did the baby boomers contribute anything

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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby graceslick on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:37 am

Stevie Nicks is a baby boomer, just. 1948.

My partner's a boomer, also just, at the other end. She's 1962.

I think ALL ages and generations are useful to everything...all facets of society. Without the stifled and polite 50s, there'd have been nothing to break out against for the 60s folks. Just an example.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby redrabid on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:35 am

Stevie Nicks a baby boomer? That proves OB's point then.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby nicktecky on Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:38 pm

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The Uprising (Muse) shades it for me off "Resistance", but take the two tracks in order and I have to go and have a lie down and then a nice cup of tea!! All the five albums so far knock me over, apparently Matthew Bellamy has been compared with Jeff Buckley, but I am not familiar with JB's work. So another path to follow! Muse headlined Glastonbury a few days ago, but I only caught the last few chords of Knights of Cydonia on the TV.
Have we all agreed the baby boomers have contributed yet?
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby oldblue on Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:51 pm

redrabid wrote:Stevie Nicks a baby boomer? That proves OB's point then.



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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby graceslick on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:01 am

I love Stevie Nicks!!!! lol
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby nicktecky on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:22 am

Chrissie Hynde b 1951.

Actually, I'll put Chrissie up there in my top 5 female singers.
Iconic leader of otherwise male band, prominent activist, still angry after all these years!
Check out her wiki entry if you want her 60s credentials
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby plasticfantastic on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:19 am

I love Chrissie Hynde too. Just got some new Pretenders on vinyl, actually. Highly influential, not to mention very talented.

I think it's impossible that the boomers could have had no real contributions. Every generation contributes, for that is at least partially the nature of the human race. As time passes, human beings (for better or for worse) continue to advance. Whether the boomers contributed more than other generations is arguable. Whether they contributed at all seems to me to be obvious-- they must have.

And that's putting the evidence that other people have already contributed to the topic aside.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:36 pm

Yeah, Chrissie Hynde is great. She definitely left her mark on music, that's for sure. I still find it so interesting and awesome that she was married to Ray Davies. What a marriage...

Don't forget Roky Erickson, he was born in 1947, a baby boomer, and he is often credited with creating psychedelic rock. Don't tell me that Roky didn't contribute, I think his contributions are enough to be sure that baby boomers did contribute. But I don't know why anybody is disagreeing that baby boomers contributed, am I missing something?
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby plasticfantastic on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:21 pm

Well, ER, actually they weren't married, if you want to be technical. They were going to be, but they went to a justice of the peace and proceeded to get into a massive argument. So needless to say, they didn't get married then. They went back later that day to try again, but the justice refused to marry them, given their vicious argument earlier.

Sorry, needless little correction. These things bug me.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:19 pm

Actually, thanks for telling me, I didn't know that. I thought read somewhere they were married, but I must've been wrong.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby nicktecky on Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:47 am

Suzanne Vega b 1959

On the baby boomer contributing thing, I think we have to keep going until OB changes his mind!
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby okeedoe on Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:27 am

''artistically or culturally beyond providing a market?''The question is absurd.
The creator of question wasn't thinking clearly.
My little list:
Robert Plant, 1948
Carlos Santana, 1947
Ozzy Osborne, 1948
John Bonham, 1948
Bruce Springsteen, 1949
Gregg Allman ,1947
Duane Allman ,1946
Marc Bolan, 1947
David Bowie, 1947
Kate Bush, 1958
David Gilmour, 1946
John Paul Jones, 1946
Patti Smith, 1946
and innumerably more
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby redrabid on Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:55 pm

Naming every baby boomer musician that you can think of, who made a good record every now and then, doesn't answer OB's question. We can fight over the artistical merits of Stevie Nicks, Led Zep (standing on the shoulders of giants) or Bruce Springsteen, but I think that OB asked our opinion on things other than just pop/rock music. That most of us limit the discussion to pop may answer OB's question. Not only for the baby boomer generation.
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby nicktecky on Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:34 pm

The question was about art and culture. The single most important development in these categories was rock n roll music, in all its various guises. The only other development to come close is advertising. Given the initial question proffered "I say no" as the only argument, it isn't unreasonable for people to respond in similar vein.
I stick with my suggestion that OB posted originally as a gentle tease to the younger contributors, and I cite the lack of response as evidence!
I can't think of any of the other creative arts that has developed noticeably in the last hundred years. Perhaps architecture...
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Re: did the baby boomers contribute anything

Postby redrabid on Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:57 pm

No other of the creative arts? Pop/rock, such a highly derivative art form, as the summum of the creative arts? Scotty, please, beam me up!
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