Welcome to Retro Music Review. “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” ~ Paul Simon.
This web site is all about music. The mission is to purvey music from the 1950s through the 1990s, the popular artists and songs that transmitted across radio
and television throughout the decades.
For generations modern music has dominated the airwaves of American
Radio and Television. Music popularity has spanned the decades without missing a beat. Beginning in the 50s a new era of popular music came to fruition and rock and roll would never be the same. Vocal driven classic pop music replaced Big Band-Swing at the end of World War II, and although orchestras were often used to back the vocalists, the decade produced many big voices in the music industry. Meanwhile, Nashville produced the Bakersfield sound which was dominant in the later part of the decade and into the 60s. And was the only homegrown music competing with the new wave of music brought on by the influx of British Bands known as the British Invasion.
The 60s was a turbulent decade and many subcultures originated because of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. This Social activism brought a new energy into the music scene which remained strong for quite some time.
Music took many forms in the 70s decade. Some would say it was a reaction against the high energy and activist pop of the previous decade. With so much diversity in the industry, one might say that this was possibly the best decade in music thus far. Regardless of Your perspective as far as music is concerned, Confucius drops the mic with the statement “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”