Rock and Roll was a very youth oriented genre. Young people loved it and many songs were about rebellion and standing up for what is right. The slogan of the 60s generation was “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” Many rock stars got their start in their early 20s and were topping the charts. Some of these musicians when they made it were not even adults, and in some cases were not even teenagers or were barely in their teenage years. They were making hits before they were able to vote in an election or rent a car. Many musicians today were young when they made it such as Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Rihanna, but they were far from the first teenagers to make it in music. Here are some classic rock musicians who started their careers at a very young age.
I have been studying abroad in Ireland since September and it has been an incredible experience. I have been to a lot of cool places in Ireland. Irish musicians have made a big contribution to classic rock. I will be listing contributions from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Here are 10 musicians, five from each Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. Here are some pictures I took in Ireland. You might recognise the reference to Rory Gallagher’s live album Irish Tour ’74: