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The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: DP
Date: September 01, 2019 09:01AM
Rock music isn't dead, but it's barely hanging on.

This is true in at least two senses.

Though popular music sales in general have plummeted since their peak around the turn of the millennium, certain genres continue to generate commercial excitement: pop, rap, hip-hop, country. But rock — amplified and often distorted electric guitars, bass, drums, melodic if frequently abrasive lead vocals, with songs usually penned exclusively by the members of the band — barely registers on the charts. There are still important rock musicians making music in a range of styles — Canada's Big Wreck excels at sophisticated progressive hard rock, for example, while the more subdued American band Dawes artfully expands on the soulful songwriting that thrived in California during the 1970s. But these groups often toil in relative obscurity, selling a few thousand records at a time, performing to modest-sized crowds in clubs and theaters.

But there's another sense in which rock is very nearly dead: Just about every rock legend you can think of is going to die within the next decade or so.


[theweek.com]





In memory of Dickie Betts.

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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 01, 2019 10:46AM
That's life. Many of The Pre-Rock&Roll Stars lived into this century or the 90s.

Sinatra's greatest work was in the 60s..., so there that.



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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: September 01, 2019 11:07AM
Wow, that is a truly idiotic article. Based on the premise I anticipated it would be dopey, but it exceeded all expectations.



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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: tronnei
Date: September 01, 2019 11:09AM
Some pioneers are still with us:

Little Richard (86)
Jerry Lee Lewis (83)
Don Everly (82)
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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 01, 2019 11:12AM
Damon's limited sense of "legendary" is more painful to him than he thinks.
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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: Bernie
Date: September 01, 2019 12:40PM
I read it.
Then I scanned it to be sure I did not miss this or that .
The music will live on long after the artist has died

But the rant that he got off on about creativity and independence was lost with the DJs and independent FM radio stations. Fake News is controlled by the few. Fake Radio is the same way. Press play on tape.

Sinus XM has this playlist and you will never hear the song that they play on the FM radio. There are a few exceptions but if you listen to both you will note that these AC/DC are always on 98 Rock and these AC/DC songs are always on Sirus.

Calling in to the radio station and asking them to play Dave Matthews Band is a thing of the past.

"The Last DJ" by Tom Petty

Well you can't turn him into a company man
You can't turn him into a @#$%&
And the boys upstairs just don't understand anymore
Well the top brass don't like him talking so much
And he won't play what they say to play
And he don't want to change what don't need to change
And there goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last DJ
Well some folks say they're gonna hang him so high
Because you just can't do what he did
There's some things you just can't put in the minds of those kids
As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs want to see
How much you'll pay for what you used to get for free
And there goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ

[Instrumental break]

Well he got him a station down in Mexico
And sometimes it will kinda come in
And I'll bust a move and remember how it was back then
There goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ




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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 01, 2019 12:45PM
The heart of rock and roll is still beating.
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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 01, 2019 01:54PM
BEACH BOYS FOREVER!




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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 01, 2019 04:26PM
Quote
Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Wow, that is a truly idiotic article. Based on the premise I anticipated it would be dopey, but it exceeded all expectations.

I think it is rather well done — quite Joseph Campbell-esque in its musings on the origin and raison d’être of rock music. However, I do take issue with the author’s decision to deliberately differentiate pop and rock with his first breath, only to lump Michael Jackson and Ray Charles in with other “rock” entities with his very next one.



It is what it is.
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Re: The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 01, 2019 06:36PM
....Legends........of the Fall......????



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Death comes to us all.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 01, 2019 08:47PM
Just sayin'.






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