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British Rock

emeline loyer

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Summary

what is it ? how was it created ? consequences ? what did it bring ?

birth of british rock

the 2 biggest british rock bands : The Beatles + Queen

iconic bands

how I discovered it + my favorite artists

my link to rock

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the birth of rock in the
united kingdom

wide variety of forms of music made in the UK

creation of Rock : 1940s
correlation of blues + country + electric guitar + drums


USA UK
- American icons : Elvis Presley, Little Richard...
- American movies : Rock Around The Clock, 1955

BRITISH ROCK :

British music industry reproduced American records BUT the popularity of Rock made bands flourish from Liverpool, Birmingham, London and Manchester

produced many of the most significant groups + initiated many subgenres

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iconic british bands and their subgenre

I. The Beatles : pioneers of rock n roll

founded in 1960 : John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrisson, Ringo Starr

Early years : could not find a label -> "untalentend"

Artists to have sold most albums of all time (1 billion !!)

RISE IN THE 1960s :


"Love Me Do", 1962 ->

BEATLEMANIA

nicknamed The Fab Four

1960 - 1970

1965 - disbandment -> hits : "Let It Be", "Something", "Come Together", "Hey Jude", "Obla-di Obla-da".

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iconic british bands and their subgenre

II. Queen : emblematic band of Opera-Rock

founded in 1970 : Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon

"Sheer Heart Attack" : "Killer Queen" -> American charts

famous songs : "Another One Bites the Dust", "Break Free", "We Are the Champions", "We Will Rock You", "Don't Stop Me Now"

1974 : "Queen II" -> no.5 UK list -> national tour

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

: career jump + Ivor Novello Prize + 1 Billion views on YouTube !! + film (2019)

1970 - ...

Death of Freddie Mercury + retirement of John Deacon -> May and Taylor still active + Adam Lambert (lead singer since 2011)

Brian May + Roger Taylor + Tim Staffel : Smile -> disbanded

hard rock

The rolling stones

blues rock / rock n roll

black sabbath

alternative rock / madchester (musical movement from Manchester introduced in the late 1980s -> dynamic underground sound)

pink floyd

progressive rock

the stone roses

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iconic british bands and their subgenre

III. Other important british rock bands

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my favorite rock artists

(not necessarily british)

The Rolling Stones

The Silent Comedy

Green Day

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Miles Kane

Nick Cave

Queen

Last train

Elton John

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my link to british rock + favorite bands and artists

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"Rock n Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them"

- Pete Townshend