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Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll

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Rock and Roll

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  1. Rock and Roll • 1950’s - present • American Made • Mix of Country and Blues • More styles than any other form of music • Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Vocals • Optional Sax, Trumpet, Trombone

  2. Rock and RollOriginal Form Bill Haley and The Comets • Originally a Country-Western band • First recorded Rock hit song: “Rock Around The Clock” 1953

  3. Rock and RollOriginal Form Chuck Berry • Originally a Blues musician • First hit: “Maybellene” 1955 • “Johnny B. Goode” 1956

  4. Rock and RollOriginal Form Elvis Presley • First worked for RCA records 1954 • First hit: “Heartbreak Hotel” 1956

  5. Rock and RollBritish Invasion The Beatles • Formed in 1960 • Hit US market in 1964 with hit song “I Want To Hold Your Hand” • Members went on to record solo albums after the breakup in 1970

  6. Rock and RollBritish Invasion The Rolling Stones • Formed in 1962 as a Blues Band • First recording “Come On” written by Chuck Berry 1963 • Longest running rock band in history

  7. Rock and RollFolk Rock Bob Dylan • Real Name: • Robert Zimmerman • Song lyrics were about US Civil Rights and Anti-War • 1963 – present (Blowin’ In The Wind)

  8. Rock and RollFolk Rock • The Eagles • Formed in 1971, Los Angeles, CA • Most successful group of the 70’s • Disbanded 1980 • Some members had successful solo careers • Reunited 1994 • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998

  9. Rock and RollProgressive Rock Pink Floyd • Formed in 1965 in London as a Blues band • The name was from two blues musicians • Pink Anderson • Floyd Council • 1973 was the first successful album “Dark Side of the Moon”

  10. Rock and RollProgressive Rock YES • Formed in 1968 in London • Most personnel and style changes of any surviving rock band • Progressive, Symphonic, Art, Psychedelic, Pop

  11. Rock and RollSouthern Rock Grateful Dead • Formed in 1965 in CA as a jug band • Famous for live performances with long improvised solos • The name was retired upon the death of lead Jerry Garcia in 1995

  12. Rock and RollSouthern Rock Lynyrd Skynyrd • Formed in 1964 in Jacksonville, FL as the ‘Noble Five’ • Three members died in a plane crash in 1977 • Most popular songs: ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ & ‘Free Bird’

  13. Rock and RollHeavy Metal Led Zeppelin • Formed in 1968 as the New Yardbirds in London • 6 of their 9 albums reached number 1 • Drummer John Bonham’s 1980 death • “Stairway To Heaven”

  14. Rock and RollHeavy Metal Metallica • Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles • Also classified in “Thrash Metal” • 5 of their 9 albums debuted as number 1

  15. Rock and RollHard Rock Rush • Formed in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario • 3rd in album sales for a rock band • Famous for virtuoso musicianship and complex songs • Also known for progressive rock and heavy metal

  16. Rock and RollHard Rock Van Halen • Formed in California in 1972 as “Genesis” • Eddie & Alex • Wolfgang • Most #1 hit singles of any other rock band

  17. Rock and RollHard Rock AC/DC • Formed in 1973 in Australia by brothers Malcolm & Angus Young • 2nd single hit included bagpipes • Bon Scott

  18. Rock and RollRock Opera The Who • Formed in 1964 in London • Original style similar to British Invasion • Rock Opera “Tommy” released in 1969 • Disbanded in 1983 • Reformed in 2006

  19. Rock and RollRock Opera Queen • Formed in 1968 in London as “Smile” • 1974 Farrokh Bulsara joined the band and renamed it to “Queen” • Used a variety of styles including pop, heavy metal, ballads, ragtime, progressive… • “Bohemian Rhapsody”

  20. Rock and RollPop Rock Chicago • “Rock and Roll Band with Horns” • Formed in 1967 as “The Big Thing” • 1968 Moved to LA • 1994 Released a Jazz Album • Currently back to the original style

  21. Rock and RollPop Rock Elton John • Reginald Dwight • 1962-69 Pub Piano Player • First Album 1969 “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” • Recent fame for music from Disney’s “The Lion King”

  22. Rock and RollPop Rock Billy Joel • 1967 founded a band “Echoes” at 14 • 23-time Grammy nominee • “The Piano Man” • Performed with many famous musicians many famous places

  23. Rock and RollPunk Rock The Clash • Formed in 1976 in London • Gave up friendships and recreation to practice their music • A rocky beginning with CBS records eventually became very successful

  24. Rock and RollPunk Rock Talking Heads • Formed in 1975 in New York • Also New Wave, Pop Funk and Avant-Garde • “Burning Down The House”

  25. Rock and RollAlternative / Folk REM • Formed in 1980 in Athens, GA • 1st major hit came in 1987 • Lyrics are mostly politically based • 1990 added mandolin, organ and acoustic guitar

  26. Rock and RollAlternative Rock Dave Matthews • Formed in 1991 in Charlottsville, Virginia • Saxophone, Harmonica & Violin • Known for performing for cause and charity events • September 2012, Tied the Eagles for most #1 albums

  27. Rock and RollPop Punk Green Day • Formed in 1987 in East Bay, CA under the name “Sweet Children” • MTV aided to the success • Album “American Idiot” made into a Broadway play

  28. Rock and RollPop Punk Blink-182 • Formed in 1992 in Poway, CA • “Blink” already used • Started their 1st tour in a borrowed van • “Cheshire Cat” goes viral by pirates

  29. Rock and RollScreamo Orchid • Formed in 1997 in Amherst, MA • Emoviolence, Post Hardcore • Only recoded 3 albums on vinyl • Disbanded in 2002

  30. Rock and RollScreamo Alexisonfire • Formed in 2001 in St. Catharines, Ontario • Formed from a 3 band breakup • Popular by word of mouth