“A lot of people talk about yacht rock being its own genre, its own era of pop music, if you will, and it is somewhat, but it’s also taken from earlier sources and earlier artists who stayed contemporary all through the eighties as well. And obviously, because it’s so R&B influenced, there’s a number of black artists that were very influential in the creation of the so-called yacht rock genre… I don’t think we were really thinking we were creating a new genre, we were extending out the things that we’d heard and were influenced by.”

Kenny Loggins, American
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