You can like 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s music. You can like the entirety of the new millennium. But I’m telling you, no matter when you were born, and, especially if you like the older rock and roll, there is still great music being recorded today. You just have to search it out and discover music. And I’m gonna help you out.
I was born at the tail end of the 1940’s and began seriously listening to music around mid-1957. So, I have pretty much grown up in the “Age of Rock and Roll.”
In high school when everyone was listening to The Beatles, I was into the Rolling Stones, The Animals, and, mainly, The Yardbirds. Have you kids even heard of them? The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including “For Your Love,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.”
Yet it went much further than this for me. I wanted to know who it was these guys [these bands] were listening to and by whom they were being influenced.