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The American Baby Boomer generation is made up of approximately seventy-six million individuals born between 1946 -1964.  The first wave of Boomers turned sixty, 60 years young in 2006.  Baby Boomers created the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s culture.  The Baby Boomers Tribute page is dedicated to all of the Boomers, Baby Boomers.  Check out Tom Brokaw report Boomers! History's Wealthiest and Most Influential Generation and Audience Insights, Communicating to Boomers

Baby Boomers had their own brand of music.  The Boomers music was wonderfully versatile and remains popular to this day.  Baby Boomers, just as other cultures before them, also had their own style of dress; poodle skirts, poofy petticoats, peddle pushers, chiffon scarves, shifts, tents, mini skirts, halters, go-go boots, penny loafers, bobby socks, saddle shoes, converse sneakers, clogs, stacks, bell bottoms, hot pants, etc. 

Baby Boomers had their own dances; The Twist, The Jerk, The Watusi, The Cha-Cha, The Slow Drag, The Bump, The Electric Slide, The Two Step, The Tighten Up, The Pony, The Swingout, The Swim, The Mash Potatoes, The Locomotion, The Hully Gully, The Hustle, The Bugaloo, Funky Chicken, The Fly, Boney Maroney, Hitchhiker, etc. 

The author, Deborah Young a savvy and sophisticated Baby Boomer, has written poems to honor Baby Boomers; Boomers, Baby Boomers and The Baby Boomers Creed

Boomers, Baby Boomers, post your pearls of wisdom  and take the Young and the Restless Baby Boomers Poll at  

Lonnie Lee Young, Track Star

South Natchez -Adams High School


Lonnie Lee Young

August 11, 1953 - December 24, 2009


Lonnie Lee Young; Sho' 'Nuf, We'll Miss You Visual Poem Image

Bust on Stand


...Lonnie Lee Young, a baby boomer, extraordinaire



Leo the Lion, you truly hurtled thru life with an air of flare 



No matter what, all of the records will say 



The obvious signs prove, you certainly did, pass this way



Top, thin-clad, track star; fuh, sho' 'nuf; we'll miss, you 



Your unique humor and opinions were honest and true



Your master mechanic skills hailed you as one of the best



And, your cheetah like sprintin' placed you, above the rest



You were a genuine human being



Full of charity, empathy and authenticity



Hence, Mr. Lonnie Lee Young



Your existence was notable, I do, decree



Check it out, a bust on a stand



Forever, pays tribute to your 56 years, with, dignity




Excerpt from "Lonnie Lee Young; Sho' 'Nuf, We'll Miss You"



Copyright by Deborah Young



Visual Poetry Image

The Baby Boomers Creed Visual Poem - Spinning Top On Table






...We are baby boomers, we are 



We are the generation most creative and diverse, by far 



Brand new paths, we have set, all ablaze 



And, we have transformed each and every, life phase 



In elementary school we learned



From Dick, Jane, Sally, Spot and Puff 



We entertained ourselves, we played rough



And sometimes fell on our duff 



Hide-n-seek, ring around the roses



Red light, green light, sling shots and blind man's bluff 



And, toy makers provided us with a whole lotta, stuff 



The slinky, yo-yos, hula-hoops, spinnin'- spinning tops



Marbles and jacks were way off, the cuff...



An excerpt from The Baby Boomers Creed



Copyright by Deborah Young


A poem honoring Baby Boomers contributions to society


Deborah Young dedicates The Baby Boomers Creed visual poetry to Natchez Eight Baby Boomer Siblings, the numerous influential, fabulous, famous and unique Boomers, Baby Boomers, including:


Tony Dungy, Bill Gates, Dr. James H. Young, Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Susan L. Taylor, Vivian Beatrice Bright, David Letterman, Phylicia Rashad, Diane Keaton


President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush, Former President William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, Stevie Wonder, George Clooney, Bernie Mac, Al Roker, Dr. Devell Ray Young, Prince    


Bernice Tolbert, T D Jakes, Denzel Washington, Theron Eagleton, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Mae Jemison, Angela Bassett, Lonnie Lee Young, Debbie Allen, Clarence Robson, Jr, Larry Profice


Sugar Ray Leonard, Robert Townsend, Tom Cruise, Emeril Lagasse, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Glenda Faye Young, Madonna, General William E. "Kip" Ward, Curtis Riggs, Dr. Florence Wooten    


Al Green the Soul Singer (Albert Greene), Pam Grier, Jimmy Buffett, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Lovie Smith, Dolly Parton, Wynton Marsalis, George Foreman, Dr. Patricia Weger, Judge Greg Mathis


Ben Vereen, Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson, Loretta Jefferies Young, Martin Luther King III, Alease Latham Young, Dr. Grace Jennings, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, Damon Wayans


Condoleezza Rice, Natalie Cole, Kirbyjon Caldwell, Terry Francona, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Cher, Naomi Judd, George Strait, Liza Minnelli



The secret of staying young

is to find an age you really like and stick with it.

Plaque by Schulz 1958 United Feature Syndicate, Inc


Baby Boomers Music








Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers


Earth Angel, Blueberry Hill, The Twist, Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha, For Your Precious Love


The Temptin' Temptations; Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, David Ruffin


You Send Me, Don't Look Back, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Chain Gang, Mr. Blue, You Can't Hurry Love


Bobby Rydell, Supremes, Beach Boys, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dion


Twistin' The Night Away, Beyond The Sea, My Guy, Teen Angel, Tears Of A Clown, Tom Dooley


Drifters, Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin, Ricky Nelson, Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight & The Pips


I Want A Love I Can See, Since I Lost My Baby, Cupid, Blue Velvet, I Wish It Would Rain


My Girl, Try A Little Tenderness, Green Onions, Mack The Knife, Cowboys To Girls


Lavender Blue, Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You, I Wanna Walk You Home,  Hang On Sloopy


I Got The Feeling, Moon River, Somewhere My Love, Mr. Big Stuff, Soul Man, Chapel Of Love, Born Free, etc. 


The Mickey Mouse Club Mug - 1955

The Mickey Mouse Club Mousekeeters made their first television appearance on July 17, 1955.  The Mickey Mouse Club television series began October 3, 1955. 

In addition to The Mickey Mouse Club, Baby Boomers enjoyed a variety of television shows and movies.


Baby Boomers Television Shows And Movies



Queen For A Day, The Nat King Cole Show, The Bowery Boys, Combat, Rat Patrol, Hogan's Heroes,  Ironside, Secret Agent, Mr. Ed, The Loretta Young Show


 Blacula, Cooley High, I Spy, Dragnet, Amos n' Andy,  Beulah, Room 222, The Jeffersons, The Shaggy Dog, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bat Masterson, Cheyenne


 Candid Camera, Imitation of Life, The Red Skeleton Show, Ben Casey, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Pink Panther


The Lone Ranger, The Little Rascals, 77 Sunset Strip, Route 66, Superman,  Zorro, The Roy Rogers Show, Maverick, The Barefoot Contessa


A Raisin In The Sun, Shaft's Big Score, The Flip Wilson Show, Tick, Tick, Tick, The Learning Tree, The Mod Squad, Ocean's Eleven, Star Trek


 Lady Sings The Blues,  Mahogany, Soul To Soul, Sanford and Son, Family Affair, Gilligan's Island,  Dennis The Menace, Daktari, An Affair to Remember


Many Happy Returns, Peyton Place, A Summer Place, The Rogues,  Move Over Darling, Hart to Hart, My Three Sons, Shaft, The King and I


Julia, Cool Breeze, Split, Roots,  Good Times, What's Happening, Bewitched,  Dr. Kildare,  The Andy Griffith Show, Hawaii Five-O


Where The Boys Are, Hazel, My Mother The Car, Car 54, Where Are You,  The Cisco Kid, F Troop, Wagon Train, Laugh-In


Have Gun Will Travel, Sugar Foot, It's About Time, Batman,  My Favorite Martian, The Nutty Professor, Flubber, Herbie, Tammy and the Bachelor


Captain Kangaroo, Buckskin Bill, Howdy Doody, The Ed Sullivan Show, The F. B. I., The Truth About Spring, The Parent Trap


 Shirley Temple's Story Book, I Love Lucy, Super Fly, Lassie, Rebel Without A Cause, The Danny Thomas Show, Dark Shadows


Life of Riley, The Real McCoys, Ma and Pa Kettle, Ozzie and Harriet, Wanted Dead or Alive, That Girl, All That Heaven Allows


Daniel Boone, Father Knows Best, Gidget, The Carol Burnett Show, The Donna Reed Show, Flipper, Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family


Patty Duke Show, It Takes A Thief, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Angels In The Outfield, The Lady Killers, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin


Alfred Hitchcock, Perry Mason, Davy Crockett, Bonanza, The Man From U. N. C. L. E.,  The Honeymooners, I Dream Of Jeannie


The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, Rawhide, The Miracle Worker, Bronco, Gentle Ben, The Wonderful World of Disney, Soul Train


Beach Blanket Bingo, Columbo, Lost In Space, Valley of the Dolls, Branded, The Time Machine, Westward the Women, That Funny Feeling, Pillow Talk, Tammy and the Doctor


American Bandstand, Gunsmoke, Anastasia, Psycho, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Sound of Music, Palm Springs Weekend, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp


Texas John Slaughter, Love Me Tender, Mister Roberts, Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing, Tammy Tell Me True, etc.


Baby Boomers Had Many Unique Toys And Games



Pop Guns, Sling Shots, Radio Flyer Wagon, Hula Hoops


Jacks, Croquet, Hopscotch, GI Joe, Betsy McCall Paper Dolls, Red Light/Green Light


Little Sally Walker, Ring Around The Roses, Hide-And-Seek, Dodge Ball


Slinky, Barbie, Stilts, Marbles, Yo-Yos, Clackers, Spinning Tops


Silly Putty, Play-Doh, Etch-A-Sketch, Jump Rope, Twister  


Scrabble, Mr. Potato Head, Frisbee, Easy Bake Oven, etc.


Baby Boomers 45 rpm Records and Musical Hit List


John F. Kennedy For President Pin

Picture of 1960 Atlanta Boycott Sit- In

1971 Charles Evers For Mississippi Governor Pin

1976 Jimmy Carter Presidential Bumper Sticker


Baby Boomers were actively involved in many aspects of society.  They participated in boycotts, demonstrations for racial equality, the Vietnam war, etc.  They were quick to work with political campaigns and had no problem wearing pins to display support for their candidates. 



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