Chairman of the bored
The movie Napolean Dynamite was released 16 years ago. People born when this movie came out are now applying for drivers licenses.
You mention Planet of the Apes which originally was released in 1968, but the Tim Burton remake was released in 2001. Folks that were born when the remake was released are old enough to serve in the armed forces and vote.Actually, in general... there are so many movies these days that are remakes of earlier ones: Like I Am Legend (2007) is a remake of Omega Man (1971) is a remake of The Last Man On Earth (1964) is an adaptation of the the novel I Am Legend (1954). Geez.... and even I Am Legend is 12 years old already!
Are you old (or cheap) enough to remember your parents or grandparents going through machinations to avoid paying for a long distance call? Whenever my parents would visit their parents out of town and vice versa, they would 'call' to let the other party know that they arrived home safely. The call signal was to let the phone ring a single time. The other party wouldn't pick up so as to avoid incurring a long distance charge.Remember when you had a couple of quarters in your pocket just in case you needed to make a phone call when you were out.
Or the complexity of long distance phone calls on a rotary phone.
I remember talking to people on multiple extensions, or sharing the same phone receiver. I have two friends who do that now, and they live nearby.Are you old (or cheap) enough to remember your parents or grandparents going through machinations to avoid paying for a long distance call? Whenever my parents would visit their parents out of town and vice versa, they would 'call' to let the other party know that they arrived home safely. The call signal was to let the phone ring a single time. The other party wouldn't pick up so as to avoid incurring a long distance charge.
Long distance charges were variable based on the distance zone and the time of the day. Calling on Sunday afternoons, I recall, was considerably cheaper than weekday rates. If you had a long distance call to, say, some relative in some faraway place like Florida, mom and dad would summon the chilluns and hand us each the phone for approximately three seconds - long enough to say "hi, aunt Lil. Here's my brother." who would then say "hi and bye" in the same sentence and hand the phone back to mom and dad. But yeah, dialing a different area code was something of a household event when it occurred. Preparations had to be made, and mom or dad would usually issue a stern announcement beforehand that they would be making a long distance call and to please not disturb them and/or incur greater cost with any childish interruptions.
Anyone still recognize betamax?
Queen - A Night At The Opera was released in November 1975.
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run was released in August 1975.
Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic was released in April 1975.
Led Zeppelin's - Physical Graffiti was released in February 1975
I was 18 in 1975.
You know who Michael Knight and B. A. Baracus are. More so neither of them have been on TV in over 30 years... (well expect for the crappy movies and spin off attempt)
I think the thing to consider when talking about "Music of Your Life" oldies to "Led Zeppelin" oldies is that Elvis changed it all. There was a revolution in music in the mid-to-late 1950s that, over the span of a decade, all but killed of big bands, jazz standards and crooners. Since then everything has been rock and roll. The next big revolution was rap and hip-hop but it didn't have the same effect on contemporary music that rock had.... at least not yet.How about this: the playlist on most classic rock radio stations focuses on music from 1965 to 1985. That's 35 to 55 years ago. A lot of the old classic rock stations still exist, with their playlists frozen in the mid-1980s.
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(97 Rock is still around, and their playlist hasn't changed since 1985.)
When I was in high school, playlists of "music of your life" stations focused on music from 1935 to 1955. In 1980, my freshman year, the songs from crooners and big bands that I thought sounded "old timey" was 25 to 45 years old.
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Basically, this is more old fashioned to today's youth and young adults ...
Than this was to us early Generation Xers.
I do too. The foreign MTV channels still play music videos, though. There’s a bunch of different MTV channels that we don’t get on our cable system that are still music-oriented, like MTV-U and Classic.I miss when MTV actually played music videos.
How about this ... early MTV, from 37 years ago, around the same time the oldest Millennials were born.