The History Of Rock MusicThe history of rock music starts with the icon Chuck Berry in 1955 who was a black man who played black music in a time of change to the American racial system. As more and more Caucasian youngsters listened to more music created by black people at this time such as rhythm and blues and played it side by side with country music more business men in the music industry started to realize that race could not act as a barrier to musical tastes. Rock music history is yet and still filled with social and racial prejudices though it was a success with all races of people in America in a relatively short period of time after its introduction. While the music industry promoted American idols such as Elvis Presley people such as Chuck Berry were often seen as the real heroes of the rock and roll genre. Rock and roll at this time embodied the rebellious attitudes of youth all across America and served as an outlet to their feelings of anti conformism. The impact of rock and roll has been long lasting and is currently a major form of expression for the youth as well as the older generations of white America but careers in rock and roll are often short lived though the music lives on. Musicians such as Elvis Presley often sung songs created by black rockers that were little known in the music industry and were seen as obscure.
The resurgence of rock music catered to the young with a vengeance was realized after a small decrease of popularity of the genre by this generation after the late 50’s. The most influential person of rock music history can arguably be Bob Dylan with his folk singing about the horrors of the Vietnam war and about civil rights. With the incorporation of Bob dylan’s music on the rock and roll scene the music recaptured the spirit of the youth and their ambitions. Bob Dylan created many songs about the charge against the establishment and gained a massive following in his efforts with his poetic lyrics and simple melodies. At this time surf music was also invented by the Beach boys which also embodied the spirit of the youth.