Hello. My name is Dave Price and I’m the creator, curator, and chief content producer for Talking ‘Bout My Generation, a project which deals with some of the most important events, people, ideas, and topics from the first 40 years of the Baby Boomer Experience that changed, helped shape, and continue to influence the America we live in today.
History tells us the Baby Boomers are the large generation born between 1946 (the 1st year after World War II) to 1964 (the year the Beatles came to America). However, for the purposes of Talking ‘Bout My Generation, I have changed the initial year of the Baby Boomer Experience to 1945 (the year the dropping of the first atomic bombs in history on Japan ended World War II and sent American home to father all these babies) and extended the ending date of the formative years to 1985, the year the last of the Baby Boomers turned 21 and Ronald Reagan began a 2nd term as President of the United States
Since I Was born in 1952, I have been around to personally witness all but the first 6 years of Baby Boom times. When I retired from the 9-to-5 work world in 2017, I decided to use the skills I had developed in my 12 years in journalism, 20 years in high school English teaching, 5 years as as teacher trainer and instructional coach for the Talent Development Program of Johns Hopkins, and 4 years as a DC-based national educational consultant to create and operate the project. (And yes, for those of you who know your rock music, I did steal the title from the 1965 British Invasion single by Pete Townshend and The Who).
During our first 4 years, highlights included the researching, writing, and publishing of my 1st book Come Together: How the Baby Boomers, the Beatles, and a Youth Counterculture Combined to Create the Music of the Woodstock Generation. (And yes, I did steal that title from the Beatles 1969 single – I’m sure you see a pattern developing here). I also guided Baby-Boom-themed tours at the former museum of news the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, designed and delivered a walking tour on famous DC protests for Smithsonian Associates, and presented a series of interactive lectures at the Smithsonian and other DC venues.
In 2022, due in large part to the effects of the Corona Virus Pandemic, we reviewed, revised, and revamped our goals and plans. Currently, we focus on 4 projects. They are:
- The Come Together Series: 11 Interactive, Multi-Media Presentations on 50s & 60s Rock & Roll Available for Groups In-Person or On-Line
- We’re Not Going to Take It: 60s/70s Style Political & Social Activism – As It Was Then & As It Is Now
I believe there is much here for you to enjoy whether you are a Baby Boomer, or someone from a younger generation who wants to learn more how the past is directly influencing all our lives today. If you do like what we’re offering, please subscribe to the email link above so you can get regular updates on what’s new and what’s news at Talking ‘Bout My Generation: The Baby Boomer Experience.