Doug Flutie Day in Boston

The city of Boston celebrated Nov. 13, 2006 as Doug Flutie Day. Flutie is seen here accepting the 2006 Red, White, and Blue Award for his work in promoting awareness and support for families with autism. The award is given each year to one of Boston's "local heroes."

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Rock on: A new generation is listening to classic rock bands


The kids want to rock. Well, at least lots of them do. Forget Beyonce and Christina and Nickelback and The Fray and OutKast.

Forget alterna-this and alterna-that, the various permutations that hip-hop has taken, or the endless stylistic detours heavy metal has gone down.

It’s all about the rock for a steady audience of millions of kids whose tastes stretch back decades to include old-school bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd.

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Boston to perform at Doug Flutie retirement

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One-Man-Band... Sort Of

25 July 2006

ImageFor those who came of age in the 1970s, they might recall the convoluted nature of music in the latter part of the decade. The landscape resembled a deep sea feeding frenzy, with an array of genres and bands jockeying for the public s attention and disposable income. As America s Bicentennial unfolded, punk had taken root on UK and US soil, glam was in its death throes, disco was in its infancy, Frampton came alive, and lumbering rock behemoths Led Zeppelin and the Who continued to bask in their respective glows as the planet s biggest concert draws.

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