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rock and roll
⟶ Updated 19 Dec 2018 ⟶
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British Rock formed as a way to mimic American Rock. It evolved as R&B cover bands started writing their own music.
Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones liked to portray a macho man image
Day in the Life - Beatles
Norwegian wood - Beatles
Hard Rock - Began in America because fans of folk rock wanted something stronger to listen to.
Cream - One of the first Hard Rock Bands, Added bass riffs and vocals that mimicked the riffs of the genre.
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Glitter Rock - Created because Bowie didn’t want to simply walk on stage and sing, he wanted to create a character. David Bowie - 1966 - Bowie created the genre by making characters for his songs and performances.
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Funk - Made as a new genre for African Americans to express themselves since their other music was being taken over by white America.
Sly and the Family Stone - 1966 - Often went against bigotry in their songs, had both white and black artists, Made a new kind of fuzztone and used very syncopated bass.
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown - 1966
Thank You - (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly and the Family Stone
Heavy Metal - Songs and bands were about fearing evil. Was a new genre for kids to like that their parents disliked.
Black Sabbath - Used of Fuzztone and Bass/bass drum pounding on every beat. Lied to portray a “wild madman” image.
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Mod Rock - Mods Rock was used as a way for the new generation to talk about their frustration with the older generation.
The Kinks - 1964 - Used a lot of Fuzztone, had songs that had a bad outlook on love.
You Really Got me - The Kinks
My Generation - The Who
Psychedelic Rock - As Hippie culture became more prevalent, and therefore LSD more common Psychedelic Rock bands began as a way to try and mimic LSD through music.
Jefferson Airplane - 1965 - Used Free Form. Conveyed the hippy message through lyrics and were the most commercially successful Acid
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Dark Star - Grateful Dead
Folk Rock - Folk music was made for the people, mainly fans of Elvis who were now older and wanted more mature music. Folk Rock simply became the Rock version of Folk music.
The Byrds - The Byrds are the band that created Folk Rock from folk music by covering Mr. Tambourine Man
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Surf Rock - A style originating on the west coast, defined by the vocal harmonies, R&B guitar, Instrumental reverb, and Wall of sound used in the music.
Beach Boys - 1961 - Helped combined all the sounds of surf rock into one, using the twangy sound of Duane Eddy, the tremolo of Dick Dale, and using the riffs of Chuck Berry.
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Surfin USA - Beach Boys
Rock And Roll - Was made as a way for whites to make R&B music but distance themselves from the black community that first made R&B.
Elvis Presley - 1954 - One of the first mega-superstars, helped bring Rock & Roll to the white community.
Shake Rattle and Roll (cover) - Bill Haley
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Payola Scandal - The Payola Scandal was when Dj's were being given credit for songs they didn't help create. This all eventually caught up to the people doing it and caused Alan Freed to lose his show because of it. This hurt the integration of black artists because Alan Freed was one of the few people who played black artists at the time.
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