Rock music is everybody's music.
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Rock n- Roll is a mix of 1940- 1950's Rhythm and Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jazz with some country/rockabilly thrown in, which is Black American 'race music' what I think you are referring to is what became in 1964 known as "Rock" which is most of the same above musical influences but came from British Bands otherwise known as the "British Invasion" but those bands always acknowleged the black influence of their musical inspirations. That's when the music attracted young white American Teens and corporate America saw that there was "MONEY IN THERE HILLS" they promoted the music as the creation of bands like The Beatles, Stones, Who and others it became big business but it really didn't take off into the creation of FM radio in the 70's that's when the barriers of "white music" and "black music" came about by the same corporate America which determined who got played on these musical formats. an example of that....
Santana - Afro/Spanish Hard Rock Latin Jazz/Funk influence - FM radio Mandrill - Afro/Spanish Hard Rock Latin/Jazz influence Funk - Black Music format
Steve Miller Band - Rock, Funk, Folk, Blues, Soul - FM radio
Isley Brothers - Rock, Funk, Folk, Blues, Soul - Black Music format
No Doubt - Ska, Rock, Nu Wave, Funk, Soul Punk - FM radio college radio
Fishbone - Ska, Rock, Nu Wave, Funk Rock, Soul Punk - no FM radio very little college radio
"The creed of the artist seems irrelevant to me. Music is music, and those who love it are those who love it. End of."
Your assertion that the race and creed of an artist is irrelevant falls flat on its face due to the contrary of what record execs and radio programmers (mostly white) did/do due to the race of the performers. Both the Isley Brothers and Mandrill play the same style of music that Santana and the Steve Miller band plays but because those bands members are majority black it gets relegated to a 'black music" format while the others get on classic rock radio play. Blacks like you and other whites who are always carping about "music is music" rhetoric don't seem to get that people do make racial assumptions about music and it gets great bands thrown into the wind while others become staples of radio playlists and have long careers while bands like Fishbone and Mandrill struggle for respect. Your Utopian vision may be nice in Rock Music but people have thrown racial categories into the mix and ignored the contributions of Black musicans from Rock-n-Roll's birth to the present day.