Music of the 20th Century

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  • 1900's Music

    1900's Music
    Operah began to earn its spot in the world. People started to go to the operah on weekends to enjoy the singing.
  • Dancing Takes Liftoff in the 1910s

    Dancing Takes Liftoff in the 1910s
    This was a huge movement for music. People really started to like dancing and restaraunts had to start adding dance floors. People were now getting paid to write songs. Also a mixture of blues and ragtime, called Jazz, was created.
  • Jazz is the Bees Knees in the 1920s

    Jazz is the Bees Knees in the 1920s
    By the mid-1920s, jazz was being played in dance halls and roadhouses and speakeasies all over the country. Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the music used by marching bands and dance bands of the day, which was the main form of popular concert music in the early twentieth century. In its early years jazz was considered the devils music by diverse segments of the American public.
  • Soul is born in the 1930's

    Soul is born in the 1930's
    American taste in music changed dramatically. In the mainstream it moved from the bland and unchallenging "sweet" sound of Guy Lombardo and the Jazz Age dance bands to the more rhythmically involved and aggressive horn arrangements of the bandleaders of the Swing Era such as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and many others.
  • WW2 and Music in the 1940's

    WW2 and Music in the 1940's
    Music in the 1940s was mainly built around the jazz and big band styles that were popular during the day. Artists like Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw helped to define the musical era with their unique brand of entertaining crowds through their music. This was also the era of World War II, and many musical acts strived to reflect the pain that the country was going through. Also the Rat Pack was formed.
  • The king of Rock emerges in the 1950's

    The king of Rock emerges in the 1950's
    The 50s saw the emergence and rise of what would come to be known as Rock ‘n Roll, but it was also witnessed the popularity of Country and Western music in a variety of forms. some musicians in this time period were Musicians like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hank Williams. The biggest artst of this time period was The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.
  • The British are coming The British are coming

    The British are coming The British are coming
    The British Invasion was a movement during the mid-1960s in which several bands in the UK were creating a buzz in the United States. The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, and The Beatles were some of the prominent bands that defined this movement. Woodstock took place during the weekend of August 15-18, 1969.Bob Dylan was another influential artist during the 1960's .
  • Rock gets better in the 1970's

    Rock gets better in the 1970's
    Progressive rock was another popular genre during the 1970s. This type of music was typically characterized by rock music combined with another genre, such as classical or opera, to create a hybrid genre, so to speak. The punk rock genre also emerged in the 1970s. This was a style that continued on the legacy of the 1960s but with a more upbeat and harder style.
  • MTV was born in the 1980's

    MTV was born in the 1980's
    MTV, or Music Television, may have been the single most influential entity in music industry during the 1980s . Premiering in 1981, MTV gave bands and artists greater exposure for their music in a greater and more widely popular medium.New Wave and Synthpop was another genre of music that came about during this era.
  • Hip Hop Happens in the 1990's

    Hip Hop Happens in the 1990's
    The musical era of the 1990s was one filled with a variety of pop, rap, and alternative music artists as well as a plethora of one-hit wonders.The early years of the 1990s began with a surge in popularity for music genres like techno and hip-hop that continued throughout the decade. Groups like Technotronic entered the Billboard charts with big hits like “Pump Up the Jam” and “Get Up (Before the Night is Over)”