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
Aerosmith “Life is a journey, not a destination” said the band Aerosmith. Aerosmith had their share of ups and downs throughout their journey. From drug addiction to alcohol abuse to personal problems, they have been through it all. Aerosmith was a different type of rock and roll band because they brought blues music into rock, they won four Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Boston Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making them one of the best rock bands of their era. Aerosmith’s band members Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, and Steven Tyler became interested in music at a young age and had many influences.
The Film Becoming Queen (2004) was a documentary created by Mark McLaughlin. During its hour runtime, Becoming Queen, illuminates how the band famous for their gaudy, flamboyant performances and their distinct sound came to be. The London based band, Queen, resulted from numerous failed bands. The band underwent several name changes and a wide arrange of band members, until the perfect harmony was created. Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen, pursued a passion for music in grammar school where his failure to enter the school`s band inspired him to craft his own guitar out of a wardrobe and a fireplace.
Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century. Interested In Music Most people know Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but that’s not how they started. Fleetwood actually started as a blues band (Lowe, 2004). Originally a blues band, a little later in their career
From a young age, Dylan had an interest in music and was driven by several entertainment icons such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This led him to dropout of college to focus full-time on what he loved to do most: creating music. As Dylan reached his 20s, he started to produce a wide collection of songs at a very fast pace. In fact, many of these songs written during this time are presented in the album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Through the use of traditional music and meaningful lyrics, Dylan creates an album that exemplifies both protest and sorrow.
He was also awarded a Tony award for his play “Aida,”(Grant,2012) as well as ten Tonys for his version of the play “Lestat”. (Ray,2013) One of his biggest accomplishments was that he got his album, “captain fantastic” to be number one on the charts. (Larkin,2002) In 2001, John won the “Grammy Legend Award.” Earlier in his career, in 1991, he won another Grammy for his song “Basque.” (Behe, 2011) John was given the “Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award as well. He got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. (Hawkins,2004) He led an amazing career, but he is also doing some very intriguing things in his life
For me Tony is the greatest guitarist ever, with his riffs and style of playing. For example songs like “Iron Man” and “Paranoid”. Everybody has heard the riffs. Especially the “Iron Man” riff. People may not know where the riffs come from, but none the less, they are singing it.
This led to his Hot Five and Hot Seven. After being featured on multiple records for many different bands Armstrong was offered a chance to be recorded with a band under his own name (biography.com). Armstrong’s new spotlight grew his popularity in large strides. His personal style of playing and ability to make jazz a solo friendly music became the people's new favorite type of jazz. He put out many records and his popularity grew even in outside countries.
ADD TO THIS In 1963, every household in England and most of Europe knew who the Beatles were. They regularly played sold out shows filled with obsessed teenagers. However, even though they were very popular in Europe, the United States had a harder time accepting them as a band. Eventually, a studio noticed them and the rest is history. Their name is known nationwide, however the band was not always known as 'The Beatles '.
KURT COBAIN Kurt Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington on February 20th, 1967. He was a famous rock star in the late 1980’s and early the 1990’s. He wrote hit songs such as “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Come as You Are”, “Heart-Shaped Box”, and many others. His inspiration for these songs came from his early life. (Whiten, Patrick.