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Music Timeline

  • Michael Jackson is Born

    Michael Jackson is Born
    Michael Jackson, also known as King of Pop, was born in August 27th, 1958 in Gary, Indiana USA. He became famous for his hits, "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller". Michael Jackson was one of the very few artists that were invited to the Rock and Roll Walk of Fame twice. He has won very many awards, and even though he died on the 25th of June, 2009, he will always be remembered by his thousands fans.
  • Buddy Holly Dies

    Buddy Holly Dies
    Buddy Holly was a rock and roll singer and songwriter. He died on an airplane crash with also famous musicians Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. Buddy Holly was 22 years old when he died, born on the seventh of September, 1936. During his life, Buddy Holly wrote on great hit, the song "That'll be the day", and from that song, he became popular.
  • Spain wins the Eurovision contest

    Spain wins the Eurovision contest
    Spain wins the Eurovision competition in London, (winner of the 1967 Eurovision), with the song "La La La" sang by Massiel. The song was written by Manuel de la Cavla, and Ramon Arcusa. Second place went to the United Kingdom.
  • The Woodstock Music Festival

    The Woodstock Music Festival
    The Woodstock music festival was a three day concert with many famous singers at the time. Its themes were peace and love, and having fun. The festival took place in the town of Woodstock in New York, and thousands of people went there to watch. Some of the artists that sang during those days were Richie Havens, Sweetwater, Tim Hardin, and many more.
  • The Beatles Break-up

    The Beatles Break-up
    The Beatles, a worldwide famous rock band. It consists of four musicians, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The band was formed in Liverpool, England, in 1962. They are the best selling band in history, and have won 7 Grammy awards. They broke up because of many reasons such as the death of their manager. Slowly the band member left their group, and started a solo career. They will always stay a great band and their songs will continue to be famous.
  • Sweeden wins the Eurovision Contest

    Sweeden wins the Eurovision Contest
    Sweden got first place on the annual competition of Eurovision, in 1974, with the song Waterloo sang by the ABBA. Second place was taken by Italy. The host city was Brighton, England.
  • John Lennon Gets Shot

    John Lennon Gets Shot
    John Lennon, part of the Beatles, was forty years old when he was shot by an unknown murderer at his apartment in New York City. He was shot at least three times, the witnesses say. He will be remembered for his songs "Imagine", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", and "Revolution".
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Opens

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Opens
    In 1983, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Opens in Cleveland, Ohio. The create the building, the government taxed the people a total of $65 million. It exhibits different achievements of famous singers, and bands; and many visitors go there every day.
  • Michael Jackson Releases "Thriller"

    Michael Jackson Releases "Thriller"
    The album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson was released, featuring the song "Thriller", with one of the very first music videos of all time. It won a Guinness World Record award as the most successful music video. The album sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and these songs continue to be famous nowadays.
  • Ireland Wins Eurovision

    Ireland Wins Eurovision
    Ireland gets second place in the Eurovision contest with the song "Rock and Roll Kids", sung by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan, and written by Brendan J. Granhan. The competition took place in Dublin, Ireland. Poland got second place that year.
  • Woodstock Music Festival Gone Bad

    Woodstock Music Festival Gone Bad
    The Woodstock 1999 took place in New York. There was a lot of violence during that show, and that time is thought as a disaster to music. The fist Woodstock was nothing compared to this!
  • iPod Is Released

    iPod Is Released
    The Apple company finaly released their new invention, the iPod. It is a portable music player used around the world, and the most famous one of all. The models of this line were the iPod Classic, the iPod Nano, the iPod Touch, and lastly the iPod Shuffle.
  • Greece Won Eurovision

    Greece Won Eurovision
    Greece won first place in the singing competition Eurovision. The song was "My Number One", sang by Helena Paparizou. Natalia Germanou and Christos Daltis wrote the song, which was performed in Kiev, Ukraine. Malta got secong place!