Where did yacht rock originate from?

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When did yacht rock become known as yacht rock?

  • The term "yacht rock" did not exist while the genre was active, from about 1975 to 1984. Originally regarded as "adult-oriented rock" (or "West Coast Sound") it became known as yacht rock in 2005, when the term was coined in J. D. Ryznar et al's online video series of the same name.

Yacht rock refers to the soft rock that dominated FM radio airwaves in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Yacht rock is characterized by glossy production, breezy vocals, and bouncy rhythms—all elements thought to evoke relaxing bay cruises in Southern California, where the genre originated.

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