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BOOMERNET has long been a labor of love for Terry Cochran and his company, A2 Multimedia LLC. From a home base in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, they have reached out to the world around them to share a bit …

Music for Baby Boomers

• Oldies but goodies – from way back when
• Best you’ve never heard before – now you can
• New bands for Boomers – give ’em a listen

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Boomernet Top 40, 1955-1959

The earliest baby boomers became aware of popular music in the mid-1950s, at the dawn of the rock ‘n’ roll era. They heard the first great rock hits and the artists who would influence generations of rock stars to come. It was time to rock around the clock!

Boomernet Top 40, 1960-1964

When baby boomers began cruising in the early 1960s, they learned to set their push button radios to the Top 40 stations on that AM dial. From the Brill Building sound to Motown and from surfing music to the British invasion, they heard it all.

The Laurel Canyon Sound: From “California Dreamin'” to “Hotel California”

Singer-songwriters and other performers flocked to Los Angeles from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, ushering in “folk rock” and then “country rock”, with many tunes now labeled “classic rock”. In an era after birth control pills and before AIDS, they thrived on sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll at house parties in Laurel Canyon and at a West Hollywood club called the Troubadour. Many sang each other’s songs and played in each other’s bands, making music that will out-live them all.

Mellow Memories

From the Grateful Dead to the Traveling Wilburys, with a little CSNY and Doobies thrown in, you know it’s gotta be mellow. Lean back and take a trip down memory lane — and what a long, strange trip it’s been!

BEST YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE

Rock ‘n’ Roll Down Under

BOOMERNET spotlight on Aussie and Kiwi artists and songs that never made it big across the pond. Rock ‘n’ roll fans in the States never knew what they were missing!

Suze DeMarchi & Baby Animals

Suze DeMarchi has been called the “Queen of Australian rock.” Whether fronting for Baby Animals or performing solo, she has a distinctive sound that sets her apart from the crowd. The lady from Perth went from being a pop tart in London to an Aussie pub rocker, and then from a progressive rock wife and mom in Boston & LA to back in Oz again. Along the way, she has built a remarkable catalog. Here are some of the highlights!

The Laurel Canyon Sound: From “California Dreamin'” to “Hotel California”

Included above in the playlist for The Laurel Canyon Sound are many Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers and also many songs and artists you might have missed. Be sure to check ’em out, including:
Gene Clark
Gram Parsons
John David Souther
Judee Sill
Tom Waits
Warren Zevon
Dillard & Clark
Flying Burrito Brothers
Manassas
Poco
Souther Hillman Furay Band

NEW BANDS FOR BOOMERS

Dawes

Starting in 2009 as the best new folk rock band in ages, Dawes captured that Laurel Canyon sound and brought it into the modern era. Now playing everything from pop-soul to blues-roots, David Letterman has described them as “Pretty much all you need in a rock ‘n’ roll band.” Here’s a video history of Dawes. Enjoy!

Delta Rae

Delta Rae plays country, folk, blues, and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll — and they do it with more energy than any other band in America. If you get the chance to see them “live”, go do it. They really rock the house!

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