The bands Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rush, Asia, and Styx have sold, literally, hundreds of millions of albums.
And that's despite the fact that This Is Spinal Tap is a devastatingly accurate spoofing of, ya know... all those bands.
This hour: a look at the rise and fall of progressive rock.
And we'll talk, along the way, to a local prog rock band called, logically, 1974. 1974 plays this Friday night, December 1, at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford.
- Adam Clymer - Guitarist for 1974
- John Dankosky - Executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, and host of The Wheelhouse and NEXT on WNPR
- Parker Hu - Keyboardist for 1974
- David Weigel - The author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.