The Progressives 2 - Yours Is No Disgrace-Hyperless

The Progressives 2 - Jordan Spitzer COML 1109 FWS Black White Music Pro Music in America has been thriving since its existence However music in

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jordan Spitzer COML 1109 Pro- Music in America has been thriving since its existence. However, music in Great Britain has also been quite successful since its existence as well. One of the greatest yet most overlooked forms of music, progressive rock, also known as “prog rock,” was quite prominent in both the United States and Great Britain in as early as 60s up until as late as the 80s or even 90s. While many progressive rock musicians and bands of musicians arose from both the United States and Great Britain, the musicians from Great Britain had a much more successful run than did the musicians from the United States. While progressive rock was present in both the United States and Great Britain, the success of progressive rock was much more evident in Great Britain than it was in the United States. The fruition of how progressive rock came to be is quite an interesting one. The story begins at the end of the 60s, when psychedelic rock began to fade out. Great Britain was home to the “British Invasion” groups and musicians, which included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, The Animals, Donovan, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, Status Quo, and The Hollies. It seems that British practice was to name all of the bands starting with “The,” but that is only an observation. On the other hand, in America, there was what was known as the “Woodstock” groups and musicians. These musicians include Jefferson Airplane,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Band, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ritchie Havens, The Mamas & The Papas, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. While not all of these artists performed at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, they are all part of the same era of music. However, that very festival, Woodstock, was part of the demise of that era, as the turmoil that occurred put bad ties to the music. So, at the close of 1969, and the end of the decade, that era came to a close, both in America and Great Britain, and the few and similar styles of rock music that then existed would soon branch out into many different new styles of rock music, one of which being progressive rock. Once rock music began to branch out, Great Britain had different effects of change than did the United States. The branching out of rock music was beneficial for both Britain and America. While there were many differences in how they each developed, the only important one in this case is the number of branches. The United States had far more branches than did Great Britain. In the United States, rock branched into hard rock, like Van Halen, progressive rock (the most important), like Frank Zappa, southern rock, like ZZ Top, arena rock, like Journey, punk rock, like The Ramones, folk rock (which had started before the psychedelic era), like Bob Dylan, soft rock, like Billy Joel, and even a genre known as “Jersey Shore rock,” like Bruce Springsteen. However, in Great Britain, in essence, there were only three branches. There
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course JWST 244 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 9

The Progressives 2 - Jordan Spitzer COML 1109 FWS Black White Music Pro Music in America has been thriving since its existence However music in

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online