What's New

• Optimized for iOS 6
• Fixed video playback issues

App Description

This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of rock music, compiled by renowned rock writer Mark Paytress, brings to life this most popular and vibrant musical genre. YouTube videos and iTunes integration make it possible to view featured musicians in action, or sample song previews simply by clicking on the relevant icon.

** History of Rock was iPad App of the Week in many countries around the world. **

Discover how rock has grown from its surprise, sometimes shocking post-war beginnings into a multi-billion dollar industry that caters to all manner of tastes.

The multimedia app guides the user through rock music’s first sixty years, a period that has witnessed many remarkable changes as rock continues to draw on ever-wider influences, constantly reinventing itself.

From its origins in post-war America to its emergence as the siren call for the late 1960s youth revolution, from the theatrical, troubled 1970s to stadium rock and the digital age, rock music has proven to be remarkably resilient and adaptable—and more popular than ever. This app explains, in simple terms, how and why rock music has become such a potent force in popular culture.

Organized in roughly chronological fashion, the app’s narrative is neatly divided into eras, each with its own key artists and rock music styles. Breakout sections introduce relevant pop culture fads and fashions, while an extensive timeline provides a continuous thread connecting all the elements that make up the story of rock music.

The content of this app is also available as a book: „The History Of Rock“, Parragon Books Ltd, 2011

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 08, 2012 Initial release
  • December 08, 2012 New version 2.1

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