[78-L] Best decade for popular music?

Jess McLean jessnmclean at gmail.com.invalid
Mon Aug 3 19:56:49 PDT 2020

I think during WWII there was more of the population "in concert with other
listeners" due to the shared emotion of all during that period of the
massive shared heart-rending situations.

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 7:56 PM Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com.invalid>

> Graham wrote--
> > I think I prefer 1960's.  I worked in Top 40 radio with CHUM-1050 here in
> > Toronto and the whole decade was vibrant!
> Funny you say that-- I'd nominate the 1950s. The culture (along with
> radio) was transitioning away from big band, and towards a more youthful
> kind of music -- top-40.  Suddenly, you could hear everything from
> crooners to r&b singers, from Perry Como to Elvis Presley, from what is
> today called "doo-wop" to pop, and everything in between.  Top-40 in its
> formative years was still very exciting and experimental and hadn't
> become formulaic yet.
> --
> Donna L. Halper, PhD
> Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies
> Lesley University, Cambridge MA
> former rock and roll deejay
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