Fm108.ca is on the air with the hits of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. FM-108 was a legendary Oldies station in Southern Ontario broadcasting from Burlington, Ontario in the 70’s and 80’s and the station is re born featuring the former air talents .
The station that played it way back when is playing them again as the Gold N Great Revival is re born!
Music in the 1950’s
Music in the 1950’s was dominated by the birth of rock and roll. The early 1950’s, the genre began the chain of events that would result in the creation of rock; metal, punk, indie, britpop, grunge and the rest. Rock and roll was a powerful new form of music that also combined elements of rhythm and blues (R&B), pop, blues, jazz, doo-wop, blues, and gospel to create a unique sound during the decade. This era also spurred the creation of such genres as Rock ‘n’ Roll, soul, Motown, funk and hillbilly music to create a sound that truly shook North America.
Music in the 1960’s
The 1960’s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, political assassinations and the emerging “generation gap.” During the 1960s, several musical genres gained mainstream popularity. Among them were rock and roll, folk rock, rhythm and blues, and antiwar music. Furthermore, the 1960s saw funk and soul music rising in popularity; rhythm and blues in general remained popular. The fusion of R&B, gospel, and original rock and roll was a success until the mid-part of the decade.
Music in the 1970’s
The 1970’s are famous for bell-bottoms and the rise of disco, but it was also an era of economic struggle, a decade of soaring inflation, political upheaval, cultural change and technological innovation.The significance of the seventies goes beyond high gas prices, Watergate, and Vietnam – profound changes to American politics, societal norms, and the nation’s economy took root.The 1970s was all about experimentation with music. We saw greater diversity forming with the new wave of anarchic punk witnessed from the Sex Pistols alongside the juxtaposing upbeat development of funk and soul from legends like Aretha Franklin.