Music and Evolution in the 1960s
In the 1960s, pop music continued to evolve and grow in popularity. New genres emerged and older ones expanded their audience with more accessible sounds and subject matter. Simultaneously, new technologies also emerged: transistor radios,…80
Disco Music Became Huge in The 70s
The 1970s was a decade of change. A global recession, oil crisis and finally, the first outbreak of pandemic influenza in almost 200 years. The disco soon became a symbol of excess, but music lovers simply could not get enough of it for the next…246
The Biggest Boy Bands in The Nineties
The ‘90s saw a shift in the music scene. Grunge, punk, and alternative rock were well-established genres by the end of the decade, but another type of music started creeping into mainstream culture: boy bands. As new technology became more…131
American versus British Contemporary Rock
The American and British music scenes are very different. While both cultures have produced successful rock bands in their respective territories, the nature of their music is quite dissimilar. American-style rock music has a heavier and more…118
Green Day is Just a Big Band!
Green Day is a band that can’t be ignored. Their music has been around for decades, and they have created some of the most unique rock vibes ever heard. While many other bands fade into obscurity, Green Day just keeps getting more popular. So…119
The Red Hot Chili Peppers Old But Contemporary
You can’t stay in the limelight for as long as the Red Hot Chili Peppers have without continuously evolving. Over their 30-year career, this band has transformed from a funk-rock group to an alternative rock band with elements of punk and rap.…125
What Happened to The Stone Roses?
The Stone Roses’ career trajectory is one of the most unusual and fascinating in music history. Despite being contemporaries of bands like Oasis, Blur and New Order, the Stone Roses left all of those bands for dead with their second album.…125
The Road Back to Success of the Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel, music group. They are known for their vocal harmony and have been recorded both as gospel and secular group. They are also well-known for their appearance in the 1985 film, "The Return of…186
What is Country Rock Music in America?
Country rock is a subgenre of American roots music that blends the sounds of country and rock. It's not a new hybrid genre, but rather an expansion of its own origin. The history of country rock music can be traced back to the early 1970s when…164
The Beatles - The Most Influential Band in History
When you think of influential bands, who comes to mind? The Rolling Stones? U2? Nirvana? It’s no secret that rock and roll has seen many great bands throughout its existence, but few have had as much of an impact on the genre as The Beatles.…150
The Impact of Nirvana in Today's Contemporary Rock Scene
The impact of Nirvana has been felt in virtually every corner of the music industry. The rise of grunge in the early ‘90s gave way to a new generation of rock bands that were much less glossed-up than those that had come before them. These…153
The Bands and British Contemporary Rock
With the rise of American rock bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam back in the 1990s and the continuing success of bands such as The Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers today, many people assume that modern rock music is a distinctly American…128