Bob Marley is rural singer famous in the world, Born in 1945 the village St. Anne North Jamaica . spent Marley as a teenager singing with his friends in the corners of the streets . Jamaican Bob Marley singer reggae who achieved international fame . Bob Marley has a great talent, he writes his own words and be composed and sung with ALOYLERS band. And the secret of its his success around the world in the simplicity of his words and the importance of the message published by: rebellion against injustice, justice, freedom, and peace, and the fight against poverty, and love of all kinds.
He “immersed himself in the Bohemian Culture of Greenwich Village.” (St James). His first composition came after he visited Woodie Guthrie, his lifelong hero. He wrote a song called “Song to Woody.” He sang at coffeehouses before landing a regular gig at Gerde’s Folk City on West Fourth Street. In 1961, Columbia Records business manager Roy Silver saw Dylan performing and gave him a record deal. A year later,
Jamaica was a going through a crisis in the 1970s because political tensions exploded. During this time one of the bet reggae singers, Bob Marley, was emerging as one of the best and most iconic artists in the world. Once Bob Marley was emerging as the best, a notorious gang leader Josey Wales had a plan to assassinate him. This plan failed, however, Bob Marley was shot in the chest but it was not fatal. This all occurred two days before The Peace Concert Marley had setup that was going to be free and politics free to help relieve the tensions.
The Beatles covered one of his hit tunes called “Long Tall Sally”. However, he did not just leave influences on just these two bands, but on the entire British Invasion. If it weren’t for Little Richard The British Invasion and American music might not have been as it became. A lot of different events happened during Little Richards lifetime. One major event that was going on during his lifetime was segregation.
Even though his life and career was quicker than a wink of an eye, his music had successfully manifested what happened in his life and what was happening in America and what people felt about it. One can know more about what was happening in the late 1960s by simply listening to Hendrix’s music if one chooses to view him as a historian too. As the guitarist of Testament, Alex Skolnick commented, “When considering Jimi, one must take into account the musical landscape during the time he emerged… He mixed the sounds of blues, jazz, soul, spaceships, and oceans into his own brand of hard rock… he achieved something very rare for music: social significance. It’s unfair to compare any guitarist to Jimi Hendrix, whose influence extends beyond the guitar itself. There has never been any guitarist as influential, and probably never will be again.”
Some musicians which he has influenced are: Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, and ZZ Top (Kirkpatrick 50). Clapton had previously said, “Muddy took the music of the Delta plantation, transplanted it in a Chicago nightclub, surrounded it in a electric band, and changed the course of popular music forever” (qtd. in Kirkpatrick 50-51). The styles of both the Blues and the nearly synonymous Gospels are practically interchangeable; Blues songs can be transformed into Gospel songs and vice versa. With that being said, both styles have their own sounds and meanings (Mississippi Blues Commission).
James Brown was known for many nicknames such as ‘’Soul Brother Number One’’, ‘’the Godfather of soul’’, ‘’the Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” and even “the Original Disco Man.” As a child Brown picked cotton, danced for spare change, and would even shine people shoes. At the age of 16, Brown was caught and convicted for stealing, and he landed in reform school for three years. While incarcerated, Brown met Bobby Byrd, leader of gospel group that performed at his prison. While Brown tried semipro boxing and baseball, but a career-ending leg injury inspired Brown to pursue music fulltime.
But one huge influence for Elvis was listening and singing gospel music at his church. Also during Elvis’s early years he had played guitar and he had walked around beatle street to listen to the blues (2018). Even though he didn’t have many influences his interests also helped him become the singer that he was. Elvis Presley has had some interests that had helped him become the singer that he was. One of the things that Elvis would do was when he had time off school he would go to a nearby record shop.
He then met up with his friend from his childhood, Keith Richards. The duo moved into an apartment, met Brian Jones, a guitarist, and began testing out the waters of rock and roll. Mick Jagger has been called one of the most outstanding figures in the genre of rock and roll. “Few could ever match Jagger's manic flamboyance and sinister charisma, qualities that many fans and critics have considered the quintessence of rock and roll since the 1960’s.” The Rolling Stones was formed in 1962, the name is deprived from a Muddy Waters song called “The Rolling Stones Blues”. Their first gig was at Marquee, a small jazz club
Supporting Goodling’s speech, Murphy Browne adds, “Imagine how much poorer the world would be without the melodies and lyrics of Africans like Bob Marley and the Wailers. Africans, whether from the continent or the Diaspora, have greatly influenced world music for generations” (Browne, Murphy. “African rhythms have influenced world music for generations”). Browne is correct. If many African lyrics and music did not exist, modern music would not be as efficient and great as it is today.
Woodstock: The icon of the 60’s The 60’s encompassed new styles of music, marches for peace, unforgettable fashion statements, civil rights rallies, drugs being experimented with, and Woodstock, the most famous rock festival during the 60’s. Woodstock is known for its three days of peace and music, even though it led into a fourth. Woodstock started as a single idea from the minds of four young men, but today is known as an icon of the 1960s. (Rosenberg, n.d.) I think Woodstock captures the essence of the 60’s because of the people’s love of rock-n-roll, their hatred of war, and the love that was spread throughout the estimated 500,000 people in attendance. John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang were the four organizers
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.They were one of the most important bands of the Psychedelic era. They broke all the rules while slowly building their career from ballrooms to arenas and going all over the country. They learned to approach their music as improvisational. They let their imaginations explore and improved it. Their first album was called Anthem of the sun.
Mr. Bo Diddley was born December 28, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi under the name Ellas Otha Bates but changed as a child to Ellas McDaniel. He was known as an R&B and Chicago Blues singer and guitarist. He was nicknamed The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, and influenced a host of acts. On November 20, 1955, Bo Diddley appeared on the popular Ed Sullivan TV show. The show asked him to sing "Sixteen Tons", but instead he sang "Bo Diddley".