Rock n’ roll, the most popular contemporary music genre originated during the late ’40s and early ’50s in the United States. Initially rock n’ roll music was a fusion of various African-American music genres like blues, jazz, jump blues, gospel, boogie-woogie and rhythm, blues along with country music and western swing.Rock n’ Roll began to develop as a manifestation against the war. The rock music was used to evolve harmony and peace among the people so that it didn’t follow a third world war.
The lead instrument of early rock n’ roll music style was either piano or saxophone; later it got replaced by guitar in the middle of 1950s. Classic rock n’ roll music style has two electric guitars (lead, rhythm), bass (acoustic), and drums.
The expression rock n’ roll was used by the sailors of the centuries which commonly referred to the movement of the ship on the ocean. In 1934 a song came out ” ROCK N’ ROLL” by the Boswell Sisters, in 1942 Maurie Orodenke, a billboard columnist started using the term Rock N’ Roll to express the upbeat recordings like “Rock Me.” By 1943, “The Rock N’ Roll Inn” established as a music venue in south Merchantville, New Jersey. Later, the famous disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term ‘rock &roll’ in the early ’50s and began to play this music style which popularized both the music style and the phrase.
Here are the respective mentions of the rock bands we’ve loved the most:
Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful bands of the music industry. Starring Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham Led Zeppelin has influenced many hard rock and heavy metal bands across the world including deep purple, Black Sabbath, queen and many more. The band were admitted to the rock and roll hall of the fame and received Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2005.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones was established in 1962, they have been known as the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band. According to the recording industry association of American has sold 66.5 million units in the US. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Ian Stewart, later in 1975 guitarist Ron Wood Joined Jagger, Richards, and Watts. They have entertained the audience for more than 50 years selling more than 200 millions album worldwide.
Formed in London, Pink Floyd band were famous for their progressive and psychedelic music. The band includes David Gilmour, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. Pink Floyd has sold 250 million records worldwide which made them one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. Pink Floyd was introduced to the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
“Crazy little things called love,” “bohemian rhapsody” and “we will rock you” band Queen formed in 1970 is considered as one of the greatest bands of the time. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor were the four incredible rockers of the band.
This English rock band was established in London, in 1964. Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon were the member of The Who band. They’ve always been known as the best live performers and for the songs like My Generation, and Why Get Fooled Again.
AC/DC is one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the 70s. The band was formed in 1973 and continuing rocking the audience since then. They considered as the pioneer of heavy metal their cultural impact of AC/DC made them the tenth highest-selling artist in the United States and the 14th best selling artist in the worldwide.
The band was admitted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.
The Eagles, an American rock band founded in 1971, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner were the founding members of the band. The Eagles were one of the most successful bands in 1970’s they’ve won 6 Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and 6 number one albums. According to RIAA (Recording Institute Association Of America), the Eagles have sold 101 million units in the US. The band was admitted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.
With songs like “dream on” and “sweet emotion,” Aerosmith also known as ‘the bad boys from Boston’ has rocked the music world. Aerosmith were established in the 1970s. Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band which has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and 70.2 million in the US. Aerosmith were introduced to the rock and roll hall of fame in 2001.
Metallica is a heavy metal band established in 1981 their fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship was always remembered by their fans. Metallica is one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time. metallica is considered as one of the “big four” of thrash metal, along with Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth.