Dunbar High School Music Appreciation

The Rolling Stones

 

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The Rolling Stones

With a sound based on the Chicago blues ofMuddy WatersWillie Dixon and Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones were promoted in the  1964 British Invasion as dangerous, mean and debauched. Formed in 1962, the original band members were Mick Jagger(vocals/blues harp), Keith Richards(guitar), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts(drums), and Brian Jones (guitar). Early recordings were covers of songs by other artists such as Chuck  BerryLennon/McCartneyBuddy Holly andWillie Dixon, but they soon had their own transatlantic hit songs–‘The last time’, ‘(I can’t get no) Satisfaction’ and ‘Get off of my cloud’.

The Kinks
‘Cynical commentary and primitive heavy metal  sounds’

Ray Davies and his brother Dave, drummerMick Avory and bassist Peter Quaife, formed the Kinks in 1962.  Their first hit was the aggressive ‘You really got me’ (1964) which made much use of a distorted  guitar riff. Following the single ‘All day and all of the night’  (1964), Ray Davies developed a more satirically perceptive  songwriting style, commenting on idiosyncratic English middle-class customs. Later hits were ‘Tired of waiting’ (1965), ‘Sunny  afternoon’ and ‘Well respected man’ (1966),  ‘Waterloo sunset’ and ‘Autumn almanac’ (1967).