Sunday 30 April 2017

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

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

Gerard O'Regan

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.

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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