Hey, Who You Callin’ an Oldie?
Someone once said “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” True. But what about music? “Beauty is in the ear of the behearer?” Well, our high school English teacher might not like it, but you get the idea. An Oldie to you might sound like last Tuesday to me. So, what exactly is an “Oldie”?
Is There a Dictionary in the House?
The Urban Dictionary defines an Oldie as “Classic music originated specifically from the late ’60s to the early ’80s.” OK. But what if you were born in the 21st Century? Does that make Walk on the Ocean by Toad the Wet Sprocket an Oldie?
Technically, yes. So let’s explore the timeless topic of Oldies with an open mind (and ear) as we take a melodious stroll down memory lane.
Golden Oldies – The ’50s and ’60s
Elvis Presley. Chuck Berry. The Beatles. Motown. Don’t picture grandma and her walker. Imagine a simpler time of mop tops, bangs and gyrating hips. An era when “Twist and Shout” gave way to “Born to Be Wild” and the psychedelic groove of the Woodstock generation. All you need is love… and a live band to remind you how sweet it is!
Not Just Disco! – The ’70s
More than any other decade, the ’70s epitomize the Big Bang of musical creativity. As hair got longer and skirts got shorter, the amped-up glory of funk, R&B, hard rock, punk and heavy metal burst onto stages (and our eardrums). And, of course, DISCO… Who doesn’t do the dance floor with a blast from the Bee Gees?
From Glam to Grunge – The ’80s and ’90s
Millennial? No? You might want to sit down. In the year 2020, you’ll be three decades wiser than when Free Fallin’ climbed the charts. Well, you know what? Go with it. Embrace your big-hair soul. ‘Cause nothing says Forever Young like the best in Live Music Entertainment!
Ready to Face the Music?
Great! The Replicas’ stellar lineup of Tribute Bands will help you every step of the way. We’ll custom-build your song list, and book the best musicians in the business. Go Old, Go New, Go Bold!
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