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  • "Five Guys Named Moe" by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five

    "Five Guys Named Moe" by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five
    Louis Jordan Louis Jordan and his band the Tympany Five release their song "Five Guys Named Moe." It was number three on the U.S. R&B/Race Charts.
  • Atlantic Records

    Atlantic Records
    This record company was founded by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abrahamson. They were later joined by Jerry Wexler. They produce many R&B and Soul artists like Ray Charles and the Drifters.
  • "So Long" by Ruth Brown

    "So Long" by Ruth Brown
    Ruth Brown Ruth Brown releases her first hit song, "So Long." It was number four on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart.
  • Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

    Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
    Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Leiber and Stoller begin their music producing and composing careers when Jimmy Witherspoon recorded and performed their first commercial song "Real Ugly Women." They proceded to produce and compose for artists like Elvis Presley, the Drifters, and the Coasters.
  • "The Fat Man" by Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Fats Domino releases his hit "The Fat Man." It sold more than one million copies and was number two on the U.S. R&B Cahrt.
  • "I'll Wait for You" by Ruth Brown

    "I'll Wait for You" by Ruth Brown
    Ruth Brown Ruth Brown's number three U.S. R&B single, "I'll Wait for You," is released.
  • "Rocekt 88" by Jackie Brenston

    Jackie Brenston Jackie Brenston releases "Rocket 88." It was written by Ike Turner in honor of his new Olsmobile Rocket 88. It was the first recording to feature a fuzz guitar sound; the sound was created because Turner had accidentaly dropped an amp which resulted in a loosend speaker cone. This is the infamous rock guitar sound.
  • "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley

    "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
    Hound DogElvis Presley Originally recorded in 1952 by Big Mama Thornton, Elvis Presley added "Hound Dog" to his act in Vegas.
  • "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown

    "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown
    Ruth Brown "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown is released. It was number one on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart and number twenty three on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart.
  • "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles

    "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles
    Ray Charles Ray Charles releases his first major hit, "I Got A Woman." It was number one on the U.S. R&B Chart.
  • "Rock Around the Clock" by Billy Haley and the Comets

    Billy Haley and His Comets Billy Haley and the Comets release "Rock Around the Clock." It was number twenty three on the U.S. Chart and number seventeen on the U.K. Chart.
  • "Ain't That a Shame" by Pat Boone

    Pat Boone Pat Boone records a family-friendly version of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame."
  • "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

    "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke
    Sam Cooke Sam Cooke (the main competitor to Ray Charles) releases his first hit song, "You Send Me." It was number one on the U.S. and R&B Charts. It was number twenty nine on the U.K. Singles Chart.
  • "Ruby Baby" by the Drifters

    "Ruby Baby" by the Drifters
    The Drifters The Drifters release their hit song, "Ruby Baby," which was number ten on the U.S. R&B Chart.
  • "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard

    Little Richard Little Richard releases his song, "Long Tall Sally." The song was originally performed by Little Richard and later performed by people like Pat Boone and Elvis Presley.
  • American Bandstand

    American Bandstand Originally hosted by Bob Horn, Dick Clarck becomes the new host of American Bandstand. This television series introduced the public to many teenage singer like Paul Anka.
  • Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley

    Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley releases his hit "Jailhouse Rock."
  • "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Buddy Holly releases "Peggy Sue." It ranked number one hundred and fifty four on the Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Chuck Berry releases his hit song, "Johnny B. Goode." It was number one on the Billboard Pop Chart. Chuck Berry was known to appeal to a teenage audience. He also was the first artist to define 4/4 rock beat.
  • "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters

    "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters
    The Coasters The Coasters release a hit song, "Yakety Yak," which was number one on the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts and number twelve on the U.K. Singles Chart.
  • "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles

    "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles
    Ray Charles Ray Charles releases "What'd I Say." This song was number one on the R&B Chart but was number six on theTop 100 Chart.
  • "There Goes My Baby" by the Drifters

    "There Goes My Baby" by the Drifters
    The Drifters The Drifters release "There Goes My Baby" which was number one on the U.S. R&B Chart and number two on the U.S. Hot 100 Chart.
  • Motown

    Motown
    Motown Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson found a new style of R&B, Motown. This form of music appealed to both black and white audiences in the 1960s. Artists in this genre include Martha and the Vandella, the Supremes, and the Temptations. Songwriters of this genre include Brian and Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield.
  • "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters

    "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters
    The Coasters The Coasters release another hit (of their many). "Charlie Brown" which was number two on the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts and number six on the U.K. Singles Chart.
  • "Love Potion No. 9" by the Clovers

    "Love Potion No. 9" by the Clovers
    The Clovers The Clovers release their hit song, "Love Potion No. 9."
  • "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke

    "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke
    Sam Cooke Sam Cooke releases his song "Chain Gang" which was number two on the U.S. and R&B Charts and was number nine on the U.K. Charts.
  • "Shop Around" by the Miracles

    "Shop Around" by the Miracles
    The Miracles The Miracles release their first hit, "Shop Around," which was number two on the U.S. Chart.
  • "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles

    "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles
    Ray Charles The ever popular song, "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles, is released. It was number one on the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts. It was also number six on the U.S. AC Chart.
  • "Bring it on Home to Me" by Sam Cooke

    "Bring it on Home to Me" by Sam Cooke
    Sam Cooke Sam Cooke releases his song "Bring it on Home to Me" which was number 13 on the U.S. Charts and was number two on the R&B Charts.
  • "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King

    "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King
    Ben E. King "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King is released. It was number one on the R&B Chart, number four on the U.S. Chart, and number twenty seven on the U.K. Chart.
  • "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E. King

    "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E. King
    Ben E. King Former band member of the Drifters, Ben E. King, releases his song "Spanish Harlem." It was number 15 on the R&B Chart and number ten on the U.S. Chart.
  • "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes

    "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes
    The Marvelettes The Marvelettes release their hit song "Please Mr. Postman" which was number one on the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts.
  • Stax Records

    Stax Records
    Stax Records Stax Records (formerly Sattelite Records in 1957) was famous for releasing albums in the genre of soul music. Jim Stewart and Estelles Axton founded this company and produced many soul artists such as Booker T. and the MG's.
  • Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
    Ray Charles releases his crossover album, "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music." This album bridged R&B, Country, and Pop genres.
  • "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick

    "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick On of the most influental Urban Contemporary R&B artist, Dionne Warwick, releases her hit song "Walk On By." It was number six on the U.S. Hot 100 Chart.
  • "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown

    "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown
    James Brown James Brown, responsible for the creation of funk, releases "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" which was number seventy two in Rolling Stones Top 500 songs in 2004.
  • "California Girls" by the Beach Boys

    California Girls The Beach Boys release their hit "California Girls."
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    This was the eigth album released by the Beatels. It was the first Concept Album and influenced other bands to have alter egos.
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones release another number one hit on the U.K. Chart and their first number one hit on the U.S. Chart, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
  • "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

    "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
    Respect Aretha Franklin releases "Respect" from her album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You. It was number one on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Chart and the Black Albums Chart.
  • "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix

    Castles Made of Sand Jimi Hendrix releases "Castles Made of Sand." A psychedelic rock artist, Hendrix was very influental. He created many unique sounds on his electric guitar through different play methods and different ways of using amplification, distortion, feedback, and effects.
  • "Let It Be" by the Beatels

    Let It Be With the help of brilliant composers, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the Beatels release another hit, "Let It Be." It was number one on Billboard's Hot 100.
  • What's Going On

    What's Going On
    Marvin Gaye releases this influential album that provided the public the black perspective on the current events. This was one of the first genres of Motown that incorporated the artists rebellion against Gordy's original Motown sound.
  • Songs in the Key of Life

    Songs in the Key of Life
    Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder (Steveland Hardaway Judkins) releases his multi-disc set of his best songs. This compilation consisted of hits such as "Sir Duke" and "Isn't She Lovely."
  • Thriller

    Thriller
    Thriller Michael Jackson releases the best selling album of all time, "Thriller." He is the most notable urban contemporary R&B artist. This album included songs such as "Thriller," "Billie Jean," and "Beat It."
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