The other day I was doing my requisite research on our generation when I stumbled across a posting at "Boomers World Wide."

On their FaceBook page they were conducting a poll which asked:

"What was the first band you ever saw?"

Wow, that was a long time ago.

But you know what, I remember it like it was yesterday.

Well, kind of !!!

That was 40 years ago.

If my memory still serves me, the first real concert I ever attended was "Deep Purple" in 1974 at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

I remember it was early summer and I had just graduated High School.

I was a mere pup at 18 years old.

"Rock and Roll" at one of the classic historic venues.

It was live.

It was raw.

It was scary.

And we were there !!!

What a great experience that only our generation would understand.

I got arrested that night.

If you want to hear the rest of the story, give me a call one day and we'll go share a few beers and compare notes.

So, anyway, you can check out the responses to the "Boomers World Wide" poll at:


PictureChicago's Historic International Amphitheater

Well, all of this reminiscing got me to thinking about our history with rock and roll and how gracefully (or not) we have aged.

Do you still "take those old records off the shelf and sit and listen to them by yourself?"

Do you still get out to see some of the "greats" when they come to your town?

Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Ted Nugent, ZZ Top, The B-52's and even Black Sabbath are all still touring the world.

Baby Boomers still lighting up the airwaves.

"What is the last band you have seen?


So, I ran across this incredibly cool video of the band Styx done in 2012 on the CNN website.

Click on the link to watch it...........


It is a beautifully done piece (5 minutes long - it's worth it) that shows how Styx, a band full of baby boomers, has remained vital and exciting even to this day.

Styx, like all iconic rock bands are redefining the way we are looking at aging today.

So I have to ask, have you gotten too old to rock and roll?

It would be incredibly interesting to know what is the last band you have seen?

Please feel free to comment below.


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