What’s the Best Decade for Music? 

SIDI
Where I hailed him: Greenpoint
Where he hails from: Morocco
Years as cabbie: 21
Previous profession: Martial artist
The 70s was when rock and roll was at its best. The music today is ok, I’m sure, but I’m busy, you know? I have kids. So I’m not sure what happens today, but whatever it is, it can’t be better than Led Zeppelin.

GABRIEL
Where I hailed him from: Tribeca
Where he hails from: Romania
Years as a cabbie: 5
Previous profession: Mechanical engineer
Oh, the 60s are obviously the best, and obviously the Beatles. You don’t get better than the Beatles, unless maybe it’s Led Zeppelin, there could be an argument there. My father taught me about rock and roll. The 60s were his favorite, so they’re mine too.

SAM
Where I hailed him: Union Square
Where he hails from: South Africa
Years as a cabbie: 22
Previous profession: Security guard
Haha. My friend would be better with this question. He loves the guy with the hair. (Robert Plant?) No, no, the other guy. (Tommy Lee?) No, everyone loves him. (Elvis?) Yes, Elvis Presley. I don’t listen to any rock music, I’m too old to listen to anything. You hear this? (What?) Exactly. Silence. Silence is what I listen to.

Trevor
Where I hailed him from: Midtown
Where he hails from: New Jersey
Years as a cabbie: 6
Previous Profession: Always a driver
Everyone’s favorite music is what was popular when they were in high school, because that’s the music they associate with getting laid. The big bands for me back then were AC/DC, Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses. Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were also really big, but they’ve always been big. The 70s and 80s were really the best time for rock. After that I stopped paying much attention to new stuff. (Do you still listen to the bands you like?) Yeah, but not as much. You can’t listen to that stuff by yourself and not all customers like it. It’s too much rock for one cab.

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