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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 …

A boomer tribute to the days of the Five and Dime

A nostalgic tribute to Main Street by boomer journalist Kathleen Bailey. The post A boomer tribute to the days of the Five and Dime appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Eddie Murphy was almost in Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home?!?

There are some days in the ‘80s kingdom when we think we know it all. And then there days when your world crumbles because you learn Eddie Murphy was THIS CLOSE to appearing in 1986’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

One of U2's best albums only had two singles ... including this lost classic

Band Aid was a call to conscience for many musicians in the '80s. It was Band Aid that ignited the humanitarian efforts for U2's Bono and started his Unforgettable Fire.

When the world calls, Bob Geldof still answers

It's was on this date in 1984 that Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas was released and always at center stage of its anniversary is the visionary of the project: Bob Geldof. As a solo artist, Geldof attempted to reach out to all of us again, this time with This Is The World Calling.

Can Songs Join?

People who turn 50 can join AARP. What about songs?These classic songs are 50 years old. Wow.Beatles "She Loves You"Bob Dylan "Blowin' In the Wind"Beach Boys "Surfin' USA"Rolling Stones "Satisfaction"The Who "My Generation"Dave Clark...Show More Summary

Are baby boomers working longer and harder?

If you’re still a working baby boomer, are you working harder, longer? The post Are baby boomers working longer and harder? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Rick Astley’s U.S. tour includes stop in Clearwater

Make all the jokes you want about Rickrolling and that he’ll never give you up or let you down: Rick Astley was a pop music god in the ‘80s. So when we heard he was planning a U.S. tour to promote his new album 50, all we could do is hope he wouldn't let Florida down with his travel plans.

The story of Sting's forgotten tribute to a slain engineer in Nicaragua

Many '80s anniversaries go unnoticed, but the anniversary of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas always draws plenty of attention this time of year, so Lost and Found will join the fray this week profiling some of the artists, like Sting, that participated on the king of charity songs.

Look inside Pat Benatar's Hawaii home - or buy it for only $3.2 million

How would you like to buy the home of Pat Benatar and her husband/music partner Neil "Spyder" Giraldo located in an off-the-path hamlet in Maui, Hawaii. And it, of course, includes a recording studio. On the con side, it will set you back - are you ready to be hit with their best shot? - about $3.2 million.

I Don’t Get It and Neither Do They

I keep wanting to believe that most of the people who voted for Trump were white, male, uneducated rednecks. Sadly that is not the case. At least three of my bar mates voted for him. All three are white but they are also educated; they are not rednecks in any sense of the word. Show More Summary

The story behind the enduring appeal of 'The Power of Love' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

One of the more unusual power ballads of the '80s is 1984's The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. For a band that had previously topped the UK charts with a song about sex (Relax) and another about politics (Two Tribes), to land a third No. 1 single by honoring love was either the most expected or …

A Boomer’s 50th High School Reunion

Larry Checco went to his 50th high school reunion... and found things have changed. The post A Boomer’s 50th High School Reunion appeared first on BoomerCafe.

A boomer’s life in a world marked by the ‘70s

Writer and journalist Sue Amari's first book is an ode to the last stop on a strange trip. The post A boomer’s life in a world marked by the ‘70s appeared first on BoomerCafe.

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