Soft Rock- "rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock has."
first started to be apparent on the radio, songs like Without You by Nilsson gained popularity very quickly.
had hit the top 40 this year, many hit artists like Hall and Oates had released an album which set off the soft rock industry.
Soft Rock songs...
had oftentimes sold out very quickly. The Doobies in Chicago had sold out the quickest and the most.
Tickets and venues...
had hit its peak with many songs like "She's Gone" and "Dream On" by Aerosmith. By 1977, some radio stations, notably New York's WTFM and NBC-owned WYNY, had switched to an all-soft rock format. In the 1970’s band in the U.K. appeared.
Major Shifts in SoundRock is very sudden and harsh.
Either about love or very angry
Soft rock can be compared to old rock
Elton John- Greatest Hits
Toto- Toto IV
Bread- Baby I’m-A Want You
Lionel Richie- Can’t Slow Down
Hall and Oates
The Rolling Stones
By the 2000's, soft rock had fallen out of style. Soft rock had been replaced with pop and rock n' roll. New soft rock artists like Coldplay are also switching music styles to pop. Old artists like Johnny Cash and Elvis are still very much popular, but no news music of the same type is popular.