Jamming Through the Decades

  • Birth of Johnny Cash

    Birth of Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. He created country, rock, folk, gospel, and blues music and played the guitar, the harmonica, and the mandolin. Cash was also a movie star and a songwriter. Cash died recently on September 12, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 71 years old.
  • Birth of Elvis

    Birth of Elvis
    One of music's greats, Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Elvis created rock, pop, country, blues, gospel, and R&B and played the guitar and the piano. In his years alive, Elvis was part of The Bule Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, and The Imperials. Elvis lived a good life and died on August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    The Korean War began started on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953. 36,516 Americans were killed in the war and much music was encouraged by this war. War songs and anthems were created by many different artists.
  • Senatra Releases "Young at Heart

    Senatra Releases "Young at Heart
    This Frank Senatra songs was a hit during the 1950's. It was a ballad, that featured Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards.
  • "Love Me Tender" Elvis

    "Love Me Tender" Elvis
    This Elvis song was adapted from the 1861 Civil War song "Aura Lee".
  • "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis

    "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis
    "Jailhouse Rock" was a #1 hit for 7 weeks in the fall of 1957 in the U.S. and #1 for three weeks early in 1958 in th U.K. It was named #67th best song of all time.
  • Birth of Michael Jackson

    Birth of Michael Jackson
    The great singer and dancer was born on this day.
  • "Alley-Oop" Hollywood Argyles

    This song was very popular in the 1960's.
  • "Apache" The Shadows

    "Apache" The Shadows
    This song was originally a popular jazz song from the '60's, but was made into different versions.
  • "Let it Be"

    "Let it Be"
    The famous Beatles song was recorded.
  • The Beatles "Come Together

    The Beatles "Come Together
    This song once topped the charts in the U.S. and came close in the U.K.
  • "I'll Be There" Jackson 5

    "I'll Be There" Jackson 5
    This song was the Jackson 5's fourth number one hit. They had ABC, I Want You Back, and The Love You Save.
  • "One Love" Bob Marley

    "One Love" Bob Marley
    This song is in some people's opinion the best reggae song of all time.
  • "Buffalo Soldier" Bob Marley

    "Buffalo Soldier" Bob Marley
    The famous Bob Marley song was recorded toward the end of 1979 and released in 1983.
  • "Another One Bites the Dust "Queen"

    "Another One Bites the Dust "Queen"
    Another one Bites the Dust topped the United States Billboard Hot 100, number two on the R&B charts and the Disco Top 100, and number seven in the United Kingdom Singles Chart.
  • "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson

    "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson wrote and sung this song to two Grammy Awards and an American Music Award.
  • "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi

    "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
    One of the most famous songs of all time, Livin on a Prayer became Bon Jovi's second Billboard Chart topper.
  • "Cradle of Love" Billy Idol

    "Cradle of Love" Billy Idol
    Cradle of Love topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart in the U.S. and reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100.
  • "Pray" MC Hammer

    "Pray" MC Hammer
    This song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
  • Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"

    Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    This Dr. Dre album was very famous and marked the beginning of the rap rivalry between east and west. 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. were killed because of the rivalry.
  • "My All" Mariah Carey

    "My All" Mariah Carey
    My All was Carey's thirteenth Billboard Top 100 chart topper and was certified platinum.
  • "Numb" Linkin Park

    "Numb" Linkin Park
    This song topped the Billboard Top 100 for 12 weeks, 6 in 2003 and 6 in 2004. It became the first song to top the chart in two different years.
  • "This Love" Maroon 5

    "This Love" Maroon 5
    This Love was written by Adam Levine and the lyrics are about Levine's past life. The song topped many Billboard magazine component charts.
  • "Lollipop" Lil Wayne

    "Lollipop" Lil Wayne
    Lollipop was created by Lil Wayne and featured Static Major, who died 2 weeks before the song's release. Lollipop topped the Billboard chart for 5 consecutive weeks.