Sunday, November 20

Is Rock ’n’ Roll Dead, or Just Old?

Watkins Glen in 1973
"This has been a bad year for music legends. First David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Maurice White. Then Prince and George Martin. In the most recent sobering sequence, Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell. We have to face it — rock has grown old. Nothing brings out the indignation of a certain kind of rock ’n’ roll fan like the suggestion that the music of Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and other iconoclasts has aged with its audience. It’s like telling people they are someday going to die — it may be true, but no one wants to hear it, and anyway, why spoil the party? ..."
NY Times
Like It Is: Bob Dylan Explains What Really Killed Rock ’n’ Roll
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