Rock music, also known as "rock and roll", is a style of music that became popular in the 1950s.
Structure Introduction 1. History of Rock Music 1.1. Prehistory 1.2. Rock and Roll 1.3. Heavy Metal 2. First British Rock Bands 2.1. The Beatles 2.2. The Rolling Stones (The Strolling Bones) 2.3. Led Zeppelin 3. The British Rock Invasion 3.1. Queen and Its Beginnings (The Smile Band) 3.2. Iron Maiden and Their Demonic References 4. Social Effects of Rock Music Conclusion Bibliography
FIRST CHAPTER: History of ROCk music 1.1 Prehistory • was not just an underground • phenomenon, confined to the • back streets and byroads • of blues • and country music.
1.2 Rock and Roll • has been influenced by many different types of music and has paved the way for originality, self expression and free thought.
1.3 Heavy Metal • characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals. • visual imagery plays a large role in heavy metal.
SECOND CHAPTER: First british rock bands 2.1 The Beatles • became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. • their second song “Please Please Me” made them their first number one hit.
2.2 The Rolling Stones • they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. • notable in modern popular music for assimilating various musical genres into their own collective sound.
2.3 Led Zeppelin • made one of the most enduring bodies of composition and performance in the 20th century music, despite everything they had to overpower, including themselves.
THIRD CHAPTER: THE BRITISH ROCK INVASION 3.1 Queen and Its Beginnings • one of the most bootlegged bands ever. • estimates of their album sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million albums.
3.2 Iron Maiden and Their Demonic References • sold over 85 million records worldwide with radio or television support. • the band always denied the notion that they are Satanists.
FOURTH CHAPTER: SOCIAL EFFECTS OF ROCK MUSIC • rock is all about being rebellious. • some religions believe that values are lost in various rock and roll music lyrics. • the way musicians look on stage is mirrored by their fans, and the fashions carry over into mainstream culture.
Conclusion • rock music allows people to express themselves, whether through anger or any emotion. • the expression "rocking and rolling" was a euphemism used in that part of the black community and in the songs. • teenagers try to find their soul genres even soul bands and many of them have found them in rock music.
bibliography • Birnbaum, Larry, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ‘n’ Roll, London: Scarecrow Press, 1992. Print. • Walser, Robert, Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, London: Wesleyan University Press, 1993. Print.