Rock and roll

  • first electral insterment


    Thaddeus Cahill builds the first electronic instrument
  • elvise was born

    January 8: Elvis Presley born 1935
  • Alan freed coins the term rock and roll

    Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coins the term rock and roll.
  • Elvis became famous

    Elvis started singing for his local community and signed with a local recording studio in Memphis. It wasn't until 1955 that he signed with RCA, which was the start of his famous career he was called the king of rock and roll.
  • Montown

    Berry Gordy, Jr., founds Motown record company; in the 1960s Motown stars include the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.
  • The british invasion

    The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson releases Thriller; the video becomes a classic.
  • britney spears

    Eight-year-old Britney Spears makes her musical television debut on Star Search.
    early 1990s
  • Lauryn Hill

    Lauryn Hill takes home five Grammys for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
  • Green day

    Green Day releases the politically charged album American Idiot, which goes on to sell over six million copies in the United States.