Rock is an thrilling and highly admired genre of common music which mainly appeals to the young technology. ^ P. Prown, H. P. Newquist and J. F. Eiche, Legends of Rock Guitar: the Essential Reference of Rock’s Greatest Guitarists (Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Company, 1997), ISBN 0-7935-4042-9 , p. 25. ^ a b B. Eder, “British Blues”, in V. Bogdanov, C. Woodstra, S. T. Erlewine, eds, All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Information to the Blues (Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books, third edn., 2003), ISBN zero-87930-736-6 , p. seven-hundred.
Rock music again surged to recognition in 1962 with the emergence of the Beatles, a bunch of 4 long-haired lads from Liverpool, England. ^ J. J. Thompson, Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll (Toronto: ECW Press, 2000), ISBN 1-55022-421-2 , pp. 66-7 and 159-161.
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Rappers replaced rock stars as icons of youth rebellion: though Eminem was white, most of the other main performers had been African American, together with Public Enemy, N.W.A, Infamous B.I.G., and Tupac Shakur. ^ M. B. Wagner, God’s Faculties: Alternative and Compromise in American Society (Rutgers University Press, 1990), ISBN zero-8135-1607-2 , p. 134.
Haley abruptly ended the ascendancy of the tasteless and nostalgic ballads widespread within the Nineteen Forties and early 50s. ^ H. A. Skott-Myhre, Youth and Subculture as Artistic Force: Creating New Areas for Radical Youth Work (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), ISBN 1-4426-0992-3 , p. xi.