Rock’n Roll … Before and after…

Rock’n Roll
Today’s popular music’s origins derive from two major ethnic groups: Afro-Americans and White Europeans.
Afro-Americans were brought to America as slaves to work in the fields. They sang songs about their problems or religious songs, that developed first into Blues and Gospel music, and then, in the 1940s and 1950s they produced Rhythm and Blues.
The White Americans’ songs were both traditional British songs and religious songs; in the 1940s and 1950s the ballads and the religious music developed into Country and Western music.
Rock and Roll is a mix of these genres of music and it was born thanks to Elvis Presley that started listening to Afro-American music and, in 1954, made a successful record.
Rock and Roll was born in America in the 1950s and was the music of the new generation after the Second World War. It becomes the musical style most listened  to by young people. In fact, they listen to and play this music to feel like themselves, away from family, school and social problems. When this type of music began to take hold, it caused scandal: its black origins, the dance that accompanied it and what the lyrics expressed. In turn, Rock and Roll became Rock. More recently, new styles of rock music have developed: hard rock, heavy metal, latin rock and rock pop of which Freddy Mercury is the main exponent.

Pop music
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern forms in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles.
“Pop” and “rock” were synonyms until the late 1960s, when they became quite separated from each other. Rock was growing, and at the same time as it did, the beginning of true pop music was growing too, out of the creations of producer Mitch Miller. Miller worked at the most successful sound that was not confined to one simple genre. He was combining country, blues and folk music with the mainstream rock soundtrack that everyone was listening.

Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He was discovered at 13 years old by talent manager Scooter Braun after he had watched his youtube cover song videos.
Bieber released his debut studio album “My World 2.0” in 2010.
He was born on March 1st, 1994 in London, Ontario, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
On March 25th, 2019 Bieber announced through Instagram that he would have taken a break from music to solve “deep rooted issues”. After this long pause, he came back in the spotlight on December 24th, 2019 and  announced that he would be releasing his 5th album and will make his 4th concert tour in 2020. The album’s first single “Yummy” was released on January 3rd, 2020. The name of the album that he will publish on February 14th, 2020 is “Changes”. Justin Bieber remains one of the most loved and heard artists in the world.

Freddy Mercury
Freddy Mercury, also known as Farrokh Bulsara, was a famous British rock singer and songwriter; he was the lead singer of the band Queen, with a spectacular voice and a flamboyant personality. He was born in 1946 in Tanzania and when he was a child he studied piano in a boarding school in India. After emigrating to England with his family, he studied Graphic Art. While he was attending the School of Art, he met Brian May and Roger Taylor, respectively the guitarist and the drummer of the band that would later become “Queen”. The bassist John Deacon joined the group the following year.
Probably, the Queen’s most famous song written by Mercury is “Bohemian Rhaspody”. This single remained at the top of the British singers charts for 9 weeks. Other successes of the band are “We are the Champions” and “We will Rock You”.
In 1991, Mercury died because of AIDS, a disease he announced to have the day before his death, at the age of 45.


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