Music And Musician

 George Gershwin

George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera, Porgy and Bess (1935).
He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works, including more than a dozen Broadway shows, in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin.
George Gershwin composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. His compositions have been used in numerous films and on television, and many became jazz standards recorded in numerous variations. Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs.

 List Of 100 Popular guitarist voted by musician and people from all around the world.

Jimi Hendrix, 
Duane Allman, 
B.B. King, 
Eric Clapton, 
Robert Johnson, 
Chuck Berry, 
Stevie Ray 
Vaughan ,
Ry Cooder, 
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, 
Keith Richards, 
Kirk Hammett of Metallica, 
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, 
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, 
Jeff Beck, 
Carlos Santana, 
Johnny Ramone of the Ramones, 
Jack White of the White Stripes, 
John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 
Richard Thompson, 
James Burton, 
George Harrison, 
Mike Bloomfield, 
Warren Haynes - Joined the Allman Brothers in 1989,
The Edge of U2, 
Freddy King, 
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, 
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits,
Brian May
Stephen Stills, 
Ron Asheton of the Stooges, 
Buddy Guy, 
Dick Dale, 
John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, 
Lee Ranaldo, 
John Fahey, 
Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's, 
Bo Diddley - Blues innovator,
Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, 
Brian May of Queen, 
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, 
Clarence White, 
Robert Fripp of King Crimson, 
Eddie Hazel, 
Scotty Moore, 
Frank Zappa, 
Les Paul, 
T-Bone Walker, 
Joe Perry of Aerosmith, 
John McLaughlin, 
Pete Townshend, 
Paul Kossoff, 
Lou Reed, 
Mickey Baker, 
Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, 
Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, 
Tom Verlaine of Television, 
Roy Buchanan, 
Dickey Betts, 
Jonny Greenwood, 
Ed O'Brien of Radiohead,
Ike Turner, 
Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band, 
Danny Gatton, 
Mick Ronson,

Stevie Ray Vau
Hubert Sumlin, 
Vernon Reid of Living Colour, 
Link Wray, 
Jerry Miller of Moby Grape, 
Steve Howe of Yes, 
Eddie Van Halen, 
Lightnin' Hopkins, 
Joni Mitchell, 
Trey Anastasio of Phish,
Johnny Winter, 
Adam Jones of Tool, 
Ali Farka Toure, 
Henry Vestine of Canned Heat, 
Robbie Robertson of the Band, 
Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps, 
Robert Quine of the Voidoids, 
Derek Trucks, 
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, 
Neil Young, 
Eddie Cochran, 
Randy Rhoads, 
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, 
Joan Jett, 
Dave Davies of the Kinks, 
D. Boon of the Minutemen, 
Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper, 
Robby Krieger of the Doors, 
Fred "Sonic" Smith, 
Wayne Kramer of the MC5, 
Bert Jansch, 
Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, 
Angus Young of AC/DC, 
Robert Randolph, 
Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer, 
Greg Ginn of Black Flag, 
Kim Thayil of Soundgarden. 


Electric Guitar

Steven Siro "Steve" Vai (born June 6, 1960) is a three time Grammy Award-winning American rock guitarist, composer and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa's band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. The guitarist began a solo career in 1983 and has released 8 of his own solo albums since. Apart from his work with Frank Zappa, Vai has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1996. In 1999 Vai started his own record label, Favored Nations, intending to showcase, as Vai describes, "...artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments."

Les Paul

Before fast picking and sweep picking arpeggio guitar shredder like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Kirk Hammet, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Steve Lukather, Paul Hanson & many more, Chet Atkins and Les Paul is the first guitar hero who used Diminished Arpeggio, Pentatonic, Melodic minor, phrygian and Sweep picking in their 40s and 50s Jazz and country recording.

D'yer Mak'er from the Led Zeppelin 1973 album Houses Of Holy. The song name were taken from an old joke: "My wife's gone to the West Indies." "Jamaica?" ("D'you make her?") "No, she went of her own accord".  
D'yer Mak'er was covered by Eek-A-Mouse in his 1991 album U-Neek. Sheryl Crow covered the tune in 1995 for Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. Bon Jovi did a live version of the song. Stefani Germanotta (who later became Lady Gaga) did a live cover of the song, as did the bands 311 and Iris.
The Hold Steady released "Joke About Jamaica" on their 2008 album Stay Positive, in which the opening lines are,
"They used to think it was so cute
When she said "Dyer Maker"
All the boys knew it was a joke about Jamaica"
The song has also been translated into other languages, including Portuguese, in which it is given the title Quero você pra mim.
 A 1995 Malaysian version of the song recorded in the album "A Malaysian Tribute To Led Zeppelin" by Malaysian rock vocalist Amy from the band "Search"

Francis Anthony Melby is the real name of "Tony" Iommi (born 19 February 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as the founding member of pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and the sole constant band member through multiple personnel changes.
Iommi is widely recognised as one of the most important and influential guitarists in heavy metal music. According to Allmusic, "Iommi is one of only two guitarists (the other being Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page) that can take full credit for pioneering the mammoth riffs of heavy metal." In 2003, Iommi was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"  and, in 2004, number one on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time".

M.Shariff is a Malaysian Fender Man. This Malaysian "pop yeh yeh' a derivative of 60s style music are given the international recognition by Fender company for his frequent uses of Fender guitar.

M.Shariff & The Zurah

Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind (1991), released on DGC Records. Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig, the song uses a verse-chorus form where the main four-chord riff is used during the intro and chorus to create an alternating loud and quiet dynamic. The unexpected success of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was Nirvana's first and biggest hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and placing high on music industry charts all around the world in 1991 and 1992.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" received many critical plaudits, including topping the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll and winning two MTV Video Music Awards for its music video, which was in heavy rotation on music television. The song was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X, but the band grew uncomfortable with the success and attention it received as a result. In the years since Cobain's death, listeners and critics have continued to praise "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
Cobain did not begin to write "Smells Like Teen Spirit" until a few weeks before recording started on Nirvana's second album, Nevermind, in 1991. When he first presented the song to his bandmates, it comprised just the main riff and the chorus vocal melody, which bassist Krist Novoselic dismissed at the time as "ridiculous." In response, Cobain made the band play the riff for "an hour and a half." In a 2001 interview, Novoselic recalled that after playing the riff repeatedly, he thought, "'Wait a minute. Why don't we just kind of slow this down a bit?' So I started playing the verse part. And Dave [started] playing a drum beat." As a result, it is the only song on Nevermind to credit all three band members as authors.
Cobain came up with the song's title when his friend Kathleen Hanna, at the time the lead singer of the Riot Grrrl punk band Bikini Kill, spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his wall. Since they had been discussing anarchism, punk rock, and similar topics, Cobain interpreted the slogan as having a revolutionary meaning. What Hanna actually meant, however, was that Cobain smelled like the deodorant Teen Spirit, which his then-girlfriend Tobi Vail wore. Cobain later claimed that he was unaware that it was a brand of deodorant until months after the single was released.

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" has been covered by numerous artists. One of the first cover recordings was an acoustic piano version by Tori Amos on her 1992 Crucify EP, which Cobain referred to as "a great breakfast cereal version". The jazz trio The Bad Plus recorded the track for its CD These Are the Vistas, the Melvins recorded a version featuring former child star Leif Garrett, and the industrial act Xorcist also released a tribute. The Moog Cookbook put out a synthesizer-based cover version on The Moog Cookbook and the Japanese Beatboxer Dokaka has recorded a beatboxed cover version. British group The Flying Pickets released an a cappella version of the song on their album The Original Flying Pickets: Volume 1 - 1994. Covers of the song on tribute albums include Blanks 77 on Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana, and Beki Bondage on Smells Like Nirvana; both released in 2000. In 2005, "Teen Spirit" was covered as a swing song by 1950s star Paul Anka. In 2006, the band Flyleaf covered the song for Yahoo!'s LAUNCHcast service. In 2007, Patti Smith included a cover version, which incorporated a piece of her poetry, on her album of cover songs Twelve.
The song has been adapted into other forms over the years. Germany's Atari Teenage Riot sampled "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in the song "Atari Teenage Riot" from their 1997 album, Burn, Berlin, Burn!. DJ Balloon, a German techno DJ, also used the sample in his song "Monstersound". An instrumental cover version (slightly altered and named "Self High-Five" to avoid legal complications) was produced by World Championship Wrestling as the entrance music for wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, with clips of Page's voice dubbed in from time to time. A snippet of the song was also performed in a cabaret style in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!.
In addition to cover versions, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has also inspired a few parodies. "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied the song in 1992 with "Smells Like Nirvana", a song about Nirvana itself. Yankovic parodied the difficulty in understanding Cobain's singing as well as the lyrics and their meaning. Yankovic has said Kurt Cobain told him he realized that Nirvana had "made it" when he heard the parody. In 1995, the queercore band Pansy Division recorded a parody of the song called "Smells Like Queer Spirit" for its Pile Up album. Pansy Division guitarist Jon Ginoli insisted that his band's version of the song was not a parody but "an affectionate tribute".

Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Malaysia 1980-an

Rock scene in Malaysia erupted when Malaysia the album "Battle Of The Band 1986" and concert of the same theme came out. Before that, 'Sweet Charity' and 'Search' is the only recording album of hard rock band. "Battle Of The Band 1986" album rcorded by band such as  Lefthanded, Bloodshed, Ella & The Boys, SYJ & Rahim Maarof 'n' WhiteSteel. "Battle Of The Band 1986" concert was once a controversy causing audiences riot. In 1987 keluar pula "Juara Juara Rock" album released. A compilation of songs from 'May', D'Febian, Burnmark and Metalian. Music from early Malaysian Rock band taken of their inspiration from American & European Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band like those of Iron Maiden, Dio, Scorpion, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Rising Force (Yngwie Malmsteen), Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stone and many more. Lefthanded do a copy paste solo guitar from Iron Maiden & Budgie for the song  "Debunga Wangi" and "Kenangan Bersama mu" (Prodigal Son-Iron Maiden & I turned To Stone -- Budgie)
SYJ 1986

SYJ band is a clone to Motley Crue. 'Search' recorded cover song from EarthShaker - 'Tokyo" and Van Halen version of The Kink - "You Really Got Me" to "Nombor" and Sirih and Gambir" in Malay language. Many fast and ballad song of these band early appearance considered the best. Many more record company band took another new form band to be their signed recording artist. Late 80s, rock band album released like a hot cake.  Many record company band took more another new form band to be their signed recording artist like these band Wings, Bumiputra Rockers & many more. In a decade after, Ballad from those 90s rock band is the only hits that aired on radio station because of demand for their slow & serenading tune. Almost being replace by new wave of local & foreign alternative band.  In the years of 2000 up to 2010, Indonesian Pop and Rock is a hits. Though new band have replaces new music scene in Malaysia, Search & Wings still active making record and live perfomances throughout 1990an - 2010.

1984 Rising Force album
Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (English pronunciation: /ˈɪŋveɪ ˈmɑːlmstiːn/ ING-vay MAHLM-steen; born June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became known for his neo-classical playing approach in heavy metal music which became a new musical style in the early 1980s. He is considered by many to be one of the most technically gifted rock guitarists of all time and is considered to be a pioneer of shred guitar.

Malmsteen is known for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions, often incorporating high speed picking with harmonic minor scales, diminished scales and using sweep picked arpeggios. He is often considered one of the most talented rock guitarists of all time and is considered to be a pioneer of shred guitar.  

Heavy Metal Rock music

The Dupont album
In the 80s, many column wrote about how thriller & horror movie soundtrack of the 40s, 50s & the 60s started a style for kind of music to come in the future. One example The Duponts --"Screamin Ball" and The Moontrekkers -- "Night Of The Vampire" & many more. Even though there is no distortion guitar recording yet in that years. The words "heavy metal" can be found printed in many beatnik writer in the 60s. There is a story written in one of those books about people who live in a planet called "heavy metal". Many music historian said The Beatles drum beat in "Ticket To Ride" is the earliest form of heavy metal drumming.
Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.
The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often critically reviled, a status common throughout the history of the genre. In the mid-1970s Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal had attracted a worldwide following of fans known as "metalheads" or "headbangers".
In the 1980s, glam metal became a major commercial force with groups like Mötley Crüe and Poison. Underground scenes produced an array of more extreme, aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, while other styles like death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the mid-1990s, popular styles such as nu metal, which often incorporates elements of grunge and hip hop; and metalcore, which blends extreme metal with hardcore punk, have further expanded the definition of the genre.

Black Sabbath 1960s
Heavy metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres variously emphasize, alter, or omit one or more of these attributes. New York Times critic Jon Pareles writes, "In the taxonomy of popular music, heavy metal is a major subspecies of hard-rock—the breed with less syncopation, less blues, more showmanship and more brute force." The typical band lineup includes a drummer, a bassist, a rhythm guitarist, a lead guitarist, and a singer, who may or may not be an instrumentalist. Keyboard instruments are sometimes used to enhance the fullness of the sound.
Judas Priest
The electric guitar and the sonic power that it projects through amplification has historically been the key element in heavy metal. The lead role of the guitar in heavy metal often collides with the traditional "frontman" or bandleader role of the vocalist, creating a musical tension as the two "contend for dominance" in a spirit of "affectionate rivalry". Heavy metal "demands the subordination of the voice" to the overall sound of the band. Reflecting metal's roots in the 1960s counterculture, an "explicit display of emotion" is required from the vocals as a sign of authenticity. Critic Simon Frith claims that the metal singer's "tone of voice" is more important than the lyrics. Metal vocals vary widely in style, from the multioctave, theatrical approach of Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, to the gruff style of Motörhead's Lemmy and Metallica's James Hetfield, to the growling of many death metal performers, and to the harsh screams of black metal.
The prominent role of the bass is also key to the metal sound, and the interplay of bass and guitar is a central element. The bass guitar provides the low-end sound crucial to making the music "heavy". Metal basslines vary widely in complexity, from holding down a low pedal point as a foundation to doubling complex riffs and licks along with the lead and/or rhythm guitars. Some bands feature the bass as a lead instrument, an approach popularized by Metallica's Cliff Burton in the early 1980s.
The essence of metal drumming is creating a loud, constant beat for the band using the "trifecta of speed, power, and precision".Metal drumming "requires an exceptional amount of endurance", and drummers have to develop "considerable speed, coordination, and play the intricate patterns" used in metal. A characteristic metal drumming technique is the cymbal choke, which consists of striking a cymbal and then immediately silencing it by grabbing it with the other hand (or, in some cases, the same striking hand), producing a burst of sound. The metal drum setup is generally much larger than those employed in other forms of rock music.
In live performance, loudness—an "onslaught of sound," in sociologist Deena Weinstein's description—is considered vital. In his book Metalheads, psychologist Jeffrey Arnett refers to heavy metal concerts as "the sensory equivalent of war." Following the lead set by Jimi Hendrix, Cream and The Who, early heavy metal acts such as Blue Cheer set new benchmarks for volume. As Blue Cheer's Dick Peterson put it, "All we knew was we wanted more power." A 1977 review of a Motörhead concert noted how "excessive volume in particular figured into the band’s impact." Weinstein makes the case that in the same way that melody is the main element of pop and rhythm is the main focus of house music, powerful sound, timbre, and volume are the key elements of metal. She argues that the loudness is designed to "sweep the listener into the sound" and to provide a "shot of youthful vitality."

Heavy Metal music is fusion of  Funk, Soul, Jazz, folk, punk and rock n roll.  The differences between those genre is metal is a full power chord guitar work and heavy stompin' drumming. 70s and 80s rock and metal also give rise to female rock vocalist and musician such as Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Ann an Nancy from the band Heart and many more. Heavy metal music frequent used in wrestling match as background music as it is more suited kind of music to be played for extreme sports. Today metal has grown to a lot of sub genre like the Nu Metal blended with hip hop element, Thrash, Gothic and many more.



Datuk Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Bakhbereh or popularly known as Datuk Shake (born in 1950) is a popular Malaysian singer in the local Malay music scene. A Hadrami by descent (Hadramout, Yemen), Sheikh is from Johor, Malaysia but is now based in Beverly Hills, California with his wife and the younger two of their four children. He came from a big family of five brothers and seven sisters (including shop owner Sheik Abu Bakar), in which he was the third youngest.
Sheikh spent his teenage years singing at his hometown's nightclub where he performed cover versions of songs by Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He went to Europe in the mid-1970s and England was his first stop, where he studied with classical vocal coach, John Dolby.
In 1976, he was introduced to a French record company, which released his first hit single, You Know I Love You. During this period, his albums actually reached gold and platinum sales status in France.
Sheikh was conferred a Datukship in 1979 by the late Sultan Ismail Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.
Sheikh is the maternal uncle of Datuk Azalina Othman Said, the Malaysian Minister for Youth and Sports, whose mother, Salmah Ahmad is Sheikh's sister.

When he was a small boy, Shake dreamed of making music and distant shores. The majority of his family were all into music. European artists who had discovered the lushness of Malaysia and heard the underage singer encouraged him to try this luck in Europe.

He bid goodbye to his family and headed to London where he studied vocal class for a year. Then he was offered to go to Paris, France, within months, he had secured a label and his first single was released, entitled, "Tu sais je t'aime" (You know I love you). Plus, he did indeed shake up the music scene and became the first Asian singer he seng in French. The single sprinted up the charts, followed by half a dozen other gold and platinum singles and albums. Concert appearances and television specials followed siftly as Shake quickly became the toast of Europe. He became popular in all the countries where French is spoken - he was for instance, fifteen weeks at the top of the charts in Canada: he became enormously popular in North African countries and the cosmopolitan areas of Africa - such as the Ivory Coast and Senegal. Naturally all of the Pacific Islands embraced one on their own.
His King called him home and bestowed the title of "[Dato]" or Lord/Sir on the singer, in grateful appreciation for "bringing Malaysia to the attention of the world". Shake had finally returned home. He wanted to bring others to his homeland and the forefront of the music business. Straight away he started campaigns to fight against "music piracy". Disappointed by the overwhelmingly uncontrolled music piracy in South East Asia, Shake turned his attention to the United States, to be part of the American Dream. He has chosen Hollywood as his base and home. He has been working with different well-known composers and music producers to establish his own unique sound and style, which comes from his music experienced in Europe and Asia. The combinations of American pop rock sound with his unique vocal ability are amazing.
France gave Shake the medal Chevalier des Art and Lettre "In the Honor of Art and Letter". Shake has promoted the French language and Culture in Asia, where English is the main language.
Shake has performed on more than 30 television shows, variety appearances in Europe, Canada and Asia.
Recorded Music Sales have surpassed 10 thousand units worldwide, primary sales floor in all French speaking countries, including Canada, Pacific Islands, North Africa and Asia. Recorded Music Albums in Malay, French, Italian and English. Performing at many prestigious festivals: including the Paris World Music Festival; Tokyo songs festival; Festival de Venice, Festival de Cortina and Verona in Italy;Festival of Artist in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Indonesia and Malaysia Songs Festival.
For five consecutive years, Shake toured France and Belgium for 70 days each summer. Shake also perform concerts in Switzerland, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei.
Shake was invited for the Royal Performances for the King of Malaysia and The Sultan of Brunei.
Shake also performed with his band at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles USA for Valentine's Day, where 6,000 people showed up.
In Hollywood Shake worked on his album with producer/artist Michael Sembello, the guitarist/producer from the group Cars Elliot Easton and Dayrell Ross producer/song writer. Shake has recorded his album with the best sound engineers and studios in Los Angeles and Paris for his recent English album.

African-American musician 1897
Pop Jenny Lind 19th century

Sheet music

POP music has its origin back to the time when people "sheet music" or written musical score available to public audiences in the 18th century and early 19th century Europe & America so that music can be presented to public especailly to amature musician who can play musical instrument & sing at home. One other factor is the rise of puclic facility in the century for public performance of popular music in the park dance hall, theatre & concert room. Musician who play early popular music work together with other musician through sheet music industry to promote written music on paper (sheet music).

Popular music gain more audiences by the invention of gramophone in 1900s. In 1920s there are about 80 gramophone company in Britain & 200 more in America. The beginning of radio broadcasting in the 1920s propelled the spread of popular music to a larger and wide audiences paralleled to the development of “talkies” - movies with sound in 1920s. By 1950s and 1960s television begin to play more important role spreading information and popular music to public.

With the advance of multitrack recording in those years, giving more role for sound engineer in popular music. In 1970s world recording industry were dominated by companies WEA, RCA, CBS (America) & EMI, PolyGram (Europe). This new trend unite the whole industry of music to film, television and magazine. Today we can enjoy music that has been recorded and printed on CD, cassette, LP, & Mp3 which are played and aired by radio station and television.

below pictures of among popular musician of the 40s to 2010

40s singer Billy Eckstine

40s singer Deanna Dubin


50s singer Elvis Presley

60s singer Frank Sinatra

60s singer Tom Jones

The Osmond Brothers in the 70s

Micheal Jackson

Madonna in the 80s

90s Backstreet Boys

90s Spice Girls

90s Justin Timberlake

90s Britney Spears

2010 Katy Perry

2010 Justin Bieber

Punk Rock

The Ramones
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic, with many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels.

The Kinks
Garage rock bands in the 60s came to be recognized as punk rock's progenitors began springing up in many different locations around North America. The Kingsmen, a garage band from Portland, Oregon, had a breakout hit with their 1963 cover of "Louie, Louie", cited as "punk rock's defining ur-text". The minimalist sound of many garage rock bands was influenced by the harder-edged wing of the British Invasion. The Kinks' hit singles of 1964, "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night", have been described as "predecessors of the whole three-chord genre—the Ramones' 1978 'I Don't Want You,' for instance, was pure Kinks-by-proxy". In 1965, The Who quickly progressed from their debut single, "I Can't Explain", a virtual Kinks clone, to "My Generation".
In 1969, debut albums by two Michigan-based bands appeared that are commonly regarded as the central protopunk records. In January, Detroit's MC5 released Kick Out the Jams. "Musically the group is intentionally crude and aggressively raw", wrote critic Lester Bangs in Rolling Stone:
Most of the songs are barely distinguishable from each other in their primitive two-chord structures. You've heard all this before from such notables as the Seeds, Blue Cheer, Question Mark and the Mysterians, and the Kingsmen. The difference here ... is in the hype, the thick overlay of teenage-revolution and total-energy-thing which conceals these scrapyard vistas of clichés and ugly noise. ... "I Want You Right Now" sounds exactly (down to the lyrics) like a song called "I Want You" by the Troggs, a British group who came on with a similar sex-and-raw-sound image a couple of years ago (remember "Wild Thing"?)

CBGB Club New York City
The origins of New York's punk rock scene can be traced back to such sources as late 1960s trash culture and an early 1970s underground rock movement centered on the Mercer Arts Center in Greenwich Village, where the New York Dolls performed. In early 1974, a new scene began to develop around the CBGB club, also in lower Manhattan. At its core was Television, described by critic John Walker as "the ultimate garage band with pretensions". Their influences ranged from the Velvet Underground to the staccato guitar work of Dr. Feelgood's Wilko Johnson. The band's bassist/singer, Richard Hell, created a look with cropped, ragged hair, ripped T-shirts, and black leather jackets credited as the basis for punk rock visual style.In April 1974, Patti Smith, a member of the Mercer Arts Center crowd and a friend of Hell's, came to CBGB for the first time to see the band perform. A veteran of independent theater and performance poetry, Smith was developing an intellectual, feminist take on rock 'n' roll. On June 5, she recorded the single "Hey Joe"/"Piss Factory", featuring Television guitarist Tom Verlaine; released on her own Mer Records label, it heralded the scene's do it yourself (DIY) ethic and has often been cited as the first punk rock record. By August, Smith and Television were gigging together at another downtown New York club, Max's Kansas City.[92CGBG club muzik Country, Blue Grass And Blues di New York menjadi forum kepada muzik punk rock bermula pada 1974. Club itu tujuan asal adalah untuk menonjolkan music pelbagai jenis tetapi kemudiannya menjadi forum band punk rock & new wave amerika seperti Ramones,MisfitsTelevision, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie, The Shirts, and Talking Heads. Dalam beberapa tahun kemudian di kenali sebagai Hardcore punk dengan band sepertiAgnostic Front, Bad Brains, Murphy's Law, Cro-Mags, Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, dan Youth of Today bermain di sana.

The Exploited
Following the lead of first-wave British punk bands Cock Sparrer and Sham 69, in the late 1970s second-wave units like Cockney Rejects, Angelic Upstarts, The Exploited, and The 4-Skins sought to realign punk rock with a working class, street-level following. For that purpose, they believed, the music needed to stay "accessible and unpretentious", in the words of music historian Simon Reynolds. Their style was originally called "real punk" or streetpunk; Sounds journalist Garry Bushell is credited with labelling the genre Oi! in 1980. The name is partly derived from the Cockney Rejects' habit of shouting "Oi! Oi! Oi!" before each song, instead of the time-honored "1,2,3,4!" Oi! bands' lyrics sought to reflect the harsh realities of living in Margaret Thatcher's Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A subgroup of Oi! bands dubbed "punk pathetique"—including Splodgenessabounds, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, and Toy Dolls—had a more humorous and absurdist bent.

By the 1990s, punk rock was sufficiently ingrained in Western culture that punk trappings were often used to market highly commercial bands as "rebels". Marketers capitalized on the style and hipness of punk rock to such an extent that a 1993 ad campaign for an automobile, the Subaru Impreza, claimed that the car was "like punk rock". Along with Nirvana, many of the leading alternative rock artists of the early 1990s acknowledged the influence of earlier punk rock acts. With Nirvana's success, the major record companies once again saw punk bands as potentially profitable.
In 1993, California's Green Day and Bad Religion were both signed to major labels. The next year, Green Day put out Dookie, which became a huge hit, selling nine million albums in the United States in just over two years. Bad Religion's Stranger Than Fiction was certified gold. Other California punk bands on the independent label Epitaph, run by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, also began achieving mainstream popularity. In 1994, Epitaph released Let's Go by Rancid, Punk in Drublic by NOFX, and Smash by The Offspring, each eventually certified gold or better. That June, Green Day's "Longview" reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and became a top forty airplay hit, arguably the first ever American punk song to do so; just one month later, The Offspring's "Come Out and Play" followed suit. MTV and radio stations such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM played a major role in these bands' crossover success, though NOFX refused to let MTV air its videos. Smash went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling independent-label album of all time.
Following the lead of Boston's Mighty Mighty Bosstones and two California bands, Berkeley's Operation Ivy and Long Beach's Sublime, ska punk and ska-core became widely popular in the mid-1990s. By 1996, genre acts such as Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake were being signed to major labels. The original 2 Tone bands had emerged amid punk rock's second wave, but their music was much closer to its Jamaican roots—"ska at 78 rpm". Ska punk bands in the third wave of ska created a true musical fusion between the genres. ...And Out Come the Wolves, the 1995 album by Rancid—which had evolved out of Operation Ivy—became the first record in this ska revival to be certified gold; Sublime's self-titled 1996 album was certified platinum early in 1997.
In Australia, two popular groups, skatecore band Frenzal Rhomb and pop punk act Bodyjar, also established followings in Japan.
Green Day and Dookie's enormous sales paved the way for a host of bankable North American pop punk bands in the following decade. With punk rock's renewed visibility came concerns among some in the punk community that the music was being co-opted by the mainstream. They argued that by signing to major labels and appearing on MTV, punk bands like Green Day were buying into a system that punk was created to challenge. Such controversies have been part of the punk culture since 1977, when The Clash was widely accused of "selling out" for signing with CBS Records. The Vans Warped Tour and the mall chain store Hot Topic brought punk even further into the U.S. mainstream.

By early 1998, the punk revival had commercially stalled, but not for long. That November, The Offspring's Americana on the major Columbia label debuted at number two on the album chart. A bootleg MP3 of its first single, "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)", made it on to the Internet and was downloaded a record 22 million times—illegally. The following year, Enema of the State, the first major-label release by pop punk band Blink-182, reached the top ten and sold four million copies in under twelve months. In January 2000, the album's second single, "All the Small Things", hit the sixth spot on the Billboard Hot 100. While they were viewed as Green Day "acolytes", critics also found teen pop acts like Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, and 'N Sync suitable points of comparison for Blink-182's sound and market niche.The band's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) and Blink-182 (2003) respectively rose to numbers one and three on the album chart. In November 2003, The New Yorker described how the "giddily puerile" act had "become massively popular with the mainstream audience, a demographic formerly considered untouchable by punk-rock purists."
Other new North American pop punk bands, though often critically dismissed, also achieved major sales in the first decade of the 2000s. Ontario's Sum 41 reached the Canadian top ten with its 2001 debut album, All Killer No Filler, which eventually went platinum in the United States. The record included the number one U.S. Alternative hit "Fat Lip", which incorporated verses of what one critic called "brat rap." Good Charlotte, from Maryland, had three successive top ten albums beginning with The Young and the Hopeless in 2002. Florida's Yellowcard, which had been together since 1997, had its first hit in 2003 with its major-label debut, Ocean Avenue. Simple Plan, from Montréal, climbed to number three in the United States with Still Not Getting Any... in 2004.

That same year, Green Day, which had gone through a relatively fallow period commercially, took American Idiot to number one on both the U.S. and UK charts; the band matched the feat five years later with 21st Century Breakdown. Jimmy Eat World, taking emo in a radio-ready pop punk direction, had top ten albums in 2004 and 2007. In a similar style, Fall Out Boy hit number one with 2007's Infinity on High. The wave of commercial success was broad-based: AFI, with roots in hardcore and skate punk, had great success with 2003's Sing the Sorrow and topped the U.S. chart with Decemberunderground in 2006. Two years later, The Offspring had its fifth top ten album with Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and its third Modern Rock/Alternative Songs chart-topper with "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid". Starting in 2003, Alkaline Trio had four consecutive top twenty-five albums, peaking at number eleven with 2010's This Addiction.
The effect of commercialization on the music became an increasingly contentious issue. As observed by scholar Ross Haenfler, many punk fans "'despise corporate punk rock', typified by bands such as Sum 41 and Blink 182". At the same time, politicized and independent-label punk continued to thrive in the United States. Since 1993, Anti-Flag had been putting progressive politics at the center of its music. The administration of George W. Bush provided them and similarly minded acts eight years of conservative government to excoriate. Rise Against was the most successful of these groups, registering top ten records in 2006 with The Sufferer & the Witness and two years later with Appeal to Reason. Leftist folk punk band Against Me!'s New Wave was named best album of 2007 by Spin. In the realm of the U.S. independents, Celtic punk attracted a substantial audience. Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys each had top twenty albums on small labels, with the former's Float landing at number four in 2008.
Elsewhere around the world, "punkabilly" band The Living End became major stars in Australia with their self-titled 1998 debut. The group topped the national album chart again with State of Emergency in 2006 and White Noise in 2008.

C Major Scale

C major scale

Power Station from Taiwan

In Taiwan, good rock and RnB singer come from Taiwan’s aborigine ethnicity. For example A Mei and Power Station rock band. Because their folk music is based in pentatonic scale, they could easily sing deliver Rock and RnB vocal of western style music in mandarin. 

Hendrix’s 'Purple Haze' – begin with a pentatonic scale riff intro, which sound tribal of African origin. In medieval Europe 400 AD - 1400 AD, pentatonic scale considered to be devil music. European tend to describe  Satan and devil uses of pentatonic scale. This is because no western traditional had any pentatonic music scale in their culture, except may be for some isolated culture of the Celts an others. European music is major / minor / harmonic / melodic / Phrygian oriented. Pentatonic is exotic scale and can only be heard in African, far east culture and natives of  the new world . Pentatonic remind those medieval & renaissance thinking of uncivilized, infidelity and low life of foreign culture. 

Jimi Hendrix

In this pentatonic scale, semitone is absent. Pentatonic can be found in almost everywhere whether it be traditional music or modern music like those in blues, rock, RnB. This scale rooted back since ancient time or may be prehistorically. The use of this scale is varied in different style from culture to other culture. Rock, Jazz, Blues and R n B use the same scale played in the style or mode of rock, jazz or blues even pentatonic can be heard in almost all modern rock songs played by today hottest band and singers. Almost in every part of Europe - American RnB, Blues, Jazz and Rock is a popular music well accepted for more than 100 years ago by mean of no more “related to devil” way of thought.

Pentatonic scale can be found & heard from folk music of the Celts, folk music of  Hungary, West African, African-American Gospel, folk of America & Jazz,  American Blues, Rock, Sami Joik singing, childrens songs, ancient music of Greece, Greek traditional music and songs from Epirus, Northwest  Greece, music of Southern Albania, tuning musical instrument krar of Etiopia, Indonesian gamelan, Kulintang of Philippines, Native American music, melody  from Korea, Malaysia, Japan, China, India and Vietnam  (including folk music countries mention), Andean music, traditional Afro-Caribbean, highland people of Poland in Tatra Mountains and in composition of Classical composer of French composer Claude Debussy. Pentatonic  scale also used in Bagpipe Great Highland music.
Example of pentatonic scale in Malaysian traditional music - 'Wau Bulan'  Kelantan folk song and plucked strings instrument of sape / sundatang of Sarawak and Sabah and sequence of bronze or alloy gong.

 Rock en Español

"Rock en Español" is to differentiate rock music in Spanish  from that of English language rock music. This style developed back in Latin America and Latin community along with other music - Caribbean, Ska, Reggae and Soca. Rock En Espanol is in the category of  'Ibero-Amerika Rock (including Rock music of Spain)'. 

Rock en Espanol or Rock In Spanish began in 1958 USA when Ritchie Valen recorded La Bamba, popularized rock in Spanish  throughout Latin America. Other Latin band followed by recording American music of Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Richard and Buddy Holly in the late 1950s & early 60s. Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, Thrash Nu Metal, Grunge and almost all rock music in Spanish are categorized as Rock en Español.
European Spain produced many diversified Rock n Roll by blending American rock music and local culture such as Celt, Catalan Rock, and Flamenco Rock.

Sandro De America recorded music and songs from Elvis Presley in 1960s

Carlos Santana in 1960s, Blues-Latin-Rock influence guitar player & song Oye Como Va

Los Gatos in the times of Rock Nacional pop rock latin music late 1960s

Soda Stereo 1982

Los Prisioneros Alternative Rock band from Chile – their video were the first to appeared  in Latin America version of MTV in the year 1993 titled We Are Sudamerican Rockers

 Heavy Metal En Espanol


Ska & Reggae music from Jazz, Rythmn and blues in the style of Jamaican mento America and calypso island of Jamaica. Guitar and piano like sounds of ska, kind of 'ska' ska, 'that's why we call it ska. Rhythm guitar & piano, that is why we gave it the name of "ska" - said Derrick Morgan, a musician popular 1960s and 1970s who worked with Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff in the type of R n B music and Ska also rocksteady and Skinhead Reggae in Jamaica. Ernest Ranglin (reggae musician) said that the name comes from the sound of "skat!" Skat! "Skat! Of strumming guitar sound. 

After World War 2 many radio listener bought the device in Jamaica to listen more R n B and  Southern Music from USA especially of New Orleans. U.S. military base near the Island broadcast radio waves of American Music and record. Due to the influx of U.S. music LP in 1960s Jamaican artist began recording in American style music of their own version. (Ska, reggae and rocksteady). the song You Got To Go, Oh Carolina and Shake A Leg of Prince Buster and Byron Lee was probably the first ska recording songs.

Genre Ska "2 Tone" started in Coventry England, fusion of ska & punk rock rythmn in the 1970s. Third Wave of ska began in the 1980s when the band first appeared in the USA & other countries around the world. 1990's record number of companies producing famous Third Wave Ska Third Wave Ska music recording that became a place for non-ska band punk rock bands like Fall Out Boys and Paramore. In the late 1990s, interest in Third Wave Ska band achieved momentum. There are record companies out of business but the label Moon Ska Europe still in operation during the year 2000-2010 who was known as Moon Ska World

Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore
In the late 1960's you can hear how similar Rock band music is. They always listen to other band for inspiration like Vanilla Fudge, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep & Deep Purple. One song to be example is
"La Woman" by The Doors and that old 60's Batman theme song & also "Highway Star" by the Deep Purple which was written on the way to Portsmouth in 1971. Ian Gillan Voice is a Bluesy hard rock, that first organ solo is in melodic minor, melodic minor and chromatic riff. the first part of Ritchie solo guitar is in blues pentatonic bend, the second part is in melodic minor arpeggio plus some harmonic minor, the third part is minor note pick plus some jazz improvisation, the last part is in blues pentatonic. the solo chord progression inspired by Mozart. 

Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English rock guitarist who is an American resident, known for his work in Deep Purple. During his career Blackmore also fronted his own band, Rainbow. In the late 1990s he retired from hard rock for good, to start concentrating on the Renaissance-themed folk rock project Blackmore's Night, which featured his partner Candice Night on vocals.
Ritchie's guitar playing style influenced by American blues and JS. Bach.

List of 100 Most Popular "Rock Band". May be this list differ to what people like back in your hometown. May be most of the Band's name may not be in your hometown's people favorite list. This list is based on the popularity of the band from people perspective around the world. 


1 to 100

1 to 50

1 to 550










Led Zeppelin









The Beatles 100 98 78 99 45 47 47 514

Pink Floyd 97 91 92 96 48 43 39 506

The Jimi Hendrix
68 95 99 99 49 46 47 503

Van Halen 91 87 97 93 44 42 42 496

Queen 84 91 91 91 45 46 45 493

The Eagles 98 95 84 68 42 47 45 479

Metallica 92 84 87 87 46 39 33 468

U2 90 84 73 78 48 46 36 455

Bob Marley and the
59 92 72 93 44 47 47 454

The Police 71 91 91 72 38 44 44 451

The Doors 82 87 75 88 39 43 36 450

Stone Temple Pilots 61 86 85 87 43 40 44 446

Rush 75 74 98 77 43 42 35 444

Genesis 67 84 83 81 41 42 38 436

Prince and the
58 87 84 79 45 40 42 435

Yes 52 75 94 89 46 38 40 434

Earth Wind and Fire 73 88 91 68 39 39 35 433

The Bee Gees 78 88 76 73 35 39 39 428

The Rolling Stones 94 89 66 68 41 32 28 418

The Beach Boys 66 81 73 89 34 33 38 414

Soundgarden 43 78 83 86 40 41 42 413

The Who 65 75 84 73 44 37 34 412

Steely Dan 49 84 85 87 29 37 40 411

James Brown and the
9 89 89 93 44 42 42 408

AC/DC 96 73 68 50 40 37 36 400

Fleetwood Mac 89 79 75 54 37 36 28 398

Crosby, Stills, Nash
and Young
62 79 81 63 39 38 34 396

The Allman Brothers 39 75 86 77 41 39 37 394

ZZ Top 76 71 75 48 42 41 39 392

Aerosmith 95 78 72 47 37 35 27 391

Cream 28 77 87 84 47 32 35 390

Bruce Springsteen &
The E Street Band
93 68 62 50 48 37 28 386

The Grateful Dead 60 62 69 85 46 33 30 385

Guns ‘N Roses 87 73 76 51 34 29 31 381

Pearl Jam 81 54 55 89 42 31 26 378

Boston 83 67 74 57 37 30 29 377

Dire Straits 57 73 78 53 36 35 31 363

King Crimson 7 60 96 84 44 35 36 362

27 72 78 82 37 35 30 361

Red Hot Chili
63 68 68 59 41 29 28 356

Bon Jovi 85 74 73 31 39 29 24 355

Dixie Chicks 80 53 59 85 26 33 17 353

Foreigner 86 70 66 45 33 29 23 352

David Bowie and The
Spiders From Mars
30 71 73 75 38 33 31 351

The Talking Heads 37 71 69 66 38 34 33 348

Jethro Tull 50 61 71 75 36 26 28 347

The Band 21 71 77 64 39 38 34 344

The Beastie Boys 69 53 40 88 36 30 27 343

Nirvana 77 53 45 88 37 25 17 342

Rage Against The
45 60 82 67 26 34 26 340

Sly and the Family
42 74 67 85 20 23 27 338

The Clash 31 58 61 89 35 30 33 337

Tool 44 49 85 60 36 33 28 335

Journey 88 59 76 33 29 26 23 334

No Doubt 53 82 60 43 30 37 27 332

Creedence Clearwater
70 66 57 40 31 32 32 328

Deep Purple 38 65 77 53 36 31 25 325

Alice In Chains 48 53 66 74 25 26 31 323

Orbital 8 53 64 88 36 41 32 322

Little Feat 22 66 77 56 40 31 29 321

Duran Duran 51 74 57 61 23 29 25 320

Living Colour 24 44 85 75 38 22 31 319

Frank Zappa and the
Mothers of Invention
5 61 85 81 29 31 26 318

The Carpenters 74 61 52 54 19 28 29 317

Audioslave 29 71 77 52 30 26 31 316

The Pretenders 26 62 61 72 39 31 24 315

Primus 23 45 88 66 38 27 27 314

Blondie 34 65 57 65 32 31 29 313

Black Sabbath 54 55 60 62 33 26 19 309

Lynyrd Skynyrd 79 52 51 45 34 29 17 307

Sex Pistols 16 65 41 95 37 28 24 306

Isaac Hayes and the
15 70 70 51 39 33 27 305

R.E.M. 64 54 47 55 29 35 20 304

Traffic 20 61 76 59 33 30 24 303

Buffalo Springfield 17 66 65 59 35 32 28 302

Derek and the
11 74 77 49 31 28 31 301

The Jackson Five 18 86 51 52 27 35 30 299

The O’Jays 33 66 62 43 31 32 31 298

Harold Melvin and
the Blue Notes
25 68 62 41 32 30 29 287

Underworld 2 68 61 48 40 36 31 286

Thievery Corporation 1 69 53 56 31 39 36 285

Motley Crue 72 55 56 29 23 24 25 284

Janis Joplin and Big
Brother and the Holding
56 51 46 52 29 24 25 283

Blind Faith 19 59 66 55 26 24 28 277

The Animals 10 64 53 52 34 34 29 276

The Roots 12 41 79 76 24 28 11 271

The Velvet
4 50 64 69 27 30 21 265

The Kinks 13 53 52 60 30 31 23 262

Radiohead 32 54 50 47 31 27 20 261

The Scorpions 47 46 56 35 27 24 25 260

Kansas 55 43 53 44 28 20 15 258

Iron Maiden 36 38 62 52 29 22 18 257

Motorhead 6 43 52 64 36 23 29 253

Judas Priest 40 31 65 46 26 22 21 251

The Orb 3 49 54 62 22 26 23 239

The Cure 41 42 28 58 20 31 10 230

Coldplay 46 43 41 37 27 19 16 229

Slayer 14 31 72 45 27 18 18 225

Black Eyed Peas 35 33 36 40 34 20 16 214