A ROK 'n' Roll Odyssey - Classic Rock

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USA and England


Late '60s and early '70s

The artists?

Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix

The sound?

Often hailed as the 'Golden Years', the classic rock period was defined by drug experimentation and a louder, electric sound, thanks to Marshall amplification. Rock became less structured and more free-spirited, which was reflected in guitar solos, for example.

The look?

Hair got longer, shirts unbuttoned and outfits became more flamboyant as rock loosened up.

Modern day equivalents?

The Black Crowes, Royal Blood