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Classic Rock

Classic Rock

What is now referred to as 'Classic Rock' was just plain ole R&R when I was growing up, so while the music is now 'classic', me...not so much. In part thanks to baby boomer parents like myself who exposed their children to the songs, 1970's and 80's Rock is alive and well. What has really kept it alive though (apart from demographics) is the music itself, a lot of really talented artists making great tunes. Everyone I think has some songs from their youth that hold a lot of meaning, but few era's of music have the staying power these bands produced.



So a generation has packed up and carried this music, spreading it as we go. And I mean that literally, back then between milk crates full of albums, a stereo receiver, tape deck, turntable and speakers this took up half the living room and most of my net worth!
Today I can fit the equivalent of 800 albums on my phone and play it on a wireless speaker the size of a sausage bun.

While the somewh…

Jeff Lynne and ELO

Jeff Lynne and ELO

Jeff Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is about to turn 71 years of age. I just finished watching the documentary "JEFF LYNNE'S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST" and it was a reminder of why I loved (Electric Light Orchestra) ELO so much in the 1970/80's and why I still do today.
First his voice is still amazing, second all the songs hold up and exceed most of what's being produced today and lastly the doc's a very well put together blend of concert footage, interviews and a look behind the scenes. So why does he need to call it Jeff Lynne's ELO? There are past band members that have tried to capitalize on the name so he wanted people to know this was the real deal. For someone who does not read or write music, Lynne has produced some of the finest orchestral rock music ever, and it's all in his head.

"Rock 'n' Roll is King" by Electric Light Orchestra (1983), written by Jeff Lynne and something upbeat to get things started.
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