Classic rock is a style of music that arose in the late 50's/early 60's out of the then-popular blues genre. It was mainly derived from British teenagers who attempted to emulate the blues movement in the U.S. but created a whole new style all their own. Classic rock is known for its warm, overdriven guitar sounds, unique drumming patterns, melodic vocals, and simple yet innovative chord progressions. 90% of classic rock is based off the I-IV-V chord progression, and yet it all sounds different-quite an accomplishment if you ask me. Some of the best music in the world falls in the classic rock genre. In the 70's, classic rock began to progress and sound more modernized, with bands such as Journey, later Pink Floyd, and Boston spearheading the movement. Classic rock is not to be confused with southern rock.
Some well-known classic rock bands are Led Zeppelin, Cream, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, Queen, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Journey, Boston, Foreigner, etc...
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The Best musical genre of all. Other types of Rock & Roll are alright, but this is the best!
led zeppelin, guns n' roses, yeah, yeah, we know, WHAT ABOUT QUEEN, YOU PRICKS!!
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only type of music that is the dialogue and the stage direction of an entire generation
Classic rock is what makes bad bands of today look really bad
by klass-ic rok October 28, 2003

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Shut the fuck up about it unless you know the real Classic Rock bands.
by Phuqer March 04, 2006

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Classic Rock is undoubtedly one of the greatest genres of music this planet has ever seen. Classic Rock includes:
Cream, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Queen, Sammy Hagar, Montrose and Ted Nugent. It does not- I repeat- does NOT include Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses or Metallica as some of these ass holes seem to think.
Stupid fuck: Dude, stop listening to that shit and listen to some Classic Rock like Metallica!
(I, then, beat SF's face in with a Queen record)
Me: No, dipshit, THAT'S classic rock.
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one of the greatest generes of music out there, composed of a very talented band and unblieveable lyircs
led zeppelin, pink floyd, elp, dire straits, zz top, the doors, black sabbath, kansas, deep purple
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Simply the best music genre ever
Wow, classic rock...rocks
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What revolutionized the music world. What nu-metal will never live up to.
Classic rock forever!
by rock fan March 31, 2003

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