Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Blog wrote that it is the music that has been the key ingredient in Classic Rock stations in his piece “So What’s the Secret Behind Classic Rock’s Success Story?” Here is an excerpt of this article:
All those things most definitely played a role in the Classic Rock success story. But I’d like to think that it is the quality of the music and the scores of artists who made it that explain why there are more Classic Rock stations than Rock, Alternative, and Triple A stations combined.
Pop culturists may be getting a better sense of that truth as we began to experience the inevitable passings of Classic Rock icons last month. From David Bowie to Glenn Frey to Paul Kantner, their deaths are reminders of the lasting quality of their talents, their incredible craft, and their spirit that reflected the times.
Back at the University of Michigan in the late ’60s-early ’70s, Young was a huge favorite of many of the people I hung out with. We’re all products of the music that was playing in our dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, or off-campus apartments. For me, it was “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,” “Disraeli Gears,” “Abbey Road,” “Days Of Future Passed,” and anything by Young, including “After The Gold Rush” and later “Harvest.”
Jacobs Media Blog
Monday, February 15th, 2016