Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists. He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arizona, he died on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had five kids their names are John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, his wife’s name was June Carter. Johnny Cash 1
John Franklin Candy was born October 31, 1950, in King City Canada. He was only five years old when his father died only 35 years old. John was so sad that he decided to protect his family. He had two brothers, Jim candy, and Nicky candy. He also had a son and a daughter, Christopher Candy, and Jennifer Candy.
Presley was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead. It was originally thought Presley’s death was due to a heart attack but later toxicology reports identified high levels of several drugs in his system. It was later revealed that the King was addicted to painkillers his doctor had prescribed him and kept providing him with even after seeing that Presley was
James Earl Jones is a well-known actor. He has been in many movies and due to his strong demeanor and how captivating his acting skills are, most of the roles he plays are of a strong-willed person. A few movies he has been in is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Return of the Jedi (1983), and Coming to America (1988). In each movie, he has a high status of someone strong and important. With every role, he can express himself through the part.
Johnny Cash had 14 number 1 top hits. He learned to play guitar when he was in the air force, that is when Johnny knew he wanted to join the music business. After he left the air force he joined the Keegan School of Broadcasting to try and get into the music business. Despite the fact that he had a normal American childhood, Johnny Cash became one of the best country singers of all time (“Johnny Cash” Contemporary). Johnny Cash had a pretty normal childhood for his time in age.
Elvis faced many obstacles during his 24 years as the “King” he faced racial controversy, musical barriers, and bad press in order to help create Rock and Roll music. Long before Rock n Roll was created or even thought of, the musical world was divided over petty differences. One of the many reasons why music was divided was the heavy racism that plagued the United States since the end of slavery. Another reason why music was divided was the fact of a huge generation gap, or difference between parent and child. These are some of the challenges that Elvis faced.
Jazz is most often thought to have been started in the 1920s as this explosive movement, but that is in fact not the case. Starting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many African American musicians have started to explore their taste in improvising, and where better to do that than New Orleans (Anderson). Before the 1920s these jazz musicians have already been going around sharing the unique sound, but up until then, jazz had remained majorly in New Orleans. Interestingly during this period, a common jazz band would consist of a cornet, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section when at this period of time the clarinet is not commonly associated with being a jazz instrument, it moved into being the saxophone rather. A big
Since the the day Elvis Presley was proclaimed dead due to a drug overdose on August 16, 1977, rumors and conjecture have hypothesized that he is still living. Some claim he is living in secrecy, escaping the life he had created for himself as arguably the most popular and influential American musician of all time. Is it that Presley fans essentially can 't give up, or arrives truth to the ravenous bits of gossip that he faked his own particular downfall to pick up the security and peace he needed amid his fame.
He was born into the family of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the man known for starting the Klu Klux Klan, also known as the KKK. As well as being born into nobility, he influenced many well known people. For example, because of his back being crooked, he danced kind of awkwardly. But when the man we know today as Elvis was staying at his house, he danced for him, and Elvis soon starting using this ‘wobble’. Eventually, the dance was seen on T.V..
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races. First of all, in the 1950’s Elvis Presley and his music started the era of the generation gap between teenagers and their parents, an era which is still going on today. With Elvis being very young, attractive and his new type of music and dancing, teenage girls fell head over heels for the young star. Most parents though, did not feel the same way about Presley. He was often described a vulgar and many accused him of corrupting the youth.
(Rodman 28) Not only did Presley’s first album illustrate the main instrument that would become a popular one, throughout his career, Elvis had 114 songs on the Billboard Top 40 and 18 number one pop hits (Scrivani-Tidd). Presley helped set the standard of sales and records from all his hits and songs. After World War II, drastic changes occurred in America, like integration of the South.
Focusing specifically on the opposition of racial segregation, The Civil Rights movement symbolized the need for change across America. Between the years of 1950 and 1960, events such as; the March on Washington, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, speeches, protests, and sit-ins, directly defined such opposition. Due to such events, two outstanding leaders of their time, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X emerged into the public eye and began to impact the Civil Rights movement. At a turning point of the century, the two men took charge and became icons across the world while resonating significantly with African American minorities. With such in mind, the two men had extreme differences in their morals, ideals, and religions; however, both deemed
On January 8th, 1935 one of the greatest influences to pop and country was born. Elvis Aaron Presley changed the way people heard and saw music through his songs and the way he performed them. Elvis’ music was stunning, he had eighteen American No. 1s and hundreds of gold records from around the world. He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage. Elvis Presley was the first rock'n'roll star, he brought rebellion to the youth of that time and was able to grasp the listener and draw them into his songs which few artist have ever been able to accomplish.
In 1958 Gary, Indiana Michael Jackson was born to parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Michael went on to become the lead singer of the iconic family musical group The Jackson 5 and after their huge success he reinvented himself as a solo artist. Michael Jackson was one of the greatest artists of all time, he was credibly deemed the King of Pop. Throughout all of his successes he faced many struggles physically, mentally and emotionally. Behind the scenes, Michael seemed to have been struggling with self-identity amongst other things.