She moved back in when we had to move our parents into a nursing facility. Show More Summary

What are baby boomers saying about retirement?

Emily Cass helps build a better understanding within the community of boomer retirees. The post What are baby boomers saying about retirement? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct [Album Review]

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct [Deluxe Edition] 2016, Blackened Recordings Disc 1 1. “Hardwired” 2. “Atlas, Rise!” 3. “Now That We’re Dead” 4. “Moth Into Flame” 5. “Dream No More” 6. “Halo on Fire” Disc 2 1. “Confusion” 2. “ManUNkind” 3. “Here Comes Revenge” 4. “Am I Savage?” 5. “Murder One” 6. “Spit Out the […]

Major League's Margaret Whitton dies at age 67

You know Margaret Whitton's work even if you don't always remember her name. She was evil Cleveland Indians owner "Rachel Phelps" bent on taunting her players in Major League. She was the ignored wife intent on seducing Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success.

Back in the '80s, 'My Baby' was The Pretenders' pride and joy

Looking for a present for an '80s music fan in your life? Just in time for the gift-giving season, the Pretenders have released their first album in eight years. If you are looking for reasons to remind yourself of how good the Prentenders were in the '80s, let's dig out the old chestnut My Baby.

Journey, Asia touring together in 2017

Journey’s pretty fond of saying how well they’re doing on the tour circuit these days - selling out huge gigs even without Steve Perry fronting the band. Of course, it’s easy to sell out an amphitheater when you have bands like Loverboy, Pat Benatar, Heart, Night Ranger and Cheap Trick opening for …

'Full House' creator buys the real Tanner home

Remember that amazing San Francisco dream house that was home to Jesse, Danny and Joey in TV’s Full House? It was just bought for $4 million to a guy who really couldn’t live without it - Full House creator Jeff Franklin.

A Boomer Asks … Can I Trade This Body In On A New One?

When it comes to exercise, Forrest Brakeman says “Gradual" is your friend. The post A Boomer Asks … Can I Trade This Body In On A New One? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

The story behind ... 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses

Is there a song from the '80s that better represents the ups and downs of the holiday season better than Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses?

No Bah Humbug

The first time I saw a live performance of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" was in December 1984. A manager at work treated a dozen of us to a memorable evening that included tickets to see the play at the historic Ford's...Show More Summary

Different Stuff Matters

Maybe this is why people retire: their priorities change. Things that matter so much at work for so many years eventually begin to seem like a waste of time. When viewed in the context of a person's life, little details that seemed so important don't really matter.We begin to question things. Show More Summary

My baby boomer mother gave me a sense of adventure

Writer Holly Whitman says her mother is very much an individual character. The post My baby boomer mother gave me a sense of adventure appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Friday freakout: ‘Against All Odds’ was a remake?!?

Who doesn’t love the 1984 flick Against All Odds? The story of an aging football player (Jeff Bridges) - playing in the real-life uniforms of the very ‘80s L.A. Express of the USFL - who is sent looking for a shady friend’s missing girlfriend (Rachel Ward) only to fall in love with her when he finds her …

Can you name the one American band that recorded with Band Aid?

Band Aid was considered the best collection of popular musicians that Britain had to offer but not every artist in Band Aid was from across the pond. So who was the answer to the trivia question of what American group participated in Band Aid? It was Kool & the Gang.

New Gremlins soundtrack also subject to Mogwai care rules

Do you remember the three rules for caring for a “Mogwai” from the classic '80s flick Gremlins? Avoid bright light. Don’t get them wet. And never feed them after midnight. Turns out two of those rules apply to the movie’s soundtrack as well.


Colored, Negro, African-American, Black. These monikers, and a few more that I won't print here, show an evolving attitude about race in our country during the boomer era. I'd like to believe we've come a long way since the 1950s. I'd like to believe there is little or no discrimination based on race. Show More Summary

One band was the status quo in Britain for six decades

If you were to ask an American to name the biggest Brit bands of the rock 'n' roll era, you'd get responses like The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. But in England, a band that lasted just as long and produced as many hits in their native country was Status Quo, who were successful all through the '80s with songs like …

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