The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight. The Rolling Stones left a lasting impression on the music industry as well as on most, if not all, of the people that have had the pleasure of enjoying their music, including myself. I was first captivated by the Stones as a kid
His solos and his magnificent trumpet playing made him such a popular jazz musician. Another famous jazz musician was Bessie Smith. She was very popular in the south and among the ghettos of the north and earned the nickname Empress of the Blues. Though it was often said that her sound was “too basic for the general public.” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band were claimed to be the best group in 1923. The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man.
After hearing that a man by the name of John Paul Jones had been doing some session work for the Rolling stones and various respected artists, Page and Plant got him aboard. Giving many auditions for a drummer they finally decided to bring John Bonham a 20 year old prodigy who had previously a part of the group, Band of Joy 2. The group was influenced by various kinds of music stretched across many genres including rock and roll,psychedelic rock and dominantly blues. During this era they were even categorized as heavy metal, how times and opinions have changed. Zeppelin would later influence bands like Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath and even Foo fighters.
That is where jazz is known to get its main influence from. It derived its style from two different types of street music; string bands and percussion bands. Jazz had been evolving for almost a decade before it was recorded. A white New Orleans band called the Original Dixieland Jazz Band beat all the superior Southland black bands to it
Brooks inspired other musicians and producers from the rock world to integrate into country music. Bands such as AC/DC, Def Leppard and the Cars all made the transition over. In the following years, an abundant amount of rock musicians, such as Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, and Robert Plant have tested the water, even changed their identify to country artists (Ears). However, the shift from rock to country was not the only change in the music industry. Mainstream country artists have even began to incorporate hip-hop and rap into their music (Ears).
Although Jelly Roll Morton was a large bragger, his piano skills lived up to his words. Many other black musicians became popular at this time. They played in clubs and speakeasies with phonographs to make their music easily heard. The concept
Later, in the 1960’s, his music really started to grow into the legacy we know today. The music of Robert Johnson has a big impact on the music we listen to in modern times. Many other blues artists, such as Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, have recreated his work and found inspiration in
Elvis Presley was a major influence on Rock and Roll because he was the first major Rock and Roll superstar. Elvis was an American singer and actor. He is considered one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century for his groundbreaking performances. Because of this, he is often referred to as “The King of Rock and Roll” or just “The King”. Throughout Presley’s career, he defined the Rock and Roll genre, encourages a rebellious attitude on American teens, and because of him, the black community and music became much more widely accepted.
Through Elvis Presley's efforts, he was named one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century because he helped create the Rock and Roll era and was named “king” of Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll influenced society in many different ways through history. It influenced many Americans to act many different ways and Rock and Roll still effects our lives today. Rock and Roll all started in the early 1950s. This new genre of music came from a combination between African American Blues and Gospel.
Music was a way most teenagers found an outlet. Rock n’ roll first arrived on the music scene as race music and it wasn’t until teenagers started requesting radio stations to play it that it started to become more widely popular. By accepting this music, Americans were opening themselves to a whole new culture of things that would soon come to influence the nation. Elvis got the ball rolling by allowing America a slow transition into being more accepting. He was a white man singing what was considered race music.