Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.
Punk rock began making an appearance in the early 1970s. Bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash helped to make punk rock big.
Punk rock was established in Australia, the United Kingdom, and America before making its way to other countries.
People enjoyed punk rock because it made them feel like they were free. Some people were influenced by punk rock for good, but some people were influenced by punk rock for bad.
Nearly everybody in the punk rock culture agreed that punk rock was freedom. It’s was nonconformity.
John Lydon said “The message was supposed to be: Don’t follow us, do what you want!”
Punk rock is obviously not as big now as it was in the 1970s. There are still some punk rock fans out there, but it has been pushed aside by pop rock.
Punk rock does still live on in some groups now, like Fall Out Boy, Simple Plan, and Green Day.