What instruments did Chuck Berry use in 'Roll over Beethoven' and 'Rock And Roll Music'?
Roll Over Beethoven - Electric guitar, Double Bass, Drums Rock and Roll Music - Electric guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, Piano and Saxophone
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Three song's title, "Rock and Roll" were recorded in the late 1940's. It the sound that was used in these songs that later gave the definition to "Rock 'n' Roll" music. Answer . Legendary disc jockey Alan Freed (aka "Moondog") is credited with coining the term "rock & roll." rock n' roll was one… of the many synonyms for sex in the 1940's (MORE)
If anyone can document an earlier date than June 1963, I'd sure like to know. The first answer, that The Beatles were first in 1966 is GARBAGE. The first Rock/Top 40 music video I can find anywhere, is available for free viewing on YouTube. It is "Surf City", the 1963 hit by Jan & Dean, a song co…-written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. Re-worked by Jan Berry, this song shot straight up the charts, remaining in the Number ONE position Nationally for two weeks. The video, produced at the same time as the record, is much, much more than studio or concert footage, as were many of the earliest "videos". This production was shot entirely on location along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, and features the very young, and buff Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, singing (not lip-synching), while driving a 1930's jalopy to Surf City in search of "two girls for every boy". Definitely a "stand-alone" video, and definitely fits perfectly the current-day definition of a rock video. My adamant assertion is that this is most likely the first true music video of the Rock and Roll generation. Incidentally, Jan and Dean released another on-location video, of their 1964 hit "Sidewalk Surfing", shot on the beach at Playa Del Rey, in 1964. WHO CAN BEAT THAT? (MORE)
The earliest forms of rock and roll were closely related to blues music. It has been said by many that during that era rock and roll was simply "The blues turned up." Chuck Berry popularized much of rock's traditional guitar sound during his early career.
A look at life in mainstream USA during the early 1950's: To understand the roots of Rock & Roll and ascertain who its founder was, we must turn the clock back to the early 50's in mainstream USA and review the culture that existed at that time. Even then, we may have to travel further back in time… to establish how the Rock & Roll of the 50's was truly born. During the early 1950's in the United States, manufacturing and home construction was on the rise as the American economy was on the upswing. The Korean War and the beginning of the Cold War created a politically conservative climate. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States played out through the entire decade. Fear of Communism caused public Congressional hearings by both houses in Congress and Anti-Communism was the prevailing sentiment in the United States throughout the decade. Conformity and conservatism characterized the social mores of the time. The 1950's in the developed western world are generally considered both socially conservative and highly materialistic in nature. The beginning of decolonization in Africa and Asia occurred in this decade and accelerated in the following decade of the 1960's. The Library of Congress had dubbed the 1950's as the decade with the least musical innovation. It is this author's opinion that the Library of Congress' statement couldn't have been further from the truth. Let's look at what the Library of Congress really is. The Library's primary mission is researching inquiries made by members of Congress through the Congressional Research Service. Although it is open to the public, only legislators, Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking government officials may check out its books. Through the United States Copyright Office, the Library of Congress also receives copies of every book, pamphlet, map, print, and piece of music registered in the United States. Pretty impressive if you're a politician. But were bureaucrats of a Government Library truly bona fide authorities on music and in particular, Rock & Roll? I would wager a guess that the Library's bureaucrats were like so many of their mainstream middle-aged contemporaries during the 50's that believed that Rock & Roll was the cause of the nation's social ills. Let's prove that the Library of Congress should remain librarians and should not have made any statements about something that they know very little about and/or were biased towards. Let us now take a look at the popular musical culture of the 1950's up until about 1956. Popular music in the early 1950s featured vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Patti Page, Hank Williams, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Georgia Gibbs, Eddie Fisher, Teresa Brewer, Dinah Shore, Guy Mitchell, Nat King Cole, and vocal groups like the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Platters, the Chordettes and the Ames Brothers. While these artists were great in their own right, they basically sang the same crooning or traditional country style of music as did their mainstream contemporaries of decades past. But remember; so far we're just looking at mainstream America. If you were a teenager during that period and enjoyed mainstream music; then life, from a music perspective, was great. However, if you were a mainstream white teenager that was looking for music with a beat, something that you could really dance to with your soul, you would have to wait a bit longer unless, of course, you had tapped into the underground music scene. But tapping into the underground music scene was not that easy given that mainstream radio and television of the early 50's were only airing bland mainstream music. To have tapped into the underground music scene, you would had to have lived, or have visited, certain specific regions of America or have had a means of tapping into underground AM radio broadcasts. I will bring you on a journey that will describe that Rock & Roll had already been born and was alive & kicking long before it became mainstream music later on during the latter part of the 50's. The Rock & Roll Journey: 1. Southern USA: This is where Rock & Roll of the later 1950's (1955 to 1959) would first gain its roots. The immediate origins of Rock & Roll lie in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when various popular musical genres of the time, including blues, country music, rhythm and blues and gospel music, combined to give rise to a new style of music. Traces of Rock & Roll could be heard in many "hillbilly" and "race music" records and local AM radio broadcasts of the 1920's and 1930's. This music was often relegated to "race music" outlets (as rhythm and blues radio stations were referred to at the time) and was rarely heard by mainstream white audiences. This statement in no way suggests that black people were not a part of mainstream USA; it simply means that most black Americans were already aware of the new style of music being recorded and played in certain local night clubs as well as being aired on certain local radio stations. While temporarily changing the topic for a moment, it is a well known fact that at night, AM radio station waves can travel significantly further than they do during the day time. AM radio waves, are generally transmitted omni-directionally which includes being transmitted towards outer space. However, the earth's ionosphere causes certain waves, such as short waves, to be bounced back towards the earth. Short wave radios relied on bounced signals to tune in signals from virtually any country in the world. Relatively speaking, AM radio waves are significantly shorter than FM radio or television waves and as such, can be bounced back towards the earth reaching locations that are hundreds and even thousands of miles from where they were actually transmitted. During the day time, the sun interferes with this "bouncing" effect while at night, AM radio waves do bounce back towards the earth. What is my point? My point is that underground AM radio signals could be heard across America, which is contrary to the opinion that rhythm and blues radio stations were rarely heard by mainstream white audiences. This is not to say that mainstream white audiences, as a whole, actually tuned in; but for those who did, they were glad that they did so. In any event, this new style of music was indeed heard by both black and white America and would soon have a profound effect on several musicians; of which, I only have only enough space in this article to name but a few. 2. Issaquena County, Mississippi: McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was an Afro-American blues musician and is generally considered "the Father of Chicago blues". He is also the actual father of blues musicians Big Bill Morganfield and Larry "Mud Morganfield" Williams. Although Waters was a "blues" musician, his pulsating style of blues was more upbeat than that of his blues contemporaries at the time. As early as 1948, Waters composed and played songs such as "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "I Feel Like Going Home" which paved the way for his popularity in local clubs. Remember; this was 1948. Waters was a major inspiration for the British beat explosion in the 1960s, and also inspired our next player from Cleveland, Ohio. As a side note, many fans of the "Rolling Stones" believe that their smash 60's hit entitled "I can't get no satisfaction" was inspired by Water's composition of "I Can't Be Satisfied". 3. Cleveland, Ohio: In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey, Alan Freed, began playing rhythm and blues and country music for a multi-racial audience. Freed is credited with first using the phrase "Rock & Roll" to describe the music he played; however, the term had already been introduced in the lyrics of many rhythm and blues records. The important point is that vestiges of an emerging new music were starting to grow, at least on a local basis. There is much debate as to what song was considered the first Rock & Roll record. One leading contender is "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats (which was, in fact, Ike Turner and his band, the Kings of Rhythm, recording under a different name), that was recorded by Sam Phillips for Sun Records in 1951. Four years later, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" became the first authentic Rock & Roll song to top Billboard magazine's main sales and airplay charts, opening the door for this new style of popular music culture. In all fairness to Bill Haley, he did actually record the first Rock & Roll song; however, "Rock Around the Clock" did not garner much attention in the US when it was first released and would only become a 'Rock' classic after other Rock & Roll artists had emerged. Ironically, Haley and his song were embraced by the British and although Haley had recorded the first 50's Rock & Roll song, Rock & Roll was still not a household word in the US. Our next two players are both credited with having commercialized 50's Rock & Roll, and there is no clear-cut winner except in the eyes of their respective fans which is an abbreviation of "fanatics". 4. St. Louis, Missouri: Chuck Berry was one of the pioneers of Rock & Roll music. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's website, "While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together. Cub Koda wrote, "Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. He is its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, and one of its greatest performers. John Lennon was more succinct: "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'. By early 1953, Berry was performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio, a band that played at a popular club called the Cosmopolitan, in East St. Louis, Illinois and whose namesake would become Berry's long-time collaborator. Although the band played mostly blues and ballads, the most popular music among whites in the area was country (typically referred to as 'hillbilly' at the time). Berry wrote, "Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audiences and some of our black audiences began whispering 'who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?' After they laughed at me a few times, they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it. Berry's calculated showmanship and slick guitar playing & lyrics with a unique beat, began luring larger white audiences to the club. Although there was no specific tag attached to Berry's music, it was the beginning of Rock & Roll. But mainstream America would still have to wait a few more years before they could listen and dance to the beat of Chuck Berry's Rock & Roll. 5. Tupelo, Mississippi: In 1954, Elvis Presley, began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an up-tempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him both popular and controversial. Presley's initial influences originated from his family's attendance at the church of the Assembly of God. Presley himself stated: "Since I was two years old, all I knew was gospel music. That music became such a part of my life, that it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape from the problems. And my way of release". Throughout his life, whether in a recording studio; in private, or after concerts, Presley joined with others who were singing and playing gospel music at informal sessions. The legendary Southern Gospel singer Jake Hess, was Presley's favorite singer and was the greatest influence on his singing style. "That's All Right" was aired on July 8, 1954, by disc jockey Dewey Phillips on WHBQ-AM in Memphis. Listeners to the show began phoning in, eager to find out who the singer was. (Phillips had mispronounced Presley's apparently unusual name as "Elton Preston"). The interest was such that Phillips played the demo fourteen times. During an interview on the show, Phillips asked Presley what high school he attended so as to clarify Presley's color for listeners who assumed that he must have been black. While this assumption had a racial overtone, it also demonstrated that white southerners liked Presley's music; albeit, they thought that he was black. The first release of Presley's music featured "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky". With Presley's version of Bill Monroe's song consistently being rated higher, both sides of Presley's "45" vinyl record began to chart across the South. But by 1954, Rock & Roll had still not yet become mainstream music. Is this the way my article ends? Heavens no! I will do my best to list the musical achievements of both Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley side by side, which perhaps, may shed some light to break the tie between both Rock & Roll icons. 1. Date that both artists became known by local audiences. Chuck Berry (1953) and Elvis Presley (1954). 2. Date that both artists released a nation-wide 50's Rock & Roll song. Chuck Berry released "Maybellene" in 1955 and Elvis Presley released "Heartbreak Hotel" in January of 1956. 3. Date that both artists appeared on national television. While Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey Brothers Stage show on January 26th, 1956, his big break came when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan show on September, 9th, 1956. While I could not find any reference as to when Chuck Berry first appeared on national television, his first release "Maybellene", hit number 5 on Billboard's Rock & Roll singles chart in September of 1955, a good five months before Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. As you can see, it's really too close to call. While Elvis became an overnight sensation by having appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in September 1956, Chuck Berry already had a "million seller" hit on his hands before Elvis had appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. There is, however, one other measure of gauging both artists' legacies. According to several "Rock" musicians, there have been more "Rock" artists and bands that have been influenced by Berry's style of Rock & Roll music that that of Elvis', and in addition, have pegged Chuck Berry as a musician's musician. On the other hand, Elvis was more versatile in so much as he furthered his career by starring in dozens of movies and in addition, Elvis has been pegged by women as a woman's man. Epilogue: In the end, it doesn't really matter which of the two icons was the official father of 50's Rock & Roll. Both men made their respective marks that will live on forever in the hearts of enthusiasts. I think that it's fair to say that the 50's style of Rock & Roll became mainstream, sometime between September of 1955 and September of 1956. In addition, and contrary to what the Library of Congress had stated about a lack of musical innovation in the 50's, it was the 1950's that gave birth to Rock & Roll. Whether one likes Rock & Roll or not, one cannot deny that it was a dramatic departure from the crooning style of music from decades past. And the beauty and uniqueness of Rock & Roll lies in its main roots which oddly enough, was a "bringing together" of several genres of music; most notably, Gospel and Country. Furthermore; Rock & Roll was not just a passing fancy, but continued to evolve into several different subgenres such as Folk rock and Jazz-rock fusion. In the 1960's, how can we forget the "British invasion" whose artists, and most notably, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, emulated the music of Afro-American artists such as Berry and Waters. In the 1970s, Rock & Roll incorporated influences from Soul, Funk, and Latino music. Also in the 1970s, rock had developed a number of new subgenres, such as Soft rock, Glam rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Progressive rock, and Punk rock. Rock subgenres that emerged in the 1980s included New Wave, Hardcore punk and Alternative rock. In the 1990s, rock subgenres included Grunge, Britpop, Indie rock, Nu metal and even Christian rock. But in my heart, I will always have a tender spot for the Rock & roll of the 50's; for that was the period that I grew up in, and one does not tend to forget the pleasant aspects of one's youth. I also enjoy other styles of music as well; however, this article is about Rock & Roll. Just before I end this article, I would like to mention that it's not entirely accurate to simply assume that all 50's Rock & Roll music was exactly the same. Even in the short span between 1955 and 1959, 50's Rock & Roll music had already developed distinctive subgenres. It couldn't be any other way, given that 50's Rock & Roll had two very different parents namely, Gospel and Country (more specifically 'hillbilly'). I will list the four main subgenres as well as an artist & corresponding song from each subgenre. Pure Rock & Roll: Chuck Berry - 1956 (Roll Over Beethoven). Rockabilly: Elvis Presley - 1957 (I'm all shook up). Doo Wop Rock: The Monotones - 1958 (Who wrote the Book of Love). Teen Rock: Ricky Nelson - 1958 (Poor Little Fool). Mzery of Mzery Loves Company the anti all girl band says This is great information I learned a lot from this info thanks a bunch also when researching a little further I stumbled across "The Incompleat History of Rock n Roll Episode One" on Youtube and was pleased to see that even before Chuck Berry there was The Fat Man Domino accredited with the first Rock n Roll song entitled "The Fat Man" in 1949, as you can see Chuck Berry didnt come out with his song until 1955 so I think with that being said you gotta give it to Fats Domino from New Orleans and guess what he is still alive, look him up people he's pretty dope! (MORE)
drumkit, bass guitar, lead guitar, lead vocals. and somethimes rhythm guitars and piano/keyboards but most of the time backing vocals
Any instrument can be used in Rock and Roll music. Typically, a Rock and Roll band will include Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar and a Vocalist. In the "Power Trio" arrangement, this is accomplished with three persons, with one doubling Vocals with another instrument. The range of instruments, though, ca…n include Piano (and other keyboards) any sort of horn, woodwinds, hammered instruments (such as xylophones and vibraphones), accordion, any sort of percussion, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, fiddle or violin, cello, viola, or any other sort of instrument. (MORE)
People don't know exactly when rock and roll (also called rock 'n'roll) started. Some people argue that it started in the the 1910swhen the term "rock and roll" was first used. But some people say it started in the USA 1950's, with musicianslike The first wave of rock & rollers -- Chuck Berry, Elvis…Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley,Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, the Everly Brothers, and Carl Perkins. Another answer: Rock & Roll started in the United States in the mid-1950s as aspinoff of R&B (rhythm and blues). R&B was a popular stylewithin the black community, but soon started gaining crossoversales among white young people. The country was still stronglysegregated, however, so some enterprising music producers startedmaking "covers" of R&B songs using white artists (Jerry LeeLewis and Bill Haley, for example). In particular, they removedsome of the more risque lyrics to make the songs more acceptable towhite audiences. Rock & Roll in the 1950s is noted for the 4/4 time signature, astrong backbeat and a swing eighth-note rhythm between beats--alltaken directly from R&B. The bouncy rhythmic effect helpedestablish the term "rock and roll", although "rocking and rolling"had been a frequent double-entendre in blues lyrics for decades. Rock & Roll, like R&B, used formulaic song structures;usually alternating verse and chorus, with an instrumental solobetween the second and third verses. Most songs featured a singlelead vocalist. Instrumental breaks often featured improvised solos,a technique borrowed from jazz. Chord progressions and melodieswere generally based on established blues patterns. In the 1960s, Rock & Roll evolved away from its R&B rootsdue, in part, to the influence of British bands, including theBeatles, and other artists who were experimenting with thepotential of amplified instruments and studio technology. The label"Rock & Roll" was shortened to "Rock" as bands developedrhythms and tempos very different from the simple dance beat.Meanwhile, R&B evolved into "Soul", so the musical styles,which were identical in the early '50s, had diverged completely bythe end of the '60s. I'd just like to add that the general opinion is that Rock and Rollstarted in the 1950's, "Rock around the Clock" being the first songRock and Roll song. That style was basically 12 bar Blues played with a Jive/Swing rythymand "Get up and dance" type lyrics. In my opinion (mine) I believethat the first real Rock and Roll track was Glen Miller's "In theMood". Okay, instumental, but has all the qualities and frameworkto be a true 50's Rock and Roll track. Just chuck some "Get up anddance" lyrics to it and well...I believe it was written about '37/'38. FIRST USE OF THE WORDS "ROCK AND ROLL" In 1934, THE BOSWELL SISTERShad a pop hit with "Rock and Roll" from the film TransatlanticMerry-Go-Round , where the term was used to describe the motionof a ship at sea ____ Rock & Roll became popular in the 1950s but has audibleantecedents in some of the US jazz and boogie-woogie of the 1930s,if not before. Its roots are largely southern, but its beginningsare dispersed partly owing to the large black northward andcityward migration of 1915-30 which brought many pioneers and earlylisteners to Chicago, New York and other metropolitan areas. (MORE)
Actually, the title of The King of Rock 'n Roll is used by the Music and Entertainment Industry to refer to Elvis Presley , not Chuck Berry. Although, Chuck Berry was extremely influential and one of the original pioneers of Rock and Roll music. Both figures are legendary in American and wor…ld music.. (MORE)
No single individual created rock and roll music. It evolved from rhythm and blues during the mid-1950s. Dj Alan fried is credited with the term rock and roll
things haven't changed much except for synthesizers. Guitar Drums Bass sax occasional trumpet piano or organ
Quite honestly I'd say rock, because beethoven is a slower type of music whereas rock is usually fast-paced.
Rock-n-roll was a meld of country and western, rhythm and blues, and jazz, and grew out of each. Rock-n-roll encouraged country performers to play harder, and to expand their scope. (Or sometimes to retreat.)
it evolved into different ways into different states of itself amps became louder guitars were played faster and it just became its own thing-bem
anybody who wants to-bem=p The song "Rock 'n Roll Music" was written and sung by Chuck Berry. Any ol' way you choose it, it's gottta be rock roll music, if you wanna dance with me.
The first two important ones are guitar and drums, and bands like the Black Keys and the White Stripes only have guitarists (Jack White also plays piano and other instruments) and drums. To get a really good rock sound ( not to say the aforementioned bands aren't good), a bassist is absolutely essen…tial. Jack Bruce of Cream, Paul McCartney of the Beatles, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Rick Danko of the Band, Paul Simonon of the Clash. The list of amazing bass players goes on and on. Piano and Keyboards are sometimes used. Some great piano players are Little Richard, Elton John, and Ray Manzarek of the Doors. In the 60's, the piano sound turned more electric, as the use of electric keyboard became more widespread. This is evident in the music of the Doors, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, and others. Saxophones, trumpets, and trombones are used in many types of rock, to give a more classic 50's sound, or in ska music as a main sound. Orchestras are sometimes used with rock bands, but not very often. Pretty much any instrument can be used for rock, as long as it.. well... rocks (MORE)
It was written by Chuck Berry in 1957. Other artists have recorded and performed cover versions, including the Beatles and the Beach Boys.
Before Rock and Roll music hit the streets. There was Jazz. Jazz held the eye of many because of the instruments, sound, performance, rhythmn and rhyme. It was different and many of the young innovative minds caught the sight of it. Then the electric guitar was invented. It introduced a whole new so…und and the young teenagers of that time were attracted to it. Plus generally teens tend to rebell, Rock and Roll music was a way for them to express their feelings, like today with popular music. The technology back then lets not forget, it was limited. There was only so much before electric or heavy metalcore sounds hit the records.. It was the coolest because it was the newest at the time and it became a trend. That is why it was popular. (MORE)
He was born in 1926 and his birthday in October 18th. He's still performing the world over and has a regular monthly show in Saint Louis at Bar / Restaurant by the name Blueberry Hill. Check out his website chuckberry.com.
The Beatles used one on Abbey Road= Here comes the sun.. with unexplained ( it has nothing to do with this upbeat song) mortar-bomb sound effects.
\nRock music originated in America out of a mix of influences such as blues and country.
Rock & Roll started as a spinoff of R&B (rhythm and blues). R&B originated as a popular style within the black community, but soon started gaining crossover sales among white young people. The country was still strongly segregated, however, so some enterprising music producers started making "covers…" of R&B songs using white artists (Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley, for example). In particular, they removed some of the more risque lyrics to make the songs more acceptable to white audiences. Rock & Roll in the 1950s is noted for the 4/4 time signature, a strong backbeat and a swing eighth-note rhythm between beats--all taken directly from R&B. The bouncy rhythmic effect helped establish the term "rock and roll", although "rocking and rolling" had been a frequent double-entendre in blues lyrics for many years. Rock & Roll, like R&B, used formulaic song structures; usually alternating verse and chorus, with an instrumental solo between the second and third verses. Most songs featured a single lead vocalist. Instrumental breaks often featured improvised solos, a technique borrowed from jazz. Chord progressions and melodies were generally based on established blues patterns. Rock & Roll in the 1950s differed from later rock music in several respects: . Drums were not used as aggressively in the '50s. Drum kits tended to be small and not very powerful. . Acoustic instruments, particularly piano and saxophone were prominently featured. . Heavily amplified and distorted guitars were not used until the mid-1960s; the guitar sound in the '50s was much "cleaner". . Effects were generally limited to reverb and echo, although those were sometimes applied heavily. Wah-wah pedals, phasers, flangers and fuzz boxes had not been invented. . Some songs were arranged for multiple vocalists in close harmony--a holdover from the Big Band era. That style gradually disappeared in the '60s. . Lyrics tended to stay close to a few common themes, which have always been successful in popular songs: love, dancing, heartbreak and loss. It was not until the 1960s, partly in response to the Vietnam War, that rock music incorporated protest songs. (Protest songs existed in the 1950s, but were mainly confined to folk music). Some Rock & Roll songs in the '50s were perceived at the time as incorporating themes of rebellion, non-conformity, or social alienation, but they were very tame compared to lyrics in later periods. Social norms in the 1950s were very conservative and Rock & Roll could not push the boundaries too hard and remain commercially viable. There was a lot of voluntary censorship by record producers. (MORE)
I don't believe they did. However, Keith Richards played it with Chuck Berry in "Hail Hail Rock and Roll." There's a live clip on YouTube.
Almost every genre of music originates from blues in one way or another. . For example, even 'death metal' has seen to be inspired by blues at one time or another. . The similarities between blues and rock and roll are that it uses some of the same core instruments, chord structures, drum beats et…c. . Mainly, however it uses the same chords most of the time, obviously they will change and it is not a generic rule, but for the most of, this is a general rule. . The drum beats are nearly always the same between rock and roll, and blues. Normally just a straight 4:4 beat. . The core instruments are the same in the way that they have a drum kit, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and often vocals. Brass/wind instruments are not often used in rock and roll music. (MORE)
Some of the characteristics of rock and roll music include veryhigh pitch guitar tunes and metal hats. The drums are alsorelatively fast compared to other music genres.
Riffs in the music insted of hooks. A feature of the twelve barblues.The drums, guitars and in the 1970's (mainly used by ueen)electric guitars. Instrumentals, keyboard improvisation, Upbeat.
Its not. From soft rock to classic rock to hard rock to death core rock. Whether you just want soft little non classical music or hard music to rock out with, rock is an awesome choice.
No, the majority are not. Most rock songs are heavy on vocals, although they do include solos, introductions, interludes, and other instrumental sections. However, a minority of rock and roll songs are purely instrumental.
The amazing vocals, the riffs, the beat of the drum, the awesome bass lines and you can headbang to it I've listened to all types of music until i found one i could settle on and love with a passion and i found that in rock n' roll
well all music really but mostly jazz or the blues In the beginning, only three kinds of music, really: Country, Rhythm 'n Blues, and Pop. The Jazz influence was really not that big, just a little Swing.
Yes, Rock and Roll is the work of the Devil. No I wouldn't say Rock and Roll is devillish, music like death metal and heavy metal have satanic qualities.
Rock 'n' Roll started in the early 1950s as a spinoff of R&B (rhythm and blues). R&B was a popular style within the black community, but soon started gaining crossover sales among white young people. To reach a larger audience, enterprising music producers started making "covers" of R&B songs using …white artists (Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley, for example). In particular, they removed some of the more risquÃ© lyrics to make the songs more acceptable to white audiences. Rock 'n' Roll in the 1950s is noted for the 4/4 time signature, a strong backbeat and a swing eighth-note rhythm between beats--all taken directly from R&B. The bouncy rhythmic effect helped establish the label "rock and roll", although "rocking and rolling" had been a frequent double-entendre in blues lyrics since the 1920s, and probably earlier. (MORE)
no. rock and roll is more like swing than rock. rock is far more badass
Rock 'n roll and rock music are the same thing. They are slightly different terms for the exact same genre of music.
The song refers to the great 19th century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The memorable words from Berry's song are: "Roll Over Beethoven/ And tell Tchaikovsky the news."
Rock 'n' Roll started in the 1950s as a spinoff of R&B (rhythm and blues). R&B was a popular style within the black community, but soon started gaining crossover sales among white young people. To reach a larger audience, enterprising music producers started making "covers" of R&B songs using white …artists (Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley, for example). In particular, they removed some of the more risquÃ© lyrics to make the songs more acceptable to white audiences. Rock 'n' Roll in the 1950s is noted for the 4/4 time signature, a strong backbeat and a swing eighth-note rhythm between beats--all taken directly from R&B. The bouncy rhythmic effect helped establish the term "rock and roll", although "rocking and rolling" had been a frequent double-entendre in blues lyrics for many years. Rock 'n' Roll, like R&B, used formulaic song structures; usually alternating verse and chorus, with an instrumental solo between the second and third verses. Most songs featured a single lead vocalist. Instrumental breaks often featured improvised solos, a technique borrowed from jazz. Chord progressions and melodies were generally based on established blues patterns. Rock 'n' Roll in the 1950s differed from later rock music in several respects: . Drums were not used as aggressively in the '50s. Drum kits tended to be small and not very powerful. . Acoustic instruments, particularly piano and saxophone were prominently featured. . Heavily amplified and distorted guitars were not used until the mid-1960s; the guitar sound in the '50s was much "cleaner". . Effects were generally limited to reverb and echo, although those were sometimes applied heavily. Wah-wah pedals, phasers, flangers and fuzz boxes had not been invented. . Some songs were arranged for multiple vocalists in close harmony--a holdover from the Big Band era. That style gradually disappeared in the '60s. . Lyrics tended to stay close to a few common themes, which have always been successful in popular songs: love, dancing, heartbreak and loss. It was not until the 1960s, partly in response to the Vietnam War, that rock music incorporated protest songs. (Protest songs existed in the 1950s, but were mainly confined to folk music). Social norms in the 1950s were very conservative and Rock 'n' Roll could not push the boundaries too hard and remain commercially viable. There was a lot of voluntary censorship by record producers. Rock music lyrics in the 1960s began to express themes of rebellion, non-conformity and social alienation which would not have been possible in the 1950s. (MORE)
. Some people thought it would undermine social values It was considered too sexual It was considered too rebellious.
Rock 'n' Roll music was controversial in its early form because of its new fresh sound. Some people thought that lyrics in the songs were inappropriate and had sexual themes. Most of that however wasn't true. Furthermore, the majority of the people that were offended by this new style of music were …an older audience. Another answer: Rock & Roll started as a spinoff of R&B (rhythm and blues). R&B originated as a popular style within the black community, but soon started gaining crossover sales among white young people. The country was still strongly segregated, however, so some enterprising music producers, particularly in the south, started making "covers" of R&B songs using white artists (Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley, for example). In particular, they removed some of the more risquÃ© lyrics to make the songs more acceptable to white audiences. However, many conservative parents and religious leaders were convinced that re-packaging R&B as "Rock & Roll" to sell it to white teenagers was worse than leaving it in the black community. They felt that R&B reflected and promoted the loose morality of the underclass. They insisted that the rolling rhythm of swing eighth notes behind a strong 4/4 backbeat was just as sexually-charged as the suggestive lyrics. More than anything else, the idea of cultural crossover in dance music--black and white young people listening to the same kind of music--gave rise to fears of miscegenation. None of this was a new argument; exactly the same reaction had occurred in the Jazz Age when young people from both sides of the tracks began dancing to Jazz and Swing in the 1920s and '30s. (MORE)
Yes, it is the Culture invented by the Baby Boom, and the dominant culture today.
Nobody can give the correct year, but elvis was the king of rock , no question about it.
The advantages of Rock 'N' Roll is that you can relate to it, it's awesome to listen too, It can help you get through hard times when you're feeling down, It's REAL music, It's also fun to listen to and it is very catchy depending on which song.
The instruments must popularly used in rock are the electric guitar, the bass, and drums. There are also a lot of rock songs with the piano and the acoustic guitar.
Usually the instruments used were one or two guitars, a bass, a drum kit, and sometimes a piano/organ/synthesizer (synth only in 80's or later)
Chuck Berry is considered by many to be the father of guitar-based rock and roll. ( As Bo Diddley is considered the father or heavy metal, and the father of piano-based rock and roll is either Fats Domino or Little Richard). There's a line in an old Bob Segar song "all Chuck's chillun' are out there… playing his licks ........ rock and roll never forgets". Chuck's chillun are Chuck Berry's children. He invented many, many riffs on the guitar that had never been done, and are still being done today. He was a big influence on the Rolling Stones, and many other English bands, who seemed to come to appreciate his music before Americans did. He also had a gift as a lyricist - his lyrics were complicated, fast, always poetical in meter and grammatically correct - and often funny. Boys realized that they could find an electric guitar and an amplifier and learn to play these songs by themselves - then were joined by others, and garage bands were born. (MORE)
What is this foreign element you speak of child? Unless you mean Rock 'n' roll, if so then your argument is invalid as Elvis Presley is the king of rock 'n' roll for a reason (Not to be confused with Ozzy Osborne, Prince of Darkness.) and is responsible.
mostly 4 beats per measure of music - with alot of eighth and sixteenth notes
The rise of jazz and rockabilly music led to the interest of the public, especially teens, in the developing genre called rock and roll. The most visible performer of the music was Elvis Presley (1935-1977) also known as The King .
A rock band will generally contain the key board, one or two guitars and a drum-kit.
I highly doubt it. It would mostly be a dislike not a phobia. If someone is afraid then there might be thinks in the music they just don't like or cant stand.
The original version of the song Roll Over Beethoven was recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956. It is number 97 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The cast of Roll Over Beethoven - 1985 includes: Lawri Ann Richards as Reporter Peter Atard as Roadie Michael Attwell as P.C. Crosby Gabrielle Blunt as Old Lady Steven Bronowski as Dennis Nula Conwell as Receptionist Tom Cotcher as Phil Lylle Christopher Ellison as Henry Hilda Fenemore as Mrs. Tibbs… Jack Galloway as Record Producer Liza Goddard as Belinda Purcell John Gordon Sinclair as Singing Telegram Brian Gwaspari as Keith Linal Haft as Lenny Gold Stewart Harwood as Martin Helene Hunt as Kinsey Merelina Kendall as Mrs. Beckett Janet Key as Miss Stevens Angus MacKay as Dr. Rutherford Carol MacReady as Petra Stopforth Desmond McNamara as Lem Hilton McRae as Griff Tony Millan as Waiter Neil Morrissey as Youth Nigel Planer as Nigel Cochrane Emlyn Price as Marvin Fertleman (1986) Michael Stainton as Commissionaire Ronnie Stevens as Vicar Ron Tarr as Security Guard Femi Taylor as Cloakroom Assistant Dikran Tulaine as TV Director Kenneth Waller as Mr. Beckett Nancy Wood as Laura (MORE)