Music of Our Youth
By Sue H.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 27, 2016 12:58pm CST
For me, it was the sixties when I lived my teenage years. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and WOW was there ever a lot of good music. It was exciting. Even our local bands who played our school dances seemed to end up with national hits. So much of what we heard, we didn't have to pay much for, if at all.. They were at teen club. Sometimes shopping malls! So much fun. Creedence Clearwater used to be The Golliwogs, for instance. And they played at a local teen club where it was two bucks to get in. I was just listening to a 60s radio station on the puter while I worked on my paint by number. Sure took me back to those turbulent times. Of course i know all the lyrics, LOL. I guess we all listen to "our" music and have very specific memories. While I was listening to these songs, I could feel the feelings I had when the music was fresh and new. Funny how that works. Do your musical memories take you right back to the past? Or are you firmly planted in the present? Did you like the music of your youth better, or do you like what there is now?
18 people like this
• Mojave, California
27 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl One has to do a lot of research today to find good music. Maybe our youth just spoiled and I do miss the days when MTV really brought a lot of bands to the forefront, where if they did not, then those bands would have probably never been heard of.
29 Aug 16
All decades have their highs and lows, I wouldn't say today's music is bad, just different. It's always nice to listen to the songs of our youth and go back in time. I often get nostalgic. What, Sabry?! You're only 20! Well, I remember the late 90's and early 2000's music, although I was a kid. My parents also made me listen to the songs for their youth, 80's mostly. So there are still plenty of memories that are bound to some songs of the past.
27 Aug 16
I was a young person through the 70s and 80s. I like music from that Era better then I do today's music. I grew during the disco Era. When disco was the rage. Going out dancing back then was so much fun. I also liked the styles of then too. The big hair was my thing. lol
27 Aug 16
Living in the San Francisco area... that would have been so cool. The closest that I ever got was on vacation. I just had to have by picture at the corner of Haight and Ashbury... Ah, if only the houses could talk! It was funny how many couples our age were lining up to do just that lol!
• Hangzhou, China
28 Aug 16
I like music whether it is the music of my past time as a young man, or current music as a middle-age man. Of course, some old music brings me back to those days when I was young. Also some of the present music is also very nice. Music is something that makes me feel nice and happy.
29 Aug 16
I'm the type of person who loves listening to music. I like listening to the present songs of this generation but I prefer the ones I listened to 5-7 years ago. When everything was lesser compared to now (if you get what i mean)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Aug 16
I was a teenager in the late 50's and 60's. I was big into all rock and roll and to this day when I hear songs from back then I immediately relive my past. I saw many of the rock and roll stars as we use to have school dances and many of the stars of that era would go to them. My best concerts ever were Elvis and Barry Manilow. I saw Barry at least 8 times in person. We had dances every Sunday just like American Bandstand. I grew up in New Jersey and was close to Philly and New York so we had lots of opportunities to meet the entertainers. That was a great time to grow up.