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But what do we mean by ‘Soft Rock’ ?

Well ‘Soft Rock’ is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock music

(often combined with elements from folk rock) to compose a softer, more toned-down sound.

Hard Rock had been established as a mainstream genre by 1965.

From the end of the 1960s, it became common to divide mainstream rock music into soft and hard rock,

with both emerging as major radio formats in the USA.

Soft Rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more

emphasis on melody and harmonies.

Major artists included Carole King, Cat Stevens, The Hollies, James Taylor and Bread.

Soft Rock songs generally tend to focus on themes like love, everyday life and relationships.

The genre tends to make heavy use of acoustic guitars, pianos, synthesizers and sometimes saxophones.

The electric guitars in soft rock are normally faint and high-pitched.

The Carpenters’ hit version of “(They Long to Be) Close to You” was released

in the summer of 1970, followed by Bread’s “Make It with You”,

both early examples of a softer sound that was coming to dominate the charts.

This eventually reached its commercial peak in the mid-to-late 1970s with acts such as Billy Joel,

Elton John, Chicago, Toto, Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald,

England Dan & John Ford Coley, Air Supply, Seals and Crofts, America

and the reformed Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours (1977)

was the best-selling album of the decade.

By 1977, some radio stations, like New York’s WTFM and WYNY,  had switched to an

All-Soft Rock Format.

The radio format evolved into what came to be known as “adult contemporary”

or “adult album alternative”, a format that has a less overt rock bias.

So if ‘Soft Rock’ is what you like listening to, join us between

8.00pm and Midnight,

each and every Friday evening for the