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Digital Project Music evolution from the 50s to 70s

  • Introduction

    This project will be about the evolution of music from the 50s to the 70s. This is a major and ground breaking time for music from the change of style of music and also to the large growth and popularity of music.
  • The Decade of Rock and Roll

    The Decade of Rock and Roll
    This decade was the start of a genre of music that would change the world forever. Bringing a form of music that would bring joy to billions and also bring some of the greatest musician's the world has ever seen. (image url)
  • The King arrives

    The King arrives
    Elvis launched his career in 1954 and quickly rose to fame from his charm and talent. Many recognize him as the king of Rock and Roll. He could be heard in nearly every household in the 50's. Throughout this time he produced 32 number one singles and 18 number one albums so its no surprise he had a huge impact on this era and music forever. (image URL)
  • Other important genres growth

    The 1950s also brought an emergence of some of the most important genres of music excluding Rock and roll. It brought the start of R&B, A new era of Jazz, County music, Blues and even a form of reggae. This was a time where music was evolving and branching out from the normal classical music everyone was so use to.
  • The swinging-sixties

    The swinging-sixties
    This decade brought many first for the world, The first ever music video was created and the large increase in racial integration of music.
  • Beatle mania

    Beatle mania
    What would a timeline of music be without arguably the most iconic band of all time The Beatles. The Beatles formed in 1960 in Liverpool with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their music incorporated styles of classical music and traditional pop in never before seen ways the band later explored music styles ranging Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. (image URL)
  • Psychedelic rock and the hippie movement

    in 1966, psychedelic rock became the soundtrack of cultural exploration of the hippie movement. This groundbreaking genre was the major rock phenomenon of the late 1960s due to growth of the drug LSD. This genre brought some of the most iconic bands of all time Pink Floyd, The Doors and Velvet Underground and other bands like the rolling stone. the Beatles and led zeppelin even dabbed in the genre.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was one of the most monumental events for the hippie movement in the sixties which a huge thing at the time. Some of the biggest names at the time preformed including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and many more. This festival had over 500,000 attendees making it one of the biggest music events to date and forever changed the music industry (image link)
  • The 70s the decade of variety

    There was more variety in music in the 1970s than ever before. listeners had many genres to choose from. Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Disco and even Hip-Hop came about in this iconic genre. Music equipment gave artists more than 4 tracks to work with and music became much more experimental than it was technically capable of being in the 60s. Also a huge wave of creativity and individuality came about from this era.
  • The Record Player

    The 1970s were the golden time for vinyl records and record players, It was affordable and cheap so every single household had one. It expanded the music industry and made music even more accessible to the masses. This item is such a huge importance to music because most samples from the 80s are from 70s vinyl's. Hip/hop that became popular in the era used this invention to make beats.
  • Individuality and Progressive Rock

    Individuality and Progressive Rock
    In the 70s music became even more fan based than ever, with the growth of progressive rock and individuality in music. It provided young people at the time with an escape and a sense of individualism. This centered upon the idea that the genre was different and uncommercial. Many artist such as David bowie queen and kiss started cross dressing and wearing makeup something never seen before this brought life to a generation