The Classic Rock Generation Gap

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Here’s yet another newspaper article about young classic rock fans and the love of classic rock that they share with their parents.

It would be foolish to claim that there is no generation gap where young classic rock fans are concerned, but it does strike me as rather unique (and kinda cool) to see kids and parents whose taste in music overlaps quite significantly.

As surprised as I am by this, it is not something completely new in my experience. My mom has always been pretty “hip” when it comes to music and there were quite a few artists she heard booming from my room that she enjoyed listening to and still likes to this day.

That was a much better experience than the kids that had to hear “Turn that crap down!” all the time, I am sure. It was always neat to have a cool mom and looking back on those years, I appreciate it now more than ever.

In addition, I can now say I have cool kids as well. The best of both worlds!


  1. Jill March 30, 2006 at 11:35 am

    hey just writing to say I totally agree. I am 20 years old and i love classic rock more than any other type of music. Most likely it is because since I was young because of my dad I was always listening classic rock. I have videos of me singing springsteens “born in the USA” while dancing on a table at 5 yrs old. Also, singing at around age 7 the Doors “LA Woman” except i thought the words were “cops and cars ladies bras ever seen woman” haha…but ever since then I’ve loved classic rock and expanded my taste. I listen to everything from Janis Joplin, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, velvet underground, the dead…i mean everything. I think this music is great and its a shame more younger people don’t give it a chance. I even went to an allman bros show over the past summer. It was great hearing some of my fav. songs live. Jessica was amazing! anyways just wanted to throw that in here!!


  2. Administrator March 30, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for your comments, Jill. It’s great to hear from the younger generation on this subject.

    My kids experienced much the same thing you did. when they were just toddlers I would have Stevie Ray Vaughan or some other stuff blasting on the stereo and now they still love listening to it and a lot of other older stuff as well.

    Maybe this stuff will catch on with even more younger people in the future. Thanks again and keep on rockin’.

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