Period 6

Timeline created by Music and Society
In Music
  • "Down by the old mill stream" Harry MacDonough

    Talking about how he met someone by a old mill stream and how they fell in love
  • "MoonLight bay"American Quartet

    Talking about WW1 and when it started. It was talking about how they could see moon light on the bay
  • Sinking of titanic

    Titanic sunk at sea
  • WW1

    WW1 started and their was a lot of death
  • Panama Canal

    Panama canal was built and used to transport all types of goods from different countries.
  • "Danny Boy" Ernestine Schumann-Heink

    It addressed the issue of the war and how it was going before the treaty of versailles was signed
  • "I'm forever blowing bubbles"Albert campbell

    Blowing bubbles after the WW1 ended so they made this song to show a congratulations
  • Segregation and Discrimination

    Segregation and Discrimination
    Two types of race are separated and the other race gets hated and try to protest spread the word, the Civil rights movement.
  • In those Cruel Slavery Days

    By, Fields Ward the song is very shocking because his family are separating from each other and they’re against slavery because his family was taking away especially is a wife and he mad and sad because he can’t see them again because they all got taken away to different states.
  • The Great Depression

    Lasting from 1930 to 1939 the Great Depression sent wall street in panic and millions of Investors were wiped out, and millions with no jobs.
  • Continuation of segregation

    African Americans experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s and were being treated unfairly so they begin to protest and this laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Jim Crow Blues by Leadbelly

    was released 1930 the song was made to protest against the racism
  • Brother can you spare a dime by Al Jolson

    the song was released 1931 and its main focus was to talk about how much people lost their jobs and wanted to get one to live their lives.
  • (song) STAND FAST by Erich Frost

    The song Stand Fast was made by Erich Frost in 1942 The song was meant to start a religious movement against Hitler. It told all jews to stand strong, and help unite all the people in concentration camps. the song got really big and this causes a lot of issues for Erich Frost because a lot of the German soldiers didn't like it because it was directly agents what they believe in and this led to him getting put into jail and later into a concentration camp, the exact thing he was fighting against.
  • WW2 1940's

    Germany's persecution of Jews and constant invasion of other countries caused a war between multiple countries and global superpowers. A lot of young American men were being drafted into the war at that time.
    Some events that happened was the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Hitler was also dictating Germany at the time.
    "Remember Pear Harbor" it reminded Americans about our patriotism and sent a message that we need to defend our nation.
  • Remember Pearl Harbor, Sammy Kanye

    Remember Pearl Harbor (1942) was really popular with Americans. It reminded Americans about our patriotism and sent a message that we need to defend our nation against the opposing nations.
    It sent a message that we need to defend our nation.
  • (song) A CHILD OF OUR TIME by Michael Tippett

    The song preaches tolerance and also points out the fact that the Jews were used as a scapegoat but literally saying, “A star rises in mid-winter.
    Behold the man! Behold the man!”
    The scape-goat! The scape-goat!
    The child of our time. The song was also named after a popular anti-nazi book of the time.
    It was made after he found out about the Kristallnacht program which was aa pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany
  • Holocaust

    the holocaust was an event that happened in WWII the lead to the murder of over 11 million people with a majority of those killed being jews. The reason so many were killed was because the dictator of Germany at the time had convinced people that all of the problems that Germany was going through were because of the jews and that killing them would salve their problems.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    A group of Americans spoke out against inequality and injustice towards African Americans. A key person from this time was Rosa Parks. she was arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus for a white man. Her arrest sparked a boycott that lasted 13 months. Also, on September 3rd of 1975 nine African American students had to be escorted to Central High School, which used to be an all white school, by the national guard because there was a big mob of people threatening them.
  • Cold War

    The Cold War was between the Soviet Union and the United States. It lasted for decades and this brought them on the verge of a nuclear disaster. An important person from this was Joseph stalin. He was a Russian Leader, led the Soviet army, believed in socialism, and died in 1953. Another important person was Ronald Reagan. He was the president of the United States, and he believed in communism and freedom everywhere.
  • Stalin Kicked the Bucket

    I think it is positive for the people who fought against Stalin because the song talks about how he is dead and refers to hell. I think it would have a negative reaction front Stalin’s supporters. I think the social issue perspective for this song is they are happy and relieved that he died because he treated them poorly and unfairly.
  • Stalin Kicked the Bucket

    I think this song would have a positive response from the people who fought against Stalin because the song talks about how the writer is happy he is dead and refers to him being in hell. I think the perspective of the song was they are happy he died because he treated them poorly and unfairly.
  • Get That Communist, Joe

    I think the social issue perspective for this song is they support Stalin and are against the communists. I think it would be a positive reaction from the people who supported Stalin and a negative response from the people who didn’t.
  • Fables Of Faubus

    They changed the song title to Original Faubus Fables because of contractual issues with Columbia. I think the social issue perspective of this song is that there needs to be a change in how the African Americans were being treated and they should be treated better. I also think they are saying there needs to be a change in how white people are being taught from a young age when it says ”They brainwash and teach you hate.”
  • We Shall Overcome

    I think the public reaction to this song was overall very positive. There are a lot of covers of this song online and I think that shows how many people from all different times and races were impacted by it and want to continue to share the message. I think the social issue perspective of this song is that he is hopeful that sometime everyone would be treated equally fairly.
  • We Shall Overcome 2

    The focus of the song is that it was a black anthem about the blacks and whites coming together. They were also saying that it needed to happen as soon as possible.
  • Civil rights movement

    civil rights movement blacks and whites protested against the unfair treatment of races. In 1968 the civil rights movement was abolished which meant that everyone was equal and it didn’t matter who was what race we were all treated the same, and we couldn’t have done it without the leaders that were apart of if Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks they all stood up for what they believed in which was everyone is the same and they are all equal.
  • All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    In 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released a song in their album called All Along the Watchtower. The original songwriter was Bob Dylan, but it was the Hendrix Experience who made the song famous. They performed a cover of the song and it was able to be a Top 40 Hit in the USA. The song resembles what the soldiers and people were going through during the tough times. People took notice of this as they were realizing the struggles of being a soldier who got drafted into being in war.
  • Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Fogerty’s message throughout the song basically says that going into war is bad but the people who were drafted into the war are not bad people. He is pro-military but does not think that the war was a good idea. People have interpreted this song in many different ways finding different meaning to the lyrics. The war ended three years later as people came home and people were mad at soldiers for killing innocent civilians.
  • Thank God, Calley Wasn't Black (Vietnam War)

    March 16, 1968, around 500 civilians were killed by Lt. Calley and his troops Lt. Calley in Vietnam
    James Armstong
    1973
    Hard for the public to enjoy the song It contradicted so many other people’s opinions He was one of few who believed that Lt Calley made; right decision
    If he was a black man instead, and how the public could have reacted differently
    Calley was convicted of killing 22 civilians in the village of My Lai President Nixon reduced his sentence serving just 3 years of house arrest
  • Woman's Rights

    Women's rights were not treated equally
    After WWII the society said that women were week and could not do most jobs or really anything
    West Germany 1970
    push for women's rights, peaceful protests
    Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, and Gloria Steinem
    Legalize same-sex marriage and abortion
  • I will survive

    I will survive
    Gloria Gaynor - Dino Fekaria
    1978
    won 1979 Grammy for Best Disco Recording
    anthem for female empowerment
    The female rights movement surviving + won't be forgotten
    people started to use the song for hope
  • I Want To Break Free

    Renée Richards could play at the U.S Open tournament as a mtf Harvey Milk became first gay elected to a political office gay flag John Deccan Queen and Reinhold Mack 1984 The song was Queen’s most vexed song, but fav amongst fans. Although, it was very hated in certain places. The reasoning was explained by Taylor "We had some serious videos in the past, and we thought we'd have some fun. " In the MV Queen dressed in drag. Becaus Queen was big, it had a big impact on fans to accept this.
  • The Communards “For a Friend”

    Aids was a plage or it was considered a “Gay plage” even though it affected everyone gay or not. And this song was made to change that outlook. Did it? No but it brought a light to the issue which in the end did change it.
  • Breathe By: Faith Hill

    People really liked that song and when she went on tour and sang it people loved it
  • Fear of the Year 2000 Bug Is a Problem

    Early fears about the year 2000 Computer problems all sorts of machines driven haywire.
  • Millennium bug

    In all interfaces and in all storage, the century must be unambiguous, either specified or calculable by the algorithm
  • Racism in America

    Racism is still a big issue in the 2000s was talked about greatly so it was a common topic in many songs.
  • War in Iraq

    War declared in Iraq in 2003 by president Bush and there was a large backlash for the war starting.
  • American hero

    US President George W Bush and the war in Iraq that came out of the September 11 attacks
  • Where is The Love?

    Song that is about the unfairness of discrimination and how love should be spread to everybody.
  • Happiness

    Relationships and jobs are making people unhappy. We are getting more unhappy over the years. People are making low wages.
    World Happiness Report
    Adults
    Try to improve the wages people earn. People need to make more money. Have people work less hours to spend time with family and friends.
  • Social Media

    Picking up your phone and looking at social media. You have the temptation to pick up your phone every 5 minutes.
    SnapChat
    TikTok
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Games
    Netflix
    Disney +
    Hulu
    YouTube
    To limit the amount of time on social media.
  • Happy Pharrell Williams

    Happy Pharrell Williams
    2013
    Everybody was dancing at this time and really happy/jumpy
    Talk about being happy and staying positive and cheery
  • Erase Your Social 2016

    Around this time everybody was hyped up and social media was really popular thing like snapchat, Instagram, Facebook
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