Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR].
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.
Boston, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar and Supertramp are amongst the artists featured this week.
Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock (AOR)."