Musicians Who Set the Stage for Rock and Roll

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Rock music would be nothing without the stars that made the genre marketable. People may not know every song that Queen made, but they will forever remember Freddie Mercury for his unbelievable performance energy.

These rockstars are the best of the best—let's see if your favorites passed the test... 

Robert Plant

Led Zepplin was enormously famous for a multitude of reasons. Between John Bonham’s complex drumming, Jimmy Page’s legendary guitar tones, and John Paul Jones’ thumping heartbeat rhythm driving the band, Robert Plant had the perfect backbone to support his wild, erratic range. Plant held the stage like nobody else, and for that, he is a legend.

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John Lennon

Lennon was known for his intensity, creativity, and unrelenting dedication to his craft. John Lennon was the Beatle that pushed the others further than they could even push themselves. Legend has it, Lennon was the one who innovated the Beatles through the Sargent Pepper years, and he pushed his own limits to inspire his bandmates to push themselves further. 

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The More You Know

  • The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. Geneva Medical School thought it was joke when Elizabeth Blackwell applied to attend 1847. She graduated in 1849, started her own practice, and opened an infirmary for the poor.
  • War pigs were used in ancient warfare to counter against war elephants, which feared the pigs (and their squeals) and would bolt. War pigs were sometimes lit on fire to enhance this effect.
  • The Guinness brewery supported all of it's employees who chose to fight in WW1. They were paid half of their wages while away, and their jobs were guaranteed upon their return. The brewery also sent them care packages containing chocolate and condensed milk.
  • In the late 1600s, London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.
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