After graduating, he worked as a mechanist, but soon he would get his big break in the music industry and acting business. Elvis cut his first demo record at Sun Studio; from there, Sam Phillips, the record owner, took him under his wing. Soon, Elvis made his first single “That’s All Right (Mama)” in 1954. In 1955, he signed with RCA Records which was worked out by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. His first number one hit was “Heartbreak Hotel”, and his first number one album was Elvis Presley.
When we had our first black president in America history, something that people only decades ago would have laughed at the idea of, the world changed. When Obama was elected president, it was a huge turning point in history: "The victory was heralded as the arrival of a “post-racial” America, one in which the nation’s original sin of racial slavery and post-Reconstruction Jim Crow discrimination had finally been absolved by the election of a black man as commander in chief," (Joseph). I only lived when the world changed, because I practically grew up knowing Obama as our president. Obama was inspiring, not only for black Americans, but for all other races as well. Racism was something I never knew about until the third grade and I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that people could hate another person simply for their race.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
Michael Joseph Jackson is an african american musician, singer, dancer, writer, producer, businessman and humanist activist. He is known by king of pop, distinguished as the most important and successful star in the history of music. The eighth son of jackson's family started his singing career with his brothers as a member in the Jackson's 5 band in 1964, then started solo singing in 1971. Many people noticed the potential talent in the Jackson's family, so their father signed a contract with a musical company in 1963. Michael was credited for breaking the racial barriers on the television where he was the first african american singer his music videos appeared on MTV channel, also the credit of turning the music video to type art and a promotion
The Beatles Introduction The United States wouldn’t be the same after the British Invasion. The Beatles made a statement in US that young and old could relate to. They had a leading edge on the British invasion which they earned many awards, won 25 grammy’s, and even earned a place in the Rock & Roll hall of fame, making the Beatles one of the best Rock & Roll bands in the 20th century. Ringo Starr’s love for music started in the hospital. When Ringo Starr was young he became very sick with peritonitis.
Without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Marley will be forever recognized as the most important figure in the 20th century music. A man who grew up wanting to make the world a better place one music note at a time. Bob Marley’s life was definitely an interesting one, raised in one of the most “Third World” countries in the world. Marley started a legacy of reggae music, undoubtedly the most famous reggae artist of all time. Robert Nesta Marley brought around this new style of music in a unique way, with a raspy voice, guitar playing and drumming.
This quote, delivered on the 28th August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. by Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech, is possibly the most recognized quote of the whole twentieth century in the United States. King, through the paraphrasing of the Declaration of Independence, manages to evoke the truth on which the United States of America was founded. The notion that all men are created equal plays an enormous part in the evolution of the United States, especially from 1945 to 1968. This period of time has African Americans gain civil and political rights but also sees the United States develop severe intolerance towards them. During WWII, soldiers from the United States fought as a part of the Allied powers in a war of ideals, the Allied powers fighting for Democracy and the Axis powers fighting for Fascism.
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood ” (King, M. L., 1963) The 1960’s were one of the most creative periods among other period. Known as the decade of revolution in politics, music and society, the 1960’s pop culture began in the United States and the United Kingdom before it spread to mainland Europe and different parts of the world. After years of nightmare when World War II has finally ended, it was a period of readjustment and remaking especially in Europe. This made the youngsters on the 60’s bewildered and they began to question their values about life. A period of purity and trust soon changed into a period of hate and savagery.
Metallica had many big hits. 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 a band (Morrison, 2006).
Cultures refers to the language, beliefs, values, beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next. And cultural patterns that are widespread among a society’s population is called - Popular Culture. In this study, we will focus on hip hop culture in the United State. It is safe to say that music is one of many things that we can’t live without. United State is no exception, in fact, United State is the biggest music market on the planet.