Oldies but Goodies
Written by Stevie on April 27, 2015
As a self-proclaimed “Classic Rock Show,” sometimes I get the not-to-be ignored urge to go back to theroots of rock ‘n’ roll. I once had a professor that asserted that all (pre-60’s) roads in music lead to the Beatles, and all roads since the Beatles stem from them. Though that could be taken as an oversimplification, I generally agree and I think that statement does well to acknowledge all the different influences going into the production of rock music. Rhythm & Blues is the undeniable father-genre of all rock ‘n’ roll, and rock ‘n’ roll, of course, is the genre we have to thank for Classic Rock. But jazz, folk, singer/songwriter, motown, art rock, surf, funk, early rap, even pop and disco, were all happening at the same time as rock ‘n’ roll, or as a fairly directly traceable outcropping of it, and had influences on each other. So, this playlist is a compilation of who I deem to be important pre-classic rock artists, all from various stems of the rock ‘n’ roll tree.