I've been a fan of the music from previous generations ever since I was a little kid. I didn't just like the music from my parent's generation that was playing on the radio when I was a wee laddie; I also liked the music of THEIR parents, and their grandparents before them, and so on. That's why I always looked forward to New Years as a kid, because it was an excuse to stay up late and listen to Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians play Aulde Lang Syne. It hasn't been the same for me since his last performance. I guess I'm just weird that way. I mean no disrespect by laughing when I hear about people missing Dick Clark on New Years Eve. It's just that I was a bearded adult before I ever knew who Dick Clark was. But I knew Guy Lombardo (along with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, and others). My wife and I will stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop, as we usually do, but I haven't the foggiest idea why, considering that I won't get to watch Mr. Lombardo direct his matchless Royal Canadians.
Here's a link for those young whipper-snappers among you who have no idea who Guy Lombardo was.