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Music of the 1950s and 1960s

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Music of the 1950s There was a cultural ‘revolution’
coming after the end of WWII. This revolution grew stronger as the
younger generation grew older and felt
the need to rebel against their parents. The change in music All kinds of artists were driven to be different.
They were looking some something new, a way
to wow the world. The birth of Rock n Roll wasnot actually
Elvis Presley, but a musician name Carl Perkins Carl Perkin's style of music was
called rockability. "It sound like a
combination of country and R&B
with rock influences.
In 1955 Carl Perkin's hit "Blue Suede Shoes"
came out. The early 50s, 1950-1954,
where referred to as
bubblegum rock or pop. The later Rock n Roll in the
late 50s to 1964, where named
the Early Rock One Famous Rock n Roll performer
was Johnny Cash Throught his childhood, Cash was heavily
influenced by music. By the age of 12 he was writting poetry and songs. In 1954 he was signed to a Sun Records label. He wrote his hit single "Cry Cry Cry" over one
night. This single sold over 100,000 copies. Some other inmportant musicians
of this time were Elvis Presley, Doris Day,
Ella Fizgerald, and Frank Sinatra (who grew up
in Hoboken, New Jersey). The 1960s Music The British Invasion The Beatles started producing hits
in England in 1963 They appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in
1964. After this there popularity boomed
in the United States Following the path made by the Beatles,
many other British bands made their way
to fame in the United States and other parts
of Europe. These bands include the Rolling Stones,
The Animals, and The Monkeys. After the Summer of love in
1967, rock music became indetified
with several youth movements. Movements that were for and including
protest, sex, and drugs. The meaning songs started to focus
around peace and anti-war as well as
love and lust and drugs Jimi Hendrix, the incredibly talented and inspirational musician of the 60s, started out playing back up for other famous artists like Little Richard and Tina Turner. A couple years later while in London Hendrix formed the band The Hendrix Experience. In 1969 Hendrix play his version of the
star spangled banner which became one
of the most memorible events at Woodstock. Some of the other very influential bands during
this time were Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, the Who,
Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Joan Bias. Source Citation: "From Rock 'N' Roll to Rock and Pop." American Decades. Ed. Vincent Tompkins. Vol. 7. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 10 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Morris Knolls High School. 23 Apr. 2010
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"Hippies and their Music: Woodstock." American Decades. Ed. Vincent Tompkins. Vol. 7. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 10 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Morris Knolls High School. 23 Apr. 2010

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"The 1950s: The Arts: Overview." American Decades. Ed. Vincent Tompkins. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 26-31. 10 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Morris Knolls High School. 23 Apr. 2010
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