Listening to hit records from the 1960's in the car with my wife (who comes from a remote island where they haven't even heard of the Beatles) and she loved every song, and is right now blasting them out in her study.
I got to thinking about that just now, and wondered why. I mean she loves modern dance music and bops about to that no end, but the 60's stuff she wants to really listen to.
I realised that (except for the conversion to CD) this was all recorded on tape, by people who spent years learning the trade, using specialist equipment that cost an absolute fortune, in fabulous studios usually in London, where Tom Dick and Harry would never be able to afford to record.
So maybe those that were sponsored to be recorded there by these experts had a much harder road to travel, and consequently had to be better, much better, than their counterparts today, who basically record themselves and post to You Tube or Facebook.
Or am I being a boring old fart with no idea of how good todays music is?
The only excuse we have for making music in the first place is to make it differently..vis-a-vis our own difference (Glenn Gould)