Rock and Roll especially changed, R&B and traditional pop into music that would play all day on the radio and television. Country music became more exposed and more and more people were getting into different genres of music. Many new artist and musicians were came and people loved it, Elvis Presley was one of the first super star from this decade. Elvis became famous and was on the radio and on television and now a day is known as a legend. There were tons of popular artist like Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Pattie Page, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Pat Boone, Gene Autry, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Same Cooke, Teresa Brewer, Ritchie Valens, Ray Charles and Harry Belafonte.
His first big break was a song known as Heartbreak Hotel (PBS 1). Elvis listened to African American gospel music and integrated that style into many of his best known songs . He sold millions of records and his popularity helped to make rock music popular . Elvis Presley made it possible for music from the different cultures to be brought over and intermixed . Elvis performed with a sexuality that appealed to young teens of the 50s.
Rock and roll has changed dramatically over the years. Some of the first rock and roll singers were Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, etc. During the years of transition during the late fifties and early sixties, music has dramatically changed over the years. From Motown music to hard rock to heavy metal, rock and roll became the most popular genre of music. Rock and roll is a popular genre because it’s been around since the 1950’s.
The term “rhythm and blues” was coined in 1947 by a white man named Jerry Wexler who was a reporter, editor, and writer for Billboard Magazine. The record companies that were distributing black trendy music were labeling the chart names: Harlem Hit Parade, Sepia, and Race Music. Wexler acknowledged these names to be demeaning to the black community so he then changed the name to a more tasteful and acceptable rhythm and blues. Wexler also signed and produced many of the most popular black singers of the last fifty years, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, LaVern Baker, and Ruth Brown. Wexler was much more than a top executive — he was a national tastemaker and a prophet of roots and rhythm.
Finally, came Y2K and fresh folks to sing the country style and connect with the people who love the genre so dearly. From George Strait to Garth Brooks to Tim McGraw, these names have come up on more than just the country charts but also the pop charts. Also, they drew in a substantial amount of wealth. They have changed more than their genre but also the entire music industry. Works Cited Dooley, Sean.
Towards the end of the ‘60s Cream split up. Eric Clapton joined the band Blind Faith in '69 and did fairly well with it, but the group broke up quickly after the release of their only album. It was then that Clapton launched his solo career. For A few years in the early ‘70s Clapton played with backup band "Delaney and Bonnie and Friends", and made a few pretty successful albums, but nothing in comparison to the popularity he had with Cream. This was the start of a period of time (basically most of the ‘70s) where Eric Clapton would switch around from backup band to backup band.
The family name is correctly spelled “Holley” but his first recording contract from Decca Records in 1956 spelled his last name “Holly” and he kept it that way for the rest of his career (Griggs 1). Holly took a very influential position in the music industry and built an audience for his Rock and Roll music very quickly due to his unique voice and advanced knowledge of music. Buddy Holly is a prime example of a musical pioneer who blended resources from various music genres including a variety of popular genres such as rhythm and blues (RNB), oriental, and African (Schinder and Schwartz 85). He also was known to influences experimental new music and electronic music. Although he spent a good part of his life in the recording studio, he also performed live.
Rockabilly was formed in the southern United States with its pioneers being the likes of Elvis, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. (Kaza). Rockabilly was said to have met its peak when Bill Haley and The Comets released the song “Rock Around The Clock” in 1955. This new style of music was not invented solely by Elvis but he was certainly one of the main poster boys for it. Elvis’ fusion of country music and rhythm and blues made him the most successful rocker of all, he brought forth the clearest fusion of black blues music into the newly formed genre of rock and roll (Clarke).
The styles that contributed to Rock and Roll are a combination of White and Black styles of music that were fused and came together as early as the 1930’s. Of course when anyone thinks about Rock and Roll they think of the man with full slicked backed hair and a white rhinestone jumpsuit. Elvis Aaron Presley was a singer, musician, and ... ... middle of paper ... ... most original and amazing songs out there. Originally the band felt that their first album was too much pop; there was no meaning in the words. But by the time they released Rubber Records, which they felt was one of their most cohesive and best records, they were at full Beatles swing.
Even though the R&B late night show on WGST was a big hit in the African American community, it featured a white disc jockey named Zenas “Daddy” Sears. (Cahoon, 2004) After 1949 the evolution of R&B began. In the 1950’s rhythm and blues somewhat developed into Rock and Roll. Little Richard, along with others, was one of the pioneers of R&B, he became one of the recording artist for RCA records. Working with talented but unknown R&B musician... ... middle of paper ... ...d or even mad and there would be a song to match my emotion.