I look at the post WWII generation with much admiration particularly those who were teens during the time R&R was brewing.
At least the stories I’ve heard, it was a magical time to be a music freak in SoCal, where I live.
Being at the tail end of the BB generation, I missed just about everything that essentially changed the face of music.
The late 70’s-80’s and present have moments, but they are tiny blips compared to the earlier times. I am grateful to have at least experienced a taste of why radio was such a big deal. Now that’s just reduced to PBS. Depending where you’re located, maybe you have a dying station hanging on.
The upside- I have an ENDLESS source of music discovery going backwards. My record stores have plenty of cheap LP’s of fantastic music.