The modern genre of rock music is one of the world’s most popular, and it has a long and fascinating history that stems back to the Deep South blues from the early 1900’s. While the genre took a while to pick up real traction in the music industry, once it had, it exploded across the world, and changed much of how modern music is created and marketed.
Over the years, there have been endless rock musicians that have had their time in the spotlight, and while some of them were undoubtedly massive hits with their fans, others became so famous that they went on to become rock legends, and have influenced popular culture in a myriad of different ways.
The Beatles are often considered by many to be the first real rock band to hit the stage, and while it took a few years for them to take off, once they did, they became an unstoppable force that completely reshaped the world of entertainment. Consistently listed as the number one band of all time, The Beatles have yet to be surpassed, even to this day. They were also famous for having some of the most fanatical fans of all time, with many of their concerts being completely drowned out by the screaming and shouting of their zealous audience, far different from the fans of today that film concerts with the devices they use for River Belle Casino games.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, along with Brian Jones and Ian Steward created a band that would go on to change the world of rock forever. The Rolling Stones were the first band to fill the massive void that The Beatles had left behind. In fact, some argue that The Rolling Stones were more popular than the Beatles during their creative peak. The band has been a powerful force in the music industry for over 30 years, and is still going strong.
Between 1969 and 1970, Led Zeppelin was the most popular music group in the world, and has sold a total of 50 million records in the United States, and 200 million worldwide. Their blues-based music with Tolkien-inspired lyrics proved to be the perfect combination for rock fans, as they became the next big thing in music. The band has released over a dozen albums over the years, and is still active today. Their rich and extravagant lifestyles came to encompass everything that people loved about the rock and roll world, and their influence can still be felt in pop culture.
An experimental, multi-platinum award winning band that took a spot in the golden era of rock, Pink Floyd are known for their psychedelic sound and thought-provoking lyrics. Starting in the mid 1960’s, the band would go on to create such classics as Meddle, Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, and perhaps their most popular hit: The Wall. They are also one of the highest selling bands of all time, with endless covers and remixes since their peak.