Music was a big part of the
Boomer generation. We still listen to our oldies' stations and reminisce. We
came along before CD's and cassette tapes. All our music was on vinyl. As
children we listened to our yellow or red records on the record players capable
of playing 78RPM. Our favorite song was "Davey Crockett"! In those days you
heard Pat Boone on the radio singing "Love Letters in the Sand". There was some
mellow stuff being sung by Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, and The Platters. The
radios were transistorized and the "top 40" was played on AM. Many cities had
one AM station playing rock and roll and everyone
in town listened to that. In Baltimore, it was WCAO.
We are the rock and roll generation! Of course that was much to the chagrin of our parents who thought we listened to noise with a drum-beat! But we loved it, and still do! As kids we listened to Elvis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, and so many more. We heard the girl groups, Motown, and the California sound. We loved it all! But the major rock event was the British Invasion. Those younger than we cannot truly understand the impact the four Liverpool lads had on music! Just a comparison of the music of '62 to that of '64 would show anyone how rock changed!