The Baby Boom Giveth, The Baby Boom Taketh Away

August 1981
National Review;8/21/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 16, p944
The article considers the recycling of rock-and-roll music as of August 1981. Record executive Ahmet Ertegun claimed that rock-and-roll music will here to stay. He further claimed that rock music is what the American people want, for it was their music. However, at that time rock music was solely directed to baby-boom teenagers. Now that these baby boomers have aged, their music has been domesticated by years of familiarity. According to singer Mick Jagger, even though rock-and-roll has no future it has recycled past.


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