Rock Music Timeline

Timeline created by K3bab
In Music
  • The start of rock music

    The start of rock music
    There exists some debate as to when exactly rock began but it is agreed upon that it started around mid 1950s. Rock is a combination of blues and country music sounds
  • Rock becomes known

    Rock becomes known
    Bill Haley and his Comets' son "Rock Around The Clock becomes the first song of its genere to hit #1 on pop charts
  • Rock becomes popular

    Rock becomes popular
    By 1957, rock music accounted for 43% of all records sold
  • Britain

    Around the 1960s, british rock bands started poping up and rising to major stages. Mainly, The Beeatles were one of the most popular of this "British Invasion"
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    It was one of the most successful rock festivals of all time, drawing in more than half a million people
  • New genres appear

    New genres appear
    Hard rock, progressive rock and metal start to form as well as legendary bands such as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin
  • Punk rock

    Punk rock
    Punk rock comes in as another variety, with the huge difference of introducing synthesizer to the genre
  • Alternative Rock

    Alternative Rock
    Alternative rock gains traction with successful bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. This genre would continue to be popular even to this day