Rock n’ Roll began in the late 1940’s, with Chuck Berry being the pioneer of the best music genre in the world, as Bobby Gillespie described “When Chuck Berry sang ‘Hail, hail, rock and roll, deliver me from the days of old,’ that’s exactly what the music was doing. Chuck Berry started the global psychic jailbreak that is rock’n’roll.”
People actually wore suits while playing Rock in the 1950’s. Ugly Suits. But that changed quickly, with the 1960’s bringing in a different kind of feeling in the air – Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll. Long hair, but it was no longer Rock n’ Roll, evolving into something different. I guess simply Rock is the best way to describe of what came out of that era, surrounded by a whole lot of drugs.
The 1970’s? Progressive, and drugs. Longer hair, more distortion, and better music, if you ask me. Heavy metal popped its beautiful head, with Led Zeppelin, the greatest band of all time, outshining everyone else who played and made music during that decade.
The 1980’s? The terrible Hair Metal – Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Poison, Motley Crue and other terrible bands. That paved way for the most depressing era of Rock, the early 90’s, aka Grunge. Depressing in the sense that the music was melancholy, at best. It was brilliant as well, but whatever it was, it had to end. The Nu-Metal or whatever it was soon followed, with 2001 being the last year in which rock music was actually a big seller on the charts. When Eminem released his third album, Hip-Hop took over, for good and bad.
Today? Rock doesn’t really make headlines, most of the time. The Arctic Monkeys are the best in the world, Coldplay and Kings of Leon the worst. Money from actually selling records? Does anyone buy records anymore?