The music industry is the highly fast-paced business field, so only a few singers and musicians can stay on the top for several years. The most prominent charts always were made up of worthy singers like sand on the sea. However, to be considered the best singer of all time, it needs more than just a beautiful voice and talent. The problem is many artists after one huge hit-wonder cruelly disappear in the sinking of unpopularity.
Nevertheless, there are also those who successfully continue to produce and perform qualitative music for a long time and stay ahead of the game much longer. So why does it happen?
Today’s our conversation and little analysis the most successful musical geniuses, long-standing icons after many decades, namely the top 10 rock and roll singers of all time will help us to better understand: what makes the singer be so special and eventually eternal?
Initially, rock'n'roll embodied a certain uniqueness and splash around the world, it gave the youngsters of the 1950s their own voice, the soundtrack of a new way of life. Moreover, since Bill Haley's "Rock around the clock", adolescents had also become infected with the new musical virus. “One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock…” – even today this motive does not lose its relevance.
Because of his charisma, Elvis is considered the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" and one of the most important representatives in rock and pop culture of 20th-century. All because he succeeds enormous musical influence on rock'n'roll movement. Elvis Presley reached the first places in the worldwide charts with his 15 studio albums, making his breakthrough between 1956 and 1957. With the help of many different live performances on television and his unique rhythmic hip and leg movements, he managed to launch a national media riot of unprecedented proportions. The whole country soon got to know the legendary singer "Elvis Presley". With an estimated one billion records sold, "Presley" is considered the most commercially successful solo artist in the world.
He accompanied the historic event of the United States in 1963, the march of the African-Americans for equal rights, which is only one of the manifestations of his rebellious nature. It is worth mentioning that Bob started with folk, and evolved to rock.
Buddy Holly left an incredibly deep foothold for his short life. First, he turned dark glasses from a household attribute into a rock star enhancement. Secondly, he first used in the studio a reception of an overlay on the recording of his second own voice (without which no new album is now being dealt with). Moreover, in the end, it inspired four teenagers from Liverpool to unite into the band, which turned into a symbol of the beginning of a new era in youth music.
Rebellious Keith Richards is inadvertently called "a very bad rock and roll guy." Live legend, the permanent guitarist The Rolling Stones and the ideological inspirer of more than one generation. It's just impossible not to love Keith Richards, the guitarist, and songwriter, along with Mick Jagger, who is the unchanging backbone of The Rolling Stones.
A man who was rock'n'roll, the author of the song Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and a few dozen rock-n-roll standards. Berry was the first among a million rock and roll guitarists - he came up with basic guitar moves in this music. John Lennon said about him: "If you try to give a rock'n'roll another name, this name will be Chuck Berry."
Jimi was the first musician who managed to comprehend all the possibilities of an electric guitar. In addition, he learned how to use the effects of reflected sound, like nobody else. Until now, all guitarists have used Hendrix's discoveries to some extent. Hendrix's first three singles - incendiary "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary" were among the top ten hits. So, unexpectedly for himself, Hendrix in the blink of an eye turned into a star of the first magnitude, and after his participation in the legendary rock festivals of the 1960s in Monterey and Woodstock, he flew up much higher.
Great success in the musical career of the singer and pianist was the conclusion of a contract with Specialty Records. In the recording studio of this label, the song "Tutti Frutti" was born, which many consider being the calling card of Little Richard. It was in this song that for the first time there was a cult rock'n'roll exclamation "A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo!", which was born from simple improvisation and became a legend. After such a success, Little Richard, without too much modesty, called himself "king of rock'n'roll", with which one can not but agree to this day. Successful debut was the beginning of the same successful continuation of creativity: in the 50's saw a lot of undeniable hits, included in the list of ageless classics of rock'n'roll. Among them are singles such as "Rip It Up", "She's Got It", "Keep A-Knockin '", and many, many others. Especially valuable is that these songs were sung by people like Elvis Presley or Jerry Lee, and not everyone can boast of such an achievement.
This great musician has experienced many difficulties. One of his most popular songs is "I Got You (I Feel Good)". James Brown's career began when he was 16 years old, after he was sentenced to eight years in prison for taking part in the robbery. The young man performed for other prisoners, using a washing board and other devices. In 1954, the producer who saw his prison performance invited him to the band The Famous Flames. Soon the boy became his leader. The golden time in Brown's career came in the mid-sixties when he began to actively perform throughout America. In 1965, the most successful singles of Brown - the ballad "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" and the soul-action movie "I Got You (I Feel Good)" - entered the shelves of the music stores. In the same year, his innovative composition "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" was awarded the Grammy Award.
Jerry Lee Lewis
If you think that the first to destroy instruments on the stage was The Who or even Nirvana, and the fashion for the "bad guys of rock and roll" was introduced by Rolling Stones, then you have not heard about rock pianist Jeri Lee Lewis - the first real hooligan in rock -music, put on the ears of teenagers back in the 50's. Exactly 59 years ago, the 3rd November 1957 Sun Records officially released the rock hit "Great Balls Of Fire" on the record, which sold out on key radio stations and began to sound at the receiver for each teenager. Rhythmic rock and roll played by Jerry Lee Lews subdued music fans and harsh critics - single sold in the US in more than 5 million copies. It is noteworthy that to record the hit it took only two instruments - the Lewis piano and the drums of John M. Van Eaton.
The Everly Brothers (Don Everly and Phil Everly)
This main American duo of the late 50's - early 60's, which with its amazing vocal harmonies inspired many artists. Among their most famous hits are Wake Up Little Suzie, Cathy's Clown, Bye Bye Love and All I Have To Do Is Dream.