Until now, no one has been able to define this popular term precisely.
Some even feel the definition would be confusing. This writing is not going to explain the answer or again define what rock music is, but will only look at a few simple elements that might influence its definition.
The literal definition of rock music is very problematic. According to Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, rock music is a type of music that has a simple tone, and a fast beat played and sung by a group of people with an electric guitar and drums. Of course, this definition is denied by many people, including me.
There is a lot of definitons for this term. Some indicate it based on sound characteristics, and others contrast it with pop music, some even emphasize defining rock music based on the process of making music, the spirit of the music maker, or the lyrics contained.
Apart from all that, the history of rock music has disrupted great musicians and could rule the stage of rock music in the world in the era of 60-90. Here is a list of the 5 greatest rock singers of all time:
1. James Douglas Morrison
James Douglas was born on December 8, 1943. He is a great singer, writing poetry, songwriter, writer, and film director. He is best known as the singer band THE DOORS, and the rest of the world remembers him as a figure the most KARISMATIK and most influential in the history of world music. He was also known as a writer of books/poetry collections and film directors short and documentary. With The Doors, Morrison produced six albums all of them received Platinum certificates by the RIAA. Their single that was a chance perched at the top of the charts is Light My Fire, and Hello, I Love You. No less a Scott Weiland, lead singer of STP and Velvet Revolver and Scott Stapp of the band Creed claims he was influenced or inspired from this Jim Marrison.
2. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, is a Vocalist and Songwriter United States. He is famous as “THE KING OF POP” and popularized it the “moonwalk” dance moves that have become his trademark. His album which released in 1982, Thriller, is the best-selling album in the world, with sales, exceed 104 million copies worldwide, so many estimates sales for this one album and according to the Guinness Book of World Records of this album sold 65 million copies until on 2007. Until today Thriller album is still sold 130 thousand pieces each year in America there. He began his singing career at the age of five as a member of vocal groups Jackson family (later became The Jackson 5) who brought forth many Hits like ABC, and I’ll BE THERE. All Jacko albums (EPIC Release) then sold tens of millions of copies for each album and if, in total, there could be as many as 200 million copies sold worldwide.
3. Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. He was a rock singer ‘roll’ roll the legendary United States. He is also a music producer and actor. His nickname is “THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL.” Thanks to the songs combining the rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll with ballad songs, the world of rock ‘n’ roll obtains commercial foundations which can then be developed by rock musicians ‘N’ roll the successor. In its heyday, Elvis concerts were attended mass (mostly teenagers) in vast numbers. Style, character, and style how to dress is a symbol of rock ‘n’ roll and is widely imitated his fans. Until now Elvis is still trusted by heavy fans that he hasn’t died or is still alive, it’s just nowhere its existence.
4. James Brown
James Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina (USA). Brown, yang dubbed himself “GODFATHER OF SOUL,” also known as “Soul Brother Number One “and” The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Brown continues alone gig, at least in a year he was able to hold 100 performances. Throughout his life, Brown has received a series of awards. You name it, two Grammy trophies, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ward on 1992, and a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award in December 2003.
Although a series of hits no one touched the highest ladder on Billboard charts but the songs are timeless like I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) which was released in 1965, was number three in the Top Ten. Many songs can also be enjoyed as a movie soundtrack and TV show. He was playing the film BLACK CAESAR (1973) and performing the song Living America for Sylvester Stallone’s film, Rocky IV (1985). The song Living … brings forth a Grammy award for him in 1987.
5. Paul David Hewson
Paul David Hewson was born on May 10, 1960, BONO VOX is his nickname, Bono is his stage name the main vocalist of the Irish rock band U2. Since the mid-80s Bono has actively raised funds through the BAND-AID concert and performed again on LIVE AID and LIVE 8 concerts. Since 1999 he has been increasingly involved in undertaking a campaign to write off third world debt and the suffering of AFRICA. Besides taking care of the band, Bono formed an organization called “DATA,” which stands for Debt, Aids, Trade in Africa (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa). The focus of this organization is to raise awareness about what he claims to be African debt, which cannot be paid for, uncontrolled Aids and rules trade that harms the poor people of the continent.
In February 2006, Bono among 191 people who were nominated for the Nobel Prize for peace. In the music business, Bono and U2 are really at the top of The Pas Joshua Tree was released in 1987. The album took the number one position at a list of best-selling British albums in a short time, and then begin penetrated America and lasted for nine weeks. Because the flagship song dominates, U2 had become the main report of Time magazine with the title HEATED ROCK TICKETS. This is an honor only gained by two bands others, The Beatles and The Who. Now, for almost 30 years of work, U2 turns out to still succeed as one of the most influential bands in the world and gets variety awards, including 2 Grammy Awards.
5 Greatest Treasures of Rock ‘n’ Roll wrapped up! All 5 is an inspiration to all of us, beautiful souls, beautiful music.