Visual Complexity highlights this classic chart by Reebee Garofalo that chronicles the growth and dependencies of the world of rock music from 1958 to 1978.  This chart combines about 700 top-50 artists and 30 music styles, showing the length of an artist's hit-making career as well as the reach for a particular style.   I'd love to see this chart updated to include the last 30 years of music.   Oh ... and make it interactive too, so I can listen to the Soft Soul of Marvin Gaye and Jerry Butler just by clicking on their names.

 A zoomable version of the chart is online at history shots


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