Music notes

Music Evolution

  • Blues Created

    Blues Created
    Originated in African-American communities of primarily the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
  • Billie Holiday born

    Billie Holiday born
  • Auto Change Gramophone

    Auto Change Gramophone
    The first auto-change gramophone is introduced by HMV, price £125
  • Elvis Born

    Elvis Born
    Elvis Presley born
  • First Music chart

    First Music chart
    Billboard Magazine publishes its first "Music Popularity Chart"
  • Rock N Roll Coined

    Rock N Roll Coined
    The term "rock & roll" is coined by Alan Feed
  • Talents die

    Talents die
    Buddy Holly (22), Ritchie Valens (17), and the Big Bopper (28) died in a plane crash in Iowa
  • Disco Born

    Disco Born
    The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA. It is recognized as the first disco in the U.S
  • The rolling stones first tour

    The rolling stones first tour
    The Rolling Stones begin their first tour as a headline act (with the Ronettes)
  • Beatles Arrive in America

    Beatles Arrive in America
    The Beatles' rise to prominence in the United States on February 7, 1964 was a significant development in the history of the band's commercial success
  • "Sound of Music" opens

    "Sound of Music" opens
  • Jimmy Hendrix

    Jimmy Hendrix
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of what would be over 240 gigs in this year when they appeared at the Bromel Club, Bromley
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono completely shave their heads and declare 1970 as 'Year One'. Their hair is donated to 'Black House', an interracial community centre in North London for auctio
  • Bob Marley dies

    Bob Marley dies
    Reggae legend Bob Marley dies
  • Thriller

    Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits No. 1 and stays for 37 weeks
  • Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • First black rap

    First black rap
    Tone Loc's Loc-ed After Dark becomes first black rap LP to hit No. 1 in US
  • Itunes

    Apple launches its Itunes Music Store
  • Kurt Cobain dead

    Kurt Cobain dead
    Kurt Cobain found dead from an apparent suicide
  • Rock 'N' Roll was born

    Rock 'N' Roll was born
    Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s