Rock n’ Roll Through the Decades

Timeline created by hkazzi
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  • THE BIRTH OF ROCK N ROLL

    THE BIRTH OF ROCK N ROLL
    Rock and Roll emerge from urban blues, jump blues, country and gospel roots. This music was enjoyed by all races and had it had brought new insight into music. Rock's influence spread rapidly fast and had been heard internationally due to it being heard in movies, the radios and on the TV. The genre of Rock music had sold 43% of records by the end of the decade.
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    50 YEARS OF ROCK N' ROLL

  • ELVIS PRESLEY

    ELVIS PRESLEY
    Elvis Presley was the number one rock music artist in the '50s. In 1956, Presley had three songs in the international top ten singles and two albums in the international top five albums.
  • ROCK MUSIC TAKING IT'S NEXT STEP

    ROCK MUSIC TAKING IT'S NEXT STEP
    In the '60s, the music charts had very little albums or songs that were outside the genre of rock n roll, making rock music extremely popular. In the early '60s, Presley still scored major songs, however, later on in the decade, girl groups started, a lot of male soloists were recognised such as Phil Spector's wall of sound.
  • BEATLEMANIA

    BEATLEMANIA
    1963 was a very successful year for the Beatles. Two of their albums reached #1, three of their singles hit #1 and a #2 single. Unfortunately as the year comes to an end, the Beatles are still unknown in the United States.
  • BIG BUSINESS

    BIG BUSINESS
    The '70s was a crazy year with a lot of ups and downs. The Beatles split up and all four members continue their career as a solo artist, moreover, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all pass away at the age of 27. Despite that, many bands such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Grand Funk and Led Zeppelin play to thousands or stadiums. Rock music is also processing a phase of heavy metal.
  • CD'S, SYNTHS AND THE RISE OF MTV

    CD'S, SYNTHS AND THE RISE OF MTV
    In 1980, right as John Lennon was travelling back into the public eye, he gets shot to death by a fan. However, A lot more rock artists and bands gained fame after MTV is available in over 2,000 cable systems. Thus the public gets to watch rock music 24/7 like rap, hip hop and heavy metal. A variety of female artists gain fame which is shown in their single and album status.
  • MICHAEL JACKSON

    MICHAEL JACKSON
    In 1983, Michael Jackson releases his album 'Thriller' which tops the charts for 22 weeks! This album also hit's #1 in the UK and becomes the best selling album of all time. Seven of the ten singles in the album made the top 10
  • GROTH IN FAME

    GROTH IN FAME
    In the '90s, Hip-Hop has majorly expanded. Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Salt n' Pepa, Ice T, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Cypress Hill and many other artists and bands had huge growth in sales due to their publicity on the radio.