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Boomer Music

Baby boomers were born starting in 1946 after Amerian soldiers returned from World War II.  Children of television and rebellion from the stifling 1950s, these kids in puberty were heavily influenced by radio, rock music and these were teens who were both seen--and heard!

Hits of the 70s 80s 90s
Europa, Beegees, Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, More

1980s classic Rock
Kansas, Pink Floyd, Guns, AC/DC, CCR, Deep Purple, Meat Loaf, Metallica,  more



50s BobbySox Music
Young people who grew up in the 1950s as the War Babies were a small generation. Their dads were off to World War II. These kids were older teens and young adults who missed the drugs, the long hair, and for many, even missed Vietnam. But they were more clean cut and influenced to rebel musically during the birth of rock and roll.

Sampling Mix:  Top 50 best of the 50s

1950s Rock and Dancing Video

  

Teen Queens of the 50s

Slow Ballads 60s-80s

History of Rock Episode 2



Sixties - Seventies

Classic Good Vibrations Rock


British Rock Bands Stream



1960s Mamas and more
    60s Teen angel, Brenda Lee, more
   1960s Rock Classics
   WLS Chicago Radio 60s sound
   Larry Lujack Radio Memories
   Radio Chickenman Episode




For the Boomers,  it was mostly about the Vietnam War 1965-1973



Buffalo Springfield 1967 War Anthem



1960s-70s Vietnam Era Rock Stream


"Hair" Let the Sunshine In
 (Movie 1968)



Woodstock --Best of the Live event


Joni Mitchell - Woodstock in concert
Mitchell wrote the song but couldn't go


Both Sides Now - live







John Denver & Cass Elliot "Leavin On a Jet Plane" 




You Tube Multiple playlists

Just Elvis  


Elvis - My Way
 



The Boomers' Early 70s live
Ten Years After, Moody Blues, Simon & Garfunkel,
Neil Diamond - a long back to back string


1970s hits- better times
Gilbert O'Sulllivan, Johnny Nash, America, Chuck Berry, 3Dog



Queen - Live Aid 
21 min medley, Wembley, Eng (1985.) Considered their best performance. The late lead singer Freddie Mercury has been called by many as the best performing voice in history. See and hear him here.
1980s Queen and more

Queen composite video




Climax Blues Band



Moody Blues  - 
Nights in White Satin 
CCR, MeatLoaf, Europe, Metallica, ACDC, Elvis,    Billy Joel, Aerosmith,
The Police, BonJovi, more



The MOVIES

Movies have always influenced music and music has always influenced the moves. Start of it was in the 1940s and 50s with the great musicals; but then Hollywood developed dramatic films who brought pop hits from their soundtracks. Here are some of them:


The Great MOVIE Musicals
Judy Garland Somewhere over the Rainbow;  Most famous and loved movie Music videos of the 20th Century from MGM, Warner, 
YouTube stringed together to play.




    Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
    (from the film 50 First Dates, and others)


Debbie Reynolds "Tammy"
  from the film Tammy and the Bachelor, 1957



How the West Was Won
musical drama with Debbie Reynolds and more  YouTube  videos stringed together to play .      Overture



Somewhere Out There 
  " Fievel from "An American Tail" 1986
Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram




Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World" --and more classics from YouTube


Blues Brothers - Everybody needs Somebody"  (from the 1980 movie)
Aretha: Think

Deliverance 


Dirty Dancin
  from the movie with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray

Righteous Brothers-Unchained Melody

From Ghost w/ Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)





Celine Dion Titanic Theme "My Heart Will Go On"

Whitney Houston Live from "The Bodyguard"


Sister Act "Oh Happy Day"

  Whoopi Goldberg

Sister Act "I Will Follow Him"



Lean On Me - Bathroom scene 1989


BEST BLUES

A type of African-American musical art that was first developed in the Mississippi Delta region at the end of the nineteenth century, the blues, like many musical expressions, is difficult to define. Some people think of the blues as an emotion; others regard it primarily as a musical genre characterized by a special blues scale containing twelve bars and three chords in a particular order.

 Its influence on jazz, gospel music, theater music, rock, soul, hip-hop, and almost every form of popular music since the 1920s has been enormous.

BB King The Thrill is Gone




Stevie Ray Vaughan - Unexpected on Stage

Best Blues Streaming




The BLACK KEYS 
- Rev Wintley Phipps
The 7- note Slave Scale of most negro spirituals  Listen and be "Amazed!"


Evolution of Dance by Judson Laipply


A Little Bitta COUNTRY

Taylor Swift


Classic Country Audio Hits

John Denver - live at the Apollo 1982 (full show)



George Strait Stream


Country Videos
Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Carpenters, Glen Campbell, many more
Country Music




BEST VOICES



Streisand 1994 Anaheim 1

   Part 2    Part 3   Part 4    Part 5

Walk On   Somewhere   Memory


"We are the World"  Various artists


Amer Got Talent

Top 10 important music moments in HISTORY
  a link rich in video classics

Not possible to do this without The Voice
Frank and Ella Fitzgerald follow with The Lady is a Tramp

Boogie Woogie


While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Tribute to Lennon by the great guitarists; 67 million hits


Best Breakdance Ever



The Lion Sleeps Tonight
 

Ray Stevens Immigration Song
Josh Daniel laments about his lost friend

Justin Bieber & Ludicris

Young Justin Bieber's "Baby"
(1.5 BILLION views of his 2009 debut album.)




Hallelujah Wedding Song



Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen 
  Songwriter Leonard Cohen Live in London sings his own



The KIDS' GOT TALENT

Russian kids sing Hallelujah

The Voice of Russia -
Best Blind Auditions

Kaylee Rogers, 9, sings Hallelujah

(and her Irish friends w autism)
Kaylee, 11, slays "Hallelujah"

with the renowned Pentatonix singing group

Jadyn Rylee - Disturbed Sound of Silence Cover



Jennifer Ryan - America's Got Talent

Leo from France  
Sings Whitney Houston - The Voice Kids
Chinese boy sings Whitney Houston

Natalie age 10
Britain's Got Talent

Darci Lynn, 12, ventriloquist 
Americas Got Talent

The Voice of Poland 
    Young boy belts out When a Man Loves a Woman

CLASSICAL
 


Charlotte Church-Josh Groban
  Duet "The Prayer"
"Pie Jesu"



Britain's Got Talent: Susan Boyle

Boys' Comic Opera: Duet of the Cats



Simon Cowell Demands More...



Jonathan and Charlotte:
Another surprise...


Jackie Evanko - Nessun Dorma    Songbird
Jackie Evanko is BACK!  At 18, all grown up

Yo-Yo-Ma Suite in G-Major
   Leonard Bernstein presents Yo-Yo-Ma, age 7


Schlinder's List (Cello, Budapest)



Neil Patrick Harris 
Tony Awards 2003




Elton John 
"Candles in the Wind"
   Lady Di's Funeral 1997 full vid

President Obama - Sweet Home Chicago




Aretha Franklin 
Performs for Pres Obama
at Kennedy Center

Animated Sinatra Spoof

Rat Pack - Birth of the Blues


Whitney Houston-National Anthem

Academy Choirs Superbowl

   

5 little girls do National Anthem

Aretha - National Anthem

Kiss' Gene Simmons 
Military Tribute




Flash Mobs
  -- around the World

Stairway to Heaven Flash Mob





Sounds of Silence flashmob

Flash Mob in town square

Anntwerp train station "Do Re Mi"

Riverdance - Sydney Aus

Air Force Band 
Smithsonian Air Museum

Bohemian Rhapsody

Irene Cara "Fame" 
1980 Movie Flashmob

Irene Cara "The Body Electric"


Best Flash Mob (misc songs)

MTV Free Music Videos








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