Stream Of Consciousness Saturday – “ROC” #SoCS

The prompt for today’s #SoCS is “roc“. The first thing I thought of when I read the prompt was rock and roll. I thought about this term on-and-off yesterday and today. I kept thinking, “what can I write about this”? Then as today progressed I thought, what is considered rock and roll music today?

When I think of rock and roll, people like Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, The Beatles, and others come to mind. However, some people, myself included, consider the music by these people as “oldies”. Music from the 1970s, from artists like The Eagles, Cream, and Jethro Tull are most likely classified as “classic rock”. I suppose as rock and roll music has progressed and changed over time, different classifications had to be introduced such as hard rock, metal rock, alternative rock, puck rock, etc., the list goes on. When one looks at some of the artists (Jay-Z and LL Cool J) being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year I suppose they are being inducted because their style of music has some style of rock and roll as a foundation.

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