Re " Your dad doesn't happen to some bitter punk who loathed hippies like Bob in the seventies. Usually Bob haters tend to come from this group, or people who hate decent rock music in general."
I can't stand Bob's cloying obsequious style. I never could even when all my friends listened to him back in the early seventies. he reminded me too much of Dickens' Uriah Heep. I've always found him extremely irritating. I used to watch the Whistle Test and turn the sound down when he was on . I suppose he lasted so long because of the music he played although he contributed nothing to it. The T Bone Burnett documentary would have been miles better in the hands of Andy Kershaw