• because they actually made quality music
  • Because that era didn't have music downloading!!
  • Time. A lot of time has passed since then. Therefore, more albums sold.
  • sentimental value.
  • Because Good music never goes out of style, and people today are still buying those great albums. I have a lot more Depeche Mode than I do of pretty much any other band, and I'm only 20. =)
  • because in the 70s and 80s band members were actually musicians. they knew how to play their instruments and most were classically trained. now it's all just some guy who learned to kinda pick out songs they heard and they don't really have the strong basis behind it.
  • well, there were less people, thus there weren't as many bands. plus, back then it would cost *way* more money for a band to produce an album, so much more care went into the process and not just any joe blow could have a record made. most bands these day's simply aren't talented enough to have been able to make it in the 70's/80's.
  • because bands these days dont do anything new compared to any bands like van halen def leppard, ac dc, metallica, pink floyd, led zepplin,thin lizzy, the who, rolling stones or any otha english rock band. As for singers, any of these chik singers or hip hop groups never last becoz most of wot they do is either crap or has been done b4. So my main point is that none of these talentless chik singers on hiphop groups arent doin anythin new.
  • Better music, no computer downloading, MTV played music videos which help sell more albums, people had more money to spend on music instead of cell phones and video games.
  • I think others have a piece of the puzzle, but one crucial piece no one has quite addressed is the fragmentation of our culture, especially our media culture. In the 1960s, there were only 3 television networks. There were only a handful of record companies. Most markets had only a handful of radio stations. There was no Internet. So, when the Beatles (just to pull one example) appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, everybody (or, at least, a huge percentage of the population) watched them. Then, the radio stations would play their songs, and everyone (or a huge percentage of the population) would hear them. Thus, even though the pie was smaller (fewer people), the musicians that made it through the filtering process got a larger piece of that pie. . . .
  • More talented and they were the originals
  • Because the music was better, newer, fresher, not something we'd heard before only rehashed. People also bought more music and really treasured their lps. And LPs wore out and you'd buy new ones, special mastered ones, too. You bought them for the cover art as well. But most off all there was just a wider variety of good music. radio stations didn't narrowly label them. YOu could hear folk, rock, country, metal, oldies, all on the same station so a wider variety of people heard everything.
  • not sure why

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