PUNK EXPLAINED TO MY KIDS
Rock Music movement started in the 70's with multiple causes as social, & economical. There was an American, British & French Punk movement. Proto-punk bands such as Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the MC5 Motor City 5, and the Velvet Underground were influential in setting the stage for taking the risks bands like The Ramones, The Dictators, The New York Dolls, and Blondie did.
A movement made out of boredom by Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols, by the Clash, The Damned in UK, The Lou's and collective graphic designer Bazooka in France. The point of the culture was like the music, disregard the angry emotions it may stir up. It is about being yourself and not being anyone's shadow. The wide-spread basic understanding/definition of “punk” includes a basic wanting to be different. This Movement caused the creation for most genres of music today, it's even represented in the roots of such types, as new-wave rock, hip hop, gothic, electronic & pop. It did not create these genres, but it certainly kicked down the door for them.