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The History Of Rock And Roll

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“Heavy Metal” music Term paper 10/15/2015
Student: Robert Thoroughman
MU1133 The History of Rock and Roll
Instructor: Dr. Barry E. Kopetz

Heavy Metal is a genre of music that is defined by Dictonary.com as an “aggressive and heavily amplified rock music, commonly performed by groups that wear spectacular or bizarre costumes”. Another definition listed is; “a type of rock music characterized by a strong beat and amplified instrumental effects, sometimes with violent, or nihilistic lyrics” By definition we see heavy metal is an aggressive style of rock music that often characterized by strong amplified instrumental effects and a strong beat.

Three influential Artist or groups I will examine for this writing is Ozzy Osbourne, Black
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Had he continued down the same path that he was on in the band, this paper could have a much sadder outcome.

Now let 's look at Van Halen. Unlike Black Sabbath, this band was formed in the USA. They are an American rock band. This band Went through a few changes over the years. They had great success for a while with the most period being the late 1970’s and Early 1980’s. They had several songs listed on the “Billboard” music charts.

Ozzy Osbourne went through some tough times dealing with drug and Alcohol addiction. However, after his brief disappearance for over a month. Ozzy made a comeback as a solo artist. Ozzy came back stronger, and more influential than ever. He has enjoyed much musical success over the years and is personally one of my all time FAVORITES!

Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Van Halen were all respected Heavy metal artist in the history of Rock and Roll. They offered a thick, loud style of music that included frequent guitar solos and empathic beats. This “Heavy Metal” style of music which took roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock. This style developed in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The societal influence was one of “rebellion” or so that 's how many of the day felt. This style subconsciously lead us to question our own beliefs and thoughts During this time rock music was going through a transition from a fad, to a source of art, and
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