Mainstream country artists have even began to incorporate hip-hop and rap into their music (Ears). These opportunities were made possible because Garth Brooks was not afraid to try something new, to be a new movement. Brook’s public affirmation of rock music immensely provoked the turning point of the biggest selling country artist of all time. Country music queen, Reba McEntire is one of the greatest female country artists, whose influence in long lived. Her astonishing legacy was not handed to her on a silver platter; however, she worked hard to earn her title as the Queen of country music.
Metallica had many big hits. Metallica helped create a new kind of rock and roll by having lightning guitar riffs, for which they earned eight Grammys and that helped secure a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Metallica one of the greatest bands of the 80s and 90s. How they got started James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich had many influences. When James was younger, he had a tragic event in his life that made him create a band (Fricke, Seliger, 1993). Then when he met another teenager, they formed
Nirvana Introduction Nirvana brought an introduction to a new type of music, Even though Nirvana lost their lead, they still continued to sustain their legacy in grunge music. They had a slow but steady rise to fame that came to a sudden and painful end. Winning many awards and impacting many people with the feel of grunge, Nirvana had lost many things alongside their journey. Nirvana ushered the age of grunge, won Grammy awards, and secured a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making them a band that blazed their own trail through the 20th century. Kurt’s Childhood People in Kurt Cobain’s past were believed to have influenced some of his future.
Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers.
I) Introduction: Hello everyone today I will speak to you about an English rock band who most of you have heard off, “The Beatles”. They were one of the biggest musical icons in history. The band consisted of 4 legends: John Lennon (guitar), George Harrison (guitar), Paul McCartney (bass) and Ringo Starr (drums). Moreover, “ The Beatles” made a breakthrough in deferent regions such as music, film, literature, art, and fashion. Even after their career ended The Beatles made a big influence on the lifestyle and culture of several generations.
The Beatles have made a lasting impact on fashion, music industry and modern culture, making them the most successful and influential bands of all time. As stated in the introduction, The Beatles didn’t emerge to popularity until the 1960s. The sixties were a time of rebellion and self-expression, especially among teenagers and young adults. Additionally, most families did not own a personal television until the sixties, this allowed entertainment industry to influence their audiences at home. Musicians now had to be appealing to their audience not just through their music, but now for their appearance.
Lots of people had a dream to see the performance of the group. It was the most popular group, and they mixed such concepts as music and culture. These two things started to work together. To separate music and culture was not available in that time. Even Aaron Copland said: “If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of the Beatles.” The Beatles was not just a music band, it was the incarnation of ideal life, behavior.
The invention of rock & roll was a collaborative effort, yet many music buffs trace its beginnings back to a singer, songwriter, and guitarist named Chuck Berry. Taking what he knew from the blues, big band, swing, country, and pop, Berry developed a style and sound that uniquely spoke to the experience of the American teenager, and that appealed to white as well as black audiences. And he remains, arguably, rock & roll's most influential figure. Among those who admit to having emulated his complex guitar riffs and quick, witty lyrics in their early days are some of the most prominent bands and artists of the past 50 years--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Berry has spent a lifetime in the spotlight, but the spotlight has not always been kind to him.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. This quote held truer for no one more than the man who said it. Jimi Hendrix waltzed into the music world and in just four short years, changed the face of rock-n-roll as we knew it. Hendrix became the 1960s zeitgeist for his ability to perfectly capture everything that made that era great- swagger and grit, primal sexuality and dreamy intoxication. Even though not everyone considers him an ideal role model, Jimi Hendrix is still considered as the greatest guitarist ever.
To understand the complexity and influence of Kanye West, one must grasp the context of the music industry at his arrival. Hip hop has become one of the most popular forms of music of the 21st century. Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly).
For example, Metallica faced major success in the 1980s and 90s. They didn’t follow the “quit while you’re ahead” rule, and their music suffered for it. While Led Zeppelin and other bands and artists that suffered similar fates, such as Nirvana and Amy Winehouse, are tragic, they are remembered as legends. Led Zeppelin would not have the impact that they have today if they were still touring. The Rolling Stones are still performing, and while they are a hugely successful band, they’ve become something of a joke for their old age.
Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and they are still active today. In 1978 Blondie came out with their second album Plastic Letters. From this album came the singles “Denis” and “(I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear”. Their third album Parallel Lines brought their biggest best seller “Heart of Glass” which went on to sell 20 million copies round the globe. Other
All three of the succeeding singles from Kick—“Devil Inside,” “New Sensation,” and “Never Tear Us Apart”—reached Billboard’s Top 10. INXS swept the MTV Video Music Awards in September of 1988 with five awards for the “Need You Tonight/Mediate” video. In January, the group received its first Grammy nomination for “Best Rock Performance by a Group.” One of INXS’s greatest achievements was performing live at Wembley Arena to a sold out 72,000 fans on the 13th of July
Most bands today don 't have as much success as Green Day. They had some difficult times because they were making music that nobody really knew about. But this band really made it when they got a Diamond record. One of Green Day 's most famous albums, “American Idiot”, was such a hit that the group adapted it into a Broadway play. Billie Joe Armstrong was so into the Broadway play he starred as St Jimmy in over 50 performances.
He currently plays guitar for Fall Out Boy. He also collects guitars. His family is Jewish, although, he once said in an interview, “I think we were more Jewish culturally than we were religiously because after my brothers Bar Mitzvah, we stopped going to the synagogue entirely.” Fall Out Boy has made a difference in the music world. This wouldn’t be possible without the 4 people that make up Fall Out Boy; Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman. With Patrick on vocals, Pete on bass, Joe on guitar, and Andy on drum, the band was a major hit.