Songs That Influenced Rock

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    Please post any songs you think played an important role in the shaping of rock and roll music (including pre-rock era i.e. Chuck Berry, Elvis, etc,) or rock and roll songs that helped shape American music (like "Penny Lane" influencing pop music).

    Here are a few I think are influential:

    I let these speak for themselves:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne6ZZTfiQAw]YouTube - The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pau8Zf7srlU]YouTube - Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin (Video)[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KduxC-rafTE&feature=related]YouTube - Cream - White Room Live (Farewell Concert 1968)[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EoQ3GkH4Zc]YouTube - Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band @ Radio City 10-31-80[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVQvuIOoG1k]YouTube - FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION "KingKong" 1968[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqy4DTHGqg]YouTube - Black Sabbath - War Pigs (Live in Paris 1970)[/ame] - the birth of heavy metal!
     
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    You Really Got Me - The Kinks

    Released in 1964, it was essentially the ORIGINATION of power chords.
     
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    Good one!
     
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    Hey check it out, wikipedia agrees with me! :cool:

     
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    Well, they make a good point. I knew you'd proposed an excellent example.
     
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    rock was well on its way when most of those songs came out....lets try jerry lee lewis..great balls of fire...


    buddy holly and the crickets...that will be the day....

    in a gadda vilda,,,iron butterfly


    elvis...jailhouse rock

    yall are too young to even discuss this topic
     
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    Hey! I listen to that era of music! I said songs that influenced rock and roll and influential rock and roll songs.

    Just cause you have to put the paper on the player piano to listen to the songs you know doesn't mean you're an authority!:razz:

    Those songs are certainly influential, but you were supposed to post the links so that we "young'uns" could hear them first hand and not have to go through all the effort to search for them on Youtube. Duh, this is the Millenium Generation! You Baby Boomers have to think and work for us!
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeolH-kzx4c]YouTube - 96 TEARS--- ? and The MYSTERIANS ![/ame]

    ? And The Mysterians....96 Tears influenced a lot of bands including the Rolling Stones
     
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    Great one, Meister. I've heard a lot of the musicians from the early era of rock talk about this song.
     
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    early ear of roll....996 tears was what....65 or so?

    i am not searching for a bunch of you tube vids...

    1957 jerry lee lewis...whole lotta shaking going on

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM&feature=related]YouTube - Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (1957)[/ame]


    1957 jailhouse rock...consider the first music video:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzV_0l5ILI[/ame]

    rave on...buddy holly:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y9gb3NUGkk]YouTube - Buddy Holly - Rave On[/ame]
     
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