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Music History 1920's-2000's

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Popular Genres:
Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Country, Bebop, Novelty Acts, Band Leaders
Popular Genres:
Disco/Dance, Progressive Rock, Punk, New Wave, Funk, Soul, Glam Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Souther Rock/Country Rock, Country-Pop, Power Pop

Popular Genres:
New Wave, Synth-Pop, Hair Metal, Hip-Hop, Gothic Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative Rock, Hardcore Punk, Contemporary R&B, Country

Popular Artists:
Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Olivia Newton John, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Duran Duran, The Police, U2, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Motley Crue, Prince, Paula Abdul, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Go-Gos, The Bangles, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, MC Hammer, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, New Kids on the Block, Janet Jackson, Tom Petty, Journey, Tina Turner
Popular Genres:
Grunge, Alternative/College Rock, Technotronic, Hip-Hop, Gangster Rap, Bubblegum Pop, Boy Bands/Girl Groups, Pop-Punk, Metal, Ska, Contemporary R&B, Country-Pop, Britpop, New Jack Swing, Singer-Songwriter, Hard Rock, Happy Rock

Popular Artists:
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, MC Hammer, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Salt 'n Peppa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Whitney Houston, The Offspring, Green Day, No Doubt, Ricky Martin, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson, R.E.M., Weezer, Guns & Roses, Hootie & the Blowfish, Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morisette, Jewel, Oasis, Mariah Carey, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Cypress Hill, Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins


Music in the 1920's was dominated by jazz, blues and the traveling dance bands that played what was popular at the time. Following the devastation of the first World War, Twenties music was quite upbeat and optimistic as the economy boomed and parties roared despite prohibition in the US. The music industry as we know it was just beginning and all things seemed possible.
The Roaring 20's
Question: What is prohibition?
The Great Depression hit late in the 1920s and remained throughout the 1930s, heavily influencing the music of the time. Some music like blues and country reflected the hardships faced by many, while most other popular music like big band and swing kept an upbeat feeling in the air. Popular music served its purpose in providing an escape from the harsh conditions in the Thirties. Many songs addressed the current issues while remaining optimistic, while others addressed the mood with a more tongue-in-cheek approach.
Fashion in 1930's
Women's Fashion in 1920's
1930's women's fashion
1930's Men's Fashion
1930's Kids Fashion
1920's Children's Fashion
What instruments are in a Jazz Big Band?
Popular Artists:
Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Dorsey Brothers, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald
The music of the 1940's consisted mainly of jazz, big band, and swing. It reflected the pain of World War II while also trying to remain upbeat and looking towards a positive future full of possibilities. Because much of the world was involved in the war during the decade, many artists and groups put their efforts into entertaining troops, especially in the US with the USO (United States Service Organizations).
1940's Women's Fashion
1940's Children's fashion
Fashion in 1940's
Music of the 1950's reflected the beginnings of major social changes in the world and in the US, especially. Rock 'n' Roll, R&B, and traditional pop ruled the charts while radio and television connected the country in our musical tastes and exposed the nation to a greater variety of artists and styles. Some of the first major superstars of music emerged from this decade with people like Elvis Presley dominating the airwaves
Who were the 2 presidents during the 1950's?
Harry Truman &
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Popular Genres:
Traditional Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Country, Jazz, Blues, Calypso, Vocal Jazz
Popular Artists:
Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Patti Page, Doris Day, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Pat Boone, Gene Autry, Patsy Cline, Same Cooke, Hank Williams, Teresa Brewer, Ritchie Valens, Harry Belafonte, Ray Charles
Fashions of the 1950's
1950's Women's fashion
1950's Men's fashion
1950's Children's/Teen fashion
The sounds of the 1960's straddled a large dichotomy between the ultimate commercialism with completely manufactured bands (like The Archies and The Monkees) and revolutionary artistry (Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix) with some of the greatest singer-songwriters and instrumentalists emerging on the scene. There were also many bands and artists that walked the line between commercialism and musical innovation like The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Rolling Stones. The Beatles dominated the charts and spurred on the British Invasion that characterized much of the decade.
What was the name of the woman who refused to give her bus
seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955?
Rosa Parks
Popular Genres:
Folk, Surf Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues-Rock, Progressive Rock, Garage Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B, Country, British Invasion, Latin Rock, Protest/Music with a Message
Popular Artists:
The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Moody Blues, Janis Joplin, Neil Seddaka, Chubby Checker, The Mamas & The Papas, Cream, The Temptations, James Brown
1960's Fashion
1960's Women's fashion
1960's Men's fashion
1960's Children's/Teen fashion
The 1970's served as a bridge between the seriousness of the music that came out of the late sixties and the excessivness of music from the 1980's. Disco became one of the biggest trends in music during the decade. It was so pervasive that many established singers and bands came out with disco songs to keep up with the trends, including rockers like Blondie and Rod Stewart. Heavier rock music and punk rock also emerged during the decade, some of it as a retaliation to disco.
Popular Artists:
The Doors, The Who, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Gloria Gaynor, The Bee Gees, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Electric Light Orchestra, Patti Smith, The Cars, Kool & The Gang, Parliament-Funkadelic, Earth Wind & Fire, Kansas, ABBA, Donna Summer, Queen, Grand Funk Railroad, Blondie, The Carpenters, Elton John, Billy Joel
Popular Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Dance, Broadway, Ragtime, Standards

Popular Artists:
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Eddie Cantor, Paul Whiteman, Bessie Smith
On what 1970's sitcom was "The Fonz" one of the main characters?
Happy Days!
1970's Fashion
In the 1980's music was dramatically changed by the introduction of MTV (Music Television). This meant that music videos became more and more of a necessity in order for artists to gain popularity (especially with the youth) and sell records. A greater importance was placed on the appearance of musicians and gimmicks became commonplace. Michael Jackson emerged as one of the most dominant artists of the decade and was helped by his creative music videos and pure talent, with his Thriller album and video setting pop music standards. New Wave and Synth-Pop were popular genres and their electronic sounds fit perfectly with the beginnings of the computer age. Hair Metal bands also became popular during the decade with their theatrical and outrageous music videos and performances. Hip-Hop also came into the mainstream during the decade.
1980's Fashion
Like the sixties, the 1990's was a decade of extremes with under-produced, anti-establishment grunge bands and gangster rappers enjoying just as much success as the overly produced and studio manufactured pop groups. The decade was ruled by powerful singers with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston topping the charts. Many artists' personal problems including drug abuse and rap feuds overshadowed a lot of the talent during the decade as well, with the death of many popular musicians due to drug overdose and the murders of rappers like Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

The Space Shuttle Challenger took the first woman into space in 1983, what was her name?
What famous pop singer, still known today, got his start with the band N/SYNC?
Justin Timberlake
1990's Fashions
1980's Women's fashion
1980's Men's Fashion
1980's children's and teen fashion
Popular Genres:
Dance-Pop, Indie Rock, Emo, Pop-Punk, Contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Electronica, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, New Wave Revival, Teen Pop, Boy Bands, Internet Stars, Disney Artists, Adult Contemporary, Country, Country-Pop, British Soul, Latin Pop

Popular Artists:
Eminem, Sean Paul, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, The Killers, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Outkast, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Shakira, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic! At the Disco, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Dixie Chicks, Destiny's Child, Leona Lewis, Flo Rida, The Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, The Shins, Blink-182, Staind, System of a Down, Korn
The music of the 2000's showcased a variety of genres and it reflected a great deal of the pop music that came from the nineties, with many of the same artists and bands remaining popular between the two decades. For a decade filled with much suffering in terms of the September 11th attacks, two wars in the Middle East, and an economic downturn, a lot of the music had to strike a fine balance between upbeat and optimistic while still reflecting the pain that many experienced. Some of the more popular genres of the decade included Dance-Pop, Indie Rock, and Emo.
What hurricane devastate the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastal regions, and flood approximately 80% of the city of New Orleans in 2005?
Hurricane Katrina
2000's Fashions

The way we listen to music has changed drastically throughout the past seventy years. For a very long time
records and the radio
were the predominant means of listening to your favorite songs. Despite numerous advances in technology, many artists today still release their albums on vinyl records as well as MP3s and CDs because many music fans still believe that vinyl records provide the best musical experience.

The technology for records began in the 1800's with wax records and phonographs, and as technology advanced the size, speed and material of the records changed. In the 1970's until the 1990's
8-tracks and then cassette
tapes became another popular media with which to experience music due to their portability. Although they were developed in the 1980's,
CDs (Compact Discs) and CD players
did not become a popular way to listen to music until the middle of the 1990's when the technology became more affordable.
CDs replaced tapes
due to their greater storage capacities and better sound quality. CDs were the most popular way to listen to one's favorite songs until the middle of the 2000's when
computer and internet technology
advanced significantly to make
format and
MP3 players
more viable means of entertainment.
Apple's iPod
was released in November of 2001 and changed the way we listen to music forever making it forever portable and allowing us to infinitely expand our music collections. With more and more advances in computer technology and increased internet capabilities, we have the ability to instantly listen to our favorite songs at a relatively low cost or for free with our
computers, phones, MP3 players, and tablets
thanks to instant streaming services like
Pandora or Spotify
and online shops like
iTunes or Amazon

Television also influenced the way we listen to music with artists being able to reach national audiences through performances on
talk shows, music showcases, and music videos on MTV
. Now with popularity of video sharing websites like
, many artists are being discovered through this medium and established artists can connect more quickly and deeply with their fans.
The way we listen....
Trumpets, trombones, Saxophones,
Rhythm Section
Popular Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Dance, Broadway, Ragtime, Standards

Popular Artists:
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Eddie Cantor, Paul Whiteman, Bessie Smith

Sally Ride
the action of forbidding something, especially by law.
During what years did WW2 take place?
8 track
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