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GUEST,EricTheOrange University Challenge (38) RE: University Challenge 17 Aug 10

>From: bubblyrat
>The fact that they didn't recognise Joan Baez either was equally >disturbing, as was mistaking "Hard Rains A Gonna Fall" for "The Times >They Are A Changing" !!

Why would you think that they would recognise them?

> even I had a few moments of difficulty with the Barbra Streisand version

It was Barbara Dickson - do pay attention at the back!

> I wonder just what students DO get exposed to these days ??

Actually I find that the young people that I work with generally have very eclectic tastes and seek out music they like in a way that's far less constrained by the latest fad or fashion. Because (I suppose) of the influence of the internet their tastes seem a lot less uniform and more accepting of variety than previous generations. In fact having a knowledge of diverse musical genres seems generally to be regarded as something that's quite cool.

Why you'd think that they should particularly recognise Dylan or Baez I don't know. They may be significant artists to you but I doubt they've had much direct influence on kids growing up in the 21st century.

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