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Rock Music

By: Reid Cashion, Zachary Meosky and Joseph Fletcher

What is Rock Music?

What people think of when they think of rock
Definition

Fig 1 Rock band background
http://www.giantbomb.com/rock-band/30309860/

40’s

Arguably the beginning of rock
No defined term for rock music

Fig 2 40’s Graphic
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Pre-Rock Rock Songs





Champion Jack Dupree’s Let’s Have a Ball
Jimmy Preston’s Rock the Joınt
Pee Wee Crayton’s Bounce Pee Wee
Goree Carter’s Rock a Whıle
Wynonie Harris’ All She Wants to do ıs Rock
Fats Domino’s The Fat Man
Fig 3. Rock a While Disk
http://www.discogs.com/GoreeCarter-His-Hep-Cats-Rock-AwhileBack-Home-Blues/release/7051132

50’s

Difference in generations

Caused concern and loathing

Parents- Frank Sinatra
Children- Elvis Presley
Dancing

“Satan’s Music”
Fig 4. Fifties Rock
www.jukeboxradio.com

Top 5 Songs of the 50’s
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jaılhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Tuttı-Fruttı - Little Richard
Whole Lot of Shakın’ Goıng On - Jerry Lee Lewis

Fig 5. Chuck Berry Performing
en.wikipedia.org

Fig 6. Rock CD Cover
www.timelife.com

60’s

Rock and Roll to “Rock”
East Coast DooWop

R&B and Soul

Less Popular due to prejudice views

California

Girl groups

Instrumental - Dick Dale & The Dale-tones
Vocal - The Beach Boys

Motown

Marvin Gaye

Top 5 Songs of the 60’s
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
Louıe Louıe - Kingsmen
I Heard ıt Through the Grapevıne - Marvin Gaye
(I Cant Get No) Satısfactıon - Rolling Stones
Lıke A Rollıng Stone - Bob Dylan
Fig 7. Marvin Gaye Songwriter
saintheron.com

British Invasion

Started by The Beatles





Ed Sullivan Show

Killed off the American artists
Bob Dylan and The Byrds
Studio-Oriented
1967 -songs about drugs
“Flower Power”

Fig 8. The Beatles in Photograph
en.wikipedia.org

Woodstock



Three days of peace and music
400,000 in attendance
32 performances
○ Jimi Hendrix
Sex and drugs
○ 33 arrests on drug charges

Fig 9 Woodstock from
Charlie Brown
www.corsairsaffairs.
com

Vid 1. Woodstock Facts and Video Clips
www.youtube.com

Top Performers at Woodstock
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
Soul Sacrıfıce - Santana
Freedom - Richie Havens
Wıth a Lıttle Help of my Frıends - Joe Cocker
I Want to Take you Hıgher - Sly & the Family Stone

Fig 10. Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock
en.wikipedia.org

70’s



Birth of modern music
Hard and Soft rock created
Vinyl records took off
New equipment expanded rock

Fig 11 . Billboard Magazine. http:
//www.sheetmusicplus.
com/title/billboard-top-rock-n-rollhits-of-the-70-s-sheetmusic/2908532

Bands of the era




Billy Joel
Aerosmith
Led Zeppelin
Elton John
KISS

Fig 12. KISS http://www.usatoday.
com/story/life/music/2014/03/31/kiss-feels-dissedby-rock-hall-of-fame-induction-process/7100607/

Advances in Music


Beginning of electric guitar
Synthesizers
Tube compressors

Vid 2. Baba O’Riley https://www.youtube.com/

80’s


John Lennon was shot
MTV was launched
Records and concerts are dedicated towards charities

Fig 13 80’s Graphic
http://www.goodcomps.co.uk/9-to-5-80s-Life
(3006967).htm

Top Ten Albums of the 80’s
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Michael Jackson’s Thrıller
AC/DC’s Back ın Black
Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.
Guns n’ Roses’ Appetıte for Destructıon
Whitney Houston's Whıtney Houston
Phil Collins’ No Jacket Requıred
Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Raın
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Lıve/1975-85
Dire Straits’ Brothers ın Arms
Bon Jovi’s Slıppery When Wet

Fig 14. Thriller Album
Cover
https://rateyourmusic.
com/list/abyss89/the_100_biggest
_selling_albums_of_the_80s__us
a_/

90’s

Grunge

Short lived and died in 1994

Hardcore punk and metal
Appearances
Death of Kurt Cobain

Pop Punk

Punk that is radio friendly
Green Day then to Blink 182
Fig 15. Nirvana Album
www.gibson.com

90’s Continued



Mixing of rock and other types of music
Funk with hard rock
Rock and hip hop
Metal with rap

Rap Metal

Fig 16. Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Cover
bemynextsong.com

Top 5 Bands of the 90’s
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Green Day
Alice in Chains
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Fig 17. Green Day Album Cover
www.playbuzz.com

2000’s

Rock is slowly “dying” out
Taking new forms


indie
pop
country

Not as relevant was once was

Fig 18. Compliation of modern rock
http://8tracks.com/je-suisdiana/best-of-alternative-indie-rock2000s

Major Bands





Green Day
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Radiohead
U2

Fig 19. U2 the Band http://www.
hollywoodreporter.com/news/u2interview-oscar-hopes-unfinished679321

Music Events



Warped Tour - Across America
Village Fair - Australia
Rock Werchter - Germany
BumberShoot - Seattle, Washington

Fig 20. Warped Tour Logo. https:
//en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Warped_Tour

Fig 21. History of Rock. http://www.rock-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/History-of-RockChalkboard-16x10.jpg

Top Bands

Table. 1. The data shows the top
10 bands of all time. Shows the
number of units sold and the
total band member’s net worth.

Source: The richest, “10 Highest
Earning Bands of all time.”

Band Name

Units Sold

Net Worth

ABBA

58 Million

$300 Million

Queen

61 Million (95 Million
uncertified)

$200 Million +

The Rolling Stones

66 Million (certified) (94
Million uncertified)

$200 Million +

Aerosmith

66.5 Million

$150 Million +

ACDC

71 Million (108 uncertified)

$200 Million +

Pink Floyd

74.5 Million (100 uncertified)

$250 Million

The Eagles

100 Million

$250 Million +

Led Zeppelin

111.5 Million

$300 Million +

U2

150 Million

$838 Million

The Beatles

250 Million

$1 Billion

album sales/
million

Where is rock going
now?

Table. 2. Six year trend of album sales for
different genres in the United States.

Source: Statista, “US music album sales by
genre from 2008 to 2013.”

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Christian /
Gospel*

29.79

27.82

24.23

23.73

22.9

19.53

Country

47.66

46.13

43.72

42.92

44.6

36.46

Dance /
Electronic

-

-

8.74

10.05

8.7

7.11

Latin

25.13

16.5

12.35

11.81

9.7

8.27

R&B

77.01

69.89

57.87

55.44

49.7

47.78

Rock

139.67

124.16

103.71

105.69

102.5

92.93

Pop

-

-

-

-

-

24.62

Alternative

80.92

68.2

53.73

55.03

52.2

-

Classical

13.32

12.14

8.96

9.57

7.5

-

Jazz

11.79

11.78

8.78

11.08

8.1

-

Metal

50.48

38.73

32.55

32.21

31.9

-

New Age

2.94

2.35

1.66

1.93

1.7

-

Rap

33.41

26.44

27.33

28.25

24.2

-

Soundtrack

20.85

18.98

16.41

13.23

12.3

-

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