This is the seventh most important thing I learned in 2011:
Musical Interlude – As Rudy Vallee began crooning over the new medium of radio in 1929, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday were 14. When Elvis Presley recorded “Heartbreak Hotel,” Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and Brian Wilson were 14. When the Beatles appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Gene Simmons and Billy Joel were 14. Music tastes are greatly influenced at that age. Our youngest hits 14 soon. She prefers Lady Gaga over Justin Bieber. That’s good. I think.