Is it music that has it's generation inclined audience to be baby boomer rock rather than Gen X? The rhythm and blues genre strongly influenced the emergence of rock-n-roll during the 1950s.
However, rock and roll proved to have more staying power that saw the emergence of other bands like The Coasters, The Crows, and of course one of the greatest musical successes of all time, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Wanda Jackson were other major acts that moved rock and roll to center stage. Punk rock of 1977, 1993 or whatever still is punk. Just compare the broad expanse of Deep Purple's work as a unit or fractalized as Fripp may have said... As it turns out, a massive amount of data collection and analysis, and some algorithms, go into figuring out the answer to that very question.
Perhaps as a genre it may be best not to think about it too much.
Originally, the term was coined to define a radio format that featured rock music primarily from the 1970s. There is the progressive rock era, the same as classic rock.
The Who with Townshend as writer had music that was astonishing in rock. Zep ceased nearly 31 years ago, Hendrix 41 years gone. I hear the guitarists in Pearl Jam and can match their licks to those originated by Hendrix.
Essentially, this map shows the local and regional preferences in classic rock.
To help further define the term 'classic rock', here are some examples of bands and what they should be interpreted as: Although many of these bands are still relevant and popular today, we generally use the following criteria to determine whether or not a song is classic rock.
I would not consider grunge as classic but I love it and consider it rock too. The thing is to just accept whatever gets dumped in the bin as classic rock and leave it.
Not absolutely sure about the blues element withh the Beatrles; there was more sophistication which for me culminated with Abbey Road a very mature album.
Nice feedback from uduwudu. Disco The 1980s: He supposed it was because he was young and I wasn't... Why The Beatles and not the Beach Boys as both bands are song oriented and can be related to the Great American Songbook in song writing sophistication.
It should not be confused with other rock genres like glam rock e. The term is mostly used to immortalize music from top selling artists that had a resounding influence on culture, politics, and lifestyle. Who recorded it?