Popular music

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    changes in music

  • First music recording

    In 1857, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph, the first device that could record sound waves as they passed through the air.
  • First recording that could be played back

    First recording that could be played back
    The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.The recordings played on such a device generally consist of wavy lines that are either scratched, engraved, or grooved onto a rotating cylinder or disc. As the cylinder or disc rotates, a stylus or needle traces the wavy lines and vibrates to reproduce the recorded sound waves.
  • Muddy waters

    Muddy waters
    In the summer of 1941, Alan Lomax went to Stovall, Mississippi, on behalf of the Library of Congress, to record various country blues musicians.
  • Bo diddley

    Bo diddley
    Ellas Otha Bates During the summer of 1943–44, he played for tips at the Maxwell Street market in a band with Earl Hooker. By 1951 he was playing on the street with backing from Roosevelt Jackson on washtub bass and Jody Williams who he had taught to play the guitar. Williams later played lead guitar on "Who Do You Love?" (1956). In 1951 he landed a regular spot at the 708 Club on Chicago's South Side.
  • Little richard

    Little richard
    Richard Wayne Penniman was the third child in a family of twelve.By 1951 Little Richard had performed in several other traveling shows such as the King Brothers Circus and Broadway Follies
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    In August 1953, Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records. He aimed to pay for a few minutes of studio time to record a two-sided acetate disc: "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".
  • Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone

    Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone
    He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Many of Boone's hit singles were R&B covers by black artists. These included: "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino; "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard.
  • Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash
    John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor and author, Who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In 1955 Cash made his first recordings at Sun, "Hey Porter" and "Cry! Cry! Cry!", which were released in late June and met with success on the country hit parade.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music.[1] The group's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
  • The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys
    The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. The group was initially composed of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962.
  • psychodelic rock introduced

    psychodelic rock introduced
    Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs. It often uses new recording techniques and effects and draws on non-Western sources such as the ragas and drones of Indian music. It was popularized by the beatles in 1966 From the second half of the 1950s, Beat Generation writers like William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg wrote about and took drugs (weed, lsd)
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) November 27, 1942. Law enforcement authorities twice caught Hendrix riding in stolen cars.[37] Given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army,One night in November 1962, fellow servicemen Billy Cox walked past the service club and heard Hendrix playing guitar inside. Cox, intrigued by the proficient playing immediately checked-out a bass guitar and the two began to jam.In September 1963,