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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GeorgiaGlocker, May 12, 2018.
One of my favorites.
Virtually everything from the Beatles.
Definitely in the running for best heavy metal song EVAH.
These folk participated in the British invasion following the Beatles' success in 1964.
Displaced Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys.
Yeah, I'm old.
I see that I'm not the only one that is old.
Young'uns need to understand those days.
Music was on 45 RPM records and Top 40 AM radio.
I recall that some kids in school began speaking with a horrible, fake British accent, all of the girls publicly declared their love for John, Paul, George or Ringo.
One was challenged to declare oneself a Mod or a Rocker. Fifty years later I still don't know what the difference was. Lads let the hair grow to where it actually touched their shirt collars and the tops of their ears.
Most of the music was plain vanilla, inoffensive tales of getting the girl, losing the girl and pretty much a formula. Had to be to fit the two minute, 30 second AM format.
The best thing, however, were mini skirts.
If 36 is old...then I am old
Black Sabbath came along later, in 1968 or 1969 and their music didn't get AM airplay.
Not the content particularly. The psychedelic genre was already quite popular.
Black Sabbath just made their songs too long.
You could get alternative rock on FM stations such as KSHE in St. Louis, but few cars had an FM radio so you had to look for it.
8-track tapes were also just becoming common in cars, but you lived on the three or four Top 40 AM stations in town.
I apologize for the history lesson, lads.
The early 1960s and the British bands that filled the airwaves were indeed a huge shift in popular music. Before that, we had Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Patty Page.
I'll just take my nap now.