Kenny Rogers has passed away at the age of 81. Rogers career spanned nearly six decades during which time he had 24 number-one hits and more than 50 million albums sold in the US alone. Last year we had the pleasure of featuring him in an article for the spring issue of Growing Bolder Magazine where he reflected on old friends and shared what life was like in his later years.
With his musical parter Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel helped define the sound of a generation. Fifty years after the folk rock duo’s fifth and final album was released, Garfunkel is still passionate about the causes dearest to him, he’s just released a new memoir and he’s still touring the country. He checks in with GB Radio about his legendary career and looks forward to what’s next.
One of the keys to active aging is keeping your brain healthy. There are several, proven ways to boost your brain power, and one of the most fun ways to keep your mind sharp is novel physical activity. What’s that? Well, get ready to play your way to health!
Since she was a young girl, music has always been a major part of Jodi Tassos’ life, and at the age of 80, her love of the arts only continues to grow. For the past 14 years, she’s nurtured the musical education of those 55 and older as director of the Young at Heart Chorale. Come along as the group performs for a very special audience: a group of veterans residing at a VA Hospital.
Clean and sober at 76, R&B pioneer George Clinton is more energetic, more creative and funkier than he has been in decades. Find out how he got his Mothership back on course.
Legendary singer Aaron Neville’s voice is timeless, not ageless. Each tune is tinged with the sounds of wisdom, experience and lessons learned. At the age of 75, he’s just released a new album, and for the first time, he’s wrote the songs he’s singing. He explains why he wanted to take this step at this point in his career and what his wife had to do with it.
Larry Weissman spent the ’60s staging huge concerts in San Francisco. Now he’s in his 60s, and this time, he’s making the music as one of NY’s hottest dance music DJs. He explains how music has the power to bring the generations together and explains why he had no interest in a traditional retirement.
Cyndi Lauper just may be the biggest genre-bending entertainer in history. She’s not afraid to test out new musical styles and new projects, and that includes her latest adventure: covering some of the most classic country and western songs of all time. She explains why she loves taking detours.
In the 1960s, few acts, including the Beatles, could match the success of Herb Alpert and his famed Tijuana Brass Band. Herb shares stories from his legendary career and even treats us to playing a little bit of music. Find out why, even at 81, he works every day to be a better musician. Plus, find out why he and his wife of 42 years have helped give away tens of millions of dollars to support artists of all kinds over the past 20 years.
What’s life like for one of the biggest teen idols of all time in his 70s? The one and only Fabian explains how he’s still Growing Bolder. Plus, find out why he understands exactly what Justin Bieber is going through.