Rock and Roll Timeline
|Vinyl LP (two tracks) - 1948 (Pictures by Danielle)||Vinyl LP with six tracks on each side - 1948||Cassette tape- 1963|
Rock and technological developments
Rock music has been affected by technology.
Previously rock bands to do live shows had only an amplifier with bad sounds. The bands had to overcome themselves to be heard by fans.
Today the shows are true super productions with heavy sound and games, many colored lights and visual effects that lead any audience to delusion . It is possible to do a concert without musicians, just put a microcomputer programmed to play every musical instrument at the right time.
In the past, in 1890, to play the music was used a shellac disk, which was played on a phonograph. In 1948 the shellac disc was replaced by vinyl (LP) that had different sizes and played several music tracks. In 1963 the Dutch company Philips has launched the cassette tape. Later, in 1980, Philips and Sony have joined to develop the CD player that was launched on the market in 1982. In 1987 came the MP3 which showed small losses in quality of sound heard by people. Today the MP3 already has its variations which are MP4, MP5, MP6, MP7 ...
The funniest thing of all is that against this technological explosion, the vinyl resurge and conquer market again. Only in 2007 the U.S. sold nearly one million LPs and a half million devices ring-disks. People say the reason is that the vinyl plays sound that is played with originality. Most of the old rockers prefer to listen to Rock in a vinyl then in any other way.