Rock and Roll

An analysis of it´s ages

An "impossible" history

The history of "rock and roll," as a term, is fairly simple to tell, but the story of rock and roll, the cultural phenomenon, is far more difficult to pin down, some would even say "impossible"

A music of the people

Because the first affordable solid-body electric guitars were introduced in the 1940s, and because the term "rock and roll" became popular in the early 1950s, we can cite these decades as significant turning points in the evolution of rock music. But the sounds we call "rock" evolved from many different sources, in many different regions, and at many different moments in twentieth-century history. And, perhaps most importantly, these sounds were shaped—and continue to be shaped—by countless regular people, some doing what they love, others seeking refuge from what they hate, some hoping to change the world, and still others resisting what they fear.

Origins of Rock 'n' Roll

It arose in the southern united states. It arrived after a technological advance after the invention of the electric guitar, amplifier, and microphone and along with the rise of independent labels such as Atlantic, Sun and Chess.

Rockabilly

The term "rockabilly" refers to the type of rock n roll music which was recorded and played in the 1950's. This was primarily made by white singers such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jonny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley (/ˈheɪliː/; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981), known as Bill Haley, was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets (inspired by Halley's Comet) and million-selling hits such as "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Rocket 88", "Skinny Minnie", and "Razzle Dazzle". He has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

Fats DOmino

Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone.

Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.

Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter and musician.He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades. Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".

Elements of rock and roll

- Played with one or more electric guitars

- Accompanied by a bass guitar

- Strong Backbeat

- Meaning related to rebellious teenage life

- Performers MUST dress in black

- Played in a band

- Usually has a guitar solo after the second verse and beginning

Bands who have been influenced

Bands such as Arctic Monkeys and The Vamps have been influenced by Presley.

Where rock is mostly heard

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Newest Rock Bands

- JUNGLE

- ODESZA

- OUGHT

- THE FAMILY CREST

- SILVERSTEIN

- FAITH NO MORE

- TWENTY ONE PILOTS

- THE STORY SO FAR

- BRANDON FLOWERS

- MUMFORD & SONS

- FALL OUT BOY

- HOZIER

- IMAGINE DRAGONS

- HASTE THE DAY

AWARD WINNING

OUR TOP 5 FAVORITES

Contributions to society

Rock and Roll is said to have helped spark the civil rights movement as both white and black people listened to rock and roll and created a common interest.


Rock and Roll also shifted popular music to a teen market.


Rock and Roll also created new dances as people found its beats suited to older and newer dance styles.