Early Rock Influences

Rock has its family in blues which has its foundations back to the nineteenth century with dark migrants attempting to flee from their slave roused lives. Fast forward to the mid twentieth Century and huge numbers of the soonest chronicles on 78 started to develop. Players from this period like Robert Johnson and Bobby Jo constructed the course of action of early blues styles.


Robert Johnson has recorded just 30 melodies all through his little life as he was kept from getting the right notoriety while living and by being harmed by a jealous spouse. He kicked the bucket soon before he was able to witness the birth of  ‘Spirituals to Swing’ execution in 1938 by record maker John Hammond.

Robert Johnson

As a result, his status just took off after Hammond distributed a collection of his chronicles for Columbia in the beginning of the 1960’s. A while later such great artists like Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters were able to take his great influence and produce wonderful music of their own. All music styles continue to live by parents sharing their musical loves with their children. The influence has spanned across many generations and is still felt today. While teaching beginners drum lessons, many instructors are witnessing developing styles that mirror Johnson’s early work.

In 1950’s, specialists take the fundamental blues style and utilized drums, twofold bass and electric guitars for the first run through making early move n shake. A short time later perceived as rockabilly. Stalwarts, for example, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry were the new heroes of their time bringing the power of the music to life. A short time later Elvis in the United States and to a littler sum, Cliff Richard (later on driving the Shadows) in the United Kingdom brought move n shake to extremely general onlookers. This established the technique for the 1960’s strike time frame which can be estimated to be the grass roots beginning of what we know as pop music today.

Eric Clapton

Probably the biggest purveyors of the style were the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. There was a generation looking for answers to sociological questions from their idols, and bands like these were able to bring that to them. Being as though they were heavily influenced by early masters, the music form was kept alive.