Related Sources on the Internet

Music 152--Development of Rock & Roll


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Below are links to off-campus sites with materials relating to rock music appreciation:

Yahoo Index of Rock/Pop Music Categories (Genres)

This is a one-stop index for information on Rock/Pop genres/styles.

Yahoo Index of Rock/Pop Music Artists

Comprehensive alphabetical search index for websites on rock/pop musicians/bands.

Music Lyrics Database

Look here if you want to find the words to your favorite songs.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Includes many great features, such as biographies/sound clips of all Hall of Fame Honorees, various on-line exhibits, a virtual tour of the Hall, on-line interviews with Rock artists, etc.

This Day in Rock & Roll History

Interesting facts on what happened in rock music on this day. Also includes a search index for any day of the year.

CD Now website

This is one of the most amazing music resources on the web. This search engine for the CD Now compact disc/video mailorder company allows you to search their archive of over 200,000 soundclips, or find detailed information on any music artist/band/album.

Note: In order to hear the audio clips you must have at least a 28.8 modem and the RealAudio plug-in/RealPlayer software installed for your browser. This plug-in is available FREE on the web from the REAL website.

New Music Express' Top 100 Albums

Results of their 1993 poll of best Rock albums of all-time.

The Life Magazine Rock & Roll Gallery

Some very nice photo images of rock greats, a year-by-year listing of Life's "Editors' Choice for the best Rock & Roll songs from 1952 to the present, Rock Trivia, special tributes to Elvis, The Beatles, etc.

Western Michigan University School of Music Home Page

Descriptions of other music classes, short biographies of music faculty, calander of music events, descriptions of performing groups, etc.

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Revised on July 14, 2002