Rock Of Rock And Roll Music Essay

1916 Words May 1st, 2016 8 Pages
As stated by the legends of the iconic band ACDC, “it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll”. These words serve as a summation of the music that plagued a generation and became more than a new genre of music loved by so many people and hated by even more. The rough and wild world of Rock and Roll music was the pretext for the changes in society that were much needed during the time of its birth and throughout its entire rein of its popularity, spanning from 1951 to the present day. As with any period of evolution and change, Rock and Roll was met with widespread dislike and outrage before the acceptance of the music and culture outweighed the rejection, but contrary to popular belief, rock music was not a just a source of negative influence on its fans and society. In early 1950s the world was beginning to settle from mass chaos caused by World War II and creeping into the pandemonium of the civil rights movement and the creation of a new outlook on life. At the center of this newly forming view was a new discovery in music called Rock and Roll. Born from the phenomenal genres of Blues and R&B, rock music made its first appearance in the early 1950s when white artists started developing music from the African American culture into their own style (America Rocks and rolls). This new hybrid of music was something people had never seen or heard before but that did not necessarily mean it was immediately loved and praised. Rock and Roll was so profoundly…

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