History and Education
Jamplifier.com is an educational platform in many ways.
Don't forget that you'll have to understand the past if you'd like to change the future.
Make sure to read the Jamplifier's Manual chapter 3 ("Masters Of The Past"),
which will teach you everything important about the music of the 20th century.
Rock 'n' roll had been invented in the 1950s, which was followed by three decades of innovation.
By the end of the 20th century, music had become highly commercialized
while record companies invested less time and money on innovative artists.
Today we live in an age of meaningless and irrelevant music.
1950s - The birth of Rock 'n' Roll
Learn how the most successful era of popular music started, kicking off a revolution that had a worldwide impact.
1960s - Innovation
The most innovative decade in music ever, featuring icons such as the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and many more.
1970s - Diversification
The emergence of hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, glam rock, electronic, funk, punk, disco, and hip hop music.
1980s - Commercialization
The decade of superstars such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and of highly successful bands such as U2 and Depeche Mode for example.
1990s - The last big things
The innovative era of rock 'n' roll ended with grunge and brit pop, as well as alternative and indie rock.
2000s - Slow Death
Today we're living in an era of low innovation, and no new important music genres have been developed in the 21st century so far.