Earlier than I say something, it is solely truthful that I level out that I am not a licensed historian. I am not an aficionado relating to rock and roll or what we now know as classic rock. I am merely a man who loves rock and roll. I am sufficiently old to have seen fairly a couple of of the modifications in rock music and I’ve some ideas and opinions concerning the historical past of the basic rock.
Title is older than the music was
I am not precisely certain when the time period basic rock got here into existence, however I do know it was 1986 after I first heard the time period. Due to this fact I’ll use that as my level of reference.
Rising up in Southern California within the metropolitan Los Angeles space, listening to rock and roll radio stations, which within the 60’s meant listening to KHJ, KRLA, and KFWB (which grew to become an all-news station in 1968), all of which have been AM radio stations.
By 1968 FM radio had began to emerge from being what our dad and mom listened to, to being the place one of the best, most modern, even radical music was being performed. At that time, rock and roll was nonetheless just about not thought-about main-stream by any stretch of the creativeness. A lot of the older technology (nearly anybody over the age of the 30) thought-about it noise that the youngsters listened to.
My first encounter with FM was KPPC, which broadcast from the basement of a church in Pasadena, CA. By the best way, that church is Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Suppose there’s any connection between the decision letters of the station, the church and the PPC? Simply sayin’.
On the time, it was thought-about an underground station. They performed albums and music that wasn’t heard on the AM stations. They did not play top- 40 stuff. They performed stuff I might by no means heard earlier than. There have been no commercials.
I used to be 14 then.
Above floor FM
Additionally that 12 months, KMET had emerged as one of many first “above floor” FM stations within the Los Angeles space.
From what I perceive, the primary station started in San Francisco the 12 months earlier than by Tom and Rachel Donahue. They unfold their wings by increasing to L.A. The idea unfold like wild fireplace throughout the remainder of the nation.
By the mid 80’s in L.A. there have been two stations that battled it out for the rock and roll listener: KMET and KLOS. Nonetheless there have been different stations that contributed: KWST (my private favourite however they solely lasted a couple of years), KRTH (An oldies station that has turn out to be a basic rock station of types), and KROQ (which remains to be on the air however had modified route by then).
Traditional Rock Station
At some point in 1986 somebody requested me if I had heard the brand new station, KLSX. It was a station that performed music principally from the 60’s and 70’s. The decision letters spell “classics”. I grew to become an immediate full-time listener.
It appeared to me from then on that in every single place within the nation there was a basic rock station, which by the best way was generally known as “dinosaur rock”.Unexpectedly, music from 10-20 years prior had a reputation. Modern music had turn out to be considerably stale to many people and we longed for and yearned for the music we grew up with.
What I discover wonderful is that was almost 30 years in the past. Music that was solely 10-20 years outdated on the time is now 40-50 years outdated now.
I ask you, once you hear the time period basic rock, what do you consider?
I can not say for certain however I consider most individuals would say 60’s-70’s rock is what they consider. I do know it is what I consider.
What I am saying is the title of the style we now name basic rock is now older than the music itself was when the title got here into existence.
What do you suppose?
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