Do you all agree when Prince said the 60s, 70s and 80s were the golden ages of music?

So I came across this interview today and it dates back to 2011. Prince felt the 60s-80s were the golden ages of music when artists played their instruments, wrote their own songs and actually had to perform (those were his reasons).

I posted it and if you watch from 7:40 you’ll see what I mean.

What do you all think?
I've long felt that the best era for music was actually from around 1957 to 1967.
Buddy Holly, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, Roy Orbison, Phil Spector, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Donovan, the Who, the Velvet Underground, the Doors, Love, the Kinks, Hendrix, the Mamas and Papas, the Incredible String Band, the Byrds, the Hollies, the Moody Blues etc.

All within a period of 10 years or so!

I think it was the Beatles press officer Derek Taylor who once said that June 1st 1967, the release of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club, may well have the high water mark of not only popular music, but western civilization itself.

Perhaps a touch of hyperbole there, but you can see where he's coming from. I can imagine that it could have been a very expensive business trying to buy all the worthwhile vinyl back in '67.

For sure the 1970s (Led Zeppelin, Bowie, Springsteen, Sex Pistols, Joy Divison etc) and even the 1980s (the Smiths, the Pogues, U2 etc) certainly had their moments, but the emergence of first Disco and then Rap seemed to have changed forever the direction of the music industry.
I would say the late 50's, 60's and 70's .... stereo analog LP era.

I can not stand Prince by the way.
As a jazz fan, I would say the golden age was the 40s, 50s and 60s, sonically as well as musically.
Somewhat agree....

  that 80’s pop synth tripe was horrible.

   Heavy metal is golden, I grew up during (as mentioned earlier)
the birth of metal, the heavier turn to thrash, death metal born in Tamps,  east coast,...overkill etc. west coast slayer, etc
the myriad of bands who made the 80s’ so special....
the imports, motorhead, onslaught, GBH, Venom,..The exploited, crossfire, Samson, Saxon, and the hundreds of other bands who swan the pond to make it big here.
the domestic megadeth, Hirax, forbidden, etc.....

 metal just about died when those Seattle morons hit the scene, with all those other northwest bands.. hair metal was dead, thrash was kept alive by a few select bands.

  I’m done, I’m tired.

 Metal is a gift from the Godz!