Rock and roll is a genre that tends to get Americanized far too often. Though rock has extended to all corners of the world, the United States has always adopted the music genre as its own. For as much as America has brought to rock, the genre actually got hardened once it reached the English waters.
Starting with the British Invasion, these new acts that were emerging from the UK were giving the traditional rock formula a kick in the ass, with everything from loud guitars to bluesy romps. While it initially had a slow birth, the British rock scene ended up spitting out some of the greatest music acts of all time, whose impact on the hard rock world is limitless. From the emergence of modern metal to the rise of punk in the late ‘70s, every single great subgenre of rock music has been brought to its peak by the British public.
These bands not only crafted a legacy of their own, but also set the building blocks for what rock would look like going forward. America may claim to be the unofficial birthplace of rock and roll, but Britain was where rock really grew from a tiny subgenre to one of the biggest musical forces in the world.
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