Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You Rock

Rock in Rio is a musical fair organized and idealized by Roberto Medina. The first Rock in Rio took place in 1985. It was originally organized in Rio de Janeiro. The fair has become a worldwide event that has marked the careers of some national and international stars, like Paralamas do Sucesso, Barão Vermelho, Sepultura, George Michael, Iron Maiden, Faith No More and Guns N’ Roses. The Californian band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, for example, closed the second night of the second edition with the tour of their latest album “I’m with you”. In 2004 there was the first international Rock in Rio, in Lisbon.
Rock is a genre of popular music that developed during and after  the 1950’s.Their roots are in Rock and roll and rockabilly, which arose and set in the United States of America in the late forties and early fifties. It has created variants worldwide. The main instruments are: guitar, drums and contra bass. Many rock bands have emerged, like The Beatles, Bee Gees, Coldplay, Linkin Park and Metallica.
The sound of the electric guitar in rock music is typically supported by the electric bass guitar pioneered in jazz music in the same era, and percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has often been complemented by the inclusion of others, particularly keyboards such as the piano, Hammond organ and synthesizers. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed a rock band or rock group and typically consists of between two and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist, drummer and occasionally that of keyboard player or other instrumentalist.

Day of Rock
The world Day of Rock began on July 13, 1985, when Bob Geldof organized an event called LIVE AID with the primary purpose of fighting hunger in Ethiopia. During the event there were  great artists like U2, Queen, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney. Then, from there on was born The Day of Rock.

Also known as the Curse of 27—is the title for a  group of influential musicians who all died at the age of 27. Their names are synonymous trademarks of the "rock and roll" lifestyle.
The 27 Club consists of two related phenomena. The first is a list of seven famous musicians who died at age 27—blues singer and musician Robert Johnson (considered to be the first member of the 27 Club), Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse. The second is the idea that many other notable musicians have also died at the age of 27.
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