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British Rock Bands 1960's to 2013

A timeline on British Rocks Bands in 1960's to 2013
by Zoltán Piskor on 22 April 2013

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British Rock Bands 1960's to 2013 1960's The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most talked about, commercialized group formed at the time. The line up included, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. The band built up their reputation by first playing in clubs all over Liverpool and Hamburg for 3 years. Then in 1962, they were nicknamed the "Fab Four" as their first hit "Love me do" was issued. The group were building a career as The Beatles produced what critics thought to be their finest work- the albums, Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
Unfortunately, they split up in 1970, but each knowing that they had an amazing music career. John Lennon died in 1980 after having been shot by a former fan. George Harrison also died in 2001, having been a victim of lung cancer. Paul McCartney and Ringo Star still remain musically active. Abbey Road album cover Rubber Soul album cover Revolver album cover A hard days night album cover Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock band who were characterized by their blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock sound. The groups third album 'Wheels of Fire', was the worlds first platinum selling double album. Cream are widely regarded to be the world's first successful supergroup. During their career, they sold over 15 million records worldwide. Their music included songs based on traditional blues songs, such as 'Crossroads' and 'Spoonful' and modern blues such as 'Born under a bad sign'. Cream made a significant impact on the popular music at the time and popularized the use of the wah-wah pedal. The band members were Jack Bruce (bassist/vocalist), Eric Clapton (guitarist, vocalist), and drummer Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce (bassist/vocalist) Eric Clapton (guitarist/vocalist) Ginger Baker (drummer) 1970's Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are an English Rock band, who formed in Birmingham in 1969. The members are guitarist Tony Lommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Lommi the only constant member present throughout the years. Originall formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band names Earth and renamed Black Sabbath in 1969. However, the band had really set off in the 70's. They started to incorporate horror-inspired lyrics and tuned down guitars. Despite their association with horror themes they composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and horrors of war. Osbournes heavy drug use led to his dismissal to the band in 1979 where he grew as a solo artist, selling over 100 million albums. He was replaced by vocalist Ronnie James Dio. After this, many others joined the group as the former band members were being replaced for such reasons. The band are known for being in the genre of heavy metal and helped define this with releases such as quadruple-platinum 'Paranoid', released in 1970. They were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time and ranked second in "100 greatest artist of hard rock" list, behind Led Zeppelin. Black Sabbath performs "Paranoid" in Paris in 1970 Bill Ward (drummer) Geezer Butler (bassist) Tony Lommi (guitarist) Black Sabbath band members Ozzy Osbourne (singer) Did you know that Black Sabbath were also know as The Polka Tulk Blues Band and Earth! Ozzy Osbourne split from the group in 1979, because of his drug addiction. He became a succesful solo artist. Queen Queen are a British Rock band formed in London in 1971. The band consists of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queens early work was influenced by progressive rock but then diversed into more radio-friendly music. Before Queen, Brian May and Freddie Mercury where in a band together called Smile. They enjoyed success in the UK with their debut and it's follow up 'Queen II' (1974), but it was mainly their releases of 'A night at the opera' and 'Sheer heart attack' that made the band a huge success. Their single 'Bohemian Rapsody' stayed at number one in the Uk singles chart for nine weeks and chartered at no. 1 on the US Billboard hot 100. Their most famous songs were in their 1977 album 'News of the world, which were 'We will rock you' and 'We are the champions. Queen performing 'We will rock you' Freddie Mercury Brian May John Deacon Roger Taylor Queen band members 1980's Venom Venom are an English heavy metal band that form in 1979-1980 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Venom's first two albums were 'Welcome to hell' in 1981 and Black Metal in 1982. These are considered to be a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential that the title of the song was used for a subgenre or extreme metal: black metal. The prime influences of the band were Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead and KISS. Since the beginning of their career, Venom have often used 'Satanic' lyrics and imagery and were often used for the shock value. The band members were Conrad Lant (bass guitar, vocals), La Rage (guitar) and Danny "Dante" Needham (drums). Venom Welcome to Hell (live) - Venom 1990's - present Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. They're originally known as The Rain. The group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy"Bonehead"" McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were soon joined by Liams older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). They have had 8 UK number one singles and eight UK number one albums and won fifteen NME awards, nine Q awards, four MTV Europe Music awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for outstanding contribution to music and one for the best album of the last 30 years, voted by BBC radio 2 listeners- the list goes on! They released their debut album 'Definetely maybe' in 1994 and the following year recorded (What's the story) Morning Glory? (1995). Oasis performing "Wonderwall" Oasis Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.
They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year, Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released to critical acclaim and won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Thanks for your attention! The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.The first line-up consisted of Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica, Ian Stewart on piano, Mick Jagger on lead vocals and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums. Jones founded and led the band, but Jagger and Richards assumed leadership after becoming the primary songwriters. Jones' increasing physical and mental troubles forced his departure from the band two weeks prior to his drowning death in 1969. Since Wyman retired in 1993, full band members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood who joined in 1975, replacing Mick Taylor (who had followed Jones). The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the "British Invasion" of English bands that became popular in the U.S. in the mid-sixties. They have released twenty-four studio albums, The Rolling Stones
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