Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR]. Santana and Jethro Tull are amongst the artists featured.
Powered by the West Coast experimental music scene, and the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper LP, AOR first burst onto American radio in San Francisco in 1967. It was a revelation, a tour de force of creative programming which empowered its DJs and provided an antidote to the Top 40 hit radio that just wasn't "hip" anymore. By the mid-70s, AOR had become the most successful radio format in America.
The A-Z of AOR plays the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions. From Appletree Theater in 1967 through to Porcupine Tree in 2002, via Santana and Jethro Tull, Bob Harris presents another eclectic selection of music from the AOR songbook.