A Brief Overview of Rock and Roll
As a style of music, Rock and Roll – commonly referred to as Rock’n’Roll – was developed in the USA around the early 1950s. It combined influences of African American music, notably blues and jazz, adding a heavier background beat. Early Rock and Roll artists include Chuck Berry and Bill Haley & his Comets. From the music, a new genre began to emerge, producing a Rock and Roll style of attitude and fashion. » Read more..
How can you define rock music? It is vintage and contemporary, melodic and discordant, angry and beautiful. Among these musical oxymorons is a genre that continues to defy explanation; a genre that refuses to be pigeon-holed into either this or that. What exactly defines a rock song? Does it have to be an adrenaline fuelled, angst-ridden-two-minute-assault on the ears like Blur’s anthemic Song 2 or a slow, mercury-rising crescendo such as the seventies epic Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. » Read more..
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