Its difficult to truly define what Rock and Roll music is, or where it truly began, but Rock and Roll is when guitar playing as we today understand it began.
Elvis Presley should be provided a few of the credit for it, with his hips swinging as well as the raunchiness of the tunes, although he didn’t actually play guitar perfectly at the time. He did however begin the trend of screaming women at his shows, it was all about sex certainly, and not surprisingly that is how it got the name Rock & Roll.
The origins of Rock & Roll return to the late 40s, and were influenced by blues and gospel music later the big band swing, and rhythm and blues; it was furthermore influenced by nation guitar music.
Some of the artists of the time including Elvis Presley with Thats Alright Mama and Bill Hayleys Rock Around The Clock, at the time the piano was the key instrument in the band, until Chuck Berry turned up with tunes like Johnny Be Great with that well-known Guitar Riff, which we nonetheless hear now.
I had the fun of seeing Chuck Berry playing reside in Leicester, England; he was 64 years of age then, but nonetheless Rocking, a ideal show.
Englands answer to Elvis Presley was Cliff Richards as well as the Shadows, (which were basically an electrical guitar band) with Living Doll, regrettably Cliff didnt create it big in America, but he remains going sturdy in England at the ripe age of 80 and has simply introduced his newest album.
In the early 60s we saw the begin of what was to be called The Swinging 60s or often The Golden Age of Rock and Roll, the largest Band was The Beatles who when they played couldn’t even hear themselves as a result of the screaming females, and bad P.A. systems.
The Beatles were the initial British artists to create it big in the U.S.A.; they were distinctive then as they wrote almost all of the tunes that they conducted, and actually they changed music, as well as the rules of the music we hear now.
They moreover wrote I Wanna Be Your Man which became the initial hit record for the Rolling Stones, who equally created it in the United States, plus they nevertheless do sellout concerts for this day, even at their age, thus theres hope for us all yet.
In the late 60s-early 70s we had the Glam Rock as well as the psychedelic era, and saw bands including Jefferson Airplane, T Rex, Mud, and Wizard and Jimmy Hendrix and David Bowie, the fashion of guitar playing became more aggressive with a rise into Hard Rock and Heavy metal, we saw AC/DC, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.
It is my belief that Rock and Roll music is with us in some shape or another for a lengthy time yet, and folks can nonetheless be influenced by it, and can continue to purchase records and figure out how to play guitar, whichever design of music they select to play, it really is all associated anyway.
I hope to see today how Rock and Roll Guitar had been a mixture of Blues, Country Guitar music, and Swing and Rhythm and blues.