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Boomer generation showed us all that anything is possible when age is no barrier

Gerard O'Regan

Published 23/01/2016 | 02:30

David Bowie. Photo: Terry O'Neill/Getty Images
David Bowie. Photo: Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

David Bowie, a shooting star for millions when they tumbled from adolescence to adulthood, is gone, and this week the call from yonder also came for Glenn Frey of The Eagles.

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The country rock group provided a soundtrack for the lives and loves of so many in the 1970s that the mood-inducing rhythm of songs like 'Desperado' and 'Hotel California' are forever embedded in their memory bank.

And only a few days ago, PJ Mara - éminence grise of Fianna Fáil during dizzying days for the party when Charles Haughey and FF were at their pomp - also had that final curtain call.

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