Hi guys!❤

So here I am with the second part of my four(?)-part rock history series!

Here's part I, in case you haven't seen it yet and you actually want to :D

Today we're going to check out the essential brit invasion, pop rock, psychedelic rock, Southern rock and disco artists. Yay!❤

Let's get going!

1. The Beatles

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The Beatles were an English rock band often regarded as the most influential band of all time. Their best-known lineup was made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Today they are the classic sound of rock and roll, but back in the day they were seen as innovative, bold and very controversial. They explored multiple different styles and incorporated them into popular music. They were the best-selling music act of all time, forming popular music into what it is today. Their best-known songs include Let It Be, Hey Jude, Come Together, Here Comes The Sun, and Yesterday.

2. The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band dubbed "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World". They were more so associated with hard rock than pop and psychadelic rock, as The Beatles were, and their sound truly defined the evolution of hard rock. They were often identified with the darker side of rock & roll, but never so that they lost their popularity. The members of the band were always changing, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards always remained at the core. Their greatest songs include Gimme Shelter, Sympathy For The Devil, Paint It Black, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Start Me Up.

3. Neil Young

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Neil Young is a Canadian-American artist and activist, who was dubbed the 34th greatest rock 'n roll artist of all time, and was also named the "Godfather of Grunge". He frequently combines folk and country into his songs, as well as many other styles in a very unpredictable way. His signature voice and intimate lyrics make his music truly iconic. His most popular songs include Heart of Gold, Rockin' in the Free World and Old Man.

4. Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac is a British-American band with a very distinctive folksy/pop rock sound. The members of the band changed frequently; the most successful combination was Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Their famous album, Rumors, was made while the band's romantic partnerships (McVie and Christine, Buckingham and Nicks) ended. Their biggest hits are Dreams, The Chain, Everywhere, and Go Your Own Way.

5. The Beach Boys

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The Beach Boys are an American band with a style drawing on 50's rock and r&b, combined with vocal harmonies and unconventional techniques. In the beginning their songs focused on what was called the "California Sound", meaning surf songs and songs about cars and romance. Later they abandoned this scene for more personal lyrics, but are still known best for their beach songs. Their biggest hits are Surfin' U.S.A. (basically Sweet Little Sixteen...but who am I to judge;)), Kokomo, and Good Vibrations.

6. Kiss

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Kiss is an American band whose face paint, costumes, and over-the-top performances have become iconic, and which was one of the most popular acts of the 70's. Their best-known lineup consisted of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Freshley. Kiss holds the title of America's # 1 Gold record award-winning group. Their most popular songs are I Was Made For Lovin' You, Rock And Roll All Nite, and Heaven's On Fire.

7. Elton John

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Elton John is an English artist who has more than fifty Top 40 hits, making him one of the best-selling music artists and the most successful male solo artist ever. He established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, and has raised over £300 million. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services". John has been openly gay since 1988, and married after same-sex marrige became legal in England (2014). His most popular songs are Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time), I'm Still Standing, and Your Song.

8. Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix was an American artist described as "the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". He actively used feedback and distortion in his music, which were previously considered undesirable. He also dazzled people with his amazing showmanship; he would play guitar behind his back or with his teeth, or set it on fire. He died from drug overdose at age 27. His best-known songs are All Along The Watchtower, Purple Haze, and Hey Joe.

9. Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop is an American artist dubbed the "Godfather of Punk". He was initially in the band The Stooges, but started a solo career after dealing with his drug addiction. He is well known for his scandalous and unconventional performances (he popularized stage-diving, performed bare-chested, rolled around in broken glass and exposed himself to the audience). He has created music in multiple genres, including but not limited to garage rock, punk rock and new wave. His biggest hits include The Passenger, Lust For Life, and Real Wild Child (Wild One).

10. The Velvet Underground

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The Velvet Underground was an American band that wasn't very successful during its existence, but is now recognized as one of the most influential experimental and alternative rock bands. This proves that they were very much ahead of their time; the abrasiveness and realism of their music just didn't fit into the mainstream music scene at the time. They were a huge influence on future artists, mainly in the punk and new wave genres. Their most popular songs include Sunday Morning, and Pale Blue Eyes.

11. Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American band who popularized the Southern rock genre. Their best known songs are Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, and Simple Man.

12. Bee Gees

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Bee Gees were an originally English musical group consisting of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They are referred to by many as the "Kings of Disco", and they are the most successful band on charts after The Beatles and The Supremes. Their biggest hits are Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, and You Should Be Dancing.

Well that's it for today, I hope you had fun, I know I did! The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are two of my all-time fav bands!❤❤

These are still not exactly mainstream bands, so if you're not into them much, I recommend knowing The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Kiss if no one else.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

xxx,

Hanna❤