I've always loved the "Labyrinth," which is about 300 years old.
It's a nice complicated tune, great for studying music theory.
But why didn't the guy write it with words, so we could sing and dance to it?
He could have made it a song about sex, or drugs, or murder, or something.
"Electric Blues" from the 60's:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, including Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop.
Others believed to have played (uncredited) on some of their sessions
include Al Kooper, Barry Goldberg, and (gasp) Bob Dylan!
An amusing sequence of events:
FIRST...... The Contours made "Do You Love Me," one of the great rock'n'roll classics.
THEN...... The Gentrys made "Keep On Dancing," which sounds like a bad copy of "Do You Love Me."
THEN...... The Beatles made "In My Life" (on an album).
AND THEN...... The Gants made "I Wonder," which sounds like "In My Life."
AND...... The name "Gants" looks like a messed-up copy of the name "Gentrys," too!
Don't worry, I'm not going to flood this forum with classical music (though I do like some of it). But if you want to really see what being a disciplined professional musician is all about, here's a beautiful video that shows the London Symphony Orchestra playing a well-known 16-minute piece, with close-up shots of the various musicians, and with no audience noise. Play it in full-screen mode and it's like a little movie. This music starts quietly and gradually builds up to a rigidly disciplined frenzy; it's been called a "musical orgasm". At the end, the conductor looks like he's having a fit.