Post 1900s

  • Symphony Hall built in Boston

    Symphony Hall built in Boston
    A symphony Hall was built in Boston, MA in 1900
  • "country" western music

    "country" western music
    Country music spreads through western states originally derived from Folk songs
  • Ziegfeld Follies

    Ziegfeld Follies
    Florence Ziegfeld launches Ziegfeld Follies starring performers like Billie Burke, Fannie Brice, and Will Rogers
  • Memphis Blues

    Memphis Blues
    William Christopher Handy publishes Memphis Blues
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner
    President Woodrow Wilson issues an executive order making "The Star Spangled Banner our national Anthem
  • Chicago becomes Jazz capital

    Chicago becomes Jazz capital
    Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton perform
  • Julliard School for Performing Arts opens

    Julliard School for Performing Arts opens
    Julliard opens in NYC
  • New York Philharmonic-Symphony

    New York Philharmonic-Symphony
    N.Y. Symphony Orchestra merges with Philharmonic Society of N.Y. to form New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
  • Electric Guitar

    Electric Guitar
    Electric Guitar Debuts
  • West Side Story

    West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein composes West Side Story
  • Annie get your Gun

    Annie get your Gun
    The musical Annie get your Gun by Irving Berlin
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley becomes first "Rock Star"
  • Patsy Cline

    Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline becomes a mainstream hit
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix celebrates counterculture with psychedelic rock