50's and 60's Music Development

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  • WWII's affect on 1950's Music

    WWII's affect on 1950's Music
    Following the detrimental effects of World War II, the United States was about to embark on a musical journey that would change the face of music for decades to come (Fifties,2013).
  • The Start of Rhythm & Blues

    The Start of Rhythm & Blues
    "It's Too Soon To Know"- by the Orioles was one of the first rhythm and blues songs of it's time. Rhythm & Blues was a mix of Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll (Cornerstone, 2014).
  • Civil Rights Movement & Music

    Civil Rights Movement & Music
    Tensions were being strained with the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and music reflected many of the tensions people were feeling (Fifties, 2013).
  • Igniting Rock 'n' Roll Revolution

    Igniting Rock 'n' Roll Revolution
    Chuck Berry recorded “Maybellene” on May 21, 1955 – marked in music history as the song that helped ignite the Rock 'n' Roll revolution (Chuck, 2014).
  • American Bandstand goes national

    American Bandstand goes national
    Although American Bandstand was a local television show in Philadelphia since 1952, it did not go national until 1957. The 1st national episode featured images of clean-cut, average teenagers dancing to Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (American, 2014)
  • "The Day The Music Died"

    "The Day The Music Died"
    The deaths of Rock 'n' Roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" (J.P. Richardson), in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Dubbed "The Day The Music Died" by Don McLean's song, "American Pie" (50 Years, 2009).
  • "The British Invasion"

    "The British Invasion"
    The Beatles first appeared in the United States on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of a reported 73 miliion viewers, which was 3/4 of the total adult population at the time (The Beatles, 2014).
  • "Summer of Love"

    "Summer of Love"
    Psychedelic rock along with Folk rock became two of the most recognizable sounds associated with 1967's "Summer of Love" (Sixties, 2014).
  • Woodstock 1969

    Woodstock 1969
    Woodstock was held on Aug 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm in New York. What started out as an event encouraging love & peace became an event protesting the Vietnam War (Ward, 2013).
  • Rock 'n' Roll ranks #1 over Disco

    Rock 'n' Roll ranks #1 over Disco
    Many believe the 70's to be the era of Disco, and although it was a very close 2nd, it was greatly overpowered by the continual transformation of Rock 'n' Roll (Kivumbi, 2011).