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Timeline of Rock in America

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1950s - Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
1960s - The Doors - Light My Fire
1970s - Eagles - Hotel California
1980s - Van Halen - Jump
1990s - Pearl Jam - Alive
2000s - 3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
1950s - Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
1960s - Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
1970s - Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
1980s - Replacements - I'll Be You
1990s - Nirvana - Come As You Are
2000s - Crazy Town - Butterfly
1950s - Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
1960s - The Doors - Light My Fire
1970s - Aerosmith - Dream On
1980s - R.E.M. - Superman
1990s - Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
2000s - Incubus - Drive
1950s - Champs - Tequila
1960s - Bryds - Mr. Tambourine Man
1970s - Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
1980s - Replacements - I'll Be You
1990s - Live - Selling The Drama
2000s - Foo Fighters - The Pretender


1940s - The closest precursor to rock is R&B.
1950s - Rock and roll explodes in popularity with Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and Elvis.
1960s - The British Invasion redefines rock, which blossoms into several subgenres.
1970s - Heavy metal emerges while arena rock dominates the rock scene.
1980s - Rock concerts become frequent fundraisers for social causes.
1990s - Alternative music from Seattle helps move rock in a new direction.
2000s - Rock fans explore to internet for indie music as an alternative to the mainstream.
2010s - Rock remains the best selling genre for album sales, yet rarely appears on pop charts.








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