Rock & Roll and its Affect on Pop Culture

Rock ‘n’ roll music has influenced many different areas of pop culture but most notably in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1950s American rock ‘n’ roll music dominated many areas of the world but became especially popular in the British pop music scene. The rock ‘n’ roll tunes to make it big in Britain were Bill Haley’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “Rock Around the Clock,” which were both released in 1954. Other groups gained notoriety and had big influences in British music like, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Everly Brothers and Elvis Pressley.

The influence of American music was shown by British artists transforming rock ‘n’ roll into something of their own. In the 1960s British artists took their
version of rock ‘n’ roll
and brought it to America. It had huge successes and was referred to as the “British invasion.” The popularity of British rock ‘n' roll was led by groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Not only did British
artists and entertainers
come to the U.S. with their music they also brought fashions, like the mini skirt and the “Twiggy” look. Rock ‘n’ roll music has impacted and influenced cultures all around the world, and Britain is just one example.