Music is one of the most talked about things in the world. Most people say
that they would be lost without their iPod or other portable music player and
music generally just makes things more interesting. One of the most popular
forms of music in the world currently is rock and roll. Rock has developed a lot
over the ages and is now very different from when it started. Most musicians
would say that they are influenced by or get their start in classical music.
Different things involved in classical music include pedal extenders for the
piano, an adjustable piano bench and sheet music storage. In each decade in the
twentieth century there was different rock and roll groups that helped turn the
genre into what it is now.
When the genre was first starting out the only really important band in
rock and roll was The Beatles. The Beatles were the band who started what was
known as the British Invasion and were immediately a pop culture phenomenon.
Almost everyone wanted to see the young men from England play their new brand of
music that had not been heard before in America. The Beatles smashed record
sales for their records and sold out essentially every venue in which they went
to play. The style of music that they played mixed American R&B with pop lyrics
and guitar, something that was previously unheard of.
In the 1970s one of the most famous rock acts was The Who. The band
called, "The Who" was also from England and carried on the legacy that the
Beatles had left behind. While playing the same general style of music as some
other rockers from the previous decade, The Who brought a never before heard
anger and angst to the stage in their lyrics, as evidenced by songs such as
"Won't Get Fooled Again". In this song the speaker mentions that he feels all
politicians are essentially the same and that he will not get fooled again by a
political candidate's false promises.
Fast forward to the 1990s and one of the undoubted kings of the rock genre
were Blink 182. This band was formed in California and wrote many songs about
partying and generally being a young person and the struggles that some teens
deal with. The group can be lumped into the general genre of punk, and to go
along with that genre come the inevitable punk look complete with baggy pants,
lots of tattoos and piercings and crazy hair styles. The band still plays
together after a brief hiatus and took a comeback tour of the country in the
summer of 2009 which drew massive crowds in every city they stopped in.
Rock and roll has evolved greatly over the past forty or fifty years and
there are certainly more developments to come for the genre as musicians
innovate even more. Because of the demand for music it is certain that soon
enough there will be a new super group in rock and roll to take over the mantle
as the most famous band in America.
Connor R Sullivan researched purchasing some
for his piano. He ordered online an
bench so his young children can reach the piano keys when playing.