The Rise Of Rock, Roll And Rock N Roll

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Rock N Roll continued its peak into the seventies where it shifted into a more laid back approach. Psychedelic rock declined in popularity after the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison and the breakup of The Beatles. Disco emerged for a while to share the prominence, but Rock N’ Roll continued to evolve. Led Zeppelin appeared in the music scene, setting the new tone for a harder rock. Led Zeppelin reached new heights of commercial and critical success that made them one of the most influential groups of the era. Black Sabbath and Deep Purple transformed Led Zeppelin’s new style into a “heavier metal” rock. These bands later influenced other bands such as Judas Priest and Motörhead, which eventually started the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the 1980s. Seventies punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use. This was often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism an...

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