We refer to it as "Classic Rock." A term we are now very familiar with , a term we having been using for a long, long time.
"Classic: Belonging to the highest rank or class. Serving as the established model or standard."
Is all Rock from the 60's and 70's "Classic?"
Is there any "Classic Rock" being made today?
When you hear the term , do you think of music made by "Classic Rock" artists ( Rolling Stones, Clapton, Jeff Beck , Neil Young, etc.)?....or is a group from the 2000's able to be labeled as a "Classic Rock" artist?
By definition it shouldn't matter whether it is music from 1972 or 2012. We generally think of Classic Rock as "oldies."
What are the most "Classic" of the "Classic Rock" songs ever made?
Here are some of mine:
Free- All Right Now
Queen -Bohemeian Rhapsody
The Who- Behind Blue Eyes
The Beatles- Eleanor Rigby ( not really rock at all).
Led Zeppelin- Stairway To Heaven
Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar
Deep Purple-Smoke On The Water
Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train
Boston - Peace Of Mind
Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
Derek and the Dominoes- Layla
These are only a small sample of course.
Why are these among the most "classic" of "Classic Rock" songs?
"Belonging to the highest rank or class. Serving as the established model or standard."....that is why.
These are songs that live on and on, they do not get stale. They are "classics."
There are many of them, that's why we call it Classic Rock.