February 5, 2023

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Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe Are Keeping Baby Boomers Proud

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As Pete Townshend now knows, it’s better not to die before you get old. As Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe gear up to play Levitt Pavilion on Tuesday, August 23, the two musicians could be Exhibits 1 and 2 for the musical upside of sticking around and claiming “Baby Boomer” as one’s generation. I first saw the two as a teen in 1978, with maybe 200 in-the-know music nuts at Norfolk, Virginia’s Chrysler Hall. Rockpile, with Lowe on bass and guitarist Dave Edmunds sharing lead vocals, kicked off its set with what remains a G.O.A.T. opening song: Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land.” With its opening line of “Left my home in Norfolk, Virginia,” the tune was a rock ‘n roll shoutout to our little seaboard city that illustrated a dream idea for many of us in the audience. The band’s…

Marty Jones

2022-08-21 12:28:00

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