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Something in relation to music that I have a lot of interest in is the genre of classic rock. There is no music like it. Songs from the 1970’s and the 1980’s are better than a lot of today’s music, in my opinion. The most popular classic rock bands include, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi, just to name a few. It can be heard on New York’s WBAB radio channel and is all over the internet where you can add it to a playlist or download it. Once certain radio stations started disappearing, that is when the term “classic rock” came about because that is what the remaining stations referred to this type of music as. The history of classic rock dates back to the Antebellum Period of the United States and it began in the deep south on plantations. If I were to teach this topic to a class, I would make a slideshow with notes and pictures and accompany the slides with musical examples from specific bands that I like the most as well as using an example from the mid 19th century since that was the beginning of this genre. Then, people would be able to see and hear the evolution of this music. Classic rock is still popular today and I believe it will never not be popular.

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