He also was one of the first musicians to star in movies, which would help illustrate a type of idol for future musician- turned movie stars. This was another way Presley impacted the current culture; he was the first to convert from a performer into a movie star, and set a standard for future stars. Elvis Presley’s records would soon make record history. In 1956, Elvis’s self -titled debut album was released. The cover of the album was defined as the “rock and roll persona” and introduces the genre’s lead instrument, the guitar.
Through Elvis Presley's efforts, he was named one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century because he helped create the Rock and Roll era and was named “king” of Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll influenced society in many different ways through history. It influenced many Americans to act many different ways and Rock and Roll still effects our lives today. Rock and Roll all started in the early 1950s.
I) Introduction: Hello everyone today I will speak to you about an English rock band who most of you have heard off, “The Beatles”. They were one of the biggest musical icons in history. The band consisted of 4 legends: John Lennon (guitar), George Harrison (guitar), Paul McCartney (bass) and Ringo Starr (drums).
Even so Michael went on to become known as the “King of Pop” and arguably one of the greatest and most famous pop stars in the world. Michael Jackson was born into an African American family being the eighth of ten children. In 1964 when he was six he joined his brothers band, The Jackson Brothers and ultimately went on to become one of the lead singers with his brother Jermiane when he was eight years old. Becoming the centre of attention suited Michael and this all singing and dancing inspired him for his future success. As stated by Jackie Jackson, Michael’s older brother “he was so energetic that at five year olds he was like a leader.
III-Biography of writer: Harry Lillis Crosby, also known as Bing Crosby, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1903. As a kid, people used to call him Bingo, therefore the name Bing was generated once he became famous. According to research, Bing was the most popular and influential media star of the first half of the 20th century. Crosby became a radio star in the late 1920s and early 1930s, first as a touring member of the Rhythm Boys and then as a solo act. He had solo hits in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936 and 1937, but the peak of his career didn 't even occur until World War II, when he also became a bona fide film star.
In 1936, Armstrong became the first African American to be featured in a Hollywood movie and to write an autobiography. Also, in 1937 he was the first African American to be on a sponsored radio broadcast. Moreover, he performed at hotels that didn't allow African Americans to stay, and he had contracts that no other African American had in the 1930s (Source A). Armstrong brought together scat singing, blues, and his trumpet and cornet to make a modern jazz. In his lifetime, Armstrong made thousands or records and inspired many to follow their dreams.
The greatest composer of all time Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st, 1685 in Germany. Bach was the eighth and last child born to Johann Ambrosius and Maria Elisabeth Bach. For many years, members of the Bach family throughout Germany had held positions such as organists, instrumentalists, or Cantors, and the family name gained a wide reputation for musical talent. Although most of his family members were composers as well, he was the most important member as he was a genius at balancing and combining exceptional performing musicianship with extreme creativity, technical mastery and intellectual control (Wolff, 2012). Most of Bach’s works were reflected by the many positions he have experienced.
The invention of rock & roll was a collaborative effort, yet many music buffs trace its beginnings back to a singer, songwriter, and guitarist named Chuck Berry. Taking what he knew from the blues, big band, swing, country, and pop, Berry developed a style and sound that uniquely spoke to the experience of the American teenager, and that appealed to white as well as black audiences. And he remains, arguably, rock & roll's most influential figure. Among those who admit to having emulated his complex guitar riffs and quick, witty lyrics in their early days are some of the most prominent bands and artists of the past 50 years--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Berry has spent a lifetime in the spotlight, but the spotlight has not always been kind to him.
As stated in the introduction, The Beatles didn’t emerge to popularity until the 1960s. The sixties were a time of rebellion and self-expression, especially among teenagers and young adults. Additionally, most families did not own a personal television until the sixties, this allowed entertainment industry to influence their audiences at home. Musicians now had to be appealing to their audience not just through their music, but now for their appearance.
Metallica helped create a new kind of rock and roll by having lightning guitar riffs, for which they earned eight Grammys and that helped secure a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Metallica one of the greatest bands of the 80s and 90s. How they got started James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich had many influences. When James was younger, he had a tragic event in his life that made him create a band (Fricke, Seliger, 1993). Then when he met another teenager, they formed
In 1948, Elvis’s family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis entered L.C. Humes High School. Presley played guitar and sang in several talent shows all throughout high school, and the appreciation that the audience gave him is what inspired him to work more on music. After he graduated,
Luke Bryan has worked over the years to become the successful country artist he is today. He grew up working on his father’s peanut farm, but in his early teens, he decided that he wanted to have a career in music (Luke Bryan Biography 1). Luke began writing songs with the help from others, which benefited him in the long run since many of his songs and albums have made it on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts (Luke Bryan Biography 1; Demings Award Section). Although Luke Bryan came from humble beginnings, growing up working on a farm in Georgia, his hard work and dedication through the years have propelled him to a very successful country career.
It On Down (Freeland, 2004) One of the most popular country band by popularizing country when most country stars where in the 1960s and 1970s (Freeland, 2004). And That 's happens when a bunch of southern cousins make a band, they make a huge hits and leave behind
He also auditioned for Keane’s record label in May 1958. His top hit song is called “La Bamba”. His stage name is Ritchie Valens. Ritchie is rock music’s first Latino star, a Mexican-American musician.
JOHNNY CASH John R. Cash, born in Kingsland, Arkansas, is one of the best-selling music artists of all time! He is widely considered one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide! Cash was born into an impoverished Arkansas family in 1932 and grew up working in the cotton fields. His Baptist upbringing meant that the music he heard was almost entirely religious, and the hymns sung by country singers like the Carter Family and Ernest Tubb reached him on the radio and made a permanent impression.