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This article is reproduced from END-TIME ISSUES No. It almost seems that hell broke loose. They played jazzy, rocky music before Dr. I believe in our youth. Should we try to stem the tide? Should we pray for revival?
A Definition of Rock Music. The Roots of Secular Rock. Today rock music is everywhere. The Impact of Rock Music. I think people should be very free with sex. Violence often accompanies rock concerts. Rooted in the West African slave culture.
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It is all the same. The same music from the same source. In fact he believes just the opposite. Both forms of music use the same rhythm, beat, and syncopation. It is the same music that causes violence. It is the same music that has its roots in the occult. It is the same music that generates rebellion.
Sadness is upon their countenance. This statement embodies an important principle. I trace my troubles all to music. John Blanchard, Pop Goes the Gospel, p. Pop is short for popular, and it’s remained the defining term for the ever-changing music favoured by the public. Although not specifically applied until the middle of the 20th century, pop music as such can be traced by a few decades before that.
You could say that the songs of music hall were the first real pop songs, written by professionals and widely performed for audiences. That dates back to the Victorian era, when a performer needed a catchy, identifiable song. Things changed with the advent of recording, early in the 20th century. With that, music had the chance to be much more widely disseminated. Records, played at 78 rpm on wind-up gramophones, were relatively cheap.
In America, that led to a breed of professional songwriters in New York who wrote pieces intended to be recorded and sell well – Tin Pan Alley. They were largely hacks, but did produce some beautiful material. London had its own equivalent as the music business became centred on Denmark Street in the West End. The first major pop stars as such were the crooners of the 1930s and ’40s.
They recorded and performed with full orchestras in the main style of the day. But there were other vocals groups, such as the Mills Brothers and the Inkspots, whose harmonies set the standards for those aspiring to fame. With the style known as swing, big bands also came into their own, with tunes like Glen Miller’s “In The Mood” becoming standards. Curiously, pop music charts as such didn’t exist until 1952, when the first Top Twenty was recorded.
It came at an interesting time, as “teenagers” really came into being. Historically there’d been no transitional period between childhood and adulthood. Rock’n’roll brought much more of that, and Elvis Presley became a global star, the biggest of the late 1950s and early 1960s. But he would find himself supplanted by the Beatles, who revolutionised pop by writing their own material, instigating a fashion that remains undiminished.
The Beatles set the standard for pop music, and it remains undiminished – Beatlesque has become a standard descriptive adjective. From 1962 until their break up in 1970 they dominated the charts in Britain and America. The Beatles influenced a generation – more than one, really – with their melodies and harmonies, and that was apparent in the 1970s, when pop careened through several styles, from the Glam Rock of T. Rex to the raw fire of punk. But the biggest pop star to emerge from the period was a singer and pianist, Elton John, whose popularity has remained constant. The idea of artists writing their own material remained in the wake of the Fab Four, although professional songwriters stayed in demand for those unable to pen a tune.