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Rock 'n Roll 101 Timeline

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Rock 'n Roll 101 Timeline The 50's 1950
Little Richards has sold over 300 records for the
Tutti Frutti 1951
Alan Frees starts playing Rock 'n Roll music 1953
Elvis Presley pays $3.98 to record his first song at Sam Phillips' Studio. 1955
Elvis Presley performs his song on the Steve Allen Show. 1956
Elvis became too big and popular for Television shows to ignore 1958
Little Richards Switches his Music Style to Religious Music The 60's 1960
Elvis Presley joins the Army 1960
The first wave of Rock 'n Roll ends. 1951
"Rocket 88," considered the first Rock record, is released 1954
Ray Charles forms his own band. 1955
The movie Blackboard Jungle is released featuring Bill Haley & The Comets' "Rock Around The Clock." 1955
RCA signs Elvis Presley. The Everly Bros. make their first studio recordings 1956
Elvis' first film, Love Me Tender. An impromptu recording session at Sun Studios for Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, the million dollar quartet 1957
Chuck Berry releases the hits "School Day" and "Rock And Roll Music" 1959
Buddy Holly is killed in a plane crash. 1960
Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show following his Army stint. 1961
Big soul hits for groups like The Shirelles, The Marvelettes. Dion splits from The Belmonts. 1962
The Supremes have their first record released by Motown. The Twist takes off. 1963
Surf music rules the airwaves. 1964
The Beatles hit America leading the British Invasion. 1965
Bob Dylan plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival spawning Folk-Rock. 1966
The Monkees TV series begins. The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album arrives. 1967
Monterey Pop Festival begins the open air Rock festival concept. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper is unleashed. Cream issues their first two albums. 1968
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention release We're Only In It For The Money. 1969
Woodstock Music & Arts Festival draws half a million fans to Max Yasgar's farm in New York. The Who's rock opera Tommy is introduced. The 70's 1970
Deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin within a month of each other. The Grateful Dead release both Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. The Beatles break up. 1971
Deaths of Jim Morrison (The Doors) and Duane Allman (Allman Bros. Band). Songwriter Carole King releases her Tapesty album. 1972
Smokey Robinson leaves The Miracles to go solo. 1973
Led Zeppelin's tour is a record breaker. Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon. 1974
Bob Dylan & The Band tour together. 1975
Rod Stewart officially quits The Faces. Bruce Springsteen releases Born To Run. 1976
Stevie Wonder's album release Songs In The Key Of Life would win five Grammy awards. Frampton Comes Alive is released. 1977
The Disco influence is felt as Saturday Night Fever becomes a best selling album. Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell is released. Elvis Presley dies. 1978
Van Halen release their first album. 1979
The Who release two movies, go on tour, and eleven fans are trampled to death at their Cincinnati concert. By Riley Caleb Sam The 80's 1980
John Lennon is murdered in front of his New York apartment 1981
Paul McCartney's Wings disbands after over 20 hits 1982
The Eagles disband until hell freezes over. Michael Jackson's Thriller album is released late in the year 1983
David Bowie's "Let's Dance" hits Number One with Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar 1985
"We Are The World" is recorded by 46 U.S. artists in support of suffering people in the USA and Africa 1986
The Rolling Stones are awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy 1987
Billy Joel tours and records an album in Russia 1988
Whitney Houston earns her seventh consecutive Number One single. Superstar ensemble The Traveling Wilburys release an album, just before Roy Orbison's passing 1989
Milli Vanilli wins 1989 Best New Artist Grammy, only to have the award taken back when it is revealed that they did not sing on their own debut album The 90's 1990
Curtis Mayfield (The Impressions) is paralyzed preparing for a stage concert. Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed in a helicopter crash 1991
Guns N' Roses release Use Your Illusion I and II. Queen's Freddy Mercury dies from complications related to AIDS 1992
Seattle becomes the core of Grunge Rock with groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Prince changes his name 1993
U2 finishes up a two year Zoo/Zooropa '93 world tour 1995
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum opens in Cleveland. Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill is a multi-million seller. Neil Young and Pearl Jam perform and record together 1996
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men team up for "One Sweet Day," which tops the charts for an unprecedented 16 consecutive weeks 1998
"Ginger Spice" Geri Halliwell exits the popular Spice Girls. The Rolling Stones give concerts in Russia, followed shortly by Ringo Starr's Fourth All-Starr Band Top Ten Artists of the 50's
1. Elvis Presley
2. Fats Domino
3. Chuck Berry
4. Little Richard
5. The Everly Brothers
6. Buddy Holly & The Crickets
7. Jerry Lee Lewis
8. Bo Diddley
9. Bill Haley & His Comets
10. Ray Charles Top Ten Artists in the 60's
1. The Beatles
2. James Brown
3. The Supremes
4. The Beach Boys
5. The Rolling Stones
6. Bob Dylan
7. Aretha Franklin
8. Sam Cooke
9. Jimi Hendrix
10. Ray Charles Top Ten Artists of the 70's
1. Stevie Wonder
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Elton John
4. Pink Floyd
5. Rolling Stones
6. The Eagles
7. Marvin Gaye
8. Queen
9. James Brown
10. The Who Top Ten Artists of the 80's
1. Michael Jackson
2. Prince
3. Madonna
4. U2
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. Run-D.M.C.
7. Van Halen
8. Public Enemy
9. Billy Joel
10. The Police Top Ten Artists of the 90's
1. Nirvana
2. Pearl Jam
3. Radiohead
4. 2Pac
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Beck
7. The Smashing Pumpkins
8. Beastie Boys
9. R.E.M.
10. Dr. Dre Key Bands The Beatles 1960 - 1970 John Lennon
Ringo Starr
Paul Macartney
George Harrison Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Ian stewart
Brian Jones The Rolling Stones 1962 - Present Jim Morrison and
the Doors Robby Krieger
Jim Morrison
John Densmore
Ray Manzarek 1965 - 1973 Led Zeppelin 1968 - 1980 John Bonham
John Paul Jones
Robert Plant
Jimmyt Page Ray Tabano
Joey Kramer
Steven Tyler
Tom Hamilton
Joe Perry Aerosmith 1970 - Present ACDC 1973 - Present Brian Johnson
Angus Young
Malcolm Young
Cliff Williams
Phil Rudd Ozzy Osbourne 1960 - Present James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett
Robert Trujillo 1981 - Present Metallica Axl Rose
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
DJ Ashba
Richard Fortus
Tommy Stinson
Dizzy Reed
Chris Pitman
Frank Ferrer Guns 'n Roses 1985 - Present Jon Bon Jovi
Richie Sambora
Tico Torres
David Bryan 1983 - Present Bon Jovi
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