Gentlemen in “rock and roll”
During the 1960s when smoking was still legal and the mods and the rockers beat each other senseless due to their varying hairstyles, a new breed of gentleman was born into the music of rock and roll.
Now I’m not talking about Elvis as he was a racist who indulged in fast food and fast women (and a rocker), I’m talking about British rock music.
These bands, although rebellious in the eyes of their parents were still – by today’s unfortunately low standard – the utmost gentlemen.
Now we have heard about he styles of music that a gentleman listens to (In Music to a Gentleman’s Ears), but if a gentleman must listen to a more upbeat style of music than orchestral but with less instruments than big-band swing there is only one option. No it is not “trance” “music” (I challenge the authenticity of both these terms). The correct answer is British rock.
The British certainly did not invent rock and roll but they did know how to make it popular. This was possible due to the fact that at that time in history Britannia ruled the waves which encompassed the airwaves as well as the tides and estuaries.
The prerequisite when listening to rock music is to see if all the members (there must only be between 4-5 members of a group) are wearing matching attire. If they are, then you can rest tight that the music is adequate for a gentleman’s ears.
So there you have it.