It’s difficult to certainly define what Rock and Roll music is, or where it actually began, but Rock and Roll is when guitar playing as we today learn it began.
Elvis Presley should be provided a few of the credit for it, with his hips swinging as well as the raunchiness of the tunes, although he didn’t actually play guitar perfectly at the time. He did however begin the fad of screaming females at his shows, it was all about sex absolutely, and on the contrary that is how it got the name Rock & Roll.
The origins of Rock & Roll return to the late 40´s, and were influenced by blues and gospel music later the big band swing, and rhythm and blues; it was additionally influenced by country guitar music.
Some of the artist´s of the time including Elvis Presley with “That´s Alright Mama” and Bill Hayley´s “Rock Around The Clock”, at the time the piano was the leading instrument in the band, until Chuck Berry turned up with tunes like “Johnny Be Good” with that distinguished Guitar Riff, which we nonetheless hear now.
I had the fun of seeing Chuck Berry playing reside in Leicester, England; he was 64 years of age then, but nonetheless Rocking, a desirable show.
England’s answer to Elvis Presley was Cliff Richards as well as the Shadows, (which were basically an electric guitar band) with “Living Doll”, sadly Cliff didn´t create it big in America, but he continues to be going sturdy in England at the ripe age of 80 and has simply introduced his newest album.
In the early 60´s we saw the begin of what was to be called “The Swinging 60´s” or often “The Golden Age of Rock and Roll”, the largest Band was The Beatles who when they played couldn’t even hear themselves due to the screaming females, and bad P.A. systems.
The Beatles were the initially British artist´s to create it big in the U.S.A.; they were special then as they wrote almost all of the song´s that they conducted, and the reality is they changed music, as well as the rules of the music we hear now.
They moreover wrote “I Wanna Be Your Man” which became the initial hit record for the Rolling Stones, who furthermore produced it in the United States, plus they nevertheless work sellout concerts for this day, even at their age, thus there’s hope for us all yet.
In the late 60´s-early 70´s we had the Glam Rock as well as the psychedelic era, and saw bands like Jefferson Airplane, T Rex, Mud, and Wizard plus Jimmy Hendrix and David Bowie, the design of guitar playing became more aggressive with a rise into Hard Rock and Heavy metal, we saw AC/DC, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.
It is my belief that Rock and Roll music is with us in some shape or another for a extended time yet, and individuals might nonetheless be influenced by it, and can continue to purchase records and learn how to play guitar, whichever design of music they select to play, it is actually all connected anyway.
I hope to see today how Rock and Roll Guitar became a mixture of Blues, Country Guitar music, and Swing and Rhythm and blues.