In the late 1960s Jeff Beck, additionally an alumnus of the Yardbirds, moved blues rock in the course of heavy rock together with his band, the Jeff Beck Group. The last Yardbirds guitarist was Jimmy Page, who went on to type The New Yardbirds which rapidly grew to become Led Zeppelin. Many of the songs on their first three albums, and sometimes later in their careers, had been expansions on conventional blues songs. The fashion had been evolving from regional scenes as early as 1958.
Other artists with early rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent. Soon rock and roll was the main pressure in American document sales and crooners, similar to Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, and Patti Page, who had dominated the previous decade of in style music, discovered their access to the pop charts considerably curtailed. … Read More