Rock and Roll, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock-and-Roll. No matter how people refer to it, the distinguishable era that formed this great all-encompassing genre was as colorful as the music it produced.
Back when the concept of popular music was still being shaped, many cultural influences contributed to the formation of most of the musical genres we now know today. For example, the church songs and choirs, as well as the gospel singing styles of the '30s up to the '60s positively influenced many musicians and artists who grew up exposed to these sounds. Then, there are the subcultural formations that developed in pockets of places here and there, with experimentations that included various musical instruments, as well as experimentations that included vocal harmonies.
Now, combine all of that with the burgeoning attitude of change evident in the 1950s and 1960s, and what have you got? You guessed it - rock and roll! No wonder this definitive musical genre is identified with concepts such as teenage angst, rebellion, and even counterculture since the music styles of that era challenged many existing structures already in place.
So, do you think you can name the people behind these monumental changes? Let's see if you can identify them after we give you some clues and their hit songs as hints. Come on, rock on!