– Table of contents

Table of contents

Part One   Rock Music – The Early Years

Chapter One – The Roots of Rock Music……………………………………………………….pg 3 

    Gospel The BluesCountry MusicFolk Music

Chapter Two – Elvis Presley and Rockabilly…………………………………………………pg 15

  Elvis PresleyRockabilly Artists More Elvis

Chapter Three – Early Rock ’N’ Roll…………………………………………………………….pg 25

Early Rock ’n’ Roll ArtistsChuck BerryFats Domino Little Richard

           Buddy Holly Roy Orbison Teen Idols Surf Rock Artists The Beach Boys

Chapter Four – The Blues Takes a Trip and the Supergroups…………………..pg 41

British Blues SceneThe Rolling Stones The Yardbirds

CreamLed Zeppelin

Chapter Five – The Beatles and the Solo Beatles…………………………………………pg 53

The Beatles George HarrisonJohn Lennon 

Paul McCartneyRingo Starr

Chapter Six – The British Invasion Continues and the American Answer..pg 67  

British Invasion ArtistsThe Kinks The WhoPsychedelic Rock Artists

           The Grateful Dead More Psychedelic Artists The Doors Jimi Hendrix

Part Two  Rock Finds New Directions

Chapter Seven – Folk Rock-Bob Dylan-Singer/Songwriters…………………….pg 89 

Bob DylanEarly Folk Rock ArtistsSimon and GarfunkelCSN&Y

      Carole King Singer/Songwriters James Taylor Paul Simon

  Neil Young More Singer/Songwriters

Chapter Eight – Art Rock and Glam Rock………………………………………………….pg 113

Pink Floyd Art Rock Artists The Avant-Garde  David Bowie 

Glam Rock Artists  Roxy Music Queen More Glam Rock Artists

 

Chapter Nine – Country Rock and Southern Rock…………………………………….pg 133

Early Country Rock ArtistsThe Flying Burrito BrothersMore Country    Rock Artists The Country Rock DylanAlternative Country Rock Artists 

    The Allman Brothers Lynyrd Skynyrd More Southern Rock Artists

Chapter Ten – Heavy Metal and Hard Rock……………………………………………….pg 155

Early Heavy MetalBlack SabbathMore Heavy Metal Artists  

    Glam Metal ArtistsThe Big Four Thrash Metal Bands Metal Sub-Genre Artists              Early Hard Rock Bands Aerosmith Kiss AC/DC 

      Van Halen More Hard Rock Bands

Chapter Eleven – Classic Rock……………………………………………………………………….pg 179 

Early Classic Rock BandsZZ TopDerek and the DominosELO 

The Eagles More Classic Rock Bands Journey Dire Straits Toto

 

Chapter Twelve – Classic Rock Singer – Led Bands……………………………………pg 199

Elton John Billy Joel Bob Seger Bruce Springsteen Eric Clapton

Tom Petty More Classic Singer-Led Bands Sting Jam Bands

Chapter Thirteen – Progressive Rock…………………………………………………………….pg 219 

Progressive Rock RootsMusical CharacteristicsFirst Wave Bands 

The Moody BluesProcol Harum Second Wave King Crimson ELP 

Gentle Giant Genesis Jethro Tull Yes Rush Third Wave Bands

Part Three  Rock Gets Angry and Evolves

Chapter Fourteen – Punk Rock and New Wave……………………………………………pg 241 

Musical CharacteristicsEarly American PunkThe RamonesOrigins of British PunkThe Sex Pistols The Clash More British Punk Artists 

Regionalization of American Punk Crossover Thrash Pop-Punk Bands New Wave Devo Blondie The Cars The Pretenders More New Wave

Chapter Fifteen – Pop-Rock…………………………………………………………………………….pg 263 

Michael JacksonMadonnaPrinceMore Pop-Rock Artists 

              Hall and Oates The Bee Gees Phil Collins More Pop-Rock Artists

                                   BritPop Artists Power Pop Artists 

   

Chapter Sixteen -The Big Eighties-Grungy Nineties-and the Alternative..pg 281    

The PoliceU2R.E.M.Arrival of MTVEarly Grunge Bands 

Nirvana More Grunge Bands Post Grunge Bands The Foo Fighters 

Alternative Rock Bands Radiohead 1990’s to Present Alternative Pop Bands

Chapter Seventeen – Important Musical Styles that Mixed with Rock…….pg 307

Funk and Funk-Rock Artists Rap-Rock Artists  Jazz-Rock and Horn Rock       Electronica to EDMNew Innovations in Metal 

Industrial Metal Nu Metal Guitar Slingers

Chapter Eighteen – Rock Music Visionaries…………………………………………………pg 327

Frank Zappa The Band Joni Mitchell Steely Dan 

      Brian Eno Peter Gabriel