Melissa Tschoumy

  • Rock and Roll POSITIVE

    Rock and Roll POSITIVE
    The coining of the phrase "Rock and Roll" has been credited to Alan Freed. He used the phrase to describe the music he played in 1951 to his radio audience. He may have taken it from a song of the time, like Trixie Smith's "My Man Rocks Me With One Steady Roll," Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" or Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" However, the phrase "Rocking and Rolling" had been previously used in the black community as slang for dancing and sex.
  • Music Influences in 1950's POSITIVE

    Music Influences in 1950's POSITIVE
    In 1956, Alan Freed, a disk jockey from Cleveland, Ohio was quoted saying: "Rock and roll is a river of music that has absorbed many streams: rhythm and blues, jazz, rag time, cowboy songs, country songs, folk songs. All have contributed to the big beat." That river of music was originally played with a piano, a saxophone, an upright bass, a guitar or two, and a drum kit.
  • British Movement POSITIVE

    British Movement POSITIVE
    The British Invasion was a movement during the mid-1960s in which several bands in the UK were creating a buzz in the United States. The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, and The Beatles were some of the prominent bands that defined this movement.
  • Beatles POSITIVE

    Beatles POSITIVE
    The Beatles emerged as the most popular and they are also one of the most bands in history in terms of commercial success. They began a trend in the United States and the UK because of their catchy tunes and boyish good looks. The young girls of the decade literally swooned in their presence. The Beatles quickly made a cultural impact with their lyrics and their tendency to experiment with different musical sounds.
  • Break up of the Beatles NEGATIVE

    Break up of the Beatles NEGATIVE
    The Beatles were active from their formation in 1960 to the disintegration of the group in 1970.'_breakup
  • Death of Elvis Presley NEGATIVE

    Death of Elvis Presley NEGATIVE
    Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. He had been on the toilet, but fallen off onto the floor, where he lay in a pool of his own vomit. Panicked, his staff contacted an ambulance, which rushed him to nearby Baptist Memorial Hospital, where, after several attempts to revive him, he died at 3:30 pm CST. His autopsy was performed at 7:00 pm.
  • Michael Jackson POSITIVE

    Michael Jackson POSITIVE
    Michael really bridged funk, soul and disco into 80's pop music. He was extremely innovative and was an amazing song writer and performer. He had all the flare and presence of a huge mega-star, but he also had an honesty, and softness, and trust about him that made him endearing."

    MTV is an American cable television network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981.The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs.
  • Mr. Jones-Counting Crows POSITIVE

    Mr. Jones-Counting Crows POSITIVE
    They've got the emotionally powered lyrics and sound that everyone seems copy now days.

    The iPod was marketed as a product that put 1000 songs in your pocket.
  • Youtube POSITIVE

    Youtube POSITIVE
    YouTube is the leader in online video, sharing original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.
  • Napster POSITVE

    Napster  POSITVE
    Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker first released the original Napster in June 1999. Fanning wanted an easier method of finding music than by searching IRC or Lycos.