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Zach AltMrs.MooneyhanHistory of Rock and Roll19 December 2017History of R&R Final ProjectIn all of Rock and Roll there have been many influential groups that name new ideas and create a brand new style. These groups go down in history and are remembered for ages. This kind of subculture that anyone can connect to has been created through the original singer, songwriters like Woody Guthrie who are able to influence bands that came decades after him. Woody Guthrie sand “House of the Rising Sun” decades before The Animals even became a band or even were born. Even stars like Bob Dylan have connections to Woody Guthrie making him one of the most influential people in all of Rock and Roll history. The Animals bridged the gap during the british invasion of R&R (Rock and Roll) and R&B (Rhythm and Blues). They took many influences from folk singers and original R&B of the black communities. Then if we take a look forward far in the future a band named Bon Jovi is created and their musical influences came from Bruce Springsteen which he derived much influence from Woody Guthrie. Eric Clapton although is considered to be a fantastic guitarist became know for one of the greatest Blues singers of all time and his influences trace back to people like Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters or B.B. King. Which if taken notice of, the connections between musical artists and their predecessors and who they take influence from can vary from band to band but eventually all influences will meet somewhere. Yet interestingly enough the connection between them is usually the only similarity with the exception of a few songs that might have been sung by many different groups. But then every so often in R&R history there are a few oddities or anomalies that happen like Prince for example. Where his influences on his music was his own thoughts because although his parents were probably his biggest influence growing up his talet at playing instruments and singing were a much bigger influence at a younger age. But then there are bands like U2 that out of nowhere become that focal point for musical influence. But having such a community surrounding them it is to no surprise that this has happened. The group One Republic was influenced wildly by U2 through singing and songwriting as a whole. But finally there are groups that have influences but their influences are more personal and close close friends along with the media drive them to make better and more interesting styles and songs. These groups in this list would include Green Day and Nirvana both have some influences from other groups but mostly from friends and their background of each members life before performing for people on stage and how media affects or portrayed each member as well. These different influences give bands the diversity and styles they all have today no matter how big the influence it still can be seen in many musical groups and styles.Out of the numerous bands that were a part of the British Invasion, the Animals were influenced mostly by black American communities and their R&B style instead of the normal R&R that the white population usually conformed with. To start the band was called the Alan Price Combo and it formed in 1958, shortly after that the Animals were born but only after the addition of lead vocalist Eric Burdon in 1962. Being guided by U.K. producer Mickie Most in 1964, they had recorded their second single, “House of the Rising Sun,” a Number One hit on both sides of the Atlantic in summer 1964.More hits followed through 1966: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” Number 15 in 1965, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” Number 13, 1965. In late 1965, because of arguments between Burdon and Price, Price ended up in a solo career after leaving The Animals. With all that drama and frequent drug use by members, the band was all in shambles, then Dave Rowberry replaced Price in the band , After that The Animals had new hit, “Inside-Looking Out,” which went to Number 34 in 1966 before John Steel left the band. With the former drummer of the Nashville Teens, Barry Jenkins was able to replace Steel. They then did score numerous more hits “Don’t Bring Me Down,” that made Number 12 on the charts in 1966; “See See Rider,” made Number 10 in 1966 as well. But leaving the band by the end of the year Hilton Valentine starts his own solo career. Then, Chas Chandler became the manager for the Animals, Jimi Hendrix, and Slade, and a successful manager at that. Now with Eric Burdon, the band endorsed psychedelia with “San Franciscan Nights” that made Number 9 in the charts in 1967, “Monterey” made Number 15 in 1968, and “Sky Pilot” reaches Number 14 in 1968. The Animals fell apart, but a year and a half later Burdon formed Eric Burdon and the New Animals, with a group that would include guitarist Andy Summers and in future he would go on to joining The Police.Prince was born with the name Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents were John Nelson (a musician whose stage name was Prince Rogers) and Mattie Shaw (a jazz singer who performed with the Prince Rogers Band). He became interested in music at a young age and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar and drums. His parents divorced when he was about 10, and he and his sister split their time between their parents’ homes. He eventually ran away and moved in with neighbors, the Anderson family. In high school, Prince created his first band with Andr√© Anderson and Morris Day called Grand Central .In 1978, Prince was signed to Warner Bros. Records.In 1937, Guthrie arrived in California, where he landed a job with partner Maxine “Lefty Lou” Crissman as a radio performer of traditional folk music on KFVD in Los Angeles. The duo soon a loyal group of followers from the “Okies” living in migrant camps across California. In 1940, Guthrie’s feelings led him to New York City, where he was greeted with open arms by people of all kind; leftist artists, union organizers and folk musicians. Through fruitful collaboration with the likes of Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Will Geer, Guthrie’s career blossomed. He took up social causes and helped establish folk music not only as a force for change, but also as a viable new commercial genre within the music business. Guthrie’s success as a songwriter with the Almanac Singers helped launch him into the popular spotlight, gathering him even greater fame for the time. A year later, he would go on to record his most famous song, “This Land is Your Land,” an iconic populist anthem which remains popular today and is regarded by many as the original folk song. Musician, actor. Born John Francis Bongiovi Jr. on March 2, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Jon was raised by his parents, Carol and John Bongiovi, a hairdresser. By his early teens, he was hanging out at local clubs, convinced that one day he would be a rockstar.Idolizing local rising stars such as Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Jukes, Jon was playing in clubs by the time he was 16. He met keyboardist David Bryan in high school, and the two formed a ten-piece rhythm and blues band called Atlantic City Expressway. Jon also performed with bands called The Rest, The Lechers and John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones.In 1980, Jon recorded his first single, Runaway, at his cousin’s studio, with back-up by studio musicians. A local radio station included the song on a compilation tape, and it began to get frequent airplay. The success of Runaway got Jon noticed, and he realized that he’d need more than session players if he wanted to capitalize on his success.Jon gave David a call, who in turn tapped Alec John Such, Tico Torres and guitarist Richie Sambora. During a show in New York in 1983, the band caught the attention of record executive Derek Shulman, who signed them to PolyGram. It was Shulman who anglicized John Bongiovi’s name to Bon Jovi.Singer, songwriter, composer and icon Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He discovered his passion for music at an early age. He taught himself how to play piano when he was only four years old. John soon proved to be a great talent, winning a scholarship to a youth program at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He attended classes there on the weekends.John had a difficult relationship with his father Stanley Dwight, a member of the Royal Air Force. His parents divorced when he was a teenager, and he and his father clashed over his future. John, captivated by the sounds of early rock and roll, wanted to pursue a career in pop music. And much to his father’s dismay, John dropped out of school at 17 to follow his dream. He started playing with a group called Bluesology, and he cobbled together his stage moniker from the names of two members of the group.Friends ever since they were 10, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt grew up in Rodeo, California. They formed, Sweet Children, their first actual band, at 14. When they were 17, the pair first recorded as Green Day, signing with the punk label Lookout. Green Day returned with American Idiot, a fully-realized rock opera and this really helped them make the influence to music that they are known for today. They songs “Holiday,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” each became hit singles and reached the charts while still fitting with the album’s narrative that they became known for. Over all the band created this new idea of how music should be made and it is through having pop culture songs that fit into a story that can be told and that is how they affected music today.In my opinion the music world is goingtowards letting country music be popular again. I only have this idea from watching shows like America’s got talent and the voice. On these shows the country singers always go to the end. The idea of souls and R&B are slowly making their way back into the spotlight as well but that is because it is raw music without all the training to get a hit single or album. The idea that country could be making a comeback is a really cool idea to me and I would think of the change as fantastic.https://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/u2/biographyhttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/green-day/biography https://www.biography.com/people/groups/the-jackson-5 https://www.biography.com/people/elton-john-9355335 https://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/the-animals/biography https://www.biography.com/people/jon-bon-jovi-9542512 https://www.biography.com/people/woody-guthrie-9323949 https://www.thenation.com/article/top-ten-woody-guthrie-songs/ https://www.biography.com/people/prince-9447278

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