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Looking for the Name of a Musical Genre


wee eddie

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What was it: a heavy Light combination.

Iron Butterfly, Lead Zeppelin, Curved Air, et alia

It must be old age but, for the life of me, I can't remember.

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Quickbeam

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Reading the other replies, and you saying it pre-dated the traditional prog-rockers, and pre-dated musical genre labels, I would say that you'd be free to call it what you want.

After all who will argue with your chosen term?

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bluesbrother

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At the time it was just "Rock".

From a review of Led Zeps first album from answers.com "Zeppelin created a majestic, powerful brand of guitar rock"

Led Zep review

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Aitchbee

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What genre would Rolf Harris's versions' of 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Smoke on the Water' come under ... it makes me wonder!

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interzone55

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AitchBEE

To really confuse things, Frank Zappa's most excellent version of Stairway To Heaven is probably classed as Reggae

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wee eddie

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Quickbeam: This particular description pre-dated the Term, Heavy Metal or Prog-Rock, although the Bands, that were later described as Heavy Metal and Prog-Rock were alive and kicking then.

Maybe it was just a transient term for that particular Genre or possibly one used solely by our sector of the Rock Hippy Sub-Culture.

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wee eddie

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Just mailed Bob Harris, maybe he'll remember

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Quickbeam

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Well if he doesn't know, nobody does.

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Aitchbee

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wee eddie - if Bob Harris replies to your question...you'll have to 'listen up' 'cos he is famously known as 'the whispering' Bob Harris, from his days on The Old Grey Whistle Test, on BBC2, many moons ago.

You will know that already, of course!

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onionskin

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We used to call it Underground Music.

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onionskin

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Acid Rock?

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