The cover of the album was defined as the “rock and roll persona” and introduces the genre’s lead instrument, the guitar. (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. It was though as Elvis popularized rock music, which resulted in the integration.
Throughout their career they made many albums including the highly praised albums Sgt. Pepper Lonely Harts Club Band and Abby Road. Since The Beatles first album in the early 1960's they have sold hundreds of millions of albums. The album I have chosen for this album review is their 1965 hit album Help! Help!
Lots of people had a dream to see the performance of the group. It was the most popular group, and they mixed such concepts as music and culture. These two things started to work together. To separate music and culture was not available in that time. Even Aaron Copland said: “If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of the Beatles.” The Beatles was not just a music band, it was the incarnation of ideal life, behavior.
Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers.
Even after their career ended The Beatles made a big influence on the lifestyle and culture of several generations. The words of their songs and images passed on influential ideas of love, peace, and imagination and helped in breaking walls in the thoughts of the people, therefore making a big impact on music and human history . (internal preview) Now that we have a brief intro about who "The Beatles" are lets move on to more details. I will focus on 3 aspects in order to really comprehend the legend of the Beatles…The formation of the
It all started in Liverpool, England in 1957 with four men named John, Paul, Ringo and George. The Beatles started out by playing in local bars and cellars when they were discovered by a music entrepreneur named Brian Epstein in November 1961. It wasn’t until 1963 when Beatlemania began, an intense hysteria from the rock band’s fans. The Beatles were everywhere, from their music to their fashion and the Beatlemania “epidemic” would shortly thereafter infect America and the rest of the world. The Beatles have made a lasting impact on fashion, music industry and modern culture, making them the most successful and influential bands of all time.
While in New York, Armstrong made dozens of records as a sideman, creating inspirational jazz and backup singing for many blues singers. Moreover, he had records as a soloist including "Cornet Chop Suey" and "Potato Head Blues." These solos changed jazz history, by incorporating daring rhythm choices, swing and high notes on cornet(Source B). Furthermore, in 1926, Armstrong finally switched from the cornet to the trumpet. After 1926, Louis became more and more famous and broke more and more barriers through his music.
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
Since the late 1980’s the music industry has seen a development in the phenomena of pop vocal all male groups referred to as ‘boy bands’. These so-called boy bands have proven to be quite the craze for young teenage girls who invest their time creating loyal followings (fan bases) for them by promoting their albums, making signs and waiting in lines for hours just to see them in concert. Each generation has their fair share of successful boy bands. For me, it was *Nsync and for my sister ,it’s One Direction. There hasn’t been a single car journey that passes by without listening to both bands followed by the both of us arguing about which one is better.
INTRODUCTION An artist I believe that has had influence above and beyond their genre of music is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was born on the 29th August, 1958 and died on the 25th June, 2009 leaving a tremendous musical legacy behind. Throughout his career he courted controversy which saw his appearance,personality and relationships played out in the public arena. 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.