From the 60’s to the 80’s there was a plethora of beautiful music being made. Led Zeppelin, ACDC, The Who, Rolling Stones, and so many more bands plagued the decades with insatiable tunes.

My stepfather has told me so much about what he would listen to while in college back in the 80’s (here in Bloom) and the stories associated with the music. Like the one time him and all of his friends were throwing a party, in the now Phi Sigma Sigma house, which they called the Blue House (for obvious reasons), and the entire floor was filled with people screaming, “Get laid get f***ed!” from the live version of the song, “Mony Mony” by Billy Idol.


It was a completely different time back in the 60’s to 80’s where communities were more lenient with how college students acted. Today, the case is completely different. More laws have been made, and the tolerance for mischievously young tomfoolery has decayed.

The fire that once burned in the bellies of college students with the urge for creating crazy memories is all but dwindling. Sure you still get some crazy parties here and there, but it still doesn’t compare. However, what still lives strong is the music they were able to enjoy back then.

Students today are still blasting “Thunder Struck” by ACDC, “Renegade” by The Styx, “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin, and whatever else tickles their fancies. These tunes have been passed down from one generation to the next.


A big reason for students still listening to this music is because most of it encompasses the “young forever” mentality that resonates with the majority of college students. This mentality will die for the majority of us, but I would advise to try and keep up the spirit even as time goes on and you grow older.

There is a multitude of older people still embracing this young forever mentality with the balance of extreme adulthood to keep them from buying a van and leaving their kids and partner to go hit the road Ken Kesey style.


This music will live on for a long time regardless of the time period because the idea classic rock portrays is bigger than the generations that created it or even our own generation. Classic rock embodies freedom, rebellion, and fun. As long as there is an older generation to rebel against, classic rock will live on through the decades to come.

We need to have more of this music being played all over. Instead of playing something with the bass blaring at a party and everyone not being able to hear the person next to them, we should be playing some classic songs with some funky tunes and dance melodies. You know, something to bob your head or dance to while meeting new people and partying your asses off!