Rock and Roll Artists 12

Guitar Legends
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Rock and roll artists of the fifties have progressed to the rock music we recognize now, as well as the transition is really massive it will appear like they’re not the same kind of music at all today. Things began with blues music. This black American innovation tried to capture a more emotive and vocal aspect to music. With the advent of mass-produced electrical guitars in the fifties points absolutely took off, with blues influenced dance tunes capturing America’s mainstream tastes.

Things progressed from here to a more gritty sound, because of bands wanting to return to a more emotive, bluesy tone. The Rolling Stones are a perfect illustration of the development, as they shunned the more general and prevalent sound of bands like the Beatles in favour of tunes that grabbed a darker feeling. It may appear like a leap from blues music, but everything, right down to the solos, are seriously blues influenced.

Once you reach the 70s you’ve got more rock bands than you are able to shake a stick at, as well as the standout names of Hendrix, Clapton and Allman generating their means around the charts too. But for iconic bands at this time it’s difficult to beat Led Zeppelin. They define the excess of rock music in some techniques, but they’re equally individuals that, via Jimmy Page, forced guitar bands to unique specifications of talent and recognition.

It’s not proper to disregard the progress of the eighties for rock and roll artists, but it happens to be true it was the individual guitarists that have endured from that era instead of the music. People including Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert are undeniable guitar legends, but their bands are less unforgettable. Instead it was a lot less officially talented bands including U2 that managed to come from the eighties found on the additional side.

Through the 90s there was clearly unique metal, along with a certain revival of the energy of prevalent Brit bands, but nearly all of that came and went, with its influence just carrying because far because record firms promoted it. But there are some notable exceptions to gimmick or scene, including Radiohead. This dismissal of the icons of record firms and embracing of the new marketplace of the web signifies that rock bands are set to endure.

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  • Greg
    28 February, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    You noted Radiohead as an exception. Truly they are. But they have also rooted themselves deeply in the film industry, producing sorts of production and symphonic music (along with their maintstream hits.) Maybe this is what helped them endure. I can think of at least 15 films (most of them major productions) that their music has been a part of. Come to think of it, they may have been more a part of movie music than Kenny Loggins.
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  • Goodnight Sam 5 November, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    It’s always interesting to me just how many different genres Rock and Roll has given birth too. Even genre’s that are considered “rock” have been heavily influenced by it. Long Live Rock and Roll!!!
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  • Richard Thompson 6 January, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I’m glad you included the guitar virtuoso’s like Steve Vai, Paul GIlbert, and (my personal favorite) Joe Satriani emerging from the 80’s. It’s pretty sad that these aren’t names many people in the mainstream would recognize, as they certainly deserve recognition, but they are still recognized by the musician community. I also don’t necessarily think that 80’s rock should be written off as not defining, or not important. It was a time of experimentation, and attempts at trying to find out where electronic instruments’ place was in rock. Thanks for sharing!

  • Manuel Marino
    4 February, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Joe Satriani is absolutely impressive 🙂 one of my favourites as well. 70s and 80s have been wonderful periods for music. I still think they’ve been the best ones for freedom in music creation and innovation, but latest generations will never accept this 🙂 hehe
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  • Manuel Marino
    4 February, 2014 at 11:04 am

    What I really love of those years is the freedom in new ideas and in creating music. Really there was magic in the air, and something will never happen again.
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  • Manuel Marino
    24 May, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    thanks to you Richard! if you have anything else to add, please share! I love your comments 🙂
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  • Manuel Marino
    24 May, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    thanks for sharing Sam! if you have any more ideas, please add them. It’s great to find another Rock and Roll enthusiast 🙂
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  • Dubi 31 August, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    My favourite Steve Vai enoug said

  • Pedal 14 June, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    It’s constantly appealing to me simply the number of different categories Rock and Roll has given birth too. Also genre’s that are taken into consideration “rock” have been heavily affected by it. Long Live Rock and Roll!!!
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