Jamming through the Ages
Rock 'n' Rolln 1950 America got its first taste of rock 'n' roll music. By the mid 1950's songs by Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, and Little Richard were broadcast into homes, car radios and juke boxes across America. Legends were in the making. The 1950's was one of the most influential music eras in American history.
Motown records was founded by berry Motown. Throughout the 60's
the sheer number of chart-topping artists, musicians, and groups produced by Motown defied comprehension.
Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye to name but a few.
The British InvasionThe Beatles made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, February 9, 1964.An estimated audience of 73 million watched the show on tv.
BluesBLues also reached its height of mainstream popularity in the 1960s, when it developed a distinctive and influential style dominated by electric guitar and made international stars of several proponents of the genre including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. Janis Joplin was one of the most prominent American Blues-rock artists of the decade.
Flower PowerThe Beetles, Sgt. Pepper became the anthem for 1967's "Summer of Love;" it was the height of flower power, arty progressive music that seemed to influence the social fabric, and of the youth movement's naive sense that a new age was about to dawn.