Pop music already appealled to the masses hence the phrase Pop music, Mums and Dads disliking or liking their kids music has probably always been at a similar level since music began.Big Bad Bill wrote:]Could it be that the Beatles brought pop music to the masses whereas it had previously been the domain of the youngsters. Mum's and Dad's like the Beatles as well!
My other half's auntie wrote a letter to George Harrison saying that she was their biggest fan, back in the 60s. His mother sent back a nice reply and a piece of cloth torn from one of George's coats. She still has both somewhere.
Remember the science stuff about how our opinions are moulded by a certain age and few people try new things as they grow older.
My Ex (who was older then me) and was a record buyer during the Beatles/Stones heyday had constant battle with her father because he thought they were drug addicts and poor musicians just like my mate today who's 44 and thinks all rock/metal is shit after about 1989!