About the Rock Music Package
From the theatres of Broadway to the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village, New York has always been at the cutting edge of music. In the 1950s the city would help popularize the genre of rock and roll when popular New York DJ Alan Freed started broadcasting the new sound from WINS radio station in Hudson Square. In the following years, the form was further nurtured in the city’s many recording studios and clubs, which brought forth Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Cyndi Lauper and Patti Smith. Our music page celebrates this incredible heritage with the sounds of rock, funk, and rhythm and blues.