1950-1974

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    1950-1974

  • Sheena Easton

    Sheena Easton
    Birth of Sheena Easton, Sheena Easton is a Scottish recording artist.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder
    Birth of Stevie Wonder.
  • 1950's

    “Rock and Roll” was a term first used by Alan Freed, a disc jockey from Cleveland, Ohio, to describe the new form of music that was taking shape. It was influenced by rhythm and blues, gospel, and country music. The artists were often showmen, and the music usually included guitar solos. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino were some of the first successful artists in the genre. Elvis Presley soon emerged on the scene and was as successful as he was controversial. Ot
  • First Rock n Roll Song

    First Rock n Roll Song
    "Rocket 88" is recorded by Ike Turner and hailed as the first rock 'n' roll song;
  • Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett
    1951: Tony Bennett, the quintessential Italian-American crooner, records a future classic, “Because of You.”
  • Rock Island Line

    Rock Island Line
    Scotsman Lonnie Donegan and his skiffle group record their first hit, “Rock Island Line,” written by Huddy Ledbetter.
  • Rock Around the Clock

    Rock Around the Clock
    "Rock Around the Clock" becomes first worldwide #1 rock and roll record
  • Little Richard

    Little Richard
    Little Richard records Tutti-Frutti, one of the first rock and roll songs
  • Eurovision Song Contest

    Eurovision Song Contest
    The first Eurovision Song Contest is held on 24 May
  • First Cassette tape made

    First Cassette tape made
    First cassette tapes made by Philips
  • Video Disk invention

    Video Disk invention
    The video disk invented
  • Soft Compact disc

    Soft Compact disc
    The compact disk invented by James Russell.
  • First Calculator

    First Calculator
    The first handheld calculator invented.
  • First Computer mouse

    First Computer mouse
    The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.
  • computer

    computer
    The first computer with integrated circuits made.
  • RAM invented

    RAM invented
    Robert Dennard invented RAM (random access memory)
  • Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey
    Birth of Mariah Carey.
  • Tupac

    Tupac
    Birth of Tupac Shakur
  • Birth of Snoop Dog

    Snoop dog born
  • Internet

    The ethernet (local computer network) invented by Robert Metcalfe and Xerox.