I was watching History of Rock and Roll Saturday on VH-1 Classics and someone made the following quote. "This generation's rock and roll is destined to become the next generation's pop music."
Damned if I can remember who said it though. It was either Elvis Costello or Bruce Springsteen, I think. It might have been Johnny Rotten who looks surprisingly, relatively good, considering I thought he was dead.
Last week, I switched my XM radio over to the "Lite Pop and Love Songs" channel for a while and they played a lot of Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac. I remember wondering when it happened that these guys and so many others who were cutting edge back in the early 70s began to be considered "Lite Pop."
Seriously, boys and girls, ELO and Boston and even the Eagles were thought of as pretty bad ass back in the day. Of course, I guess I was a lot cooler myself, back in the day.