History of Rock n' Roll By Isaiah Pryce

Timeline created by IzayaX
In Music
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    1850's-2013

  • Stephen Foster-"My Old Kentucky Home,Good Night"

    Stephen Foster-"My Old Kentucky Home,Good Night"
    Firth, Pond , & Co. published this song which was seen as Foster's outlook on the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and included several derogatory terms such as darkie and etc.This song ended becoming Kentucky's state song later on
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    This series of horse carriermen developed the early communication of the American frontier
  • Joseph Green and the American Brass band

    Joseph Green and the American Brass band
    Joseph Green was the orignal leader of America's first brass band consisting of a variety of instruments to give morale to troops at Bull Run
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    Civil War

    The war between states offered up an era of American brass band music that are spark the embers of R&R
  • Madame Rentz's Female Minstrel Troupe

    Madame Rentz's Female Minstrel Troupe
    This troupe displays the genre of minstrel entertainment that consisted of skits and ballads based on sheer racism and sexism as well. However this was a turnaround for entertainment since the troupe was completley comprised of women.
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers

    Fisk Jubilee Singers
    Fisk University organized this musical group to output spritiuals to a wider audience as the turn of the century was upon music in America
  • Tomas Edison's phongraph

    Tomas Edison's phongraph
    The phonograph led to developing of music equaliazing technology and the later innovations of the record player that played the latest hits
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    Ellis Island

    This hub of immigrant migration provided a means to integrate overseas culture into the American melting pot that is Rock and Roll
  • Scott Joplin introduces Ragtime to the world

    Scott Joplin introduces Ragtime to the world
    Scott Joplin was a famed southern pianist and composer. He went to the World Fair and displayed the awesomeness of ragtime to a very conservative America which coined him the title "King of Ragtime"
  • World's Fair

    World's Fair
    This renaissance of technology allowed the diffusion of European technology to innovate within the arts such as the telegraphone which also provided a beginning of modern day sound recording
  • Titanic sinks

    Titanic sinks
    The invincible Titanic sinking traumatized the American public and caused a sense of testament through music to the once great ship
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    World War I

    This war shaped America right before the turn of the decade into the roaring 20's. A strong self of patriotism in most music at the time and influence from women who took care of the household.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition
    The banning of alcohol in America led to the struggle of conservative religous figures making music to disencourage illegal markets of alcohol and in response music rose in response often being sacreligious
  • Model T

    Model T
    Henry Ford's Model T gave Americans new ways to expand their lifestyles and many songs theming of moving forward or just motor vehicles in general.
  • Jukebox

    Jukebox
    The company AMI fulfilled a need to the people of America. Being able to select the best tracks to play and interweave into everyday society.This ties into the diner being the club of the 1920's.
  • Duke Ellington and The Cotton Club

    Duke Ellington and The Cotton Club
    Duke Ellington was a renowned composer in the Harlem Renaisance and had a recurring gig at The Cotton Club where people would enjoy the sounds of his jazzy melodies
  • Ella Fitzgerald's singing debut

    Ella Fitzgerald's singing debut
    Often revered as the Queen of Jazz, Fitzgerald made her debut at the monumental Apollo theatre at the age of only 17 and from that point Jazz was revolutionized in the early 1940's
  • Count Basie makes his own jazz orchestra

    Count Basie makes his own jazz orchestra
    Count Basie was a very influential pianist in the Harlem Renaissance and also the revolutionizing of the Swing music in the 1930's. Some of his hits include "One O'Clock Jump" and "April in Paris"
  • Alan Freed's first radio appearance

    Alan Freed's first radio appearance
    Freed offered R&B,jazz,ragtime to the conservative white audiences of America on WXEL-TV in Chicago. This enabled many artists to be discovered under the spectrum of rock n' roll which was also coined by Freed
  • Chuck Berry records Maybeline

    Chuck Berry records Maybeline
    Chuck Berry is very influential to Rock and Roll. His movements of while playing the guitar added a sense of exhiliration to the people of America. "Maybeline" was done by Berry collabing with Jerome Green of Bo Diddley's band and pianist Johnny Johnson
  • Elvis's first national performance

    Elvis's first national performance
    Elvis performed "Heartbreak Hotel" on the CBS's Stage Show and introduced a broader view of rock n roll that can be enjoyed by white audiences
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    This group spearheaded the British Invasion in a cultural diffusion of music from England. They brought in a new era of rock and roll that changed the outlook of R&R and even the ermengence of the superfan
  • Janis Joplin makes a debut

    Janis Joplin makes a debut
    Janis Joplin's heartwarming blues is woven in America's fabric of rock and roll.Her first recorded song "What Good Can Drinkin Do' "
    gave her a huge fanbase in the south. She added a pshydelic feel to her music that leaves the listener entranced
  • Wolfman Jack debuts in Mexico

    Wolfman Jack debuts in Mexico
    Wolfman Jack was almost like the succesor of Alan Freed. Jack was animalistic in his broadcasts leaving most of what he did very suggestive for the 1960's. IOver the border, this free range talk was seen as ok and the people loved it
  • Aerosmith is formed

    Aerosmith is formed
    The pioneers of rock and roll are synonymous with the band Aerosmith. The members included Joe Perrythe guitarist,Tom Hamilton the bassist,Steven Tyler the singer, Joey Kramer the drummer and Brad Whitford the guitarist.
  • Sid Vicious joins the Sex Pistols

    Sid Vicious joins the Sex Pistols
    Sid Vicious filled the shoes of Glen Matlock for the Sex Pistols. His guitarplay was a phenomenon as he compiled the most askew riffs into his songs.His decline in fame had to do with his overbearing addiction to cocaine.Punk music has set standards from his legendary performances.
  • Ozzy Ozbourne leaves Black Sabbath

    Ozzy Ozbourne leaves Black Sabbath
    Ozzy Ozbourne is revered as the godfather of Heavy Metal. After being the leading vocalist of Black Sabbath, he left to pursuse his still reigning solo career with his hardcore sense of rock and roll
  • Run D.M.C hits the scene

    Run D.M.C hits the scene
    This group from Queens, New York really defined how rap groups were to present themselves and the lyrics represent the raw oppression of African Americans at the time
  • Run This Way (Run D.M.C cover)

    Run This Way (Run D.M.C cover)
    This cover made a bridge for the American people. It was ingenoius that a new age rap group could collaborate with the great Aeromsith and this also experimented a new sound of Rock and Roll
  • Public Enemy releases debut album "Yo! Bum Rush the Show"

    Public Enemy releases debut album "Yo! Bum Rush the Show"
    Public Enemy was a critcally acclaimed rap group that expolded on the scene in the midst of "seperate but equal" standpoints in America. This album topped at 125 on Billboard Top LP's
  • Eric B. and Rakim

    Eric B. and Rakim
    The duo of Eric B and Rakim was one that revolutionized hip hop in the 1980's. Rakim compared to other MC's had a very paced flow and Eric B was an alchemist of differnt beats compromised from rifts that have been used in all Rock and Roll.
  • Outkast is formed

    Outkast is formed
    The duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi resulted in Outkast. Their style of music was seen as an amplified G-funk as in respects to Geroge Clinton. The two demonstrated a different shade of hip hop that ultimatley defined rock and roll
  • Daft Punk with their new electric beat

    Daft Punk with their new electric beat
    The duo Daft Punk hail from France with the stactic of electronica pulsing to America. This genre of music led to the development of raves in teen culture.Daft Punk to this day never disappoint in making wonderful music
  • Eminem becomes mainstream

    Eminem becomes mainstream
    Eminem is seen as the greatest artist of the 2000's. His unorthodox flow and ability to adjust to any musically inlcined audience has grown his fanbase. The "Slim Shady LP" was a huge hit in the hip hop community which gave Eminem most due credit
  • Jay-Z and Nas feud

    Jay-Z and Nas feud
    These two critcally acclaimed rappers went neck to neck in many instances of the 2000's. The controversy rooted from East vs West coast connections such as Jay-Z's relationship with Biggie Smalls.The two rappers exchanged disses until 2003.The fan response earned them tons of respect in the rap game.
  • Lady Gaga releases "The Fame"

    Lady Gaga releases "The Fame"
    Lady Gaga is seen as a very abstract artist to the music industry. Before she started recording, she wrote songs for other renowned artists. Her eccentric stage precsence is often compared to that of Madonna. "The Fame" gives you a deep look into Gaga's mind of mystery.