Rolling Stone had a list in 2002 of 50 moments that changed rock and roll. I mentioned it earlier and thought I would post the list...
-Elvis Presley cuts "Thats All Right" at Sun Studio.
-Chess Records goes from Chicago blues to Rock & Roll.( Chuck Berry)
-Brill Building churns out chart-topping Sixties Pop.
-Marvin, Sumpremes and Stevie on the Motortown Revue.
-James Brown sweats out a week at the Apollo.
-The Kingsmen record garage-rock anthem.
-Phil Spector builds his Wall of Sound on "Be My Baby".
-Sam Cooke cuts "A Change Is Gonna Come"
-The Who explode in pill-popping mod London
-One Sunday in Newport signaled the end of the folk scene and energized rock (Dylan's electric kiss-off)
-Jim Morrison and the Doors push boundaries in L.A.
-The San Francisco acid scene becomes America's freak-flag capitol
-Beach Boy suffers breakdown, makes "Pet Sounds"
-The Summer of Love turns on, tunes in and drops out.
-Aretha Franklin visits Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
-"Sgt. Pepper" redefines what a rock album could be.
-New stars are born at Monterey Pop Festival (Otis & Hendrix)
-Crosby, Stills, and Nash sing in Joni Mitchell's living room
-Woodstock brings together the hippie nation
-Free Rolling Stones concert becomes hell on earth
-Stones masterpiece crawls from the South of France (Exile)
-David Bowie's first persona launches the glam-rock era
-Their America tour kicks off the age of arena rock (Zeppelin)
-Twenty songs in seventeen minutes, and puck is born (Ramones)
-Live London recording makes him a global star (Marley)
-His breakout five-night stand at the Bottom Line (Springsteen)
-Dylan, Clapton say goodbye at Thanksgiving concert.
-Sex Pistols, Clash lead London punk revolt
-George Clinton leads P-Funk party across America
-Fleetwood Mac's ultimate Seventies rock album.
-Dance music swarms the pop charts on its way to taking over the world
-The world mourns the death of John Lennon.
-Pretty boys like Duran Duran are the first video stars (MTV)
-Dance move makes "Thriller" the biggest album ever
-All their cash goes to filming the breakthrough concert (US)
-Her writhing at the VMA's causes a commotion (Madonna)
-Guns n' Roses take over the Los Angeles metal scene.
-Live Aid:Sixty stars, two continents, $40 million raised.
-Beastie Boys, Run-DMC team up for landmark tour
-"Straight Outta Compton" launches gangsta rap
-Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" remakes rock
-The war between Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. begins with words and escalates to tragedy.
-"OK Computer" is the sound of rock falling apart
-Lilith Fair crowns the era of female singer-songwriters
-Eminem's alter ego lays down "My Name Is"
-File-sharing service spawns the MP3 revolution.
-Riding the crest, 'Nsync sell 2 million CDs in a week
-The music world responds to the tragedy of 9/11
-Entire CD collections get up and go on the iPod
-The Bonnaroo Festival creates utopia for a weekend.