Maybe it just reminds me of my youth ... or maybe it is really good music!

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Music of the 1960'sI was just watching a PBS special about music in the 1960’s. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Miracles and the Temptations were chronicled, just to name a few.

Now I understand in my head that every generation has its music, and they are in part defined by it. But in the sixties, music also reflected the societal changes that were evolving as young people rebelled against the stoic establishment.

During a decade that endured assassinations, the civil rights movement, the Viet Nam War and its associated protests, the new drug culture, and the moon landings, music provided the steady beat that bound people together.

And in my heart, I know that the music was also very good. The proof is in the test of time. The songs are still being covered by current artists, and the music will live beyond the generation itself.

So I’m not saying that I grew of age during the most epoch musical era of modern times. That is for history to judge.

I’m just saying that I consider myself very fortunate to have lived during one of the most influential music periods of all time!

 

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John Howard
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Richard, Knew I was in trouble when the "Oldies" station started playing my favorites, lol, I still lean towards "Classic Rock" and Willie, Waylon and Hank Jr.

Jun 12, 2010 08:13 PM #1
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Matt Kofsky
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What does it mean when you like the songs played in the elevator?

Jun 12, 2010 08:18 PM #2
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard,

And now those songs are the ringtones of modern technology.

Rich

Jun 12, 2010 08:25 PM #3
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Patricia Aulson
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Hello Richard,  well I guess this dates us knowing these songs.

  Enjoy the "good music!"

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Jun 12, 2010 08:48 PM #4
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Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Hi Richard.  I wonder how some of these great 60's groups feel about companies using their music to sell their products on TV ads?

Jun 12, 2010 10:24 PM #5
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Nancy Conner
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Yep - still love those classic 60's songs!  And it definitely did feel like music was so intricately linked to that decade that I'm still not sure if the music drove the cultural changes or vice versa.  Gotta go tune in to an oldies station now!!  :)

Jun 12, 2010 11:20 PM #6
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Michael Thornton
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Yup, to coin a phrase from a well known tune from that era, "Those were the days, Yes, those were the days..."

Jun 13, 2010 06:36 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Richard so true.  The bad part of our nostalgics is when I mention a song or an artist that I loved back when to some of our agents, I get a blank look.  They never heard of them.  Then I start to feel old.

Jun 13, 2010 06:47 AM #8
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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The music from the 60's was real music. The words had meaning. When you listen to the radio today, it's pretty much crap. I keep the music on to the oldies station.

Jun 13, 2010 06:53 AM #9
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Claudette Millette
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Richard:

It was a turbulent time and it produced some fabulous music. Artists are still trying to copy what the Beatles did, and I always enjoy hearing their new renditions.

 

Jun 13, 2010 08:14 AM #10
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Ginny Gorman
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I too loved that special on PBS on this music...it does stand the test of time & my kidz enjoy the music too which says something about its genuine roots i believe.  Look at Woodstock & what came from there music wise....

Jun 13, 2010 09:09 AM #11
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Ginny Gorman
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I too loved that special on PBS on this music...it does stand the test of time & my kidz enjoy the music too which says something about its genuine roots i believe.  Look at Woodstock & what came from there music wise....

Jun 13, 2010 09:09 AM #12
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Chris Wechner
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I'm going against the comment grain here and acknowledge what Richard said within the title of his post.

 

I'm a child of the eighties (born in the early seventies...real early), and a few years ago, I listened to a special that replayed a bunch of songs from that 80's decade.  I remember thinking to myself, "Wow!  Music was really good during then.  What happened to music since?"

 

Afterward, it occurred to me that I was getting nostalgic.  I wondered whether it was a reflection of the QUALITY of the music or my emotional chord being played through the reminscing the music made me do.

 

Afterward, I asked people who DID NOT spend their childhood years listening to the music.  Outside of children whose parents grew up with this stuff, nobody seemed to really like it.

 

Conclusion:  Most of us really like music for the way it makes us feel.  It does not really matter the era where the music originated, but it sure seems to help if it came from our youth.

Jun 13, 2010 09:45 AM #13
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So I’m not saying that I grew of age during the most epoch musical era of modern times.

Oh, sure ya are, and it's true. My husband gets tired of hearing about it. He says all babyboomers feel this way.

Jun 13, 2010 10:35 AM #14
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Amy Hahn
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Richard - I was born in the seventies, got stuck growing up to eighties music....Fortunately, I had the music from the sixties to save me!!!!   The Stones, The Beatles, The Animals....all on my Ipod today where they will remain.  We are also teaching our five year old to appreciate "Good" Music (which does not include music today).  Bob Dylan is one of his favorites :-)

Jun 13, 2010 07:17 PM #15
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Sussie Sutton
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RICHARD! I have recently voiced that same opinion.... of course the young kids at StarBucks thought I was Loony Tunes.... I am proud to have grown up in our musical era! You forgot Paul Revere and the Raiders, Herman Hermits... However my tops were also The Beatles, Beach Boys, and The Stones!

In our area of Texas.... a bill board company are owners all the radio stations and they have played the same top 90 list for the last 10 years....regular radio music has gotten so bad. I just listen to Internet radio and my CD's now.

Company from Texas....

Jun 13, 2010 10:00 PM #16
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