08/15/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT
ONE OF THE SEA CHANGES IN THE LAST quarter century of television has been the explosion of music. I was born in the Mitch Miller era and grew up in a time when you were lucky to get one music show a week that reflected popular tastes. I still remember the thrill I got from seeing Paul Revere & the Raiders in their Minutemen garb, lip-synching their hit "Kicks." (Don't laugh. The '60s were a pretty music-starved decade on TV) Today the tube is alive with the sound of all kinds of music, at all hours, a pervasiveness reflected in this week's column.