Rock & Roll         posted: 060804, modified: 2017


The genre that our mother's mother claimed to be the devil's music, rock is pronounced by hard drumming, raging guitar solos, bumping electric bass, and risqué lyrics that was actually looked down upon when it first came out. It was influenced by music like Jazz, Blues and Country and developed in many different countries. Rock is one of today's most popular genres of music in the United States. Here we listed a few of the popular rock bands, while there are thousands of other rock bands out there today as well.

Rock Bands

The Beatles (1960-1970)
< http://www.beatles.com/ >

Band Members:
John Lennon - Vocals, Guitar
Paul McCartney - Vocals, Bass Guitar
George Harrison - Lead Guitar
Ringo Starr - Drums
Pete Best - Drums (1959-1962)
Stuart Sutcliffe - Bass (1960-1962)

Summary: 
How can there be a mention of rock without mentioning the Beatles. The Beatles were THE band to listen to in the 60's, and like Elvis, they were one of the biggest explosions onto the music scene ever. A band that started their career in Liverpool and became a household name in the United States. Even today, they are still one of the most played bands on classic radio stations.

Albums:
Please Please Me (1963)
With the Beatles (1963)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Beatles For Sale (1964)
Help! (1965)
Rubber Soul (1965)
Revolver (1966)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
The White Album (1968)
Yellow Submarine (1969)
Abbey Road (1969)
Let It Be (1970)
1962-1966 (1973)
1967-1970 (1973)
Live at the BBC (1994)
Anthology 1 (1995)
Anthology 2 (1996)
Anthology 3 (1996)
Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999)
1 (2000)
Let It Be... Naked (2003)

Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (1966-1970)
< www.jimihendrix.com >

Summary:  You can't forget Jimi Hendrix. Popularized by his raging guitar solos and overuse of drugs, Jimi was a giant phenomenon in the 60's and 70's. His untimely death September 18, 1970 from an overdose on sleeping pills led to a short career, but Jimi still stands as one of the greatest guitarists ever.

Albums:
Are You Experienced? (1967)
Axis: Bold as Love (1968)
Electric Ladyland (1968)
Smash Hits (1969)
Band of Gypsys (1970)
Jimi Hendrix: Blues (1994)
First Rays of the New Rising Sun (1997)
South Saturn Delta (1997)
BBC Sessions (1998)
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (1998)
Hendrix: Live at the Fillmore East (1999)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (1999)
Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection (2001)
Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wright (2002)
Live at Berkely (2003)
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (2003)
Live at Woodstock (2004)

10881 160218  100 Greatest Guitarists - Rolling Stone
Hendrix Interview - I'm not the greatest guitar player - YouTube
Biography.com  Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Official Audio) - YouTube
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe Live - YouTube
Jimi Hendrix - Red House (live in Stockholm, Sweden 1969) - YouTube
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968) - YouTube
Jimi Hendrix - Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer - Biography.com
Jimi Hendrix The Official Jimi Hendrix Site
Jimi Hendrix - Wikipedia 
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970, an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". ...
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The Rolling Stones (1962-Current) < http://www.rollingstones.com/ >

Band Members:
Mick Jagger - Vocals
Keith Richards - Guitar
Ron Wood - Guitar
Charlie Watts - Drums
Brian Jones - Guitar (1964-1969)
Mick Taylor - Guitar (1969-1974)
Bill Wyman - Bass (1962-1989)

Summary: Another English band that became huge in the 1960's, the rolling stones was a very influential rock band. The Rolling Stones have sold over 240 million albums, and led by band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards continue to record music today. Also known for their risque stage performances, the Rolling Stones were dubbed "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World" when the toured in the U.S.

Albums:
12 x 5 (1964)
The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
Now! (1965)
Out Of Our Heads (1965)
December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965)
Aftermath (1966)
Got Live If You Want It (1966)
Between the Buttons (1967)
Flowers (1967)
Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)
Beggars Banquet (1968)
Let It Bleed (1969)
'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970)
Sticky Fingers (1971)
Exile On Main St (1972)
Goat's Head Soup (1973)
It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
Black and Blue (1976)
Love You Live (1977)
Some Girls (1978)
Emotional Rescue (1980)
Tattoo You (1981)
Still Life (1982)
Undercover (1983)
Dirty Work (1986)
Steel Wheels (1989)
Flashpoint (1991)
Voodoo Lounge (1994)
Stripped (1995)
Bridges to Babylon (1997)
No Security (1999)
Live Licks (2004)
A Bigger Bang (2005)

Led Zeppelin (1968-1980) < http://www.led-zeppelin.com/home.html >

Band Members:
John Bonham - Drums
Jimmy Paige - Guitar
John Paul Jones - Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Robert Plant - Vocals, Harmonica

Summary: One of the most popular rock bands ever, Led Zeppelin has sold of 300 million albums worldwide! Known most for their heavy rock and risqué band members, the English band was a huge influence on the Hard Rock and Metal genres of music. The band broke up in 1980 when their drummer John Bonham died from asphyxiation, but have continued to have reunions in recent years.

Albums:
Led Zeppelin (1969)
Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Led Zeppelin III (1970)
Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Houses of the Holy (1973)
Physical Graffiti (1975)
Presence (1976)
The Song Remains the Same (1976)
In Through the Out Door (1979)
Coda (1982)
Profiled (1990)
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions (1997)
How the West Was Won (2003)

Pink Floyd (1965-1995)

Band Members:
Syd Barrett - Vocals, Guitar (1965-1968)
David Gilmour - Vocals Guitar (1968-1995)
Nick Mason - Drums
Roger Waters - Bass, Vocals (1965-1985)
Richard Wright - Keyboards, Piano

Summary: 
A British band formed in the mid-60's led by guitarist and vocalist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters (Bass), Nick Mason (Drums), and Rick Wright (Keyboards) that were major pioneers into the psychedelic rock genre. A genre heavily inspired by psychedelic drugs, eventually led Syd Barrett to his departure from the band in 1968, due to his mental instability from his overuse of LSD, and after Barrett's only CD recorded with the band "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." David Gilmour took over Barrett's role in 1968, and Pink Floyd then went on to become one of the hugest bands on the 70's with their monster-selling album "Dark Side of the Moon." The band didn't stop there, releasing albums "Wish You Were Here", "Animals", and mega-hit album "The Wall" in the later 70's. In the 80's the band started to go down hill again and lost bassist Roger Waters due to inter-band problems after the commercial failure "The Final Cut." Pink Floyd managed to get another  two top 5 albums, "A Momentary Lapse of Reason," in 1987 and "The Division Bell" in 1994. Recently (July 11, 2006) Syd Barrett was reported to have died at the age of 60. They're still not sure what the cause of death was, but it is expected to have something to do with his struggle with diabetes.

Try This:  Something interesting to try is to hit play on the "Dark Side of the Moon" album on the third roar of the MGM Lion in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." Sit back and listen as it seems as if the album was almost written as a soundtrack for "The Wizard of Oz," with weird coincidental themes and events between the movie and the album. Of course Pink Floyd has never admitted to any of this, but it is very interesting.

Albums:
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Music From the Film More (1969)
Ummagumma (1969)
Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Relics (1971)
Meddle (1971)
Obscured by Clouds (1972)
Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Wish You Were Here (1975)
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)
A Collection of Great Dance Songs (1981)
The Final Cut (1983)
A Momentary Laps of Reason (1987)
Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
The Division Bell (1994)
p.u.l.s.e. (1995)

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The Wall - Pink Floyd Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (HQ) - YouTube

Pink Floyd -- The Wall [[ Official Video ]] HQ - YouTube
The Wall - Wikipedia
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1983-Current) < http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/ >

Band Members:
Hillel Slovak - Guitar, Back-up Vocals (1983-1988)
Dave Navarro - Guitar (1993-1998)
Jack Irons - Drums (1983-1988)
Anthony Kiedis - Vocals
Flea - Bass
Chad Smith - Drums (1988-Present)
John Frusciante - Guitar, Back-up Vocals (1988-1992, 1998-Present)

Summary:
  The Chili Peppers first live concert was played in 1983 at their high school reunion. Later that year they went on to get a record deal with EMI unexpectedly. Their first few albums gradually helped establish the band into the mainstream community, and Mother's Milk was their first album to get some critically acclaimed status. However, after the release of Uplift Mofo Party Plan, the bands original guitarist, Hillel Slovak was found dead from an overdose of heroine. Soon after the drummer Jack Irons left the band saying that he didn't want to be in a band where he was watching all his friends slowly die. By the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, the band had gone through a couple stages of drummers and guitarists and stuck with John Frusciante on guitar and Chad Smith on drums. Blood Sugar Sex Magik was the band's album that put them into superstar status, reaching double-platinum, selling over seven million copies of the album in the U.S. alone. During the Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour, guitarist John Frusciante went through tough times and took four years off from the band to go into rehab and release a couple solo albums. Replaced by Dave Navarro for one album, One Hot Minute, the band continued their huge sales. Frusciante later rejoined the band in time to make Californication, which managed to outsell even their double-platinum album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. After Californication the band continued to sell more and more copies with each new album made, and for their first time, reached #1 on the sales charts with their latest release Stadium Arcadium.

Albums:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)
Freaky Styley (1985)
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
Mother's Milk (1989)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
What Hits? (1992)
One Hot Minute (1995)
Californication (1999)
By the Way (2002)
Greatest Hits (2005)
Stadium Arcadium (2006)


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