The B-52s

Kennedy Carver 3rd period

­How did this musical artist or group change Rock and Roll/Rhythm and Blues forever?

The B-52's were one of the first "pop-rock" bands, and they created a new wave of American rock music, by adding dance and groove with traditional rock and roll. They had a large effect on rock and roll because they were the pioneers of a new type of rock and roll, by combining two types of music as one, they essentially created a new genre of music.

What components of this group made them so appealing in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s?

This group first preformed for a crowd in 1976. They were so appealing because they were a fresh face after the increasing popularity of rock and roll. Many rockers loved the B-52's because they were still able to enjoy rock and roll, but with a groovier vibe.

Summarize the Roots of Rock “n” Roll / Rhythm and Blues

The roots of rock and roll originated from other genres of music. With the influence of both rhythm and blues, jazz, classical, and even country, rock and roll was created and became a new wave of music in American Culture.

Today, what makes this musical artist or group still popular?

The B-52's are still popular today due to their popular songs that people still love today. Also because they were such a pioneering group, they left a lasting effect that has passed through generations.

­What are some of their top songs?

Some of their most popular songs include Love Shack, Rock Lobster, and Roam.



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