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Boomers Still Rockin’ To Their Music

Almost 40 years ago, in one of its biggest hits, Fleetwood Mac sang: “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. … Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.” Today, fans of the band – which hasn’t released any new music in the past decade – are still happily looking backward. Tickets for the June 29 show at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are selling much faster than when the ’70s supergroup last came to town in 2004, said Matt Gibson, the arena’s general manager. “It’s going to be sold out,” Gibson said. “Part of it is, you don’t know if this band is going to be back, ever.” While its creators creep past retirement age, the music the baby boom generation grew up with keeps on trucking/Rick Bonino, SR. More here.

Question: Does every generation continue to rock out to its music? Or is there something different re: the Baby Boomers' connection to their music?

Bozeman High Relives The ‘60s

The sounds of teenagers playing guitars and singing “The House of the Rising Sun,” “Mrs. Robinson” and “Blowin' in the Wind” filled the air Monday when Bozeman High School students transformed their American studies classroom into a ‘60s museum. The student-built time machine offered visitors two doors - The War at Home and The War Abroad. Students, teachers and parents who entered got to travel back 50 years and visit exhibits recreating the turbulent decade, from its wild fashions to its divisive war/Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Chronicle. More here.  (AP file photo of the crowd at Altamont in December 1969)

Question: What is the best song recorded in the '60s?

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