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Task 7 the history of rock music

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Olivia Cotterell

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Task 7 the history of rock music

  1. 1. THE HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC By Olivia cotterell
  2. 2. BRIEF HISTORY BREAKDOWN 40’S & 50’S: ROCK MUSIC ALL STARTED DURING THE 40’S AND THE 50’S, HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BLUES, RHYTHEM ANF BLUES AND COUNTRY MUSIC. A NEW GENRE OF MUSIC WAS BORN… 60’S: DURING THIS TIME ROCK MUSIC STARTS TO BECOME OF AN AGE OVERTAKING POP MUSIC ON THE CHARTS, THEY WERE OFF TO A HIT! In the sixties, television becomes a major force in rock music as networks try to attract a younger audience. 70’S: THIS IS WHEN THE ROCK GENRE STARTED EXPERIMENTING AND BRANCHING OUT INTO DIFFERENT SUB GENRES. FOR EXAMPLE: PROGRESSIVE ROCK, HEAVY METAL, HARD ROCK ETC…TOURING BANDS MOVE FROM CLUBS AND THEATRES TO SPORTING AREANAS. BIG BANDS FORMED IN THE 60’S LIKE THE ROLLING STONES, PINK FLOYED TRAVEL IN PRIVATE JETS AND PLAY TO THOUSANDS!
  3. 3. BRIEF HISTORY BREAKDOWN 80’S: CDS, SYNTHS AND RISE OF MTV… AVAILABLE ON 2000 CABLE STATIONS MUSIC WAS BEING DISPLAYED EVRYWHERE THAT YOU WENT, ROCK MUSIC AND THEIR SUB GENRES WERE SWEAPING THE NATION. Bands including: iron maiden, judas priest, skid row etc… 90’s: Alternative Rock and it's sub-genres Grunge and Pop Punk expand in popularity and ironically, explode into the mainstream during the 1990's. Heavy metal morphs into new sub-genres such as rap metal or rapcore, nu metal and industrial metal. Today: rock music is still played world wide with many different variations of rock with many different target audiences. Over the years there has been a lot of experimentation with rock music but the genre is still going strong today.
  4. 4. Left to Right: '50's rock n' roll pioneers The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis Left to Right: '60's rock icons The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison of The Doors. Rock artists Left to Right: '70's rock - Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Saturday Night Fever, Bruce Springsteen, and The Sex Pistols. Left to Right: '80's rock stars - Bono of U2, Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Madonna, and Prince.
  5. 5. MOST POPULAR ROCK ARTISTS (OVER 250 MILLION RECORDS SOLD)The Beatles. Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson. Madonna. Elton John. Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd.

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