Rock vs Pop

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What has the power to make you get up and move? Rock, rap, pop, country, and blues are all forms of this phenomenon we call music. Music has been a part of each and every one of our lives. Both rock and pop can be considered movements in society; however, the motivations for these movements were on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Also another thing that they have in common is that once the artists are famous they may both have a tendency to fall off the deep end. This may entail spending thousands of dollars on drugs and alcohol. Eventually many of both pop and rock stars end up in rehab. Even though the lines between rock and pop can be blurred at times there are many individual differences. One of the most profound differences is the way both types of music came about. Rock and roll started back in the early 60’s. It was a time when the Vietnam War had just begun. Steppenwolf, The Beetles, and The Doors all were sending out soulful messages through their music. They were singing about war, drugs, and love instead of war. There lyrics were from the heart of these incredible artists. It provoked feelings of rage for the government, and love for one another. The rock and roll movement began out of enclosed energy that had to be released in a positive manner. It had very pure, honest intentions. On the other hand, Pop music was contrived from the beginning. It too had its beginnings in the 60’s starting with the Monkeys. Four guys were brought together by some corporate bigwigs to create an American version of the Beetles. They were lip singing the whole time. However, they managed to top the charts and make young girls faint. That could be considered the first pop music. Another major difference between rock and pop groups are the way they get started. Pop groups are usually formed by record companies with predetermined ideas of what

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