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The Death of Rock by hank1 The Death of Rock by hank1
Pencil and Colored Pencil
1972

I created this when I gave up on Rock music. An old friend, who has never given up, bought this from me. I just found it again. Note I didn't even sign it in those days. Just my initials, RT.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow...was this a violent breakup? Very emotional!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It was violent. I loved "classical" music from as early as I remember. In my teens I loved the Beatles up to about 1968, and a lot of of other oldies. And still do. After around 1970 I had given up on Rock as I saw its coming death.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was definitely into the 1970's rock...some of my very favorite tunes came out of that time! What a way to express your emotions...I would have never thought of it.
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C-o-r-v-u-s Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Wow :D Nice.. I really like it ^^
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you very much.

I hadn't seen you around before. Your Art is just fine.
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C-o-r-v-u-s Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
because of this siple lines and great use of colours ^^ So simple, and so fantastic ^^ Great :D

thank You very much ^^
Sorry for my english :P
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wah, you not??!!! Great to go and listen every now and then though ;)
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I do! I'm constantly listening to my beloved Beatles on the new digitized CD's. Linda loves Elvis. Her favorite 1960's group is The Lovin Spoonful: [link] and we both love so many of the "oldies" that we take them with us on drives. One cannot escape the music that he loved as an adolescent.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love music, all genre, from my parents's time, bros. my time, then now my teen girls...
though depends on the mood =D
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, your teen girls. My girls as teens knew what I would like of their finds. And what not to make me listen to. Older daughter had as her favorite Bruce Springsteen. A few of his I like, but there's something about his music I just can't remember in my mind his melodies. I hate his "Born in the USA".

What are your favorites?
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My, I got a few, from my parents: Timmy Yuro, the Platters, Trio Los Pnachos, ABBA, etc.
From my bros.: (all the slow rock n rocks), Deep Purple, Scorps., Nazareth, Rolling Stone, the Beatles, the list is long...
My time, Madonna, Duran-Duran, Eurthymics, Billy Idol, The Cars, The Police (Sting), Allanis Morisette, Nora Jones, Arghhh, so many!!!
My girls: HIM, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Enya, Hindi songs (the Killers, etc.), the list is long!!! :faint:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure your list is very long.

Of what you list here, a few are also among my own favorites:

First, my all time favorite: the Beatles. ABBA. Rolling Stones. Billy Idol. The Platters. Enya.

Thank you, dear miss Jasmin.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:music: :woohoo: thanks for the music, makes us happy and sane :headbang: :music:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome....
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cypherthepanicartist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the simplicity and power of this!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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AlexRider-00Nothing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that's wicked sweet :)
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:thumbsup::nod:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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the-eyes-of-Anna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
why did you give up on rock robert?,you know i always thought the america had the best bands,and even now i hear the ghosts of the byrds and the velvet underground in so many young groups.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nothing beats the rock of the 1960's. I went back to my roots, my love of "Classical" music. My daughters have shown me over the years a few rock songs they knew I'd like. And yes, there are still some good ones out there. But give me Rachmaninoff and Chopin and many other of the great composers. BTW, I love the Byrds. It was they who encouraged me in my teens to buy a 12-string guitar.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The Byrds had/have an influence on me that I can't even begin to estimate...
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"Turn Turn Turn". And so many others. The first I heard a 12-string. Held onto it (a Gibson) until after Vietnam, when I had to sell it to pay the rent.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I wish you still had it...
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I have no guitar anymore. Haven't played in years. Back to the piano. Last I learned was the opening and middle lead for Arrowsmith's "Dream On". That was in 1995 when I had a simple electric guitar. Took two weeks by listening to the tape, stopping it often as I mastered a few notes and chords at a time. I love the sound of that song.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I had a 4 speed turntable back in the 1970s. If you played those Aerosmith songs at 16 RPMs it was a bit easier to learn the solos....
I later learned that Joe didn't actually play a lot of them himself :no:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Whatever we had in the 1962, I did just that. It was the Ventures. Learned a lot from them. Always preferred melody on guitar and all music over rhythm or lyrics.
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the-eyes-of-Anna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I was born in 1967 Robert and it seems there was an incredible outpouring of talent then ,the Beatles influenced by "Pet Sounds",Brian Wilson influenced by "rubber soul"and revolver",everybody sparking off each others creativity,just one beautiful landmark album after another .
it seemed a strange time Robert, the peace and love but also the other side the war,the assasinations and unrest.
In England the left got rid of anything that vagely smelled of the past,hence our old railways and town centres were demolished many of them to make way for incredibly ugly"modern" tower blocks with zero character to them,hey thats progress right?
You have lovely taste may i say Robert,the Chopin nocturnes give me goosebumps with their beauty.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I see the quote you have below your comment. From one of my favorite Stones songs. My all-time favorite of theirs is "Lady Jane" with the beautiful harpsichord. For me it was more the British bands I loved. I fell in love with the Beatles the moment I first heard them in 1963. I played lead guitar in a band from age 14 to 16. We played Beach Boys, Beatles etc., and of course "Louie Louie". For a very shy boy I always felt wonderful on that stage in front of hundreds of adoring girls. Here's a photo of me at 16: [link] Three years later, one month after I turned 19, I was in combat with the Marines in Vietnam.

See my only youtube upload of my favorite Rachmaninoff Prelude: [link]
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the-eyes-of-Anna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Robert you were a good looking son of a gun to be sure,you actually look like one of the Wilson brothers in that pic,and on stage in front of adoring girls ,well it does not get better than that.
Thank you very much for the link to the glorious Prelude too,i find a beautiful escape in classical music Robert,i really feel transported by the music.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you dear. Linda had heard over and over again about "Bob Tracy", and what a good kisser he was (nothing further--I took my Catholicism seriously: no sex until marriage). How is this getting so personal?! Guess I just like reminiscing. When we met when she was 15 [link] it was mutual love at first sight. Talk about good looking! Here's my wife with our first daughter in in 1970 when Linda was 20 [link]

You're welcome to the Rachmaninoff. Your love of Chopin's Nocturnes I share.
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the-eyes-of-Anna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
wowww that pic is beautiful Robert.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Which one, Mark? (Sorry, I thought you were a girl, till I looked you up again.) The one of Linda at age 15? I tell her she looked a little like Mick Jagger. In 1970, I call her my little "hippie chick".
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martinaviegas Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Interface Designer
:D I love it, friend.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, my dear friend.
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