Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll

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Rock and roll has come to define the roots of teenage rebellion, people who don't follow the norms, and have disrespect for authority. The style of rock and roll itself is a mixture of music and a combination of sounds including, jazz, country, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, classical, and ethnic music. Rock `n' roll has not only changed music but has altered American culture since the1950's, when it was introduced, and has continued to change and conform to meet musical requests and pop culture today. The greatest rock bands of all time have certain aspects in common that drove them to ultimate fame. The best rock bands of all time influenced their fans with a heavy drinking and partying motto. Led Zeppelin, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, doused in alcohol throughout their fame. This hard drinking, partying, and rocking made Led Zeppelin a cool idol to the youth. A led Zeppelin fan said, "I cannot say enough about Led Zeppelin and the f--cking impact that they've had on me and my musical career.”Jimmy Page has been one of my heroes for year and years and years... He was the band. I mean, he was all-encompassing. He was a brilliant songwriter, he was a brilliant musician, he was a brilliant producer, and he was a brilliant showman. I mean, he had it all - he had a great tone and a great attitude. "I mean, what's not to like about Led Zeppelin? He was such a big influence on my life." Young adults admired Led Zeppelin in everything they did including heavy drinking. The Rolling Stones were another band idolized by young adults that they made their own alcohol products. The Rolling stones created their own brand of whiskey “The Rolling Stones Limited Edition Suntory Whiskey”. This brand of whiskey had increased sales d... ... middle of paper ... ...her rock band that came from England was The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962 until they brought their music to the US in 1964. The Rolling Stones instantly became a huge sensation with their first US tour called The 1st American Tour. The British invasion helped influence pop culture and rock music. Rock n’ roll was revolutionary in the sense that it was a fusion of American music genres. Rock music broke down color barriers, and gave adolescents their own form of expression that was unique. Rock music led adolescents to disregard conformity, and start a new age of freedom. The greatest rock bands of all time brought about this change to pop culture and the youth population by incorporating drugs, alcohol, British roots, and sex into their music. The greatest rock bands of all time will forever be remembered as the rock gods that they are

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