The Origin of Indie Rock

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In Music
  • Gospel Music

    Gospel Music
    Music that is written to express personal, spiritual or a communal belief having to do with Christian life. Gospel music is one of the earliest forms of music and has influenced many genres today, including rock and roll.
  • African Slavery in America

    African Slavery in America
    Negro Work SongsThe first forms of blues and jazz came from the African slaves in the U.S. during the 1800's. They created it by blending ancient African rhythm with the English language they had learnned.
  • Blues

    blues musicA type of music that origninated in the "deep south" of the U.S during the late 19th century. Influenced by African American Folk music. Also influenced rock and roll.
  • Country Music

    Country Music
    Type of American popular music that originated in the U.S. during the 1920's. Takes roots from gospel and folk music. Influenced rock and roll.
  • Jazz

    Originated at the beginning of the 20th century in Black communities in the southern part of the U.S. Born oout of African and European music tradtions. Influenced rock and roll.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    A foundatinal jazz artist. Louis was famous for playing his trumpet. From New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Jimmie Rodgers

    Jimmie Rodgers
    One of the earliest country artists. An American country singer during the late 1920's-1930's. Famous for his rhythmic yodeling.
  • Rock and Roll

    Rock and Roll
    But of course all rock music has to have started somewhere, rock and roll is where it's at. Rock and roll is a genre of popular musicthat evolved in the US during the late 1940's. It is a combination of African American music, blues, country, jazz, and gospel music.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    An iconic rock and roll artist, often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935. Later, died due to a drug overdose.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    One of the most famous rock bands formed in Liverpool, England during the 1960's. Influenced many bands and is still popular today.
  • Alternative Rock

    Alternative Rock
    Indie rock/pop was influenced by many alternative rock bands. Alternative Rock stemmed from the independent rock underground stage in the late 1970's. This genre laid the ground work for indie rock/pop.
  • The Cure

    The Cure
    Friday Im in LoveAn alternative rock band from Crawley, England. This is an example of a great alternative rock band that influenced many indie rock bands today.
  • The Start of Indie Rock

    The Start of Indie Rock
    Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock the originated in the UK and US during the 1980's. Its popularity heightened drastically during the 2000's and especially today. This genre is very diverese and includes many sub-genres, such as indie-pop, grunge, punk, and brit-pop.
  • The Shins

    The Shins An American indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This band plays a major role for recent indie rock bands today. They are a great influence. But who were they influenced by? Look through the timeline to see.
  • The Kooks

    The Kooks
    A British indie rock band formed in Brighton, England. This band plays a big role in the indie rock music scene today.
  • Foster the People

    Foster the People
    An American indie pop band formed in Los Angelos, California. This band also plays a major role in the indie rock music scene today.