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Crank up the volume! Cheeky FM plays an hour of non-stop Rock Music, every Friday night from 9pm - 10pm. From ZZ Top to Thin Lizzy, our team have them all.

About Rock Music

The sounds of electric blues guitarists influenced rock Music. The sound of rock is traditionally centred on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll.

From the late 60s, it became common to divide mainstream rock music into soft and hard rock.

Friday Night Rock on Cheeky FMSoft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies.  Major artists included Carole King, Cat Stevens and James Taylor. It reached its commercial peak in the mid to late 70s with acts like Billy Joel, America and the reformed Fleetwood Mac.

Hard rock was more often derived from blues-rock and was played louder and with more intensity. Key acts included British Invasion bands like the Kinks, as well as psychedelic era performers like Cream, Jimi Hendrix and the Jeff Beck Group.

Hard rock-influenced bands that enjoyed international success in the later 1970s included Queen, Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Van Halen.

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