A Passion for Conformity

“Rock ‘n’ roll is musical baby food: it is the worship of mediocrity, brought about by a passion for conformity.”  ~Mitch Miller

As a record producer for Columbia, he passed on Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Beatles (source).

As much as I have enjoyed his “Sing Along” albums,  I think I would have fired him.


3 thoughts on “A Passion for Conformity

  1. …sounds like a quote that should always be included in listicles concerning bad predictions…


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