Ever seen those diagrams which try to visually depict how rock music has evolved over the last 50 years? I know of a few.
This poster is $33 for an “archival paper” print, but it only goes up to 1978.
It’s a great movie and I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t seen it already. For one thing, it’s an extremely rare instance of Led Zeppelin licensing their music for a movie; the School of Rock movie DVD extras contain a neat story of how they got the band to grant permission. (Hint: it wasn’t easy!)
The movie was based on the (very) real world Paul Green School of Rock Music, which teaches kids how to play the guitar, bass, drums, and vocals in a real band. There’s a small documentary Rock School on the actual school itself. I’ve seen that too — it’s amazing how well some of those kids learn to play! You can check out the kids’ performances on YouTube.
Anyway, the contents of the School of Rock blackboard were transcribed for our convenience by Frank:
There’s also The Family Tree of Rock and Roll, which looks interesting.
Too bad there are no decent overviews of the poster itself; the autographs sections has some highlights, though.
This poster is only $13 (shipping included); not a bad deal. It was authored around 1990, so I’m assuming it goes at least that far in rock history.
Know of any other good Rock and Roll family tree diagrams?