Piano rock

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Piano rock is a style of rock music which features the piano, typically replacing guitar as the lead instrument, as opposed to the majority of rock subgenres.

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In the early stages of rock and roll, performers such as Little Richard showcased a "frantically charged piano-pounding style" on numbers such as "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally". [1] Musicians such as Dr John also employed the piano.[2] Singer-songwriter Billy Joel's single "Piano Man", reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974.[3] In 2004 Keane released the "piano-rock anthem" ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.[4] Pop punk band October Fall's music has been described as "piano-laced".[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Richard". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Odisemoor, James. "Dr John". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Billy Joel chart history". billboard.com. Billboard. 
  4. ^ "Under the Iron Sea". popmatter.com. Pop Matters. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "October Fall". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 23 April 2015.