Interesting facts about rock music

September 6, 2009 | In: Music facts

Rock music started in the 1950s as a fusion of rhythm and blues, gospel music, and country music.

Emerging in 1954-55, rock music was initially referred to as “rock ‘n’ roll.” After 1964 it was simply called “rock music.

The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music.

The modern electric guitar came about in the 20th century. The first electric guitar was patented in 1936 by George Beauchamp of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.

The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”

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