Jerrie Thill has been fronting her own all-girl band for 60 years. She is a super boomer. She is still pounding the skins, and her latest music video just hit YouTube. The video was the idea of her boomer buddy, the hit songwriter, artist and uber-collaborator Allee Willis, who also co-wrote The Color Purple for Broadway and has sold over 50 million records.
Implications - The rise of online video-sharing sites such as YouTube have enabled a plethora of aspiring musicians to gain a following and attract industry attention. Boomers and seniors, who are enjoying their retirement, especially reap the benefits of this medium, as they're making money by exploring their hobbies and connecting with Internet users.
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