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Music Project

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Rock 'n' Roll 1950's Music Through the Decades Mya, Lexi, Zach, Veronica Pop 1950's -Rock 'n' roll was started in the 1950's there was no real record of rock 'n' roll before the 50's.
-Elvis was one of the biggest rock sensations of the 50's
- 1950's was the start of rock 'n' roll it was the great big start for rock 'n' roll
-Elvis started rock 'n' roll and set a mark for rock 'n' roll you can go up to about any average teen and they will know about the person that was a hit at least forty years before them. Country 1950's Mya Bledsoe: 50's RnB Who was popular?: Popular country artists in the 50's were Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Eddy Arnold, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Jim Reeves, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Chet Atkins, and Kitty Wells.
In 1954, Elvis Presley truly began the popularization of the genre with a series of recordings for Sun Records.
In the early 1950s Rockabilly emerged as a fusion of rock and roll and country music. The music was propelled by catchy beats, an electric guitar and an acoustic bass. People liked the change that country music offered.
By 1958 many rockabilly musicians returned to a more mainstream style or had defined their own unique style and rockabilly had disappeared from popular music. Country music changed it's style quite often and when new artists came, more people became interested. * Billy Harley, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, & Fred Parris and The Satins Why were these people Important?:
*These R&B songs of the early 1950’s changed the way people of that time looked at the genre forever.
*Songs such as Shake Rattle & Roll are still played and enjoyed in to the day.
*These people always told their own personal stories when it came to their music. They used their music as an escape for both themselves and their listeners. Popular artists of the time included Patti Page, Perry Como and Eddie Fisher.
They were popular because their music told stories, like most pop music. That is who
Pop music in general is for everybody
There was a decline in popularity of pop music in the last half of the decade, due to the rise of Rock 'n' Roll Videos! Essential Question 1 Pop 1960's Rock 'n' Roll 1960's Country 1960's How have human ingenuity and
creativity played a role in the
development of American culture?
Artists came up with new sounds and songs that were their own thing. No one was like anyone else and they had their own sound. New ways of country came about and people liked one sounds to the next. Who Listened?:
*This point in time, the people who listened to rnb music would have been the African American people and young adults. RnB 1970's Pop 1970s Country 1970's Rock 1970's Artists like Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Floyd Cramer, Roger Miller and many others achieved great success during this time through their songs. George Jones by the early 60s became one of country music’s most consistent hit makers.
Johnny Cash became the most influential musicians in the 1960s. Johnny Cash’s music showed great compassion for minorities and others who were shunned by society, including prison inmates.
During the later half of the 1960s, Pride became the first African American superstar in country music, a genre dominated by white artists.
Dolly Parton gained national exposure, her biographical kind of country and her down-home personality won many fans, and her star power began to rise.
The music style during this time mostly was the Nashville Sound which was a style that emphasized string sections, background vocals, and lead vocals. This type of music saw its best success during this time.
The Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards programs were telecast for the first time in the late 1960s. Mya Bledsoe: 60's Rnb Who was popular:
*Tina Turner, & Aretha Franklin.
Why were they so popular?
* These two women both started off their careers at a young age. Being both young and intilegent, they were loved by their African American fans. But they were loved by others as well. Shown on popular televised shows such as Soul Train hosted by Don Cornelious, a show watch by both Whites and blacks they were adored by all. Primary teens, due to their young age, these teens felt as though they could relate to these superstars as no one else could before. These women of 1960's Rnb also created a rift in the culture of their time. Pulling up the pure fiber of the cookie cutter culture enforced and live out through the people in America, these two women and others with them chose to use their lyrics to persuade a more laid back way of living. Essential Question 1 Essential Question 2 Essential Question 2 Pop 1980's Country 1980's RnB 1980's Rock 1980's Pop 1990's Country 1990's RnB 1990's Rock 'n' Roll 1990 -Rock 'n' roll in the 1960's wasn't actually rock 'n' roll there a bunch of sub genre's
-Some sub genres of rock 'n' roll were surf rock, psychedelic rock, roots rock, hard rock, folk rock, protest rock
- Rock 'n' roll didn't have any big hits and didn't affect the society at all
-In a sense rock 'n' roll did build the path way to all of the sub genres Videos! Videos! Videos! Videos! Tina Turner Who to know:
Bob Dylan, The Supermes , Prince & Michael Jackson

Why were these people important?:
*These RnB artist of the 1970's were seen as the turning point of all bridge over music before them. Putting a new Glamorous, high profile life style, these artist were the ones who paved the way for the youth to be just that. Young wild and free.
*with there racy song lyrics based on partying &having a good time, Their listeners felt as if they could relate.

Who were the people that liked them:
* Many types of people listened to these artist, Keeping in mind that these was the hippy era. Everyone was just living life. There wasn't much of a race requirement when it came to the music during this time period. The country pop sound was a successor to the countrypolitan sound of the early 1970s.
The countrypolitan sound is a polished, sound featuring string sections, background vocals and lead vocalists was popularized by artists including Lynn Anderson, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette and others,
Other styles began to emerge during the 1970s. One of the more successful styles was "outlaw country", a type of music blending the traditional and honky tonk sounds of country music with rock and blues music, The leaders of the movement were Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
Newton-John, an Australian pop singer, was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, sparking a debate that continues to this day, what is country music?
Country music sounds changed so much that people questioned what Country music was. People like country because they can relate to the things said in the songs. - In the 60's there wasn't really any big changes that rock 'n' roll or any of the sub genres had on society or culture. The main reason why rock 'n' roll didn't have any affect on culture was because rock 'n' roll had already been shown to society so that people had already been introduced to it. WHO TO KNOW:
* Patti LaBelle, Rick James, Freddie Jackson...

Why were these people so important:
*Patti Labelle was seen as the queen of Rnb and soul, & she still holds her name.
* These rnb artist preformed like no others before them.
* Both whites and blacks loved them, not only for their music but by the ora they gave off while on stage.
*When you heard funk music by Rick James you would get up and "Groove" to the electronic music samples, not knowing that that genre of music would diverse into hip hop and influence the lives of the worlds young adults. This music was simply amazing. Who to know?
* Ciara, Beyonce` Monica, & TLC

Why were they important?
*These ladies of 1990's rnb were looked at as role motels.
*All age groups would listen in to their music and want to live their life styles. (Glamorous).
*Video vixens and money became the main point of the music industry, that was now publicized by televised music countdowns, such as MTV and VH1.
*Women such as Beyonce`set fire to the way the world saw a woman. (Shy & timid). She showed the world that not only can women be good to look at, but they can be multi-talented recording artist that are adored by many all over the world.
*Young girls all around the world aspired to be like these women, simply because they had a dream & worked to reach their goals. -Rock 'n' roll has affected culture. Before rock 'n' roll people wouldn't dress up in leather and jeans and with rock now people would wear that on a normal day to day basis. Even from that time period people still today look at someone with a leather jacket or greased hair and think rock 'n' roll. It has left a huge lasting impression on the culture of America. - With the spread of rock 'n' roll the issues that have happened has changed. Before rock 'n' roll people would go and have a party when they said party it would be something like a gathering with wine and ball room dancing. After rock 'n' roll it wasn't that type of partying anymore it had changed to a party with beer and riding motorcycles and having a grand ole time. -This type of music was built from a combination of two different music types; Rhythm & Blues and Country. -Other than Elvis Presley, many other artists made the Top Best Selling Lists such as Bill Haley &His Comets, Jo Stafford and Doris Day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patti_Page.JPG Technology that influenced Music in the 50s was the rise in popularity/availability of the radio. It made it easier for all people to discover and explore new music. You didn't have to go out to see musicians, you could hear them in your homes.
A lot of the multiculturalism involved with Music in the 50s had to do with parent's approval in the content of the music their kids were listening to. -During the early 1960's Elvis continued to make his mark on music history. -U.K. bands began to make an impact on American music such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. -Song lyrics and meanings started to focus on social consciousness and political statements rather than typical love stories. -The Top 6 Artists of the 60's were:
The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. -During the early 1970's, soft rock as well as singer songwriters began to dominate and take over. -Also it was during the first half of the decade that Glitter or Glam Rock makes an appearance, such as David Bowie and Kiss. -Reggae also moved from Jamaica and became a world-wide genre during the 1970's. -The late 1970's were filled with many different types of music such as Disco and Punk Rock. 2 prominent genres of pop music came into popularity during the 1960s, Baroque Pop and Bubblegum Pop.
Bubble gum pop was directed towards teens. It was sweet and upbeat but with secretly suggestive lyrics that parents didn't approve of.
Baroque Pop was aimed more towards adults. It combined Classical Music with Rock. It was much more tame and relaxed than anything else at the time. -Some of the Top Artists of this time were: James Taylor, The Carpenters, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and The Ramones. In 1967, Ford put eight track players in all of their cars. This didn't really expand how much you could hear like the radio, but definitely improved the music industry. Eight tracks are magnetic tapes that played music, and were invented in 1964 -Sub-genres of alternative rock like Grunge and Pop-Rock start to become popular during the 1990's. -There were many bands known for "Cross Genre Improvisation" and "Extended Jam". This meant that they took methods of numerous genres and compiled them into one. Some artists that did this were; The Greatful Dead, Phish, Blues Traveler and The Dave Matthews Band. -With new technologies becoming available; electronic music began to grow in diversity along with hip-hop. -Younger audiences begin to focus on certain, popular music during the 1990's which was labeled as "Teen-Pop". -Top Rock artists of the 90's were: Nirvana, Greenday, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Guns & Roses and Ozzy Osbourne. Essential Question 1 Essential Question 2 In the 80s pop influenced country music was the main style, through some artists like Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, T.G. Sheppard, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, and Dolly Parton.
The 80s movie Urban Cowboy, a romantic comedy starring John Travolta and Debra Winger created a successful soundtrack album featuring pop styled country songs. The songs, and the movie itself, resulted in an early 1980s boom in pop-styled country music, and the era is sometimes known as the "Urban Cowboy Movement".
By the mid-1980s, country music audiences began to tire of country pop.
1986 brought forth several new artists who performed in traditional country styles, such as honky-tonk. This sparked the "new traditionalist" movement, or return to traditional country music.
Vocal duos were also popular because of their harmonies, most known were The Bellamy Brothers and The Judds.
In 1989, Alabama was named the Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music.
Country music had a major impact on the motion picture industry throughout the time. Essential Question 1 Essential Question 2 The popularity of country music exploded in the early 1990s.
Garth Brooks shattered records for album sales and concert attendance throughout the decade.
During the 1990s, country music's mainstream popularity became so great that Time magazine devoted a cover story detailing the genre's history and reasons for its growing popularity.
During the early-to-middle part of the decade, several recordings were influenced by the popularity of line dancing including “Boot- Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn and “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus.
The most successful of the new artists were Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw.
Lonestar and the Dixie Chicks most successful new country groups.
Trisha Yearwood became the first woman in over 25 years to have her debut single top the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1991.
During this time women were more well known and popular than they used to be. Many people good relate to their songs and were able to dance and have a good time with it. Essential Question 1 Essential Question 2 In what ways has expanding multiculturalism influenced the evolution of American culture?
Every person has different taste in music and by artist changing their sound it attracted more people from other genres. Country changed from hillbilly music to pop country in the matter of years. Some places are more likely to listen to certain music by where they live and how they were brought up. How have human ingenuity and
creativity played a role in the
development of American culture?
During this time the Nashville Sound was popular and included many different sounds merging together. Artists changed their sounds frequently which kept people paying attention and listening to them. Sales and records continued to rise as new artists and trends came forward. In what ways has expanding multiculturalism influenced the evolution of American culture?
People were more excepting of others. African Americans became part of country music during the 60's when it was dominated by white artists. Johnny Cash became the most influential musicians in the 1960s. Johnny Cash’s music showed great compassion for minorities and others who were shunned by society, including prison inmates. Country artists showed support and compassion for people. How have human ingenuity and
creativity played a role in the
development of American culture?
There are many different kinds of country that has been created and perfected by artists. Artists changed their sounds frequently which kept people paying attention and listening to them. A style of music that began during this time period and became a successful style was “outlaw country” which was a type of music that blended the traditional honky tonk sounds of country music with rock and blues music. It let people view music in a different way and see how different genres could be. In what ways has expanding multiculturalism influenced the evolution of American culture?
In the 1970s Olivia Newton-John an Australian pop singer, was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, sparking a debate that continues to this day, what is country music? Artist came from around where people thought country artist came from the South. People see genres different and classify them by the way they sound. Some artist can be classified in more than one genre due to some of the different songs they have written. How have human ingenuity and creativity played a role in the development of American culture?
Country music had a major impact on the motion picture industry throughout the time. The 80s movie Urban Cowboy, a romantic comedy starring John Travolta and Debra Winger created a successful soundtrack album featuring pop styled country songs. The songs, and the movie itself, resulted in an early 1980s boom in pop-styled country music, and the era is sometimes known as the "Urban Cowboy Movement". Country artist came back and by 1986 and brought forth several new artists who performed in traditional country styles, such as honky-tonk. This sparked the "new traditionalist" movement, or return to traditional country music. In what ways has expanding multiculturalism influenced the evolution of American culture?
Vocal duos were popular because of their harmonies, most known were The Bellamy Brothers and The Judds. Country music groups and bands continued to rise in popularity during the 1980s. People went from liking single artist to liking bands due to the harmony sound they made and how well everything worked together. How have human ingenuity and creativity played a role in the development of American culture?
During the early-to-middle part of the decade, several recordings were influenced by the popularity of line dancing including “Boot- Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn and “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus. Many people could dance to country music and liked the upbeat sound of some songs like these. The popularity of country music exploded in the early 1990s. Garth Brooks shattered records for album sales and concert attendance throughout the decade. During the 1990s, country music's mainstream popularity became so great that Time magazine devoted a cover story detailing the genre's history and reasons for its growing popularity. In what ways has expanding multiculturalism influenced the evolution of American culture?
Trisha Yearwood became the first woman in over 25 years to have her debut single top the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1991. Women were coming back into the charts with music. Girls were superior to men but not so during this time and not so much now. Pop-influenced country music began growing popularity, particularly after Twain and Hill rose in popularity in the later half of the 1990s. Also popular in the later part of the 90s was teen music. The Spice Girls created a new age of pop music, to be mimicked for the last part of the 90s, by various artists, old and new. It drew teens away from the era of grunge music that died with Kurt Cobain. As far as multiculturalism goes, for pop music it was still the clash between teens and parents over lyrics. There was also the British Invasion. Bands from the UK became extremely popular durring th 60s. Multiculturalism in the 70s came in the form of Pop Musicians from Europe being popular in the U.S. and U.S. style pop coming into popularity in Europe. There was a decline in traditional pop music in the USA
This was due to the popularity of Disco and The "singer-songwriter"
There was, however a new off branch of pop called "Power Pop" which was a combination of Punk Rock and Pop.
The term wasn't formally used until the late 70s. Music Technology in the 70s varried. Technolgy that was used primarily in the 80s (like the synthsizer) were invented, but songs were recorded on the eight track, as well as the newer sixteen track The 1980s was primarily fads, as far as pop music was concerened.
A "one hit wonder" is a term you hear quite often when talking about music in the 80s. A lot of artists had one popular song, and that was it.
In the 80s boy bands became very popular, they were aimed strictly at teenage girls.
If you were not a one hit wonder you domintated the charts for years to come. (Michael Jackson, Madonna, ect.) What was considered good music during the 1980s changed very frequently, especially pop music. Many popular songs from 30 years ago were by artists that only had 1 or 2 very popular songs, and then they were never seen or heard from again. Unlike today where there are many artists that are cranking out hits every month or two. Don’t get me wrong, there were a few artists from the 80s that dominated the charts, such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. They were also known as the Queen, and likewise King of Pop, and still are know by those titles today. The 80s were full of fads, not only in music, but in every aspect of it’s culture. In the 80s, synthesizers became a big part of most pop and dance music. It is an instrument that can imitate other instruments, and also make its own, unique sounds. It made it easier for artists to get a fuller sound with less people in their group, or for making very original music. Again, a big part of multiculturalism in the 80s was the debate between kids and thier parents on lyrics. Boy Bands were a huge part of world culture in the 90s.
The 90s were the rise and fall of the boyband.
Up until Kurt Cobain died, Gruge was the prefered Genre of music for teens.
Pop music was still largely dominated by 80s music royalty for the first half of the decade.
The Spice Girls were the biggest influnce on modern pop music.
They started a wave of Catchy Upbeat music. As far as popular music went in the 90s, the 1st part of the decade was dominated by grunge music. After the death of Kurt Cobain, the popularity of grunge music fell. The British Pop group “The Spice Girls.” changed what was cool. They were upbeat and happy and were aimed strictly to teenagers. This started a spark that many followed. Similarly to all the decades before it, A large part of multiculturalism in the 90s had to do with lyric content. And similarly to the 60s and 70s, there was a huge influence by the UK. A video of Patti Page singing "How much is that doggie in the window" circa 1952. A video of Elvis Presley singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky" 1956. "Elvis Presley-Blue Moon of Kentucky." A video of Jonny Cash Singing Folsom Prison Blues "Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues." "Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better." Olivia Newton-John singing Making a Good Time Better. 1977. "The Judds Mama He's Crazy." The Judds singing Mama He's Crazy. 1984. "Garth Brooks - 1991 - "The Thunder Rolls" Garth Brooks singing The Thunder Rolls at the Country Music Awards. 1991. "Patty Duke- DonJust Stand there." A recording of "Don't Just stand there, By Patty Duke "Patti Page- How much is That Doggie in the Window?" "ABBA-Waterloo (1974)" ABBA preforming "Waterloo" in 1974 "1950s in Music."
"1950s Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Country." "1960s in Music."
"Country Music." "1970s in Music."
"Top Songs of the S."
"Dolly Parton & the Roots of Country Music." "1980 in Country Music."
"Country Music Association Awards, 1980-89."
"Country Music." "1990 in Country Music."
"1990s in Music."
"Country Music:." "a-ha - Take On Me" A-ha's hit "Take On Me" recorded in 1984 "Backstreet Boys- I Want it That Way The 90's Boy Band Backstreet Boys music video for "I Want it That Way" 1998. A publicity photo of Patti Page from the 50s "1950s in Music."
"Music History of the United States (1940s and 50s)."
"Oldies Music Glossary: ‘Fifties Pop’." "1960s in Music."
"8-track Tape."
"Bubblegum Pop."
"Baroque pop."
"Pop and Rock Music in the 60s A Brief History." ("Rock Music Timeline ") ("Rock Music Timeline ") ("Rock Music Timeline ") ("Rock Music Timeline ") ("Rock Music Timeline ") ("Rock Music Timeline ") -Some great rock stars or great rock bands were AC/DC they had one great hit which was Back in Black which is still popular today -Also during the 80's there was alot
of mainstream rock
-During the 80's Goth or Gothic Rock was a huge role in 80's rock seen
- "1970s in Music."
"Music of the 70’s , Its Technology and Is Influence on the following Decades."
"Power Pop"
"The 70s Top 10 Song Charts - Dance, Rock, R&B." "1980s in Music."
"List of 1980s One-hit Wonders."
"VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's."
"1990s in Music."
"Boy Band."
"Spice Girls."
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