There is a saying that, “if you remember the 70’s you weren’t there”. Seriously, I correlate the times to the music, just like Uriah said. In 1962, I was 7 years old, and my parents bought me a transistor radio. Doo wop was still popular, (think Gene Chandler’s “Duke Of Earl”), Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons were hot, Elvis, Everly Brothers, and there was a heavy dose of early R&B. I grew up outside of Philly, so we didn’t listen to country. Then c1963-1964 things changed forever. I was then between 8-9 when I first heard “She Loves You” by the Beatles. I’m speaking for my generation here, but you immediately fell in love with that sound. Nobody else rocked like that, up until that point. Beatlemania was real, and it seemed like everybody loved them. You wouldn’t really understand it unless you lived it. Then came the Animals, Kinks, Stones, Herman’s Hermits, Yardbirds, Zombies, Bob Dylan, and you had this sense that the “times were a changin’”. After that, it was like somebody opened the floodgates. The folk rock scene and psychedelic music heated up simultaneously. The Doors, Janis, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Band, The Byrds, CSNY, Neil Young, James Taylor, et. al. Every generation has great music, and I’m not gonna say ours was the best, but it was pretty darn good! PS: Musical festivals still thrive to this day. The Philadelphia Folk Festival has been going strong since 1962. The Newport Jazz Festival has been active since 1954. So, yes, music festivals are all over the map.