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Thread #96348   Message #1883441
Posted By: Grab
11-Nov-06 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Dead right, McGrath. Broadsheets were the pop music of their day - light, fluffy and no real substance to them. Most of them never did get remembered. Then there's classical - more like the rock music of its day for being technical and everything. A lot of that's been around a while. More recently, jazz filled both roles, with some stuff staying around and some stuff forgotten (for all that it may be recorded on some record that no-one ever plays).

Shaneo, what you're basically saying is "Isn't it funny that songs from 40 years ago or less aren't as old as those ones from 100 years ago?" To which I'm afraid the only suitable answer is, "well, DUH!!!!" ;-)

Graham.