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A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and his brother Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
Acoustics is the branch of physics that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including topics such as vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.
Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard; 3 November 1954) is an English singer and musician.
Aerosmith is an American rock band.
African-American culture, also known as Black-American culture, refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture.
African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of musics and musical genres largely developed by African Americans.
In radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations.
Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965) was an American disc jockey.
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actress.
Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists.
Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues".
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years.
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.
All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003.
An all-female band is a musical group in popular music which is exclusively composed of female musicians.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative country (sometimes alt-country, insurgent country, or Americana) is a loosely defined subgenre of country music and rock music, which includes acts that differ significantly in style from mainstream country music and pop country music.
Alternative metal (also known as alt-metal) is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Bernard William Jewry (27 September 1942 – 23 October 2014), known professionally as Shane Fenton and later as Alvin Stardust, was an English rock singer and stage actor.
America is a British-American rock band formed in England in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley.
The American folk-music revival began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s.
American Music Club is an American, San Francisco-based indie rock band, led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel.
American rock is rock music from the United States.
Americana is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band the Offspring, released on November 17, 1998.
Amphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.
Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality.
Anarcho-punk (or anarchist punk) is punk rock that promotes anarchism.
Androgyny is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.
Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco (born September 23, 1970) is an American singer, musician, poet, songwriter, and activist.
Annie Haslam (born 8 June 1947 in Bolton, Lancashire, England) is an English vocalist, songwriter, and painter.
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield.
Arena rock (also known as album-oriented rock, anthem rock, corporate rock, dad rock, melodic rock, pomp rock, and stadium rock) is a style of rock music that originated in the mid-1970s.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Argentine rock (known locally as rock nacional, Spanish for "national rock") is rock music composed or performed by Argentine bands or artists mostly in Spanish.
Armenian rock describes a wide variety of forms of rock music made in Armenia or by artists of Armenian descent.
Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements.
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is the seventh studio album by English rock band the Kinks, released in October 1969.
Audio feedback (also known as acoustic feedback, simply as feedback, or the Larsen effect) is a special kind of positive loop gain which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example, a power amplified loudspeaker).
Authenticity is a concept in psychology (in particular existential psychiatry) as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics (in regard to various arts and musical genres).
Backmasking is a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward.
Badfinger were a British rock band that, in their most successful lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, and Joey Molland.
Badmotorfinger is the third studio album by American rock band Soundgarden, released on September 24, 1991, through A&M Records.
A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre.
Band of Gypsys is a live album by Jimi Hendrix and the first without his original group, the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Bangladeshi rock or Bangla rock (বাংলা রক) is the rock music of Bangladesh.
Bark Psychosis are an English post-rock band/musical project from east London formed in 1986.
Baroque pop (sometimes called baroque rock) is a fusion genre that combines rock music with particular elements of classical music.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
A bassist, or bass player, is a musician who plays a bass instrument such as a double bass, bass guitar, keyboard bass or a low brass instrument such as a tuba or sousaphone.
Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).
Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Beggars Banquet is the seventh British and ninth American studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones.
Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.
Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in January 1996.
Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri.
William John Clifton Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was an American rock and roll musician.
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Biohazard is an American band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1987.
Bitches Brew is a studio double album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on March 30, 1970, on Columbia Records.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (often abbreviated as BRMC) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Bleed American is the fourth studio album by American rock band Jimmy Eat World, released on July 24, 2001, by DreamWorks Records.
Blind Faith were an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech.
Blink-182 (often stylized as blink-182; pronounced "blink one eighty two") is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992.
Bloc Party are an English rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion).
Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in mid 1966, on Columbia Records.
Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.
Blood, Sweat & Tears (also known as "BS&T") was a jazz-rock American music group.
The Bloodhound Gang is an American rock band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including punk rock, alternative hip hop, rapcore, funk metal and electronic rock, as their career progressed.
"Blowin' in the Wind" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released as a single and on his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963.
Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American rock band formed on Long Island, New York, in 1967, whose most successful work includes the hard rock songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Burnin' for You" and "Shooting Shark".
Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009.
In the United States and (at least some) other English-speaking countries, a blue-collar worker is a working class person who performs manual labor.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (The Beano Album) is a 1966 blues/blues rock album recorded by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton as part of the band.
Blues Incorporated were an English blues band formed in London in 1961, led by Alexis Korner and including at various times Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Terry Cox, Davy Graham, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Ronnie Jones, Danny Thompson, Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Malcolm Cecil and Dick Heckstall-Smith.
Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock.
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988.
Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist.
Bogshed were a pop group formed in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England in 1984, originally as The Amazing Roy North Penis Band.
Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.
Boogie is a repetitive, swung note or shuffle rhythm,Burrows, Terry (1995).
Boogie rock is a music genre which came out of the hard heavy blues rock of the late 1960s.
Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
"Born to Be Wild" is a song first performed by the band Steppenwolf, written by Mars Bonfire.
Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, who had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
Brazilian rock refers to rock music produced in Brazil and usually sung in Portuguese.
Break the Cycle is the third studio album by American rock band Staind, released through Elektra Entertainment and Flip Records in 2001.
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.
The Brill Building (built 1931 as the Alan E. Lefcourt Building and designed by Victor Bark Jr.Gray, Christopher,, The New York Times, December 30, 2009) is an office building located at 1619 Broadway on 49th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, just north of Times Square and further uptown from the historic musical Tin Pan Alley neighborhood.
British blues is a form of music derived from American blues that originated in the late 1950s and which reached its height of mainstream popularity in the 1960s, when it developed a distinctive and influential style dominated by electric guitar and made international stars of several proponents of the genre including The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.
British jazz is a form of music derived from American jazz.
British rock and roll, or sometimes British rock 'n' roll, is a style of popular music based on American rock and roll, which emerged in the late 1950s and was popular until the arrival of beat music in 1962.
Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced brighter, catchier alternative rock, partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music, an alternative rock genre, and to the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer and pianist.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton, England, in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.
Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.
Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums).
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.
Canned Heat is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965.
The Canterbury scene (or Canterbury Sound) is a subgenre of, or sibling to, progressive rock.
Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.
Caravan are an English band from the Canterbury area, founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan in 1968.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998)Pareles. was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954.
Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter.
Cast are an English rock band from Liverpool, formed in 1992 by John Power (vocals, guitar) and Peter Wilkinson (backing vocals, bass) after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split.
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock, as well as a form of Celtic fusion which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into a rock music context.
The Chainsaw Kittens were a part of the American alternative rock scene, drawing from pop, glam rock, punk, new wave and British Invasion music.
For the religious buildings, see Chapter house Chapterhouse were a British shoegazing/alternative rock band from Reading, Berkshire, England.
Chavez are an American math rock band from New York City, formed in 1993.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1970.
The Chicago blues is a form of blues music indigenous to Chicago, Illinois.
Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer.
Chilean rock refers to rock music and its corresponding subgenres produced in Chile or by Chileans.
Chinese rock (also, lit. "Chinese rock and roll music") is a wide variety of rock and roll music made by rock bands and solo artists from native Chinese-speaking regions (including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, etc.). Typically, Chinese rock is a fusion of forms accompanying the grand presentation of traditional Chinese music.
Christopher "Chris" Hillman (born December 4, 1944) is an American musician.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Chubby Checker (birth name Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock n roll singer and dancer.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
Sir Cliff Richard, (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist.
Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia.
Colombian Rock is rock music from Colombia.
Colosseum were a pioneering English progressive jazz-rock band,Larkin C 'Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music' (Muze UK Ltd, 1997) p69 - in which he states 'the commercial acceptance of jazz rock in the U.K. was mainly due to Colossseum.' mixing blues, rock and jazz-based improvisation.
Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.
A concept album is an album in which its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually.
Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.
Conscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.
Contemporary Christian music (or CCM—and occasionally "inspirational music") is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
Cool Britannia was a period of increased pride in the culture of the United Kingdom throughout most of the 1990s, inspired by 1960s pop culture.
Corrosion of Conformity (also known as C.O.C.) is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in 1982.
The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.
Country folk as a genre label is a rather nebulous one, but one that has been employed often at least since the mid-1970s.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Country rock is a subgenre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock and country.
In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.
Crass were an English art collective and punk rock band formed in 1977 who promoted anarchism as a political ideology, a way of life and a resistance movement.
Cream were a 1960s British rock power trio consisting of drummer Ginger Baker, guitarist/singer Eric Clapton and lead singer/bassist Jack Bruce.
Creed was an American rock band formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford.
Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band or a piano.
Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a vocal folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills and English singer-songwriter Graham Nash.
Rock and roll music was introduced in Cuba in the late 1950s, with many Cuban artists of the time covering American songs translated into Spanish, as was occurring in Mexico at the same time.
Cultural appropriation is a concept dealing with the adoption of the elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture.
Cultural imperialism comprises the cultural aspects of imperialism.
Culture Club are an English new wave band that formed in London in 1981.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
Cyril Davies (23 January 1932 – 7 January 1964) was an English blues musician, and one of the first blues harmonica players in England.
D-beat, also known as "discore", "disrock", "kängpunk" (Swedish for "boot-punk"), and "discrust" is a style of hardcore punk, developed in the early 1980s by imitators of Discharge, after whom the genre is named, as well as a drum beat characteristic of this subgenre.
Dance-rock is a post-disco genre connected with pop rock and post-punk with fewer rhythm and blues influences, originated in the early 1980s, following the mainstream death of punk and disco.
Dashboard Confessional is an American rock band from Boca Raton, Florida, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba.
David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film director.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Days of Future Passed is the second album and first concept album by English prog rock band The Moody Blues, released in November 1967 by Deram Records.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968.
Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon.
Details was an American monthly men's magazine published by Condé Nast, founded in 1982 by Annie Flanders.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.
Richard Anthony Monsour (born May 4, 1937), better known by his stage name Dick Dale, is an American rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar.
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).
Dirt is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992, through Columbia Records.
Discharge are a British musical group formed in 1977 by Terence "Tezz" Roberts and Royston "Rainy" Wainwright.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1994.
The Dixie Dregs are an American band formed in the 1970s.
DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.
DNA was a band formed in 1978 by guitarist Arto Lindsay and keyboardist Robin Crutchfield.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.
Dominican Rock (known as "Rock Dominicano" in Dominican Republic) is rock music created by Dominican groups and soloists.
Donovan Philips Leitch (born 10 May 1946) is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music that was developed in African-American communities in the East Coast of the United States in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Dookie is the third studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on February 1, 1994, through Reprise Records.
Dorian mode or Doric mode can refer to three very different but interrelated subjects: one of the Ancient Greek harmoniai (characteristic melodic behaviour, or the scale structure associated with it), one of the medieval musical modes, or, most commonly, one of the modern modal diatonic scales, corresponding to the white notes from D to D, or any transposition of this.
A drug is any substance (other than food that provides nutritional support) that, when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin, or dissolved under the tongue causes a temporary physiological (and often psychological) change in the body.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.
Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938) is an American guitarist.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
Echo Park is the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Feeder.
Ecuadorian rock encompasses a broad and diverse independent music scene.
Eddie & the Showmen were an American surf rock band of the 1960s.
Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American singer and actor.
Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Birmingham.
Elastica were an English alternative rock band that played punk rock, post-punk and new wave-influenced music.
Electric blues refers to any type of blues music distinguished by the use of electric amplification for musical instruments.
By 1965, Bob Dylan was the leading songwriter of the American folk music revival.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.
An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is an electronic musical instrument, an electronic or digital derivative of keyboard instruments.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronic rock is a broad music genre that involves a combination of rock music and electronic music, featuring instruments typically found within both genres.
The use of electronic music technology in rock music coincided with the practical availability of electronic musical instruments and the genre's emergence as a distinct style.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970.
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and musician.
Emo is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics.
Enema of the State is the third studio album by American rock band Blink-182, released on June 1, 1999 by MCA Records.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.
"Epic" is a song by the American rock band Faith No More.
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Esham Attica Smith (born September 20, 1973), best known by his stage name Esham, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan known for his hallucinogenic style of hip hop which he refers to as "acid rap".
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.
Experimental rock (or avant-rock) is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre.
Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band.
Faith No More (sometimes abbreviated as FNM) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.
Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter.
Faust (English: "fist") are a German krautrock band.
Feeder are a Welsh rock band formed in Newport, Wales.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
The First National Band or Michael Nesmith and The First National Band was a short-lived American collaborative band, led by former Monkee Michael Nesmith.
Five Hand Reel was a Scottish/English/Irish Celtic rock band of the late 1970s that combined experiences of traditional Scottish and Irish folk music with electric rock arrangements.
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967.
Flying Saucer Attack is an English experimental space rock band formed in Bristol in 1992 and led by songwriter David Pearce.
Foghat is an English rock band formed in London in 1971.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
The folk music of England is tradition-based music, which has existed since the later medieval period.
Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.
Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.
Freddie and the Dreamers were a British band that had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965.
Funk rock is a fusion genre that mixes elements of funk and rock.
Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds.
Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.
Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s.
Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.
Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly.
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967.
George Lawrence Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware.
Gerry and the Pacemakers is an English beat group prominent in the 1960s Merseybeat scene.
Gerald Goffin (February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014) was an American lyricist.
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and the founder of the rock band Cream.
A girl group is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.
Girls Aloud are an English-Irish pop girl group, which was created through the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
Girlschool are a British rock band that formed in the new wave of British heavy metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead.
Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
This is a list of jazz and popular music terms that are likely to be encountered in printed popular music songbooks, fake books and vocal scores, big band scores, jazz, and rock concert reviews, and album liner notes.
Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994.
Gong are an international progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock into their musical style.
Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland, that formed in 1996.
Good ol' boy or good old boy is an American English slang term that can have both positive and negative meanings, depending on context and use.
Goree Chester Carter or Christer Carter (December 31, 1930 – December 29, 1990), known as Goree Carter, was an American singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter and soldier.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
The goth subculture is a music subculture that began in England during the early 1980s, where it developed from the audience of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.
Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.
Graham John Clifton Bond (28 October 1937 – 8 May 1974) was an English musician and occultist, considered a founding father of the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s.
Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.
Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide.
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.
Green River were an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984.
Gretna is the second-largest city and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of hardcore punk and heavy metal that originated in the mid-1980s, drawing inspiration from the most abrasive-sounding musical styles: hardcore punk, extreme metal, industrial and noise rock.
Groove metal (also known as post-thrash or neo-thrash) is a subgenre of heavy metal music.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Guatemalan Rock or Rock Chapín is a genre of rock music which has been developing in Guatemala since the mid-1970s.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
A guitar amplifier (or amp) is an electronic device or system that strengthens the weak electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through one or more loudspeakers, which are typically housed in a wooden cabinet.
Eddie Jones (December 10, 1926 – February 7, 1959), better known as Guitar Slim, was a New Orleans blues guitarist in the 1940s and 1950s, best known for the million-selling song "The Things That I Used to Do", produced by Johnny Vincent for Specialty Records.
Haitian rock, or rock kreyòl, started as rock n roll in Haiti in the early 1960s.
Half Man Half Biscuit are an English rock band, formed in 1984 in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.
Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Hashish, or hash, is a drug made from cannabis.
Hatfield and the North were an experimental Canterbury scene rock band that lasted from October 1972 to June 1975, with some reunions thereafter.
Hüsker Dü were an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979.
Heartland rock is a genre of rock music that is exemplified by singer-songwriters Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.
A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989.
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.
Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964.
Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is an opioid most commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects.
Highly Evolved is the debut studio album by Australian alternative rock band The Vines.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs frequently inspired by traditional Irish airs, jigs and reels.
The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs is a record chart that ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.
Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed.
Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles, and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Hybrid Theory is the debut studio album by American rock band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000, through Warner Bros. Records.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles.
"I'm a Loser" is a song by the Beatles, originally released on Beatles for Sale in the United Kingdom, later released on Beatles '65 in the United States.
I'm the Man is the second EP by the band Anthrax, released in 1987 by Megaforce Worldwide/Island Records (although the song was supposedly written three years before).
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop, and designated the "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor.
Izear Luster "Ike" Turner, Jr. (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.
In the Court of the Crimson King (subtitled An Observation by King Crimson) is the debut album from the English rock band King Crimson, released on 10 October 1969 on Island Records in England and Atlantic Records in America.
Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Indian rock is a music genre in India that incorporates elements of Indian music with mainstream rock music, and is often topically India-centric.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Rock Indo (Indonesian:'''''Rock Indo''''') is rock music from Indonesia, a product of the culture and globalizing outlook of the country, similar to this genre's music globally.
Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.
Infest is the second studio album and major label debut album by the American rock band Papa Roach.
Inspiral Carpets were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1983 in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
The International Submarine Band (ISB) was formed by Gram Parsons while a theology student at Harvard University and John Nuese, a guitar player for local rock group, The Trolls.
Interpol is an American rock band from New York City.
Iowa is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Slipknot.
Iranian rock refers to rock music produced by Iranian artists.
Is This It is the debut studio album by American rock band the Strokes, released on July 30, 2001 by RCA Records.
Israeli rock (רוק ישראלי, Rok Yisra'eli) is rock music created by Israeli bands and singers.
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included the guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker.
Jackie Brenston (August 24, 1928 or 1930Most published sources and the U.S. Social Security Death Index give 1930 as his year of birth. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and reportedly his gravestone give 1928. – December 15, 1979) was an American R&B singer and saxophonist, who recorded, with Ike Turner's band, the first version of the pioneering rock-and-roll song "Rocket 88".
Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995 through Maverick.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
James Chance and the Contortions is a musical group led by saxophonist and vocalist James Chance.
The James Gang was an American rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966.
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985.
Jangle pop is a subgenre of pop rock that emphasizes trebly, ringing guitars (usually 12-string electrics) and 1960s-style pop melodies.
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) nicknamed The Pearl, was an American rock, soul and blues singer and songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely-known female rock stars of her era.
Japan were an English band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar).
, sometimes abbreviated to, is rock music from Japan.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.
Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist.
Jefferson Airplane, a rock band based in San Francisco, California, was one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock.
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.
The Jesus movement was an Evangelical Christian movement beginning on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s and spreading primarily throughout North America, Europe, and Central America, before subsiding by the late 1980s.
Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001.
Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
James Alfred Smith Preston (August 18, 1913 – December 17, 1984), known as Jimmy Preston, was an American R&B bandleader, alto saxophonist, drummer and singer who made an important contribution to early rock and roll.
Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice.
Bruce Wayne Campbell (December 14, 1946 – August 4, 1983), known by his stage name Jobriath, was an American rock musician and actor.
Joe Grushecky (born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a rock musician in the United States known for his work with the Iron City Houserockers in the late 1970s and early 1980s; and for his works since the late the 1980s with his act Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers; and for his solo career.
Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929 – 3 February 1967) was an English record producer, sound engineer and songwriter who pioneered space age and experimental pop music.
Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933) is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years.
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was an English blues rock band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE.
John Graham McVie (born 26 November 1945) is a British bass guitarist, best known as a member of the rock bands John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac.
John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor.
John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The JSD Band was an influential Scottish-based Celtic and folk rock band primarily active from 1969 to 1974 and then again briefly from 1997 to 1998.
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969.
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".
A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments.
Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist and actor.
King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968.
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999.
The Kings of Rhythm are an American Rhythm and blues and Soul group formed in the late 1940s in Clarksdale, Mississippi and led by Ike Turner through to his death in 2007.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Korean rock (Hangul: 한국의 록) is rock music from South Korea.
Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.
The labour movement or labor movement consists of two main wings, the trade union movement (British English) or labor union movement (American English), also called trade unionism or labor unionism on the one hand, and the political labour movement on the other.
Laika is a British band founded in 1993 by Margaret Fiedler and John Frenett, both formerly of Moonshake, and producer and engineer Guy Fixsen.
A laptop, also called a notebook computer or just notebook, is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, having, typically, a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid of the "clamshell" and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid.
Larry David Norman (April 8, 1947 – February 24, 2008) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer.
Latin rock is a term to describe a music subgenre consisting in melting traditional sounds and elements of Latin American and Caribbean folk with rock music.
Layne Staley (born Layne Rutherford Staley, August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician known for being the lead vocalist, occasional rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains from 1987 until 1998.
Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced.
Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.
"Let's Go Trippin'" is an instrumental by Dick Dale and The Del-Tones.
"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American retired popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin.
Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was a Native American Shawnee rock and roll guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who became popular in the late 1950s.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.
The Cambridge Companions to Music form a book series published by Cambridge University Press.
Industrial music is a form of experimental and electronic music which emerged in the 1970s.
Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and actor.
Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative.
Live coding (sometimes referred to as 'on-the-fly programming', 'just in time programming' and 'conversational programming') makes programming an integral part of the running program.
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Anthony James Donegan (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002), known as Lonnie Donegan, was a British skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the "King of Skiffle", who influenced 1960s British pop musicians.
Lonnie McIntosh (July 18, 1941 – April 21, 2016), known by his stage name Lonnie Mack, was an American rock musician whose recordings drew from a wide variety of Southern roots music influences.
Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen.
Love and Rockets were an English alternative rock band formed in 1985 by former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar and saxophone), David J (bass guitar and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums and synthesisers) after that group split in 1983.
Lovehatetragedy is the third album by the rock band Papa Roach.
Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, who was the primary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Little Feat.
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a song credited to Lennon–McCartney that appears on the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Lush were an English rock band formed in London in 1987.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, or informally shortened to Skynyrd, is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which may include altered awareness of one's surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.
Madchester was a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of North West England in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop.
Mainstream is current thought that is widespread.
The major scale (or Ionian scale) is one of the most commonly used musical scales, especially in Western music.
Malaysian underground music and idealism is popular locally and overseas.
Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London in 1962.
Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Masters of War" is a song by Bob Dylan, written over the winter of 1962–63 and released on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in the spring of 1963.
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs were an American doo-wop/R&B vocal group in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964.
The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England, in 1963.
The Melvins are an American rock band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is a naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid of the phenethylamine class, known for its hallucinogenic effects comparable to those of LSD and psilocybin.
In music, metre (Am. meter) refers to the regularly recurring patterns and accents such as bars and beats.
Robert Michael Nesmith (born December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968).
Michael John Kells Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is a British musician and actor, best known for his role as the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Middle Eastern music spans across a vast region, from Morocco to Iran.
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").
Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois.
In music theory, the term minor scale refers to three scale formations – the natural minor scale (or Aeolian mode), the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale (ascending or descending) – rather than just one as with the major scale.
"Misirlou" (Μισιρλού < Mısırlı 'Egyptian' < مصر Miṣr 'Egypt') is a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Mixolydian mode may refer to one of three things: the name applied to one of the ancient Greek harmoniai or tonoi, based on a particular octave species or scale; one of the medieval church modes; a modern musical mode or diatonic scale, related to the medieval mode.
Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries, and continues today on a smaller scale.
In the theory of Western music, a mode is a type of musical scale coupled with a set of characteristic melodic behaviors.
Molly Hatchet is an American Southern hard rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1971.
"Money for Nothing" is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 studio album Brothers in Arms.
Monster Magnet is an American rock band.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
Motown is an American record company.
Mott the Hoople are an English rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid-1970s.
"Move It" is a song written by Ian Samwell and recorded by Cliff Richard and the Drifters (the UK band that would later become "The Shadows").
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band.
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.
The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles.
Music software is software used for musical composition, digital recording, the creation of electronic music, and other musical applications.
A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.
My Bloody Valentine are a rock band formed in Dublin in 1983.
Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.
Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths.
Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
National Health were an English progressive rock band associated with the Canterbury scene.
Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
Nepalese rock refers to rock music culture of Nepal and Nepali-speaking regions in Sikkim and West Bengal and some parts of Bhutan and Burma.
Nevermind is the second studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The New York Dolls were an American hard rock band formed in New York City in 1971.
New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism.
Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, from the North Sea.
Newsday is an American daily newspaper that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City borough of Queens on Long Island, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.
Nimrod (stylized as nimrod.) is the fifth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on October 14, 1997 through Reprise Records.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, an American country rock band, has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966.
No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City.
In music, noise is variously described as unpitched, indeterminate, uncontrolled, loud, unmusical, or unwanted sound.
Noise rock (sometimes called noise punk) is a diverse style of experimental rock employing noise music elements, which spun off from punk rock in the 1980s.
Nucleus were a pioneering jazz-rock band from Britain who continued in different forms from 1969 to 1989.
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.
Occult rock (also known as doom rock or witch rock) is a genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s to early 1970s, pioneered by bands such as Coven and Black Widow.
Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English rock band formed in Moseley, Birmingham, in 1989.
Oi! is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s.
OK Computer is the third studio album by English rock band Radiohead, released on 16 June 1997 on EMI subsidiaries Parlophone and Capitol Records.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in the United States in the early to mid-1950s.
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991 is a book by Michael Azerrad.
The Outlaws are an American southern rock/country rock band best known for their 1975 hit "There Goes Another Love Song" and extended guitar jam "Green Grass and High Tides" from their 1975 debut album, plus their 1980 cover of the Stan Jones classic "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky".
Payable on Death (abbreviated P.O.D.) is a Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California.
Pakistani rock is a variety of rock music that is largely produced in Pakistan.
The Palm Desert Scene is a group of related bands and musicians from Palm Desert, California.
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas.
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993.
Parachutes is the debut studio album by the British rock band Coldplay.
Auburn "Pat" Hare (December 20, 1930 – September 26, 1980) was an American Memphis electric blues guitarist and singer.
Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s.
Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Paul Vaughn Butterfield (December 17, 1942May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989.
Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on commercial radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast, without announcing this prior to broadcast.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.
Pelican Publishing Company is a book publisher based in Gretna, a suburb of New Orleans.
Pennywise is an American punk rock band from Hermosa Beach, California, formed in 1988.
Pentangle (or The Pentangle) are a British folk-jazz band with an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues and folk rock influences.
Pere Ubu is an American rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975.
In music theory, a perfect fifth is the musical interval corresponding to a pair of pitches with a frequency ratio of 3:2, or very nearly so.
In classical music from Western culture, a fourth spans exactly four letter names (staff positions), while a perfect fourth (harmonic series) always involves the same interval, regardless of key (sharps and flats) between letters. A perfect fourth is the relationship between the third and fourth harmonics, sounding neither major nor minor, but consonant with an unstable quality (additive synthesis). In the key of C, the notes C and F constitute a perfect fourth relationship, as they're separated by four semitones (C, C#, D, D#, E, F). Up until the late 19th century, the perfect fourth was often called by its Greek name, diatessaron. A perfect fourth in just intonation corresponds to a pitch ratio of 4:3, or about 498 cents, while in equal temperament a perfect fourth is equal to five semitones, or 500 cents. The perfect fourth is a perfect interval like the unison, octave, and perfect fifth, and it is a sensory consonance. In common practice harmony, however, it is considered a stylistic dissonance in certain contexts, namely in two-voice textures and whenever it appears above the bass. If the bass note also happens to be the chord's root, the interval's upper note almost always temporarily displaces the third of any chord, and, in the terminology used in popular music, is then called a suspended fourth. Conventionally, adjacent strings of the double bass and of the bass guitar are a perfect fourth apart when unstopped, as are all pairs but one of adjacent guitar strings under standard guitar tuning. Sets of tom-tom drums are also commonly tuned in perfect fourths. The 4:3 just perfect fourth arises in the C major scale between G and C.
Performance and Cocktails is the second studio album by Welsh rock band Stereophonics.
Performing arts are a form of art in which artists use their voices or bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression.
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1913 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality.
Rock music entered the Peruvian scene in the late 1950s, through listening to performers like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Bill Haley, who popularized rockabilly in the United States.
Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on May 16, 1966.
Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist.
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who.
Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, composed of Peter Asher (b. 1944) and Gordon Waller (1945–2009), who achieved international fame in 1964 with their first single, the million-selling transatlantic No.1 smash "A World Without Love".
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is a British rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist.
Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946) is a British blues rock guitarist.
Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres.
Petula Clark, CBE (born Sally Olwen Clark, 15 November 1932) is a British singer, actress and composer whose career spans seven decades.
Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a "Wagnerian" approach to rock and roll.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
Pinoy rock, or Filipino rock, is the brand of rock music produced in the Philippines or by Filipinos.
"Pipeline" is an instrumental surf rock song by The Chantays, which was recorded in July 1962.
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Placebo are an alternative rock band, formed in London, England in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.
Poco is an American country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young.
Polvo is an American indie noise rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a music genre that fuses elements of pop music with punk rock.
Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
Croatian popular music is the popular music of Croatia.
Swedish popular music, also called Swedish pop music, or just Swedish pop, refers to music that has swept the Swedish mainstream at any given point in time.
SFR Yugoslav pop and rock scene includes the pop and rock music of the former SFR Yugoslavia, including all their genres and subgenres.
Post-grunge is a derivative of grunge and a style of alternative rock and hard rock that began in the 1990s.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Post-punk revival (also known as "new wave revival", "garage rock revival"J. Stuessy and S. D. Lipscomb, Rock and roll: its History and Stylistic Development (London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 5th edn., 2006),, p. 451. or "new rock revolution") is a genre of alternative rock and indie rock that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, inspired by the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and new wave and post-punk of the 1980s.
Post-rock is a form of experimental rock characterized by use of rock instruments primarily to explore textures and timbre rather than traditional song structure, chords or riffs.
In guitar music, especially electric guitar, a power chord (also fifth chord) is a colloquial name for a chord that consists of the root note and the fifth.
A power trio is a rock and roll band format having a lineup of electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit (drums and cymbals), leaving out the second rhythm guitar or keyboard instrument (e.g., Hammond organ) that are used in other rock music bands that are quartets and quintets.
The Pretty Things are an English rock band, formed in 1963 in London.
Primal Scream are a British rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Procol Harum is an English rock band formed in 1967.
Progressive folk was originally a type of American folk music that pursued a progressive political agenda, but in the United Kingdom the term became attached to a musical subgenre.
Progressive music is music that subverts genre and results in the expansion of stylistic boundaries.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
A protest song is a song that is associated with a movement for social change and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs connected to current events).
Proto-punk (or protopunk) is the rock music played by garage bands from the 1960s and early 1970s that presaged the punk rock movement.
Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).
Psychedelic music (sometimes psychedelia) covers a wide range of popular music styles and genres influenced by 1960s psychedelia, a subculture of people who used psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline and DMT to experience visual and auditory hallucinations, synesthesia and altered states of consciousness.
Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991.
Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978.
Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewellery, and body modifications of the punk subculture.
Punk ideologies are a group of varied social and political beliefs associated with the punk subculture and punk rock.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
A number of overlapping punk rock subgenres have developed since the emergence of punk rock (often shortened to punk) in the mid-1970s.
Punk subculture includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashion, and other forms of expression, visual art, dance, literature and film.
In music, a quartet or quartette is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Quickspace was a London-based experimental rock band started in 1994.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
Race records were 78-rpm phonograph records marketed to African Americans between the 1920s and 1940s.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.
Raga rock is rock or pop music with a heavy Indian influence, either in its construction, its timbre, or its use of Indian musical instruments, such as the sitar and tabla.
Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow or Blackmore's Rainbow) is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, active from 1975 until 1984, 1993 until 1997, and 2015 until present.
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974.
Rancid is an American punk rock band formed in Berkeley, California in 1991.
Rap metal or heavy rap is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal.
Rap rock is a fusion genre that fuses vocal and instrumental elements of hip hop with various forms of rock.
"Rapture" is a song by the American pop rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980).
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
Red House Painters were an American rock band, formed in San Francisco, California in 1988.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
Reggae rock is a subgenre of reggae fusion and rock music that primarily uses the genres reggae, rock and ska.
Renaissance are an English progressive rock band, best known for their 1978 UK top 10 hit "Northern Lights" and progressive rock classics like "Carpet of the Sun", "Mother Russia", and "Ashes Are Burning".
REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois.
Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section (e.g., drumkit, bass guitar); and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together.
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
Rickenbacker International Corporation is an electric string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California.
Ride are an English rock band that formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, consisting of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence "Loz" Colbert, and Steve Queralt.
"Ride a White Swan" is a song by English band T. Rex.
Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began in the early 1990s in Washington state (particularly Olympia) and the greater Pacific Northwest.
Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician.
Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. (June 19, 1945 – November 20, 1997) was an American writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, and blues producer.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
"Rock Around the Clock" is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952.
Rock en español (Spanish-language rock) is a term used widely in the English-speaking world to refer any kind of rock music featuring Spanish vocals.
A rock festival, often considered synonymous with pop festival, is a large-scale rock music concert, featuring multiple acts performing an often diverse range of popular music including rock, pop, folk, electronic, and related genres.
"Rock Island Line" is an American folk song.
Rock music is a form of popular music that normally includes the electric guitar, bass guitar and drums.
Australian rock, also called Oz rock, is rock music from Australia.
Belarusian rock has been developing since the early 1980s.
Belgian rock is rock music from Belgium.
The rock music of Bosnia and Herzegovina mostly developed during the time when Bosnia was part of socialist Yugoslavia.
Danish rock is rock music played in Denmark.
The Estonian rock music scene saw its beginnings in the mid-sixties during Nikita Khrushchev's thaw in the Soviet Union and the rise of British bands all over the world.
Finnish rock (Finnish: suomirock or suomirokki—also known as Finnsrock, Finnrock or Finrock) refers to rock music made in Finland.
French rock is a form of rock music produced in France, primarily with lyrics in the French language.
German rock music (Deutschrock) came into its own only by the late 1960s, but spawned many bands spanning genres such as krautrock, Neue Deutsche Welle, heavy metal, punk, and industrial.
Rock and roll spread around the world in the 1950s and 1960s, entering Greece in the middle of the 1960s.
Hungarian rock has been a part of the popular music of Hungary since the early 1960s.
Rock and roll is a style of popular American music which has spread across the world, including to the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland.
Rock music has been a part of the music of Ireland since the 1960s, when the British Invasion brought British blues, psychedelic rock and other styles to the island.
Italian rock is a form of rock music produced primarily in Italy.
Latvian rock has been an important part of Latvia's music scene since the 1980s, when it was a part of the discontents of Soviet rule.
Rock music has been performed and heard in Lithuania since the mid-1960s.
Mexican rock music, often referred to in Mexico as rock nacional ("national rock"), originated in the 1950s.
Rock music in New Zealand, also known as Kiwi rock, began in 1955 when Wellington-based country singer Johnny Cooper (popularly known as the ‘Māori cowboy’) released a cover of American Bill Haley’s hit song ‘Rock around the clock’.
Norway has produced a number of famous rock bands, including Titanic, a-ha and Kaizers Orchestra.
Polish rock refers to rock music from Poland.
Rock music and its subgenres are very popular in Portugal.
Rock and roll became known in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and quickly broke free from its western roots.
Serbian rock is the rock music scene of Serbia.
Rock and roll is a musical genre from the United States, popularized worldwide beginning in the 1950s.
Spanish rock is the term used for the variety of rock music produced in Spain.
Rock and roll first entered Switzerland in the 1950s, as a series of American musicians popularized the style internationally.
Anatolian rock (Anadolu rock), also known as Turkish rock, is a fusion of Turkish folk and rock music.
Ukrainian rock (Український рок) is rock music from Ukraine.
Rock music of Canada is a wide and diverse part of the general music of Canada, beginning with American and British style rock and roll in the mid-20th century.
British rock describes a wide variety of forms of music made in the United Kingdom.
A rock opera is a collection of rock music songs with lyrics that relate to a common story.
"Rock the Joint", also known as "We're Gonna Rock This Joint Tonight", is a boogie song recorded by various proto-rock and roll singers, notably Jimmy Preston and early rock and roll singers, most notably Bill Haley.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.
Rockers, leather boys, Ton-up boys,14 February 1961, The Daily Express (London) and possibly café racers are members of a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s.
"Rocket 88" (originally written as Rocket "88") is a rhythm and blues song that was first recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3 or 5, 1951 (accounts differ).
Rockism is the belief in the superiority of certain rock music values, which often results in discrimination and prejudice against other forms of popular music.
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
Roots rock is rock music that looks back to rock's origins in folk, blues and country music.
Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson.
Roy Wood (born 8 November 1947) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer.
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Rush was a Canadian rock band comprising Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics).
The Rust Belt is a region of the United States, made up mostly of places in the Midwest and Great Lakes, though the term may be used to include any location where industry declined starting around 1980.
Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer.
S.F. Sorrow is the fourth album by the English rock group The Pretty Things. Released in 1968, it is one of the first rock concept albums. Based on a short story by singer Phil May, the album is structured as a song cycle, telling the story of the main character, Sebastian F. Sorrow, from birth through love, war, tragedy, madness, and the disillusionment of old age. Although the album is a rock opera, it has been stated by members of The Who that the record had no major influence on Pete Townshend and his writing of Tommy (1969). The Pretty Things, however, have suggested otherwise, as have some critics.
Sadcore is a subgenre occasionally identified by music journalists to describe examples of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slower tempos, or alternatively, songs with deceivingly upbeat melodies that are simultaneously characterised by depressive lyrical undertones or imagery.
Safe at Home is a 1968 album by country rock group The International Submarine Band, led by the then-unknown 21-year-old Gram Parsons.
Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) was an American record producer who played an important role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s.
Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by the band P.O.D. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016) was an American guitarist and recording engineer.
Scratching, sometimes referred to as scrubbing, is a DJ and turntablist technique of moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable to produce percussive or rhythmic sounds.
Screamo (also referred to as skramz) is an aggressive style of emo that emerged in the early 1990s, combining musical intensity with "willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics."Jason Heller, "Feast of Reason".
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Sebadoh is an American indie rock band formed in 1988 in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Eric Gaffney and Dinosaur Jr. bass player Lou Barlow.
The Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the middle of 1982 into late 1986, primarily due to the cable music channel MTV.
Seether are a South African rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Sepultura ("grave")Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 17.
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is a twelve bar blues-form song, written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his songwriting pseudonym of Charles E. Calhoun.
Shep and the Limelites was an American doo-wop trio of the early 1960s, composed of James "Shep" Sheppard (September 24, 1935 – January 24, 1970), Clarence Bassett (March 13, 1936 – January 25, 2005) and Charles Baskerville (July 6, 1936 – January 18, 1995).
Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida formed by singer Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of his previous band.
Shoegaze (or shoegazing, originally interchangeable with "dream pop"Nathaniel Wice / Steven Daly: "The dream pop bands were lionized by the capricious British music press, which later took to dismissing them as "shoegazers" for their affectless stage presence.", Alt. Culture: An A-To-Z Guide to the '90s-Underground, Online, and Over-The-Counter, p. 73, HarperCollins Publishers 1995) is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s.
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band.
Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.
The sitar (or; सितार, Punjabi: ਸਿਤਾਰ) is a plucked stringed instrument used in Hindustani classical music.
Skiffle is a music genre with jazz, blues, folk and American folk influences, usually using a combination of manufactured and homemade or improvised instruments.
Skin Yard was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, who were active from 1985 to 1993.
Slade are an English rock band from Wolverhampton.
Slint is an American rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums and vocals), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland), and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez).
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.
Small Faces were an English rock band from East London.
Smash is the third studio album by American punk rock band The Offspring.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a song by American rock band Nirvana.
The popularity and worldwide scope of rock music resulted in a powerful impact on society.
Soft rock (or lite rock) is a subgenre of pop rock that largely features acoustic guitars and slow-to-mid tempos.
A song, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that often include the repetition of sections.
Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
In physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.
A sound effect (or audio effect) is an artificially created or enhanced sound, or sound process used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
Southern rock is a subgenre of rock music and a genre of Americana.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny.
Spacemen 3 were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1982 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Peter Kember and Jason Pierce.
Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in Islington, London in 1979.
Sparks are an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals).
Spectrum is an Australian progressive rock band which formed in April 1969 and broke up in April 1973.
Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (often known as J. Spaceman), formerly of Spacemen 3.
Staind is an American rock band formed in 1995.
Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock.
Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969.
Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.
Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock band, prominent from 1968 to 1972.
Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.
Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley.
Stephen Fain Earle (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor.
Stephen James Howe (born 8 April 1947) is an English musician, songwriter and producer, best known as the guitarist in the rock band Yes across three stints since 1970.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Stiff Records is a British independent record label formed in London, England, by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (real name Andrew Jakeman).
Stoner rock or stoner metal is a rock music fusion genre that combines elements of heavy metal and/or doom metal with psychedelic rock and acid rock.
Strange Days is the second studio album by American rock band The Doors, released on September 25, 1967 by Elektra Records.
A string orchestra is an orchestra consisting solely of a string section made up of the bowed strings used in Western Classical music.
Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California.
Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.
Suede are an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1989.
Sufi rock/ Sufi folk rock is a subgenre of rock music that combines rock with classical Islamic sufi music traditions.
Suicide was an American musical duo intermittently active between 1970 and 2016, composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev.
On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead at his home, located at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard East in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario.
Sun Records is an American independent record label founded by Sam Phillips in Memphis, Tennessee in 1950.
Superchunk is an American indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, consisting of singer-guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Laura Ballance, and drummer Jon Wurster.
Supergrass were an English rock band, formed in 1993 in Oxford.
Supertramp (known as Daddy in 1969–1970) are an English rock band formed in London in 1969.
Surf music is a subgenre of rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Southern California.
"Surfin'" is a song by American rock band the Beach Boys, written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love.
Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released on February 1, 1967, by RCA Victor (LSP-3766 and LPM-3766). It is the first album by the band with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden.
Susan Kay Quatro (born 3 June 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress.
Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band the Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968, on Columbia Records (see 1968 in music).
Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
The Taiwanese rock scene is nurtured by regular festivals, notably the annual Spring Scream, Hohaiyan and Formoz festivals.
Talk Talk were an English rock band formed in 1981, led by Mark Hollis (vocals, guitar, piano), Lee Harris (drums), and Paul Webb (bass).
Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
Theodore Anthony Nugent (born December 13, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist.
Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after the Second World War.
A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base.
Temple of the Dog was an American rock supergroup that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990.
Ten is the debut studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records.
Thai rock is rock music from Thailand.
"That's All Right" is a song written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup.
The 13th Floor Elevators were an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland.
The Albion Band, also known as The Albion Country Band and The Albion Dance Band, were a British folk rock band, originally brought together and led by musician Ashley Hutchings.
The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999.
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).
The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s.
The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1968 by Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals), and Levon Helm (drums, vocals).
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Beau Brummels were an American rock band.
The Bel-Airs were an early and influential surf rock band from South Bay, Los Angeles, active in the early 1960s.
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The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.
The Boo Radleys were an English alternative rock band of the 1990s who were associated with the shoegazing and Britpop movements.
The Bottle Rockets are an American band formed in 1992, currently based in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964.
The Capris are an American doo wop group who became a one-hit wonder in 1961 with "There's a Moon Out Tonight." They experienced a popularity and performing resurgence in the 1980s, when three members reformed and The Manhattan Transfer recorded their song, "Morse Code of Love," which reached the US Hot 100 and the U.S. AC top 20.
The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s.
The Challengers was an instrumental surf rock band started in late 1962.
The Chantays are a surf rock band from Orange County, California, USA, known for the hit instrumental, "Pipeline" (1963).
The Chantels were the second African-American girl group to enjoy nationwide success in the United States, preceded by The Bobbettes.
The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock.
The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s.
The Cockettes were an avant garde psychedelic hippie theater group founded by Hibiscus (George Edgerly Harris II) in the fall of 1969.
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler.
The Crows were an American R & B singing group who achieved commercial success in the 1950s.
The Crystals were an American vocal group based in New York, considered one of the defining acts of the girl group era in the first half of the 1960s.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
The D4 was a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand.
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records.
The Darkness are a British rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk, formed in 2000.
The Datsuns are a hard rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand, formed in 2000.
The Dave Clark Five were an English pop rock band formed in Tottenham in 1957.
The Dillards are an American bluegrass band from Salem, Missouri, popularly known for their appearance as "The Darlings" on The Andy Griffith Show.
The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums.
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.
The El Dorados were an American doo-wop group, who achieved their greatest success with the song "At My Front Door", a no.
The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks.
The Establishment generally denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organisation.
The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.
The Wailers, often credited as The Fabulous Wailers, were an American rock band from Tacoma, Washington.
The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.
The Fat Boys are an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, who emerged in the early 1980s.
The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, New Jersey.
The Fifth Estate, formerly known as The D-Men, is an American rock band formed in 1963 in Stamford, Connecticut.
The Flying Burrito Brothers are a seminal American country rock band, best known for their influential 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.
The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal band quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires (Glenn Miller), The Pied Pipers (Tommy Dorsey), and The Mel-Tones (Mel Tormé, Artie Shaw), founded in the barbershop tradition.
The Free Spirits were an American band who have been credited for being the first ever jazz-rock group.
The Glitter Band are a glam rock band from England, who initially worked as Gary Glitter's backing band under that name from 1973, when they then began releasing records of their own.
The Go-Go's are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1978.
"The Great Pretender" is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single on November 3, 1955.
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival.
The Hollies are a British pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style.
"The House of the Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues".
The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.
The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey.
The Jeff Beck Group was an English rock band formed in London in January 1967 by former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983.
The Jesus Lizard is an American rock band formed in 1987 in Austin, Texas and based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American-English rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966.
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals).
The Kingsmen are a 1960s beat/garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The Knack was an American rock band based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international number-one hit in 1979.
The Knickerbockers were an American rock band, formed in Bergenfield, New Jersey in 1964.
The Left Banke is an American baroque pop band, formed in New York City in 1965.
The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar).
The Lovin' Spoonful is a U.S. rock band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and well known for a number of hit songs in the 1960s including "Summer in the City", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?", and "Daydream".
"The Magnificent Seven" is a song and single by the English punk rock band the Clash.
The Mamas & the Papas were a Canadian-American folk rock vocal group who recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968.
The Man Who is the second studio album by Scottish rock band Travis.
The Marcels was an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll.
The Marshall Tucker Band is an American rock band from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The Mekons are a British-American rock band.
The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964.
The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984.
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils are an American Southern rock/country rock band formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, United States.
The Penguins were an American doo-wop group of the 1950s and early 1960s, best remembered for their only Top 40 hit, "Earth Angel", which was one of the first rhythm and blues hits to cross over to the pop charts.
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the debut studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, and the only one made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership.
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most is the second studio album recorded by the American emo band Dashboard Confessional, released on 20 March 2001 through Vagrant.
The Platters is an American vocal group formed in 1952.
The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977.
The Pop Group are an English band formed in Bristol in 1977 by vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist John Waddington, bassist Simon Underwood, guitarist/saxophonist Gareth Sager, and drummer Bruce Smith.
The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978.
The Quarrymen (also written as "the Quarry Men") are a British skiffle/rock and roll group, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, which eventually evolved into the Beatles in 1960.
The Remains (sometimes referred to as "Barry and the Remains") were a mid-1960s rock group from Boston, Massachusetts, led by Barry Tashian.
The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works.
The Rivieras were an American rock and roll group, who formed in the early 1960s in South Bend, Indiana, United States.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Hollies, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The Seeds were an American rock band that is considered a prototype for mid-sixties garage punk rock.
The Shadows (originally known as The Drifters) were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968, having also collaborated again on numerous reunion tours.
The Shirelles were an American girl group notable for their rhythm and blues, doo-wop and soul music and gaining popularity in the early 1960s.
The Sisters of Mercy are an English gothic rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.
The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960.
"The Sound of Silence", originally "The Sounds of Silence", is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.
The Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983.
The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander.
The Strokes are an American rock band from New York City.
The Surfaris were an American surf rock band formed in Glendora, California in 1962.
The Sweet (also known as Sweet) is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s.
The Teardrop Explodes were an English post-punk/neo-psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The Trashmen were a rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962.
The Troggs (originally called The Troglodytes) are an English garage rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in May 1964.
The Turbans were an African American doo-wop vocal group that formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1953.
The Undertones are a punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974.
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965).
The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington.
The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury.
The Vines are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Sydney.
The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas.
The White Stripes were an American rock band formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
The Yardbirds are an English rock band, formed in London in 1963.
Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released in December 1967 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States.
Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career.
Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969.
Throbbing Gristle were an English music and visual arts group, officially formed on 3 September 1975 in Kingston upon Hull.
The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat.
Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006.
Tortoise is an American experimental rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1990.
Trad jazz, short for "traditional jazz", is the Dixieland and ragtime jazz styles of the early 20th century, which typically used a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone in contrast to more modern styles which usually include saxophones, and the revival of these styles in mid 20th-century Britain before the emergence of beat music.
Travis are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990, composed of Fran Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, backing vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion).
Trønder rock (trønderrock) is a music and cultural scene developed in the Trøndelag region of Norway in the early 1970s, in which bands and artists merged folk rock inspired rock and roll with cultural characteristics.
In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or "pitches") that can be stacked vertically in thirds.
Tubular Bells is the debut album by English musician Mike Oldfield, released on Virgin Records on 25 May 1973.
The twist is a dance that was inspired by rock and roll music.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968.
Ultravox (earlier stylized as Ultravox!) were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973 as Tiger Lily.
An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a wide range of concepts belonging to a common category.
Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois, active between 1987 and 1994.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Untouchables is the fifth studio album by American nu metal band Korn.
Urban Hymns is the third studio album by English alternative rock band The Verve, released on 29 September 1997 on Hut Records.
Uruguayan rock first emerged in Uruguay in the 1950s.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
Sir George Ivan Morrison (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer.
Venezuelan rock is rock music from Venezuela, the most common being based on Rock en Español.
Verse–chorus form is a musical form common in popular music, used in blues and rock and roll since the 1950s, and predominant in rock music since the 1960s.
Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901) (the Victorian era).
Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.
Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.
The Wall of Sound (also called the Spector Sound) is a music production formula developed by American record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in the 1960s, with assistance from engineer Larry Levine and the session musician conglomerate later known as "the Wrecking Crew".
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Wayne Fontana (born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, 28 October 1945) is an English rock and pop singer, best known for the 1965 hit "Game of Love" with the Mindbenders.
Weather Report was an American jazz fusion band of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals).
Weezer (also known as the Blue Album) is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 10, 1994 by DGC Records.
Wet Willie is an American band from Mobile, Alabama, U.S. They are best known for their hit "Keep On Smilin'," which reached No.
White Blood Cells is the third studio album by American garage rock duo The White Stripes, released on July 3, 2001.
White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985.
Whodini is a hip hop group that was formed in 1981.
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow", also known as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Willie Johnson (March 4, 1923 – February 26, 1995) was an American electric blues guitarist.
A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at or near the end of the resonator.
"Wipe Out" is an instrumental composed by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, and Ron Wilson.
Wizzard were an English glam rock band formed by Roy Wood, former member of The Move and co-founder of the Electric Light Orchestra.
Women in music describes the role of women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists and other musical professions.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000.
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music; his songs, including social justice songs, such as "This Land Is Your Land", have inspired several generations both politically and musically.
"Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records in 1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and a week as number one on the Top 100 pop list.
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford.
Your New Favourite Band is a collection by The Hives released in 2001, featuring tracks from their first two albums and the A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T EP.
Zamrock is a musical genre that emerged in the 1970s in Zambia.
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.
10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in 1981.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
24-7 Spyz (pronounced "twenty-four-seven spies") are a band from the South Bronx, New York, formed in 1986, originally consisting of Jimi Hazel (real name, Wayne K. Richardson) (guitar), Rick Skatore (real name, Kenneth D. Lucas) (bass), Kindu Phibes (drums), and P. Fluid (real name, Peter Forrest) (vocals).
3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, that formed in 1996.
311 (pronounced "three-eleven") is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska.
38 Special (also, uncommonly, written.38 Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.
5 Seconds of Summer (often abbreviated as 5SOS) are an Australian pop rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, formed in 2011.
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