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Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers Rise

Baby Boomes first became noticed as people and not just a statistic in 1966. The cover story in Newsweek Magazine that year had a lot to do with cauasing this to happen. We were around before then, of course, but no one seemed to notice. When the Beatles arrived at the New York airport to begin their first tour in 1964, it was announced that crowds packed the stadiums to hear them perform. We were just young faces in the crowd.

All of that began to change in 1966. The attention we got then was raised a step higher in 1967 by the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco. And as fortune would have it, that "happening" was attended by Boomerguy, your humble reporter. The Haight-Ashbury district was awash in smiling faces that summer. There were impromptu music concerts by bands in Golden Gate Park. And smoky parties filled small apratments at night. An unfogettable time. 

The nearby Monterrey Pop Festival was forever enshrined in memory by Scott McKenzie's classic song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)." Boomers began to emerge all over the world after that, but by 1969 much of the attention was captured by a place called Woodstock.

The seminal Woodstock Festival at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York was billed as three days of peace and music, but it was anything but quiet. At that muddy and musical location Boomers were recorded in pictures, videos and movies amid a spectacular collection of bands and music. After that it was impossible to ignore where we went and what we did. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Everyone born between 1946 and 1964 is a Boomer just like us. And even though we may have challenges facing us, we also have an open future ahead. His ongoing campaign is to help us enjoy all the good things we have.

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Baby Boomers Anthem

"San Francisco"

(Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)

As sung by Scott McKenzie

If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there

 

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

 

All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion

 

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

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Baby Boomers Rise

Our purpose is to help rebuild the Boomer community, and our justifiable pride in it, as well as to enjoy a better life for ourselves and those important to us. May all the best be yours.

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