Did you know that once John Lennon pulled a condom on a microphone? Or that Noelle Gallagher took to the stage of the Reading festival in a cow costume? And about why the legendary band The Ramones chose such a name for their band?
BritishWave has compiled a list of amazing facts about rock musicians from which you will learn about this and much more.
Rock Music Facts
It is believed that “Terry and Julie” from the 1967 classic The Kinks song “Waterloo Sunset” is cast by Terence Stamp and Julie Christie.
David Bowie, also known as Robert David Jones, studied painting at Bromley Technical School under the dad of his old friend and rock legend Peter Frampton, Owen. Continue reading
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Sweet, Kiss … It was then that these and similar groups turned rock from a purely entertainment genre into real art and set standards that surpassed that it was not up to the subsequent generations of rock musicians.
But the “monsters” raised the bar so high that even at that time many were unable to take the height. A great number of good groups were pushed into the shadows and were undeservedly forgotten by contemporaries. Those left overboard were flooded with pop-up punk and disco foam. The heroes of the discotheques, having done their job, quickly receded into the past, lost in the musical horizon among countless pop stars and pop stars, and the “punk revolution” was, in fact, a step back to the archaic rock and roll.“new wave” that flooded after that covered the “monsters”, turning the entire rock scene into a dead realm for several years in a comfortable kingdom of pop mediocrity, and managers and producers who live on their “work”. Continue reading
Gary Glitter in the heyday of his careerGlam rock (from the English Glam rock, which in turn comes from glamorous – “spectacular”) is a genre of rock music that arose in the UK in the early 1970s and became one of the dominant styles of the first half of that decades. He enjoyed extraordinary success with rock fans.
Glam rock performers had a bright, catchy look, embodied for the most part through the theatrical performance of very strange and even eccentric costumes, the abundant use of makeup, androgynous look.
Musically, glam rock was heterogeneous, combining rock and roll, hard rock, art rock and pop music. Elements of the image of glam rock had a significant impact on disco, punk and the new wave. Continue reading