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For Baby Boomers, Rock and Roll Never Dies
Rock and roll isn’t just music. It was a lifestyle for baby boomers. It’s about living life to the fullest and never selling out.
When the music gets too loud there is a problem for baby boomers. Baby boomers were part of a generation in music that defined so much of what is heard now. There are covers done by bands and rappers that borrow hooks from songs from the 60s and 70s. Baby boomers don’t need to cover their ears when they hear the music of today but embrace what their generation did for modern music.
When baby boomers were growing up, music was an important part of society. Icons were first taking form such as The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Music was about life and changes. Music had meaning and reached into the heart and soul of the baby boomers. Not much has changed in that respect. Baby boomer musicians are still creating songs about getting older. However, the music still stays the same. Baby boomers can rock out and enjoy the music now just as they did when they were younger.
The rock and roll lifestyle weren’t always glitz and glam. The 60s saw the demise of several rock icons. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Freddie Mercury all succumbed to the lifestyle. Their deaths were just as much as a part of the culture as any other thing that happened in that time. They went too far and took the rock and roll culture to a further point. Their music is still celebrated and looked upon as unique, trendy and remains current to this day.
Baby boomers learned how to move on because it doesn’t pay to wallow in sadness. Musicians from that time are still making music. The Rolling Stones recently went on a tour that was one of the most successful in the country. They made money while young and old rocked out to their music. Music of the baby boomer generation transcends different cultures. Take at look at Aerosmith or Bob Seger.
These are all musicians that maintained over the years and continue to rock even into their later years. Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to have fun. Baby boomers will argue they deserve it most because they have created a culture that won’t soon be forgotten.
Rock and roll aren’t about music though. Rock and roll is about an attitude. It’s a way of life. A life the baby boomers exemplify. They live life to the fullest, doing everything they can and never getting cheated. However, the ones that took this attitude too far are the ones that suffered. If you look at baby boomers and all they have done in life, you see this attitude. They have worked in the best jobs, enjoyed life by going on great vacations and have bought the best things life has to offer.
Rock and roll is about not selling out. That is why rockers have great contempt for anyone they have deemed a sellout. This doesn’t change with age. Baby boomers still aim to have fun even though their lives have gotten busier, and they have more responsibilities. The more work they have to do just means a bigger reward in the end.
For baby boomers who have forgotten that lifestyle, there is still time to get it back. Throw on an old record or put on the classic rock station. You can even check out your grandson’s collection. There might be a band that reminds you of your youth. You will be able to listen to the bands and be reminded of the days that once were. Remember rock and roll is here to stay. You can always be a part of it.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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