Mudcat Café message #2561364 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118394   Message #2561364
Posted By: pdq
08-Feb-09 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
"...a lot of the old hits had beautiful melodies..."

That separates the squealing and howling of most modern AM radio junk from lasting music.

Neil Young, Phil Ochs, and Jerry Garcia (of the Grateful Dead) are/were brilliant at writing melodies. As a result, their compositions will be around a long time.