History and Sociology of Rock Music
1 October 2016
Critical Thinking #2
(13) “Frank Zappa once criticized singer songwriters for being too personal and too quick to dump their problems and feelings on their listeners who were already burdened with their own problems.” (Charlton) The widespread popularity of this style proved him wrong. For many people, it can be a comfort to hear someone sing a song that expresses how they feel about life and relationships. The singer song writers, in one respect, are basically telling their audiences that their not the only ones going through the same situation and even can provide hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
(3) Soul and soul artists had a positive effect on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Musically, soul could be considered as the first (prominently) black style that showed the positive side of African Americans. For example, the Caucasian view of African Americans (at least up to this time) were generally that of a servant or as someone of a lower class. The creator of the Motown label, Berry Gordy Jr, wanted to demonstrate to all musical…
Rock Music Socially Impacted People in the Late 20th Century
Rock N’ Roll took a big part of the late 1900s, specifically the 1980s. Rock music was an escape to the youth of people that have been through struggles in their life. Rock music was a genre that blew up overnight and was more appreciated with the connections of fans and artists as a whole. Rock N’ Roll influenced fashion and social attitudes of the 1980s.
1980s music was focused on rock songs, singers, and bands who reshaped the music…
From their beginning as a band in 1960 to their break up in 1970 the Beatles forever changed rock and music overall. The Beatles were comprised of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Star. I believe Lennon and McCartney were the most musically talented and best songwriters of the group. Ringo Starr, who played the drums and George Harrison, who was a singer and played guitar were also crucial members of the group that became one of the greatest bands of all time. The Beatles…
Hansen C, Hansen R. Rock Music Videos and Antisocial Behavior. Basic & Applied Social Psychology [serial online]. December 1990;11(4):357-369. Available from: Business Source Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed October 22, 2015.
In “Rock Music Videos and Antisocial Behavior,” Christine Hall Hansen and Ronald D. Hanson, professors of phycology, discuss the parallels between the effects of rock music. They assert that these antisocial behaviors can be linked toward a younger…
Time frame history
Nowadays, rock is a very popular music. It have a short history about it. It is from the USA and the UK in early 1950s. It derives from rock and roll in 1940s and 1950s. The style attracts many African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues. Its development is in the UK and the USB in1960s and later. In 1960s and later, different styles of rock music appear. Like blues rock, folk rock, country rock and raga rock. Between 1960s and 1970s, rock became a trend. And it…
MUS-210-220N: History of Rock Music
Professor Todd Campbell
9 May 2015
The history of rock music is filled with sex. From the Psychedelic era in the 1960s, mainstream rock and the rise of punk in the 70s, hair bands in the 80s, to a slew of boy bands and pop princesses in the 90s and 2000s, sex appeal has always been the key to success. Sex sells and the musicians who have taken advantage of…
I attended Portugal. The Man’s concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. They displayed their cultural and class identities through their music and performance style along with their attire, background, upbringing, venue choice to reinforce certain values they hold.
Rock music is a popular genre of music that developed throughout the United States and United Kingdom in the 1950’s. Rock music was heavily influenced by the popular music of the time: Blues, Rhythm and Blues, as well as Country…
Typically, when people think of “rock music”, they would think of loud, hard hitting drums with fast, intricate guitar solos, and screaming vocals. People don’t usually think of slow, smooth, bluesy guitar playing when they think of rock music, but what most people don’t realize is that without the blues, musicians such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and even AC/DC would not exist. Blues music has had a dramatic influence the way rock music has, and is currently…
I chose to write my essay answering question number five, "Explain how rock music in the 1960s was egalitatian, eclectic, and real?". As a Fashion Merchandising major, when I think of a certain era, I often think of the clothing or popular culture during that period. What sticks out to me about the 1960s is the music, the widely-accepted drug use, and the colorful, psychedelic clothing. The music that sticks out to me the most during this time is from The Beatles and Beach Boys.
To be eclectic…
What Meets The Ear
When someone mentions rock music, I immediately think of loud music with guitars, drums, and an energetic vocals. I also think of it as my parent’s music that I rarely listen to. However, as I begin this course, I realize that my views are way too narrow, and that rock music is so much more than that. I thought I knew what rock and roll was, but now I know that I do not. There is so many genres and subgenres that I had not even considered when thinking about rock music.