Jacobs Media: Classic Rock The Soundtrack To Political Campaigns
July 26, 2016 at 12:56 PM (PT)
Radio pundit FRED JACOBS of JACOBS MEDIA STRATEGIES looks over how Classic Rock has formed an uneasy alliance with the current political campaigns on both sides with his latest blog, "Strange Bedfellows; Politics & Classic Rock," which can be read here.
JACOBS outlines the often-contentious relationship between Classic Rockers and politicians over the use of their music in campaigns, from BILL CLINTON's use of FLEETWOOD MAC's "Don't Stop" in 1992 to DONALD TRUMP's entrance at last week's REPUBLICAN CONVENTION in CLEVELAND to the strains of QUEEN's "We Are The Champions." Daughter IVANKA TRUMP took the stage to THE BEATLES' "Here Comes The Sun," which prompted a series of tweeted protests by GEORGE HARRISON's TWITTER account. HOWARD KAYLAN of THE TURTLES also express his displeasure over the use of "Happy Together," which was used to kick off the RNC.
JACOBS also points to PAUL SIMON's performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at last night's opening of the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION in PHILADEPHIA, while other "walk-up songs" played throughout the evening included THE BEATLES' "Come Togheter," hoping for a unified gathering, along with AC/DC's "You Shook Me."
"While the REPUBLICANS and DEMOCRATS agree on virtually nothing these days, there's no 'gridlock; about Classic Rock," concludes JACOBS. "One thing you can bet on is that the soundtrack for both parties will be Classic Rock."