Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience.
“Greatest Hits” by Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey on September 23rd, 1949. Having a fond interest in the music world, Springsteen, began learning how to play the guitar in his high school years. He developed his skill as a guitarist and eventually became what he is today. Bruce was a quick learner and because of this success he joined quite a few bands in his early days. First, he joined semi-professional bands such as “The Castiles” and “Steel Mill,” but he wanted to start his own band and write his own songs.
The Stones formed in 1960, and have sold over two hundred million records since (Rolling Stone Magazine). In the late 1960’s, The Rolling Stones referred to themselves as “the world’s greatest rock and roll band” (Rolling Stone Magazine). For The Rolling Stones, it was their up-tempo R&B sound, along with their bad-boy image, that makes the Stones’ impact on the British Invasion just as important as The
Remembering the Coop Alice Cooper, probably the greatest hard rocker of this century. He and his band has been the influence of many other greatly known music artists such as Rob Zombie, Marylyn Manson, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss. He grew up under the name of Vincent Furnier until he official changed his name to his stage name sometime in the late 1960s. His most favorite band of all time is The Yardbirds. What made his band so appealing was inventing a more violent sense on rock music which he called shock rock.
Later when qualified as a legitimate sound engineer he went to work with Paul McCartney, The Hollies, and many others. His work on Pink Floyd’s Classic album Dark Side of the Moon, not only got him is first (of many) Grammy nomination, but got the attention of the world. That soon led to extreme successes as a producer, notably with Pilot’s Magic, John Milesa Highfly and Music and Steve Harley’s (Come up and See Me) Make Me Smile. He also produced the wildly successful Year of the Cat album with Al Stewart, and two albums with the band Ambrosia. In 1975, Alan met Eric Woolfson, who became his manager and partnered with Alan as a writer and performer.
Of all the performers of the 60's, Hendrix was the most influential in the world of music. His technically superior ability as a guitarist far exceeded the extravagant showmanship for which he was mostly known. Hendrix influence still remains today in the playing of every guitarist. He was also a largely pivotal figure in the continuance of American black music. He intently reformed the music of his forefathers and elders of Rob Johnson, Muddy Waters, Charlie Christian, and Chuck Berry, into electrifying future soul and balladry.
King's adorning music has inspired three generations of proficient blues and rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Otis Rush, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Albert always kept his tone innovative and intensive; raw with passion. He was a master of string bending sounds that produced awe-inspiring and astonishing music.He didn't become prominent until after signing with stax records in 1955. The blues-man, Albert, one of the first bluesmen who crossed over into the world of soulful music, signing with Stax Records and recording such classic songs as “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “Crosscut Saw.” During the mid 80s, King announced his retirement because of
Native sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, HANSON has been making music together for nearly two decades. Thirteen years ago, their out-of-the-blue, soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock‘n’roll was introduced to the world. Unaffected by charts or fads, they’ve spent more than a decade building a community of fans connected to one another and fueled by the energy and craftsmanship of three brothers and their music. Their fifth studio album, Shout It Out, is set to be released on June 8th 2010 on their label 3CG Records. They deliver a powerful group of soulful, melodic tunes that will leave you with a contagious sense of optimism for the future and welcomed reminiscence for American rock ‘n’ roll.
In a article titled “Jimi Hendrix” appearing in LAUNCH.com, DiMartino says: “Jimi Hendrix is often overlooked for his unique talents as a songwriter…Hendrix was writing songs packed with lyrical imagery…that, like his guitar playing, painted singular visual pictures that once heard were rarely forgotten” (1). Dave DiMartino identifies that Hendrix is an outstanding songwriter and completely unforgettable artist. Five songs to which this critic is referring to are: “Castle Made of Sand,” “Purple Haze,” “Manic Depression,” “Little Wing,” and “If 6 was
Jimi Hendrix is most likely the most well known in hallucinogenic type and is usually thought of a standout amongst the most gifted guitarists ever. In the few years between his development as a performance specialist and his expiration from a barbiturate overdose at the stature of his notoriety, Jimi Hendrix wrought a slew of radical updates on popular music. Ascending from a broken home, neediness, and racial separation, Jimi carried unrivaled dramatic artistry, specialized capability, and innovativeness to shake music. Jimi chose to make his own particular soul impacted hallucinogenic band with himself at the steerage. The called it "The Jimi Hendrix Experience".