A History of Rock Music: 1951-2000 by piero scaruffi

By piero scaruffi

This background of rock song isn't a historical past of the charts (which I give some thought to an aberration), yet a background of the good rules brought by way of rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the background in their maximum albums (regardless of ways many copies have been sold). It finally ends up being extra desirous about "alternative" rock than on "mainstream" rock, just because substitute musicians are typically extra cutting edge and honest than mainstream musicians.In a feeling, rediscovering "alternative" rock and giving it its dues can also be the way to repair the popularity of rock tune one of the extra subtle audiences. at the present time, rock song is a style that employs sampling suggestions, digital tools, digital/computer know-how, cacophony, and ethnic resources. The roots of contemporary rock tune lie within the technical thoughts led to within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. as a result, my "alternative" background of rock track starts off a lot just before so much books at the origins of rock'n'roll, and covers even more territory than guitar-driven rock'n'roll.

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This represented a dramatic change from the times of rock'n'roll, when the music was a (ultimately violent) act of rebellion. Rock festivals were invented with the "Human Be-in" held in january 1967 at the Golden Gate Park (the "Gathering of the Tribes"). The hippy phenomenon was interesting because it became a mass movement that 37 History Of Rock Music(Compiled By Prodigy) spread rapidly around the States (and the world) but it never had a leader. It was a messianic movement without a messiah.

Jimi Hendrix 11. Soft Machine 36 History Of Rock Music(Compiled By Prodigy) 12. King Crimson 13. Rolling Stones 14. Grateful Dead 15. Who 16. Stooges 17. Van Morrison 18. MC5 19. Led Zeppelin 20. Amon Duul 21. Colosseum 22. Fugs 23. Holy Modal Rounders 24. Sandy Bull 25. Leonard Cohen 26. Band 27. Janis Joplin 28. Creedence Clearwater Revival 29. 1 Psychedelia 1965-68 San Francisco and the hippies In 1965 San Francisco, whose scene had largely languished in the years of surf music and of the Greenwich Movement, suddenly became one of the most ebullient cities in the nation.

The hippy phenomenon was interesting because it became a mass movement that 37 History Of Rock Music(Compiled By Prodigy) spread rapidly around the States (and the world) but it never had a leader. It was a messianic movement without a messiah. The music of the hippies was an evolution of folk-rock, renamed "acid-rock" because the original idea was that of providing a soundtrack to the LSD parties, a soundtrack that would reflect as closely as possible the effects of an LSP "trip". This music was, in many ways, the rock equivalent of abstract painting (Jackson Pollock), free-jazz (Ornette Coleman) and beat poetry (Allen Ginsberg).

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