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Classic Rock: A Guide to Classic Rock’s History and Sound

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

The rock music that dominated FM radio stations in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s is often collectively grouped under the banner of classic rock. In the twenty-first century, classic rock is a blanket term that describes American and British rock music through the early 1990s.