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    music timeline

  • Adolf Rickenbacker

    Adolf Rickenbacker founded the electro string instrument corporation in 1931
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz composer Duke Ellington writes “It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing,” a song that was popular in the 1930's
  • guitars

    guitar
    Electric guitars invented
  • top selling song from a film

    Bing Crosby releases "White Christmas," from the film Holiday Inn. The song goes on to be the all-time, top-selling song from a film.
  • first gold record

    RCA Victor sprays gold over Glenn Miller's million-copy-seller Chattanooga Choo Choo, creating the first "gold record."
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    decade of rock and roll

  • Elvis Persly

    elvis bioWith many hit singles (including “Heartbreak Hotel”), Elvis Presley emerges as one of the world's first rock stars. The gyrating rocker enjoys fame on the stages of the Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan shows, as well as in the first of his many movies, Love Me Tender.
  • decade of RockNroll

  • the beatles

    the beatles
    A wave of Beatlemania hits the U.K. The Beatles, a British band composed of John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, take Britain by storm.
  • soul music

    Soul music was lead by James Brown and Otis Redding.
    Aretha Franklin's 1967 recordings, such as I Never Loved a Man and Respect were popular.
  • jackson 5

    jackson 5
    The Jackson 5 became popular by playing rhythm and blues, soul, Pop and later disco and they were all talented brothers managed by their own father.
  • woodstock music festival

    In August, more than half a million people attend the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, N.Y. Performers include Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; The Who; Joan Baez; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Jefferson Airplane; and Sly and the Family Stone
  • best Artist of the Decade

    On December 1969 the American music magazine Billboard Magazine named The Beatles as the best Artist of the Decade for the 1960s. The band joined the list with Elvis Presley who has also been awarded with this prestigious honor in the previous decade.
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    the disco decade

  • african-american music

    african-american music
    Along with disco, soul and RnB was one of the most popular genres of music in the 70’s. It was by African-American genre. There was heavy use of bass and wah wah pedals.
    Artists such as James brown created RnB/ Soul. It was Stevie wonder, The Brothers Johnson and many more who made it famous.
  • the beatles BREAK UP!!!!!!

    The Beatles break up. By the end of the year, each member had released a solo album.
  • rock music

    There were different genres of rock music, folk rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock
  • popular rock bands

    popular rock bands
    Bands like Alice Cooper and Deep Purple were highly popular by 1972. By the second half of the decade bands like Landry, Skynyrd, Aerosmith and KISS had achieved stardom.
  • reggae music

    The Jamaican film The Harder They Come, starring Jimmy Cliff, launches the popularity of reggae music in the United States.
  • ABBA

    ABBA
    ABBA was one of the successful bands in the world. They found fame when they won 1974 Eurovision and where one of the bestselling artists of all time. Mamma Mia and dancing queen are two of ABBA’s most popular songs.
  • elton John

    elton John
    Elton john was the decade’s biggest pop star. His most popular song were crocodile rock, goodbye yellow brick road. He played the piano did different kind of sound, mixing the old and new.
  • Elvis Presley DIES!!!!

    Elvis Presley dies at Graceland his
    Tennecese home. He was 42 years
  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

    Saturday Night Fever. it was one of the best orignal movie sound track and it sold millions. the movie stared john Travlor
  • the first walkman

    the first walkman
    the first walkman by sony.
  • Rappers delight

    Rappers delight
    The Sugar Hill Gang releases the first commercial rap hit, “Rapper's Delight,” bringing rap off the New York streets and into the popular music scene. Rap originated in the mid 1970s as rhyme spoken over an instrumental track provided by snatches of music from records. Over the decades, rap becomes one of the most important commercial and artistic branches of pop music.
  • John Lennon shot!!

    John Lennon shot!!
    john lenon diesOn the 8th December 1980, Mark David Chapman shot and the Beatles singer John Lennon.
  • Mitchael Jackson Thriller

    Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which sells more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest-selling album in history.
  • Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson becomes the highest-paid musician in history when she signs an $80-million deal with Virgin Records.
  • ipod

    Apple introduces the iPod, which goes on to revolutionize the music industry and the way music is sold. As of late 2006, 70 million iPods had been sold and people have purchased 1 billion songs from the iTunes digital music store.
  • James Brown DIES

    The Godfather of Soul” James Brown dies of heart failure on December 25th at age 73
  • biggest music companies

    After years of consolidation, 70% of the world’s music is sold by one of four companies: Universal, Sony BMG, EMI, and Warner. All of these companies are part of large media conglomerates.