The Jackson 5

One of the most iconic bands in the world, The Jackson Five were an American pop band that was made up of five brothers from the Jackson family. The three brothers, Tito, Jermaine, and Jackie, were the founding members of the band, with Marlon and Michael joining soon afterwards. The band was also effective in breaking through racial divides, obtaining large followings amongst both black and white communities, something that had been challenging at that time.

The band performed across the country at talent shows and clubs, eventually managing to get a record contract with Steeltown Records in 1967, although they only released two singles with that label. In the following year, they signed with Motown and this switch helped them to achieve 16 singles that managed to get in to the top 40 in certain US charts.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the brothers decided to go their own way and many released solo albums. Michael Jackson’s career became the most famous of all the brothers, with his 1982 album ‘Thriller’ becoming the best-selling album of all time, as well as breaking numerous other records.

The Beatles

One of the most well-known bands in the world, The Beatles were a pop / rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up consisted of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr until the band’s dissolution when a number of the members went on to pursue solo careers. The Beatles’ early sound was a small evolution from 1950s rock and roll, but the group still managed to become global icons that would influence popular music and culture around the world, particularly the counterculture of the 1960s.

Throughout their career, The Beatles continued to experiment with both sound and recording techniques, incorporating a wide range of music styles, many of which they discovered when travelling the world. The group also incorporated elements of both classical music as well as older forms of pop, this is evident in a lot of their songs when they have entire string sections or even orchestras just for one song on an album. During some of their more experimental phases, The Beatles’ sound evolved into psychedelic rock and many songs took on a harder edge, a lot of this was due to the influence of other bands that were popular around the same time period, such as the Rolling Stones.

The main songwriters of the group, Lennon and McCartney, helped to establish the group’s reputation playing clubs in Liverpool during the early part of their career. The band’s lineup has changed a number of times, originally featuring Stuart Sutcliffe playing the bass guitar, before the band finally recruited Ringo Starr in 1962 and the four remained the sole members of the band until their eventual split. A large part of the groups success is owned to their manager, Brian Epstein, who helped to mound the band into a more professional outfit. The group were also greatly helped by their producer, George Martin, who helped to guide the band and develop their recordings that helped increase the success of their first hit. ‘Love Me Do’, which was released in 1962.

The band’s real fame came around 1964 when the band became an international phoenomenon, being one of the bands to lead the British incursion into the American music market, in which they broke numerous records. Thanks to their success, the band was also able to create their own motion-picture films, the first of which they titled ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, which debuted in 1964. This also marked the start of the bands true creative innovation, when they were suddenly not limited by any resources, they were able to be more and more creative, particularly with the newer, electronic recording equipment that had begin to hit the market at that time, particularly noticeable with the ‘White Album’, released in 1968.

Personalities of Heavy Metal Fans

There’s a high probability that you’re a connoisseur of metal, or somebody you know adores this genre. Currently, heavy metal is the most popular music genre in the United Kingdom, beating hip hop, reggae, and pop. At least one in five persons in the UK prefers metal, which is basically hard rock, to other music genres.

Popular Rock Bands in the UK

Which is your favourite rock band? Is it from previous generations? Twenty per cent of people in the UK listen to groups such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Black Sabbath. Judas Priest is another rock band that is often listened to in Britain.

So what makes an individual a true metal fan, and what are the characteristics of heavy metal lovers?

Male

It’s a no-brainer that most of the heavy metal fans are male, judging from the beats and energy it takes you to dance to the tunes. Accidents are not uncommon on rock dance floors. In cases where you injure yourself or other fans when dancing, click here for immediate medical assistance. Notably, this doesn’t rule out female fans, as there are even metal bands which comprise of ladies. But this type of music just seems to be more intense and engaging.

Creative and Unique

According to the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, a study showed that more than half of the participants evaluated, embraced certain rock bands, including Disturbed, Enslaved, Cradle of Filth, and Overkill. And most of these participants admitted that they’re unique in terms of behaviour and are creative. This supports the point why you consider yourself a super creative person with plenty of ideas.

Openness

Apparently, you have got an open personality if you’re a true connoisseur of heavy metal. You speak your mind and always maintain open communication with people close to you. Telling it blatantly frees up your mind and gives you peace.

Introverted

While you may be open to people you care about, you are not excited by other forms of music and its fans. You only love staying with people close to you, listening to your heavy metal and shutting the door on other personalities. And ultimately, you pay for that expensive ticket to break the boredom which comes with other genres. Put simply, you’re very intuitive, and you like reflecting on past ideas and activities.

Low Esteem

Surprisingly, you may have realised that you have low self-esteem. So, you turn to heavy metal, which is a catalyst that boosts your self-worth. The other reason why you may be listening to this form of music is to promote inner and positive self-evaluations. Maybe after that powerful and energetic performance and dance, you’ll feel more appreciated and important.

In summary, you need to understand that not all of the traits as mentioned above are the same for everyone. But it may be true that you associate yourself with one or two of these personality traits. It’s no weakness or sign of flaws that you’re glued to any single type of music. Volume up, dance, and enjoy your heavy metal.

The Rolling Stones

 

Form in London in 1962, The Rolling Stones are one of the longest running bands in musical history, continuing to tour today. The band went through a number of line-ups early in their career, with their first stable line-up consisting of Mick Jagger on lead vocals, Brian Jones on guitar, Keith Richards on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums. Ian Stewart originally played piano for the band but was removed from their permanent line-up in 1963. Jagger and Richards assumed leadership roles within the band after the recruitment on their manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

The Rolling Stone’s musical style helped them in their role as being at the forefront of the ‘British Invasion’ into the American music market, with the band achieving huge popularity in the 1960s in both Britain and America, helping to become of the most influential bands during the counterculture movements in the 1960s. The groups sound was, and remains, rooted in blues to form their classic rock sound. Originally the band found great success in performing cover songs before transitioning to performing their own material, which they now almost exclusively play. Their songs ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Paint It Black’ became international hits after their respective releases.

The band’s musical style evolved during the 1960s psychedelic era with their music taking on a more experimental edge, particularly in relation to recording techniques that were fast becoming popular at the time, although the band did eventually return to their classic rock style. This is evident to anyone listening to their albums in chronological order, although almost all albums have been well-received commercially and amongst fans.

The Rolling Stones have continued to release new music since their formation, although the frequency began to slow down during the late 1970s, with album releases becoming spaced out further and further. Alongside their studio releases, the band have continued to tour the world, becoming one of the most successful bands of all time. A number of musical critics have stated that the band’s ability to continue producing music rooted in classical rock and blues has helped their longevity, whereas a number of bands that have attempted to capitalise on passing trends have not been able to last anywhere near as long as The Rolling Stones have.

The Eagles

World renowned band the Eagles was formed in Los Angeles in 1971. Although the line-up has changed numerous times through the years, the original line-up consisted of guitarist and vocalist Glenn Frey, Don Henley on drums, Bernie Leadon on guitar and backing vocal, and Randy Meisner on bass guitar. Throughout their career, the Eagles managed to have five singles holding the number-one spot on US charts, as well as numerous musical accolades, including six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six albums hitting the number-one spot on musical charts. At the end of the 20th century, their two albums, ‘Hotel California, and ‘Greatest Hits (1971 – 1975)’ were among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States, according to the metrics taken by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2006, the albums had both climbed in popularity and both albums were amongst the top three best-selling albums in the United States.

The Eagles first album, named after themselves, was released in 1972 and managed to produce three singles that made it to the top 40 in US charts: ‘Take It Easy’, Witchy Woman’, and ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’. The band’s initial success was not replicated for their second studio album, Desperado, which was released in 1973. Although the album only managed to reach number 41 on the charts, although the album does contain two of the songs that are regularly listed as fan favourites: ‘Desperado’ and ‘Tequila Sunrise’.

The band decided to expand their roster in 1974 when they were recording their album ‘On The Border’. The band recruited Don Felder as an additional guitarist, something that helped the band write a number of their signature guitar solos.