Rock and roll is beyond music. All over the world, this music genre soon became a culture on its own that was synonymous with calls for self-expression, non-conformity, swagger and revolt in some cases. All throughout the decades where AOR dominated, America was experiencing one social, economic or political dilemma or the other. The majority of young people soon found rock and roll as an ultimate channel for self-expression. The outstanding confidence and blatant disregard for subtlety in musical expressions that the famous rock bands and artists lent the fans was quickly tapped into to become a source of expression, whether it is political, fashion, or many aspects of one’s lifestyle.
Many classic rock bands and performers wasted no time in expressing their feelings and ideas. It is no doubt that they influenced the populace during their era. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are just a few to mention that changed the landscape.