Playing the music you know and love.
Classic Hits Plays the hit music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. We play all the music other radio stations don’t play from Perry Como to The Doors and everything in between.
We play the Music you know and love from the 40’s 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
The Baby-boomers and others from past generations are passionate about the music of their life. They love to listen to the songs that were popular when they were kids. Listen to Barry Manilow’s Greatest Songs of the Sixties.
For the Fifty’s big band/swing music was popular, but vocal driven classic pop quickly replaced this genre. Mitch Miller brought country, Western, rhythm and blues, and folk music into the music of the Fiftys. Singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin.
Rock and Roll quickly took over the 1950s and mixed black music of rhythm and blues plus pop. The electric guitar became the instrument of choice, and the awesome sounds of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley and His Comets (Rock around the Clock) caused a national stir.
The British invasion came to Australia with a British act’s that would quickly take control of the Australian pop scene and inspire a generation of future pop stars. Young singers in leather jackets and mop tops stole Australians heart. The Beatles are as famous and inspiring today as they were in the Sixties and solo careers in the seventy’s.
1970 saw the rise of disco, soul, and blues still was popular. Rock music played an important part in the music scene with punk rock, glam hard, rock and progressive rock plus heavy metal taking over the music world. Experimental classical and minimalist music was being composed, and film scores started to become popular.
The 1970 music was popular for its contributions to electronic music and the continued development and use of synthesizers and harmonizers.
Seventies music means hard rock with innovative pop stars like The Eagles, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and The Angels. Softer rock introduced Eric Clapton, ABBA, The Jackson 5. Elton John and a hundred more bands.
Glam rock developed in the UK and traveled to the US with outrageous clothes, makeup, and platform-soled boots, plus quirky makeup. Pioneers of glam rock include David Bowie, The Sweet ,T.Rex and Skyhooks.
Progressive rock developed in the late 1960s into the 1970s and was designed to elevate rock to artistic credibility. Progressive rock is characterized by the Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and AC/DC. Remember Nights in White Satin, and the Dark Side of the Moon?
Oldies FM play them all. You can listen for hours on end and relive the greatest era of music that ever was.