The Ventures' Telstar and Duane Eddie's Rebel-'Rouser (below) were two of the biggest Instrumental hits of the 50's and early 60's. It was during this time that music began evolving—the instrumental music of the 40's and 50's was slowly fading into the past.
The 60's brought a whole new sound with artists like The Beattles, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee and Bobby Vinton. Vocal groups and raucous Rock and Roll were becoming the rage.
Looking back, it's safe to say that out of the "love" and "peace, peace" generation a whole new window had been opened. Music no longer had any constraints. The wilder and more off-beat and out of sync the music could be, the "better". Beginning in the 80's through the 90's, following a "melody" was difficult enough... but humming to it? Rebellion was the norm and any kind of "conformity" was rejected.
I guess I'm a "conformist"! I prefer music that lifts the soul and is pleasing and harmonious to the ear :-) For me, the Good, Old music is still the best. Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!
Debbie - aka AlbertaRose
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