Unusual maybe but that's probably short of "weird". Actually, it's too bad that most people are so tied to the music of their time (and usually their youth) that they know so little about the great music of 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 years earlier. It's also too bad that they're limited to the music of just their culture, i.e. for us, usually American culture. Asian music, African music, world music, even the closer Canadian music ... these are all often unknown to them.
Limited world views also account for how ignorant Americans are about politics.