OK…if this has been addressed before, I apologize, but I’ve wondered about something for awhile:
The other night while watching the American TV show “The Americans”, they used the song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, released by Elton John 44 years ago. When I am in stores, I hear many 70’s and 80’s tunes on the music system. One I heard recently was “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band.
When I am at sporting events, I hear a smattering of Taylor Swift and other current artists, but also 70’s and 80’s tunes. In commercials, 70’s and 80’s pop/rock is everywhere.
Even as I write, the concert outside my building has a band playing Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, and now Journey.
My question is: Why has that era of music been able to stay with us so long? When I was a kid in the seventies, we didn’t hear Glen Miller or the bands of the 30’s and 40’s–anywhere. Yet today 30-40 year old music is all over the place. Why has it held up so well?
Any and all opinions are welcome, and again, apologies if someone else has a similar thread here…thanks!