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The History of Rock and Roll

English 8 Research Project

Ruth Buan

on 6 February 2014

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Transcript of The History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll
2000 - 2014
-My Chemical Romance
-Fall Out Boy
-Green Day
-Maroon 5
-Avril Lavigne
-Cold Play
1990 - 1999
Rock and Roll later evolved into into a hiphop, country, and punk rock mix.
1975 - 1980
Rock and Roll became popular in the mid 1970s. It included genres like pop, punk, and jazz.

1960 - 1975
In the sixties rock music comes of age and dominates the popular music charts. Elvis Presley continues to score hits in the early part of the decade, but the music continues to diversify with the folk revival, girl groups and surf music all impacting the time period.
1980 - 1990
How did it start?
Rock and Roll originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Back then, it was a combination of African-American genres.
1950 - 1955
by: Ruth, Alisha, and Ava
Examples of popular artists included:
-Fleetwood -Mac
-Sex Pistols
-Led Zeppelin
-Pink Floyd
-The Who
-Black Sabbath
1950 - 2014
In the earliest rock and roll styles,
either the piano or saxophone was the
lead instrument, but these were generally
replaced with the guitar sometime later.
Nirvana, 2Pac, Pear Jam, Outkast, and
Red Hot Chili Peppers are some of the popular groups/artists
at that time.
Rock music evolved into a punk theme with meaningful lyrics. Right now, rock and roll is one of the top 5 most listened genres of music.
Rock and roll was the most popular type of genre during this time. Its primary practitioners were young black artists appealing to the post-war community's need for excitement, dancing and increasing social freedoms.

This style of music was turned into a melody of music collided into a mix of
punk and slow romantic.
In the early 1950s, new recording technologies emerged. The rapid adaption of these new technologies changed the way people created and listened to music. By 1953 and 1954 hit songs from the R&B Charts begin to cross over to the Top 40 Pop Charts, then dominated by more staid recording artists such as Doris Day, Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Nat King Cole, Frankie Laine, Rosemary Clooney and others.
1955 - 1960
In April 1956, Elvis Presley tops the Pop Charts with his first RCA single release
"Heartbreak Hotel"
. By the end of the year he would be the first artist ever to have nine singles in the Hot 100 at one time.
By 1964, American artists are sharing the top of the charts with U.K bands led by the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In the U.S. garage bands emerge, inspired by the British Invasion sound.
1950 - 2014

A lot has changed (obviously), and we've come to conclusion that so much can happen within 64 years; we've learned so much and not only was this a fun project, but having the topic about what you like made this so much easier. We've enjoyed it a bunch.
Some examples of popular artists today are:
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