Being a baby boomer is more than a statistic, it’s a state of mind. Boomers rock and everyone knows it. And by everyone I mean the baby boomers. We baby boomers tend to have a high opinion of ourselves, and there is plenty of evidence that supports that notion.
Jerry Leiber, who spoke Yiddish as his first language, was hounded by anti-Semites on the streets of Baltimore as a child, and became one of the creators of rock 'n' roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of all time, died at 78 in Los Angeles.
So who is Steve Binder, and why was the "Singer Presents Elvis" special from 1968 so special that 40 years later, people still regard it as one of the greatest TV musical performances ever?
Jelvis, the Jewish Elvis, will appear at Los Angeles' Genghis Cohen for the last night of the restaurant's Chanukah celebration.