British Rock - British Rock & Southern Rock Music in...

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Music in the 1970s • Fragmentation in the Music Industry – Various sub-genres • Legacy of Psychedelic Era – Focus from single song to entire album – Virtuosity of Performers – Importance of Musicianship Psychedelia in UK • Cream – “Supergroup” Eric Clapton Jack Bruce Ginger Baker – British Blues Rock – “Sunshine of Your Love” • Built on 10-note riff • Modified blues song Led Zeppelin • Formed from Yardbirds • Most successful British group in 70s Jimmy Page Robert Plant John Bonham John Paul Jones • “Whole Lotta Love” Led Zeppelin II (1969) “Stairway to Heaven” • From Led Zeppelin IV or “Zoso” (1972) • Combines both acoustic and heavier rock sound • Multi-movement song • Lyrics reflect spiritual enlightenment Southern Rock • Developed out of: – U.S. R’n’R and Blues – British Blues Rock • Misleading term – Given by writers to describe bands from the South The Allman Brothers Band Duane Allman Phil Walden – manager
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Capricorn Records • Known for: – Extended guitar solos – Duo lead guitar Live at the Fillmore East (1971) Lynyrd Skynyrd • Signed with Sounds of the South label
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