Classic Rock Music Description

Classic Rock was a genre mostly defined by US FM radio formats in the 1970s, growing out of the earlier Album Oriented Rock (AOR) format. It was a harder, often Blues and Prog influenced style and was a reaction against both Punk / New Wave and Disco.

This style is not correctly applied to sixties or 70s Pop Rock, Beat or Garage Rock bands, such as The Beatles, The Yardbirds or The Rolling Stones (pre 1978). Other forms of Classic Rock: Southern rock is a subgenre of rock music and a genre of Americana. It developed in the Southern United States from rock and roll, country music, and blues and folk music.

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