Kids “inherit” nostalgia for their parents’ music

Source: Priceonomics h/t Know More

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  1. Captain Ned commented on Jan 23

    Without a doubt. 17 YO daughter has been the driving force behind trips to see Genesis (2007), The Who (2013) and an upcoming June 2015 trip to see Rush. She’s completed her bucket list of my bands until and unless Ian Anderson hauls Jethro Tull out of the barn for another go-round. If the rumored “Dead minus Jerry” final tour happens I’m sure the card will be bent for that as well.

    Most of her bucket list died before she was born, but that’s how it is with rockers.

  2. davebarnes commented on Jan 23

    I am not so sure of this.
    I like Glen Miller, but I prefer the Beatles.
    I like Bing Crosby, but I prefer the Kinks.

  3. Joe commented on Jan 23

    One of the kid’s regular requests on the Christmas list once they moved out was a mix of “Dad’s music, that we always were listening to when we grew up”. Since I was a pro in the high end stereo business and a participant in the Summer Of Love” not only did I have the wildly diverse rock ‘n jazz of the era, but the sonic spectaculars and lovingly recorded classic and Renaissance music on period instruments as well as copies of master tapes aand live performances. That made for some truly strange mix tapes….

  4. 873450 commented on Jan 23

    From a link to the link:
    “Interpreting the bump for 1960 to 1969 is less straightforward. Schulkind et al. (1999), using music grouped into 10-year periods, found a similar bump for 1965 to 1974, as seen in Figure 5. They attributed this to the possibility that music of this era is of better quality and thus has stayed longer in the listening repertoire as “classic rock.” Alternatively, or in addition, the effect may reflect intergenerational transfer … music from 1965 to 1974 would be from the time when their parents’ preferences were formed and thus probably played at home when the participants were growing up. So there are two possible explanations for the effect found in their study: the quality of the music and intergenerational transmission.”

    Better quality and/or intergenerational transfer? Probably both with quality appreciation growing with time and maturity. Nostalgia for pop music soundtracks of youth is lifelong, but jumping back from The Back Street Boys to The Beatles is a phenomenal leap way beyond pleasant recollections of grandma’s music. – Not saying original, high quality music isn’t currently developed and performed. For a multitude of reasons it’s not breaking through.

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