The first tour brought in millions of dollars and the attendance records were unbelievable. Garth had missed his fans and they missed him. In interviews he’s talked about how stadiums were packed at every place he toured when he was making his comeback, and how sweet his fans were for showing up. Things just excelled and got better from
essential to the development of rock and roll, this iconic group brought a different vibe
They were creating things out of the box that no one could imagine. The famous song “Tomorrow Never Knows” stood out from other songs being produced at the time. Using unaccustomed techniques “The song itself sounded like virtually nothing the band had recorded up to that point,” (Dempsey). The Beatles were pushing themselves musically. They were setting an example for other musical groups showing that experimenting with sound and going beyond comfort will pay off in the long run. The Beatles have been revolutionizing music since the time they wrote their first song to the modern sound of the twenty first century. “Through ceaseless inventiveness, The Beatles set musical trends that are still being followed,” (Dempsey). Bands, like Oasis, have credited The Beatles to impacting several of their songs. By being the most successful songwriters of their age, it is no surprise that their style is influencing music to this extent. The Beatles have become one of the most influential bands through their musical innovation.
En Masse, Rock and Roll has influenced various areas of the youth culture amid the 1960’s, dominating many areas of the world. The popularity and international outlook for rock music resulted in a compelling impact on society as Rock and Roll influenced everyday fashions, attitudes, and behaviors. Drawing on many different styles, this genre of music excited a worldwide generation of young listeners, while, at the same time, distressing musical, cultural, and social authorities. Presently, it is tough to fully understand the bitter criticism the new music generated in its entirety. Rock music gave shape to many different counter-cultural movements which engulfed the world. Without Rock and Roll, many genres of music would never have emerged, such as: garage rock, pop rock, blues rock, and psychedelic rock. Although rock no longer rules popular music, the styles of the 1960’s still appeal to the ears of those born long after. The utopian frenzy of rock defined the music of that era, and to this day continues to structure the music we call Rock and Roll
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.
Now, people didn’t have to wait for the daily paper to look at ads, they wouldn’t have to go any farther than switching the television on and sitting in their living room. There was new music hitting the streets and, although, not everyone appreciated the music it sure made a bang in the 1950’s. A new music era was becoming more and more popular, it was called Rock and Roll. By 1955, Little Richard, was an up and coming Rock and Roller from the south. The progress of music from earlier years to the mid 1950’s was great. Not long after, Little Richard, in 1956, Elvis Presley, made his debut and in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis. Music attached to those particular names gave people a way to express themselves, the music gave people an idol that “understood” them. Rock and Roll also gave people back in the 1950’s freedom to be who they wanted to
The Beatles and more specifically John Lennon had an immense impact on society throughout the 1960s to the 1980s. The Beatles affected society with their music by bringing about an age where experimentation with drugs, sex and hallucinogens (previously taboo) became the norm. They were also very popular amongst the new hippie counter culture as they too were anti-war and shared continuity with the ideals of the band. They served as examples and leaders not only to the hippies and other youth movements, but also to the youth of society in general. The Beatles and their music redefined the rules of society. They started new and innovative trends of experimentation with sex and started the idea of using drugs for recreation. They promoted peace and opened up capitalist society to the idea of socialism. These are all major themes which have forever altered the course of future societies and are themes that are still massive influences on our societal decisions today!
Before The Beatles became a band they were individual musicians all with people they looked up to and all with musicians they wanted to take certain traits form. Having four members of the band created a wide variety of influences on the band as a whole by combining the individual members pervious musical repertoire. Starting with George Harrison, his guitar work was influenced by American rockabilly music by Eddie Cochran and Carl Perkins that influenced the band’s songs throughout the years. He also incorporated the melodic lines and slight fills that both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton created. John Lennon was a huge fan of Elvis, his opinion implied that the there was no true music before Elvis’s time. He also brought The Beatles into considering the psychedelia and folk side of music. Many of the first songs The Beatles created were directly influenced by Buddy Holly with slight influences from Roy Orbison. They wanted to create a similar sound to Holly with their own spin on the genre. Paul McCartney’s songwriting was created to emulate the technique of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
Music carries each and every one of us to a new awareness. It can reach to the innermost part of an individual. Music can envelope our emotions from tears all the way to our joy. It captivates and motivates. As I attended a concert on Saturday, November 7, 2015, Lynyrd Skynyrd performed with power and feeling to their audience. The audience ranged over four generations. For a band to begin forming by 1965 and performing by 1970, their music can punctuate and electrify the generation of today. By understanding the origin of Lynyrd Skynyrd, an individual could feel how this Southern Rock band injected sorrow, joy, and sometimes confusion in their electric jams. They loved their guitars. This group was not a Confederate flag-waving, redneck band. Their music
The Beastie Boys. Need I say more? When most think of the rambunctious rap group from that came straight out of the 1980’s, they think about girls, partying, crude humor and maybe some music in between. Although The Beastie Boys as a group did a few things that had never been done before in music history. Thats pretty incredible considering nobody expected something so revolutionary to come from three middle class white jewish kids from New York.
Punk rock has played a huge role in the lives of the youth throughout history. During the 1960s, the youth of America was going through a period in which their voices were not being heard. Unhappy that their voices were being unheard and ignored, rebellion began to occur with the formation societies all across the country. One movement in particular, The Free Speech Movement, emerged at the University of California at Berkeley and was a huge step forward for teens having a say in politics. In the background of this youth movement was music, more specifically artists who had a role on punk rock in America. Bob Dylan, a folk artist, played a major role in the youth movement during the 1960s because his music was anti-mainstream at the time which is what teens wanted. At the time, folk music presented an outlet for the youth of America to express their displeasure with mainstream society and their parents’ values. Dylan’s music was unique in the sense that it focused on an individual instead of society as a whole like most
While his peers fill their weekend plans with friends or by studying for algebra, Junior, Richard Conie, takes his time to perform locally. Conie and a couple of his friends came together with their talents, to form a band known as “North of Lane”. They have gone from practicing in garages, to opening at the LC Pavilion.
They performed on day two of the Woodstock festival. They started at 10:30 in the morning on Saturday the 16th. They played for 95 minutes. Their equipment squashed the turnable stage. Then the rain started flooding the stage. The band kept playing until they were forced to come off the stage. It was a thunderstorm and they had to take the band off in fear of them being electrocuted. They finished around midnight because of all the breaks due to the thunderstorm. Their set was Influenced by Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk and of course Rock ‘N’ Roll, they used to stretch their compositions to incredible lengths, improvising solos and lyrics. Their songs got delayed because of the storm so there were long breaks between the song. Their end song was “Turn on your love light”.
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).
Anti-gun groups were handing out candles to festival goers. The crowd took the candles and started bonfires. This led to even greater problems with vendor’s booths, nearby trailers, and an audio tower going ablaze (huffingtonpost). Seven arrests were made due to disorderly conduct, petty larceny, and reckless endangerment of property (washingtonpost). There were four rapes during Woodstock. People were pushed into the mosh pit, and they “deliberately bumped into each other” (huffingtonpost). There was also a gang rape that occurred during Limp Bizkit's performance (huffingtonpost). “Woodstock ‘99 was one of the biggest debacles in concert history, with 60 concert goers hospitalized due to violence within their ranks, widespread fires, vandalism and looting costing millions of dollars” (sfgate). This disastrous Woodstock was far different than the first