What started off as an underground movement nearly 70 years ago has evolved to be the soundtrack of the lives of an entire generation and all its historic moments. Rock music’s long, storied past has made it a versatile style of music beloved by many.

It has elicited calls of action for peace, been blamed for violence, and, most of all, entertained the people of the world since its inception. Here’s a quick introduction to this now-classic genre of music.</