Friday, June 15, 2007

Generations

My generation will never have a president of the United States. I'm the generation that was too young for WWII and too old to be a boomer. George I was WWII, and now Clinton and George II are both boomers. My generation hardly seems to exist. We're called the Silent Generation. Isn't that reassuring!

40 years ago occurred a huge explosion of music, including Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Monterrey Pop Festival.

The Mamas and the Papas, all born between 1935 and 1944, were my generation.

The Beatles were all my generation. Janis Joplin was my generation. Grace Slick was my generation. Jimi Hendricks. Bob Dillon. Joan Baez. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

In the world of pop music the Silent Generation rules. Boomers usually take credit for this, but that's wrong.

1 comment:

Robert Gable said...

Agreed. The silent generation is the artistic generation e.g. Paul McCartney is not a boomer himself even if he inspired (or not) boomers like myself.