U2 arrived in Ireland in 1976. At the beginning of their career, the group preferred live concerts, recording almost no studio singles. U2’s finest hour came during the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, where they, along with Queen, literally tore the audience apart. The Irish album “The Joshua Tree” took them to the top of rock music, literally the British charts. U2 became the best rock band of the 80s. Musicians have taken the best from industrial and alternative rock for many years. Throughout its history, U2 have released 12 studio albums that have sold 130 million copies.
The Pink Floyd band appeared in foggy Albion, or to be quite precise, in London, in the mid-sixties. Bold musical experiments, lyrics with deep subtext and grandiose shows have become their signature style. Pink Floyd became the very embodiment of psychedelic art-rock, where over time art-rock motifs began to appear. The band’s original leader, Syd Barrett, wrote all the songs under LSD, leaving the band in 1968 due to a mental breakdown. The band’s epochal album was 1973’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, which for 15 years was in the top 200 of America’s best albums. In total, 14 studio albums were released, which sold 300 million copies.
guns n roses
The legendary American band appeared in Los Angeles in 1985, was able to return the former glory to real rock, moving sugary dance music off the pedestal. Songs from their first studio album “Appetite for Destruction” instantly soared to the top of the charts, becoming the best-selling in the United States. Guns N’ Roses until the mid-90s basked in the glory, selling albums in millions of copies, being involved in high-profile scandals and getting on the front pages of the newspaper. In 2012, the classic line-up of Guns N’ Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In total, 6 studio albums were released, which sold more than 100 million copies.
The Rolling Stones
The British musical group The Rolling Stones appeared in London in 1962, which was named the greatest rock and roll group in the world during the induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Thundering Stones” (this is how the name of the group is translated from English) in terms of the number of fans and polarity can compete with such monsters as The Beatles. The band has released 24 studio albums, of which eight consecutive albums have been number one in the world, starting with “Sticky Fingers” released in 1971. The Rolling Stones became world stars after the single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which managed to stay at the top of the US charts for four weeks. The creative duet of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, namely, they wrote most of the songs of the Rolling Stones, has become a real legend in the world of music.
The British rock band, originally called The New Yardbirds, appeared on the musical horizon in the late 60s, becoming the Beatles of the 70s, in fact, becoming the founders of such a trend as heavy metal. They took blues and folk motifs, diluted country, reggae, soul and rockabilly with motifs in their own processing, giving out fantastic songs full of drive, where vocals are organically complemented by repeating rhythmic motifs. Led Zeppelin have released ten studio albums, all of which went platinum without exception. Their song Stairway to Heaven is probably one of the most popular music tracks in the world, after the performance of which all members of the group became world stars. Led Zeppelin has sold over 300 million of their albums.
The legendary Liverpool four for ten years forever managed to change the world of music. The musician managed to combine skiffll and ron-n-roll, where they added ballads, psychedelic rock and e-punk rock. Their albums sold millions of copies around the world, becoming the best-selling group of all time. The names John, Paul, George and Ringo have become household names.