When summer approaches in Europe, it signals the start of the rock festival season. Some like Glastonbury Festival are world famous, popular, the tickets are expensive, and they are sold out in hours. However, there are festivals that are far more understated while still providing the outdoor experience for many followers. One of the oldest […]
There have been numerous rock bands and rock performers that have emanated from the English county of Yorkshire. Within the county there are many large urban working class settlements and they have proved to be the ideal locations for these musicians to grow up in. Robert Palmer was born in Batley in in 1949 and […]
The Midlands ha a number of large conurbations and these areas have produced many rock bands over the years.
The Welsh are famed for the quality and powerful nature of their voices. Many individual singers have emerged from the Principality with Tom Jones leading the way in the 1960s. He was quickly followed by Shirley Bassey and soon many young Welshman followed into the music with many performing in rock bands.
There are numerous fans of rock music in both Australia and New Zealand. Each year thousands of music lovers visit the numerous music festivals that are held on the continent. Bands that tour from America and Europe are always well supported with venues being sold out. With so much interest in the music genre it […]
Canada has produced some of the greatest selling musical performers in history. Regular pop acts such as Celine Dion have sold album after album and she is ranked in the top10 selling artists of all time. However the country has also produced many great rock acts and the man who set the ball rolling was […]
At the time, many people disregarded the psychedelic rock movement of the mid-1960s as a short-lived fad, but it has, in fact, endured all the way up to the present day. The idea of creating rock music that pushed the boundaries of human thought and experience through weird and wonderful sounds, obscure lyrics and abstract […]
The music scene in London has always been healthy. The capital city has been seen as creating musical fashions with many genres starting on the streets of London. With many music venues available musicians have been pulled into the area to start their musical careers. The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 and were one of […]
Rock music has originated from many parts of the United Kingdom with bands being linked to certain cities. This has led to a certain type of regionalism being created with cities being famed for the music that was being produced. The success of a group can even lead to bringing a city world-wide recognition and […]
Ireland despite it being a relatively small populated country has produced a large number of bands and individual musicians over the years. The strong folk music in the country has been successfully mixed with rock to create its own unique sounds. Few musicians can boast a career as long as Van Morrison’s. Hailing from Belfast […]