What is classic rock?

Classic Rock

Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s. In the United States, the classic rock format features music ranging generally from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on the hard rock genre that peaked in popularity in the 1970s. Classic rock stations re-create, in part, the sound of album-oriented rock stations of the 1970s and 1980s (although usually with a much more limited playlist) and appeal mainly to adults rather than teenagers. Despite this, many classic rock acts consistently attract new generations of fans. Some classic rock stations also play a limited number of current releases which are stylistically consistent with the station's sound, or from established classic rock artists who still produce new albums.

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List Of Songs In Guitar Hero World Tour - Main Setlist
... Ted's Tiki Hut (Tahiti) No 1970 "American Woman" Guess Who !The Guess Who Classic Rock 08.1 !8 ... Rock Brigade (The Pacific) No 1980 "Antisocial" Trust Hard Rock 17.1 !17 ... Times Square (New York City) No 1993 "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz Rock 09.1 !9 ...
List Of Songs In Rock Band 2 - Track Listing
... Unlike previous installments in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, the nine "bonus" songs are integrated with the other 75 songs in the game's track listing ... Winter"a Main Drag !The Main Drag 2000s Indie Rock Separate Download "Ace of Spades '08" Motörhead 1980s Metal Yes "Alabama Getaway" Grateful Dead !The Grateful Dead ... Yes "Float On" Modest Mouse 2000s Indie Rock Yes "Get Clean"a Anarchy Club 2000s Metal Separate Download "Girl's Not Grey" AFI 2000s Alternative Yes "Giv ...
Media In Colorado Springs, Colorado - Radio - FM
... Springs 92.9 The Peak 94.3 KILO Active Rock Colorado Springs 94.3 KILO 94.7 K234AJ Classical Colorado Springs translator of KVOD, Lakewood 95.1 KATC-FM Country Colorado ...
MTW's Saturday Afternoon Classic Rock Show
... Mik The Who's Saturday Afternoon Classic Rock Show is hosted by famous Dublin Rock Fan and Musician Mik The Who nicknamed as such due to his globe ... Mik was asked in early 2007 to bring his personal collection of classic rock to the airwaves on 103.2 Dublin City FM for a one hour show which goes out between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday ... met on that journey over the years that has taken him from his interest in rock and pop guitar music into an ever expanding musical journey that embraces ...
Classic Rock - History
... The classic rock format evolved from AOR radio stations that were attempting to appeal to an older audience by including familiar songs of the past with current hits ... M105 in Cleveland, Ohio began billing itself as "Cleveland's Classic Rock", playing a mix of rock music from the mid-1960s to the present ... In 1982, radio consultant Lee Abrams developed the "Timeless Rock" format which combined contemporary AOR with hits from the 1960s and 1970s ...

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