Youth and pop music

  • Elvis from America

    Elvis from America
    the mid-1950s, Britain was still feeling the pain of the war, with food and money shortages, and difficulty still part of daily life. . This was a grey time, and young British people, British ‘kids’ had no dreams, and could only copy the images which they saw on the big screen of life for kids in America. The British youth could watch and hear the latest wild and exotic ‘Rock 'N Roll’ music sounds coming from the States. Elvis Presley of course.
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    Youth and Pop music

  • The beatlemania

    The beatlemania
    Everyone young in Britain decided that The Beatles were number one. The 'anything goes' culture of the 1960's was promoted by the hippies. The hippy values were a reaction to ‘money’ and ‘normality’.These values were peace and love. The music was e.g. The Beatles, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and American hippy music, (also my favourites). Mainly middle class.
  • The Mods

    The Mods
    The Mods origins about 1963, Jamaican-rudeboy/Italian-cool style, US soul. Music- The Small Faces, The Who (My Generation’) & Scooters, working-class London. Values of 'party party'. Fashion-Green army parkas, Italian suits. Not s revolutionary in the global sense.
  • the seventies

    the seventies
    the 70's The 1970s created a perfect musical bridge from the rebelliousness of the 1960s and the happy songs that are characteristic of the 1980s. Following the counterculture of the 60s, the 70s created a trend of relaxing music as well as dance music. People may have grown tired of the fighting that happened the previous decade and many of them sought a refuge in dance clubs and other places to enjoy a good time. Out of this idea emerged the Disco movement.
  • Gloria Gaynor / Bee Gees

    Gloria Gaynor / Bee Gees
    Gloria Gaynor also enjoyed disco popularity with her anthem – “I Will Survive.” The Bee Gees also helped to define the disco genre with their hit “Jive Talkin’.” Their blockbuster “Stayin’ Alive” is often synonymous with the disco musical era. The Village People’s “YMCA” and “Macho Man” also helped to add to the popularity of this popular style.
  • The ramones/ Pynk Floyd

    The ramones/ Pynk Floyd
  • The Punks

    The Punks
    The Punks 1976-1979. Sex Pistols, The Clash, bondage, swastikas-Values of ‘anarchy’-destroy society. Another musical revolution. Large scale-revolutionary. Some great music, also with New Wave music such as The Stranglers (Blondie, Television from America) New sounds new thinking.
  • The 80's

    The 80's
    The musical era of the 1980s Like many other decades, the 1980s was a decade where music was a way to chronicle the times and events of the era. In some ways, the musical genres during the 1980s redefined the way many bands and artists made new music and it still continues to influence music today. Many of the musicians during the 1980s have maintained staying power and are still popular today.
  • Duran Duran

    Duran Duran
    Duran Duran is one of the more popular 80s bands that enjoyed the exposure that MTV gave them, too. Many experts have said that MTV is what made Duran Duran one of the most popular bands to come out of the 1980s era.
  • harder style

    harder style
    The 1980s era also enjoyed a harder style of music. Good ol’ Rock ‘n Roll was a main staple of the 80s music. Popular rock bands like Van Halen, Def Leppard, and Aerosmith pumped out the decibels to the enjoyment of thousands, if not millions, of fans. It was also an era of a genre deemed Glam Rock. This included bands like Motley Crue, Poison, and other bands that were known for wild hair, tons of hairspray, and flashy stage outfits
  • The 90's

    The 90's
    The early years of the 1990s began with a surge in popularity for music genres like techno (often called dance or house music) 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)”. Others will undoubtedly remember the hits from C+C Music Factory, including “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” that is still a popular dance song at many of the dance clubs across
  • Mid 90's

    Mid 90's
    Songs like Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” spoke about a teen revolution in a seemingly meaningless world. The song also marked the beginning of the grunge and alternative rock phase that remained popular throughout the mid-1990s.
  • late 90's

    late 90's
    The “happy rock” years in the mid-90s helped to pave the way for the “bubblegum pop” that followed in the waning years of the decade. Artists like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera dominated the mainstream pop music scene well into the late 1990s and beyond
  • Boys' bands

    Boys' bands