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.
After 1926, Louis became more and more famous and broke more and more barriers through his music. 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.
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. Perhaps even more famously, he recorded "White Christmas," which was released on Christmas 1941 and remained a top hit all the way through 1942 (shmoop.com) Bing, was successful and adaptableness to all aspects of music. He began with singing jazz and pop tunes, and eventually expanded out to everything from country and blues to show tunes and ultimately a successful entrance into film acting only boosted his profile further. As a result, Crosby was honored as a sort of American "everyman," especially after his recognition and comparison of his character constructed in "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" The great depression did not discriminated any economical background,
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.
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. This new genre of music came from a combination between African American Blues and Gospel.
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.
carried on the legacy of his father by being a country singer too. But Hank didn’t just carry on the tradition, he expanded upon it, had a better career, and became more famous than his father was. Hank’s music was appealing to many people, making him very famous for the area that he was in. This area is the southern region around Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He leaves a lasting impact on society and paves the way for new singers to come and take his place when he’s gone.
The man behind “Hi-De-Ho,” Cab Calloway was a wildly successful and popular entertainer. Rising to fame during the Big Band Era, Calloway’s image is immortalized due to his large personality, stage presence, and scat singing. Though he was most influential during the 1930s, his career lasted well into the 1980s and early 1990s. Cab Calloway was born Cabell Calloway III on December 25, 1907. His father, Cabell Calloway was a lawyer, his mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, a schoolteacher.
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.
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. 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.
Alabama had lots of interesting player through the years.Owens very popular with the audience as he charms them and also tells them jokes. The Audience still loves him the same as 30 years ago when Alabama started. Randy Owen is the main voice of Alabama. (Freeland, 2004) When he goes on stage he dazzles lots of fans and they cheer this country guy. Randy Owen also does solo performances.
To this day thousands of people of all age groups, young and old, visit Graceland annually, especially on the anniversary of Elvis’s death. They hold a special vigil in honor of the King of Rock-N-Roll himself, and they light candles while standing on the outside of Graceland. Elvis grew to become one of the most famous icons in Rock-N-Roll history that grew up in rural Tupelo, Mississippi. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley visit Graceland regularly and Pricilla once said, “It is truly a sight to behold…This is something that Elvis would never, ever have believed could have taken place here.” Elvis was very productive with his music career, he received many Grammy awards, and he acted in many different
Tony had many records during the mid and late 1950s. Some of these were “These Foolish Things” and “Blues of the Night”. Though he went through a hitless period during the early 1960s. During this time the singer, arranger, and accompanist Ralph Sharon played a show at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, where Bennett sang the song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco," the song changed the course of Bennett 's career, earning him a sustained place on the charts in both the United States and Great Britain. It also brought Bennett two Grammy Awards in 1962, for Record of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.
The Life and Legacy of Garth Brooks Garth Brooks is one of the most Successful country music artists of all time. Here are some facts and information about him. Here you’ll find information about his early life and home, his musical influences, and his breakthrough and success. Garth never knew he’d be famous for anything, but little did he know that he was soon to be a big name in the music industry. Soon enough he’d be breaking records, and selling millions of his own albums.
On that drive, he spotted the actor John Candy in the stands and decided to point it out in the huddle, right before leading his team 92 yards and throwing the game winner with thirty four seconds left in the game. Most quarterbacks, at any level, would have been nervous, but what Montana did, in the biggest game of the year, really shows how he earned the nickname Joe Cool. Joe Montana had great stats for an NFL quarterback. He may not have the best stats of all time compared to today 's players, but when he was done playing they were some of the best ever. In just 10 seasons of twelve games or more, he threw for over 40,500 passing yards, including passing for 300 yards in a single game thirty nine times, six of those times in the postseason.