Elvis Presley Elvis inspired and influenced rock musicians like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen. Elvis’ early life was mostly in Memphis, Tennessee with his cousins. His middle life was full of music. Presley’s late life had a downfall, but, he kept on going forward. To truly understand Elvis Presley, one must understand his early, middle, and late life.
For my Hispanic heritage project I decided to do Ricky Martin. Ricky’s occupations are singing, acting, and being an author. He was born on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico. Ricky was in commercials from the age of six. His commercials were mainly advertisements for fast food and soft drinks. After being in those commercials he decided to try out for an all boy pop group called Menudo. He had auditioned three times for this group before earning his final spot in 1984 at the age of 13. He was in the group for a total of five years. During his time in the group Ricky toured around the world singing in different languages. After his five years he had reached the group’s age limit which is 18. He then returned
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Elvis Presley would have been a twin but his brother was stillborn. Elvis Presley got his first guitar on his 11th birthday. In 1938 Elvis was sentenced three years in jail for stealing a check, but he was only in jail for less than a year. Elvis graduated in 1953 from Humes high school in Memphis being the first person in his family to get a high school diploma.
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. His parents were Italian immigrants Natalina Della and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra. Sinatra 's mother was often called “Hatpin Dolly,” and was well known for her fiery volatile Ligurian personality, according to lifetimetv.co.uk. Frank had a decent childhood, due to Saverio 's job as a firefighter. He was also a Sicilian boxer and bar owner. Frank Sinatra decided at a young age that he wanted to work hard and get ahead in life (IMDb.com). It wasn 't until after seeing Bing Crosby perform that he decided he wanted to become a singer.
Elvis Aaron Presley, a Rock-N- Roll icon, was born on January 8, 1935. His parents are Vernon and Gladys Presley. Presley was born a twin, but his identical brother was stillborn. Elvis’s original middle name was Aron to resemble his stillborn twin’s middle name, but he legally changed it to Aaron as a biblical and traditional spelling. In 1953, Elvis cut his first demo at Sun Studio; he also began touring all over America. Born in rural Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis grew to become one of the most famous icons in Rock-N-Roll history.
Maria Rivas Ms. Goodson English 262 October 20, 2015 Reggaeton: A New Genre of Music What is Reggaeton Music? Many people may not know what Reggaeton is, but for Latin American people is easy to know that this is a popular and unique style of music. Reggaeton is a form of Urban Latin Music, this music has a mix of many rhythms that includes drum machines, "rapping in spanglish" and fast─paced beats.
Woody Guthrie is perhaps, one of the most well-known American Folk singers. What many consider his most well-known song is “This Land is your Land”. He inspired and influenced many famous musicians and singers like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Today, we are going to talk a little about his early life, his service in WWII, and his later life.
James Brown is another person in my era who was very popular and well known for his influence on music as well the introducing of a drug into the lime light PCP. Brown was born extreme poverty but worked his way to be one of the greatest of the funk and R&B music making people give him the nick name "The Godfather of Soul." His musical style influenced many artists to come. Brown was also known for his crazy personal life, as well as role in activism for the black community in combination in his songwriting and advocating for the benefits of education to the
He is one of the most popular singers of this time; I can’t even describe the amount of fans that were there! After the war music was reshaped for the better because now we have the beautiful music of rock and roll. Rock and Roll artist’s especially Elvis contributed African American music and blues to create a unique sound. Elvis challenges the old belief of separating white and black music as he combines them together. Elvis also challenges the social and racial blockades of this times he fosters an new American music and popular culture.
This song begins and ends with musical style of the Ba-benzele people of central Africa by refining African sounds into contemporary funk music. Berry also states that Hancock’s album Mwandishi (1971) was created by working with black activist James Mtume and giving himself the Swahili name, “Mwandishi” which means a composer to show that his advocacy toward Black nationalist
When Berlin was at Tin Pan Ally, her wrote a tune call “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” that took the ways of old style ragtime with the more popular beat at the time. The song solidified Tin Pan Alley by making “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” a greatest achievement for them and Irving Berlin. When Americans heard “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” it made them change how they would listen to how it was played. Berlin song help put sales in radios and the phonographs, watch made Tin Pan Ally more because they made even more music. The next is George Gershwin; at 15 he left school and started playing nightclubs before working at Tin Pan Alley.
Elvis Presley was not a remarkable singer when he started out. For many years, he worked diligently with his work to try to get his music heard by other people. His success finally came when people gave him a chance. Elvis later received a slew of awards for his musical works. Although most people see Elvis Presley as only a great singer, Elvis created a style of music that led to the music we have today.
NELSON MANDELA Nelson Mandela is one of the influence people in the 20th century politics. He was the first black president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and elected by fully representative democratic election. He was also a politician, an activist, fighting against HIV/AIDS in Africa, promoting global peace and South African anti apartheid revolutionary. One thing that he did for the Africans and affects the world was about to end the apartheid, a system that try to separated the races of black skin over white skin people in South Africa. Because of him right now there is no differentiate between those people again.
What encouraged this song was before he joined anyone he kicked his drug addiction. Another hit that he got because of kicking his alcohol and drug addiction was “The Ring of Fire” he says many lines but he keeps repeating the line “i overcame the ring of fire” as in he overcame his drug and alcohol use. He was signed with a record label called columbia records, at the time they would only sign very high quality stars that were making top