Classic Rock - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI

  • Eric Clapton
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmy Page
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Rory Gallagher
  • Gene Simmons
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan


Classic rock" is a popular category in Europe and the United States. What kind of music do you imagine? Many people may associate the word with symphonic rock music with an orchestral orchestra. Or, if you are a fan of foreign rock music, you may think of "classical rock" as "old-fashioned rock" because "classical" means "classic.

What is the actual situation? A little Googling on the Internet reveals that "classic rock" is generally considered to be a name for a musical genre that emerged in the late 1960s and later, and that includes the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, etc., who were active in the 1960s. It seems to be widely recognized as a category of music form that takes the old rock and roll sound of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, etc., who were active in the 1960s, and gives it a modern twist. The term has become a kind of industry term that refers to songs that are frequently played on the radio, etc., not only because of their high recognition but also because of their popularity. However, although it is a very popular category in the U.S., with many specialized broadcast stations and Internet radio stations, "classic rock" has no clear definition and is used in a variety of ways. It is said to have started with the words of an American radio station DJ who heard Boston's "More Than A Feeling (Beyond The Universe)," but this is not definite, and the songs aired on the radio are mostly rock songs released after the Beatles' "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" ('67). The songs aired on the radio seem to be mostly rock songs released after the Beatles' "Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" ('67).

In summary, "classic rock" is a category that has been established in the West as meaning "popular" rather than "classic," and is the "standard of rock" from the late 1960s to the 1980s, from the dawn of rock to its decline.

Now, "classic rock. What events took place from the dawn to the decline of rock music? Let us take a quick look back at the history of rock music and introduce some of the great mavericks who lived through those turbulent times.


◎The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll [1950s

First of all, the 1950s marked the birth of "classic rock. Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and others began playing rock and roll, a style of music that evolved from the black music of rhythm & blues. Even if you don't know what music Presley played, you have probably heard of him.



Elvis Presley - Hound Dog

Rock 'n' roll, which had gained overwhelming popularity, began to evolve in the late 1950s with various songwriters and became commercialized in a bad way, and the boom went out of business. Then, in the 1960s, the Beatles emerged.



◎British Invasion [early 1960s

The Beatles, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, made their record debut in October 1962. In their early years, they were an idol band that sang love songs and gained enthusiastic popularity.


 The Beatles - Love Me Do

The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks also made their debut around this time.

In the early 1960s, the Yardbirds began playing at the Crawdaddy Club, a popular nightclub in Richmond, London, as a replacement for the Rolling Stones, who made their professional debut. The band became famous for producing three great guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page.


The Yardbirds - For Your Love


Rock 'n' roll was originally born in the U.S., but it caught fire in the U.K., and rock 'n' roll with a British flavor began to take over the world.


◎Psychedelic Rock - The Dawn of Classic Rock [1966-].

Around 1966, a musical style known as "psychedelic rock (flower movement)" emerged on the West Coast of the United States. During this period, people were less conscious about drugs, and songs based on hallucinations and auditory hallucinations became popular.

The late Beatles, after the release of "Revolver" in 1966, were also eager to adopt the psychedelic style.

Cream, which made its debut in 1966, is another hard rock band with psychedelic elements. Consisting of Eric Clapton, who left the Yardbirds, bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker, the band is often considered one of the supergroups.


Cream - White Room

Eric Clapton's heroic story

Eccentricity ★★

Not quite a saga, but an interesting episode. In 1969, when he was 24 years old, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol and lived like a cripple for about three years. He had a young girlfriend named Alice, but he was devastated by the deaths of his best friends, including Jimi Hendrix and Allman, and was mentally and physically exhausted. In order to somehow help him recover, Alice, with the help of her father, Lord Harlech (an aristocrat who even served as a former ambassador to the U.S.), proposed holding a charity show, to which Pete Townsend of The Who, Clapton's close friend, gathered his fellow musicians (including Steve Winwood and Ron Wood) and together they organized the event, Pete Townsend, a close friend of Clapton's, gathered his fellow musicians (including Steve Winwood and Ron Wood) and arranged Clapton's revival concert. However, on the day of the concert, Clapton did not show up at the venue, which was packed to capacity. Five minutes before the show began, Pete Townsend went outside the venue and prayed aloud to God twice. Then, Clapton arrived one minute before the show started! The reason for his tardiness was that he had been drinking so much for three years that he had gained weight and could no longer wear his favorite white suit, so he had to fix it (-_-;) This concert is known as the "Rainbow Concert," a performance that will go down in history.

Eric Clapton.

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Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Jimi Hendrix is one of the most famous representatives of "psychedelic" music. Jimi Hendrix, or Jimi Hendrix for short. Jimi Hendrix is both "psychedelic" and one of the founders of the "hard rock" genre. His innovative distorted guitar sound blew away not only the audience of the time, but also his fellow guitarists. The Who's guitarist Pete Townsend called up Eric Clapton after seeing Jimi Hendrix's show and said, "A great guy has come out. We're going to lose our jobs.

The Jimi Hendrix Saga

Weirdness ★★

The legendary Jimi Hendrix has many episodes to tell, but there are some interesting stories about his relationships with musicians of the time. One of them was during a session with Eric Clapton. Jimi said to Clapton to his face, "You should play bass instead of guitar," and Clapton got angry and left. He is said to have said to Jeff Beck, "Your blues is weird, you should play electronica or crossover music," and this is said to have developed into Jeff's later style of playing. He also said that he and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, who was one of the closest friends of Jeff's, were upset with Mick Jagger and others when Jones was becoming isolated within the Stones. So when Jagger and Marianne Faithfull (actress and singer, Jagger's girlfriend at the time) appeared on his stage, he interrupted them and said to Faithfull, "You should go out with me after this," without being heard. The jaguar next to him pretended not to notice Jimi's provocative words, so they did not get into a fight on the spot (-_-;).

Jimi Hendrix.

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The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Syd Barrett's early Pink Floyd were also representatives of psychedelic rock, but it was The Doors, led by Jim Morrison, that really stood out.




The Doors - Light My Fire

The Doors' live stage presence was both challenging and defiant, as evidenced by this episode: "In 1967, the Doors performed at a very famous concert in the US. In 1967, during an appearance on the famous American TV show "The Ed Sullivan Show," a CBS representative demanded that the lyric "Girl we couldn't get much higher" in "Light My Heart" be changed to "Girl we couldn't get much better" because it reminded the audience of drugs. Morrison, however, requested that the original lyrics be changed to "Girl we couldn't get much better" because it reminded him of drugs. Morrison, however, sang the original lyrics, which were broadcast live. Ed Sullivan was furious and refused to shake their hands, and the Doors were never invited back to the show. When an angry Sullivan confronted them backstage and said, "You'll never be invited back on the show again! Morrison replied, "I'm done with the Ed Sullivan Show..." In an episode typical of Morrison, when Sullivan was confronted backstage with the question, Morrison simply replied, "I'm done with the Ed Sullivan Show....

In August 1969, the "Woodstock Festival" was held in the suburbs of New York City, attracting 400,000 young people, and the flower movement became a major force that enveloped society as a whole. By the beginning of 1970, psychedelic music was out of fashion and the boom was over.

◎The Dawn of Classic Rock [Late 1960s

In the U.S., so-called singer-songwriter artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, and CSN&Y dominated the hit charts, while in the U.S. South, the country music of John Denver and others gave way to the Allman Brothers Band, Reynard Skinard, and others. In the U.S. South, the Southern rock music scene became more diverse. The music scene began to diversify.





The Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

On the other hand, in England, Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds. The musical direction of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, the three great guitarists who had left the Yardbirds, had already been set by the arrival of Jimi Hendrix. While based on traditional American blues, Jimi Hendrix displayed a novel guitar sound, outstanding playing technique, and overwhelming improvisational ability that no one had ever heard before. Jimi's playing, which led Clapton to say, "No one can play the guitar like Jimi," and Jeff to say, "I thought about going out of business," certainly laid the foundation for the "hard rock" genre that followed.

Clapton formed the aforementioned Cream, Jeff Beck formed the Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and others, and Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin. This was the birth of "hard rock," a loud, distorted, aggressive sound style.





Jeff Beck Group - Shapes Of Things

The Jeff Beck Saga

Weirdness ★★

During the Yardbirds era, Jeff Beck left the band after abandoning a show, and in the subsequent Jeff Beck Group, drummer Ainsley Dunbar left the band immediately afterwards. Soon after, Ron Wood and other members also left the band. The second leader of the band also broke up with another player. The band broke up with Tim Bogart & Carmine Appice, with whom they had an affair. Jeff Beck has a strong image of being difficult and selfish, but there is an episode that reveals an unexpected side of him. According to an article in the magazine "Rockin' On" back in the 80's, a reporter found something written (carved) on Jeff's guitar. 'TINA TURNER...? Is that Tina Turner's signature? Jeff replied, "Surprised after all? "You're surprised, aren't you? I was looking for something to sign and found a nail on the ground.


Jeff Beck


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Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song

Led Zeppelin, consisting of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul John and John Bonham, debuted with Led Zeppelin in 1968. Their third album, Led Zeppelin III, released in October 1970, also reached No. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. In 1970, Led Zeppelin was voted the best group by Melody Maker, beating the Beatles to the top spot. The group continued to record mega-sales with all of their albums and topped concert tours in terms of attendance until their breakup. The band's songwriting by Page, the originality of Plant's vocals, and the rhythm section of Jonesy and Bonzo, which created a unique groove, became one and the only sound in harmony. The band is one of the world's leading rock bands in both name and reality, and a monster band that had a tremendous influence on later "heavy metal" music.

The Jimmy Page Saga

Weirdness ★★★

Among the band members, drummer John Bonham and singer Robert Plant were the bloodthirsty ruffians, but guitarist Jimmy Page's eccentricities were also considerable. It involved black magic under the influence of Aleister Crowley, a mystic with whom he was said to have been fascinated at the time. There were rumors that he had darkened his hotel room and dressing room and held up candles, meditating and performing rituals. When the related persons saw him when he came to Japan, they saw candles flickering in the pitch-dark rooms, and the atmosphere was suspicious with the smell of incense (...;) There were rumors that he sold his soul to the devil in order to gain popularity (...;).


Jimmy Page.

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Deep Purple, which has been compared to Led Zeppelin here in Japan, is one of the essential bands in "classic rock" and an important influence on later "heavy metal" music. Formed in 1968 by Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, and Ian Paice, Deep Purple initially had a classical and jazzy art rock sound, with Jon Lord's keyboards playing a major role. However, the band changed course to hard rock with "In Rock" ('70), when guitarist Ritchie Blackmore began to take the reigns. With Ian Gillan as vocalist and Roger Glover as bassist, the band continued to produce masterpieces on the hard rock scene such as "Fireball" ('71) and "Machine Head" ('72).

The Ritchie Blackmore Saga

Degree of eccentricity ★★★★★

After leaving Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore led Rainbow, a band whose members were in constant flux, sometimes referred to as "decapitation," an event that highlighted Ritchie Blackmore's ruthless and eccentric side. His saga is legion. When he appeared at "California Jam" in 1974 while he was a member of Purple, he destroyed a TV camera owned by EL&P, the band he was playing with, without permission, and then torched an amplifier with gasoline. In October 1977, during the Rainbow era, he was arrested and detained for two days on the charge of assault after he kicked the manager of the venue in the jaw in anger at the manager who treated the audience coldly during a performance in Vienna (;--;), and during a performance in Paris in November of the same year, he stripped a promoter he did not like naked and hung him on the stage during the performance (...). At that time, Ritchie is said to have said. Pink Floyd sent pigs flying, so it wouldn't be surprising if a human being was suspended in midair."


Ritchie Blackmore

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Black Sabbath, which made its debut on "Friday the 13th" in February 1970, is now one of the legendary British rock bands. At the time, Black Sabbath's bizarre image was prevalent, and the band remained B-grade and maniacal here in Japan, but later gained worldwide popularity due to the respect of bands such as Metallica and Nirvana that appeared in the late 1980s and 1990s. The band is unique in that it is based on jazz and blues, but Ozzy Osbourne's hysterical vocals create an overwhelming sense of individuality. The band has undergone numerous member changes, but was recently reunited with the original members, and has been active for nearly 40 years.

Ozzy Osbourne Saga

Degree of eccentricity ★★★★★

Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most famous eccentrics in the world of heavy metal. Among his many eccentricities, the most famous is the incident of biting off the head of a pigeon. In 1981, when Ozzy left Black Sabbath and began his solo career, he released a pigeon at a meeting at his record company in Los Angeles, which was originally intended as a surprise to startle the people around him. He urinated in a hotel pool with members of Motley Crue and defecated in his room. He also urinated in a hotel pool with members of Motley Crue, defecated in his room, and smeared the excrement on the walls of his room.


Tony Iommi.

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Rory Gallagher - Tattoo'd Lady

There are new artists coming up who will carry on the blues side of Jimi Hendrix and Cream." One such artist is Rory Gallagher, who made his debut in 1966 with the group Taste, dubbed "the second coming of Cream. Originally from Ireland, his blues-hard rock sound, which blended American blues with a British-style wet sound and sometimes Irish melodies, was quite original and gained worldwide popularity. Even after his death at the young age of 47, he continues to influence many guitarists across borders and generations.

The Rory Gallagher Saga

Weirdness ★

Rory Gallagher is such a "nice guy" that there were a few stories in the interview when he first came to Japan that "Rory bought me a drink even though I was allowed to interview him" (^^). Writer Yoichi Shibuya, who interviewed Rory for a radio broadcast, also said that "he even paid for my drink" during the interview at the hotel. Another writer, Mutsumi Mae, who was the president of Lolly's fan club, also said that he was not allowed to pay when he was invited to tea with him. He is such a good-natured person, but there is only one episode that shows his eccentricity... He turned down an offer from the Rolling Stones to take Mick Taylor's place.


Rory Gallagher

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Kiss - Rock & Roll All Night







Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic

In the 1970s, this "hard rock" trend spread to the U.S. as well as the U.K. and grew into an even larger movement. Kiss, who gained popularity with their bizarre Kabuki-like makeup and flamboyant stage performances; Queen, led by the late Freddie Mercury, who featured operatic elements; Cheap Trick, who were rumored to be the second coming of The Beatles; Steven Tyler, who succeeded The Rolling Stones; Aerosmith, led by Aerosmith, led by Steven Tyler, the successor to the Rolling Stones... Rock bands were becoming popular as idols even here in Japan.

Gene Simmons (Kiss) saga

Degree of eccentricity ★★★★

Gene Simmons of Kiss is famous for being one of rock's most sexually active men. His former bandmate, Ace Frehley, has been quoted as saying, "I didn't care if she was ugly or fat, if I saw her, I'd fuck her. Gene was in his twenties when he had sex with a 60-year-old grandmother, and his mother came to visit him while he was with a groupie girl, and he was forced to have a threesome with her as well. About 5,000! (He even has a Polaroid collection of all the women he has had relationships with. When he came to Japan in 1977, one of his groupies was a famous actress....


Ace Fraley.

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Van Halen - Jump

Eddie and Alex Van Halen made their debut in 1978. Eddie Van Halen's mastery of the "light hand" guitar technique was revolutionary enough to be considered the arrival of a new guitar hero. The band's sixth album, "1984," was released in December 1983, and their song "Jump" charted at No. 1 in the U.S. for five consecutive weeks, making them a force to be reckoned with. The band's first vocalist, David Lee Roth, who left the band in 1985, returned in 2007. In June 2013, the band will tour Japan, including a stop at Tokyo Dome.

Eddie Van Halen Saga

Weirdness ★★

Eddie Van Halen is always smiling and bursting with superb playing. But in 2004, there was some negative information about him. On Yahoo, one of the most accessed photos of the day was posted. It showed a picture of Eddie at a Grammy Awards party, looking like a homeless old man who had wandered into the party by mistake, with a battered, terrible face and a rather dumb look on his face. guitarist Zakk Wylde said, "What the hell is going on with Eddie? What the hell is wrong with Eddie? It was at Dimebag Darrell's (Pantera) funeral. Eddie is totally out of it. Eddie was talking nonsense, like there's no God, there's only yes or no... Eddie was like he lived in a different world. Zack, who has declared Eddie to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music, said, "Eddie was out of his mind.


Eddie Van Halen.

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In the UK, another major movement is emerging: "Progressive Rock". Progressive Rock". The term "progressive rock" was coined to describe rock music that featured keyboards (synthesizers) rather than guitars, incorporated many elements of classical music and jazz, and was played in a very technical manner, The performances of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes, and Emerson Lake & Palmer were sometimes so long that an album was a single song, and they won enthusiastic fans as "works of art" that were completely different from the "three-minute pop songs" that were played on the radio at the time.







Boston- More Than A Feeling

Progressive rock" influenced the United States, creating bands such as Journey and Kansas that were both melodic and technical. In the 80's, this trend became known as "industrial rock" with a strong commercial orientation, and bands such as Foreigner, Stix, Toto, Boston, and REO Speedwagon hit the charts.




Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

Glam rock," with its decadent, neutral make-up and costumes, was another major movement in the British rock scene in the early 1970s. Despite its outward appearance, it excelled at a pop-oriented urban rock sound, and its gapes also seemed to have appealed to the public. Its founder, David Bowie, was charted in both the "male singer" and "female singer" categories of a British music magazine's popularity poll. The late Marc Bolan's T-Rex, Roxy Music, and Sweet were born, as were the New York Dolls and Hanoi Rocks. This style of wearing makeup and playing rock music continues to have a major influence on the rock scene to this day.





T-Rex - 20th Century Boy

In the mid-1970s, the music scene became even more diverse and the business continued to grow in size. In the U.S., the music scene became even more diverse and huge, starting with Boz Scaggs, Christopher Cross, and Chicago in the sophisticated rock music style called "AOR (audio oriented rock)," the Doobie Brothers who combined rock and soul, Billy Joel in the singer/songwriter style who played the piano, and the folk singer/songwriter style who played the piano. The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, who cooked up the flavors of folk and country with rock. The huge sales of the Eagles' "Hotel California" were far beyond what had been the norm until the previous era.

◎Classic Rock Decline Period [Late '70s].

As the late '70s approached, the music scene underwent a major change.

In the U.S., black music, which had been basically played on an 8-beat rhythm, became 16-beat, and this trend, led by Sly & the Family Stone, was combined with the disco boom that appeared at the same time, creating a new wave of dance music. The explosive success of the movie "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta and featuring artists such as the Bee Gees, encouraged many musicians to turn to disco music.

Meanwhile, in the mid-1970s in the U.K., rock music, which had gained a sense of citizenship, was no longer the voice of the youth, and punk rock, which appealed to aggression, bad taste, and antisociality, emerged once again. In 1977, the Sex Pistols appeared on the scene, and their aggression and improvisational style attracted the huge support of the young people of the time, catapulting them into the mainstream of the music scene.





Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

The late 1970s saw a massive technological evolution in the field of electronics, especially digital technology, and the birth of "techno-pop" in the rock scene. The 80's saw the emergence of the fashionable aesthetic rock movement known as the "New Romantics," a negative form of punk rock, with Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, etc. The 80's saw the emergence of the "New Romantics" movement, a negative form of punk rock, with the likes of Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, etc.





Iron Maiden - 1981 Killers Tour in Germany

In the midst of this chaos of punk rock and techno-pop, a new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) emerged in the United Kingdom. The momentum of young British heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden became a major movement, involving veteran and mid-career bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Whitesnake, and Michael Schenker's group. This movement spread to the U.S., where Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ratt, and others appeared, and in the early 1980s, the "LA Metal" movement was born.









Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance





Stevie Ray Vaughan-Pride And Joy

In 1983, Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's influence led to a flood of high-speed players, and as if fed up with this trend, a blues revival boom was born. Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the artists who came into the spotlight. Ray Vaughan appeared like a comet in the early 1980s, carrying his trademark sunburst Stratocaster "Number One" with the silver "SRV" logo with the paint peeling off. The Ray Vaughan sound, which boasts an overwhelming originality that no other guitarist can match, continues to be passed down to many guitarists today.

Stevie Ray Vaughan's saga

Degree of eccentricity ★

I play guitar all the time. I always have a guitar around my neck, even when I'm at home, so I took down the door to make it easier for me to move around. I don't like thin gauge strings! って言ってしまったよ(笑)』・・・豪快さが伺えるちょっと変人的なコメントである(^^;


Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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The End of Classic Rock [Mid-'80s

From the mid-1980s, with the spread of home-use video decks, musicians began to focus on promotion through video. In particular, the American pay TV program "MTV (Music Television)" became a powerful business with great influence. Michael Jackson was a huge success with "MTV. Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean," all of which changed the concept of music videos. Other superstars such as Madonna with "Like a Virgin" and Prince with "Purple Rain" became superstars through "MTV" and recorded huge record sales. And rock music of this period can no longer be called the "standard of rock," and I would like to call it the end of "classic rock.

Classic rock": an eternal standard of rock that has never faded away, even though the era is old. What is your impression of the history of "classic rock"? 

Veteran rock fans must have felt nostalgic.

Younger generations may think, "Oh, I've heard this song in a commercial! I've heard this song in a commercial. 

We hope that both veterans and beginners will take this opportunity to play classic rock songs on the same instruments as the artists of the time! 

If you play phrases and solos, you may experience the feeling of a virtual session with the great weirdos.

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