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<<On Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:15:45 -0500, "Roger Kirk" <rogerkirk@ttlc.net> said:

> No more awkward sounding than Casey Casem referring to
> 1955-onward as "The Rock Era".  Always seemed like way
> too broad a brush.

I agree.  Often, especially this time of year (or on VH1 all the time)
you hear things like the ``100 greatest X of Rock & Roll'', where the
list includes many members with no musical connection other than being
part of the modern tradition (rhythmic as opposed to melodic in
organization).  While those (musicians, groups, albums, songs,
songwriters, etc.) may well have had enormous influence on one
another, it's not at all clear that they can be ranked in the same
hierarchy.  (Can you compare B.B. King and Def Leppard?)