Wednesday, June 12, 2024

What Year Is It? Everything Old is New Again as McCartney Rocks Glastonbury, Stones Take Hyde Park, Elvis King of Box Office and So is Top Gun!


Um, what year is it?

Over the weekend 83 year old Paul McCartney played a three hour plus set of Beatles and Wings songs at the Glastobury Festival.

At the same time, the Rolling Stones — total age 300 or more — brought 65,000 fans in Hyde Park.

Elvis Presley, dead since 1977, topped the box office. So did “Top Gun,” the sequel to a 1984 movie.

Comfort food for the masses?

Let’s not forget that the number 1 song, “Running Up that Hill,” is Kate Bush’s hit from 1985. It’s 37 years old. And the TV show it’s from is set in the 1980s and pays homage to movies from that era.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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