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Music and Psychology Combine: Conway High School Teacher Brooks Smith’s Love for Classic Rock

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Brooks Smith

     Mr. Brooks Smith, a well-known psychology teacher at Conway High School, has a vast and excellent musical taste. He has frequently expressed his admiration for three bands: Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Rush. With their distinct and original approaches, classic songs, and spectacular live performances, all three of these bands have made their impact on the rock music landscape. Mr. Smith demonstrates that even educators may have a great enthusiasm for rock music and gain a keen knowledge of the lasting impact that these bands have had on the industry through his devotion to these bands.

     Mr. Brooks Smith’s favorite music genres are Classic Rock, Classic Country, and Old RMB, and he listens to each band frequently or at every opportunity. When asked if he would recommend them, he says, “I can’t recommend them enough.” He listens to them on Spotify, CST, Pandora, FMRadio, and Alexa, among other platforms. 

    For a little background about each band, Led Zeppelin were a British rock band founded in 1968 in London by guitarist Jimmy Page. The band’s music style was based on early blues, but they also experimented with folk rock, hard rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, they had a significant impact on the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.

    Van Halen was an American hard rock band founded in 1972 in Pasadena, California. The initial band included Eddie (lead guitar) and Alex van Halen (drums), as well as David Lee Roth (vocals) and Michael Anthony (bass). With their distinct sound, creative equipment, and high-energy live performances, the group rose to fame in the 1970s and early 1980s. Mr. Brooks has seen their lead singer off of stage 2 times. 

    Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar, keyboards), and Neil Peart (drums) founded Rush in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. They are one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time, with a massive and devoted fan base due to their distinct sound, intricate song structures, and rich lyrics. 

    Mr. Brooks Smith has a special bond with these performers because he grew up listening to their music. Hearing them now brings back pleasant memories from his childhood. Which he demonstrates by displaying posters in his classroom.Marg

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