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HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC

  1. Introduction
    1. Why Study Rock?
    2. An Overview of Rock Music History
  2. Pre-Rock
    1. Roots of Rock and Roll
      1. Pop Music
      2. Country and Western
      3. Rhythm and Blues
    2. Rock and Roll Emerges
      1. Bill Haley
      2. Elvis Presley
  3. Old Time Rock and Roll
    1. Trends in 50's Rock and Roll
    2. Major Artists
      1. Little Richard
      2. Fats Domino
      3. Chuck Berry
      4. Jerry Lee Lewis
      5. Buddy Holly
    3. Others and the Industry
      1. Ray Charles
      2. Sam Cooke
      3. Sun Records artists
      4. Eddie Cochran
      5. Big Bopper
      6. The Industry
        1. Importance of Radio
        2. Payola Schemes
  4. Rock in Transition: the 1960's
    1. Early 60's Trends
      1. Surf and Drag
      2. Early Folk
      3. Popular Dances
    2. The Beatles
      1. Early Beatles and Beatlemania
      2. Experimental Period
      3. Later Artistic Period
    3. British Invasion
      1. Rolling Stones
      2. Dave Clark Five
      3. The Others
    4. Folk Rock
      1. Bob Dylan
      2. The Byrds
      3. Mamas and Papas
      4. Simon and Garfunkel
      5. Others
    5. The Motown Sound and Soul
      1. Major Record Companies
      2. Aretha Franklin
      3. James Brown
      4. The Supremes
    6. The California Culture
      1. Jefferson Airplane
      2. Grateful Dead
      3. Big Brother/Janis Joplin
  5. Rock as an Art Form
    1. Jazz Rock
      1. Blood, Sweat and Tears
      2. Chicago
      3. Others
    2. Artistic Rock Music
      1. Rock with Orchestra
      2. Rock Operas
      3. Nontheatrical Art Rock
  6. Rock through the Disco Period
    1. Trends in the 70's
      1. Art Rock
      2. Jazz Rock
      3. Songwriters
      4. Black Rock
    2. Disco
    3. Country-Rock
    4. Soft Rock
  7. Modern Music in Development
    1. Eighties Artists and Trends
      1. Michael Jackson
      2. Madonna
      3. Police
      4. New Wave
      5. Heavy Metal
        1. Van Halen
        2. Metallica
        3. Guns N' Roses
        4. Others
      6. Rap
    2. Later Artists and Trends
      1. The Alternative Becomes Mainstream
      2. Many Remakes
      3. 90's Rock and 90's Society
  8. Conclusions


Lesson 7
Brandon Vaught
vaught@netxxpress.net