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.
Women started to wear jeans and men began to wear their hair long as a sign of rebellion. Parents were very disapproving of this new style of music and how their teenagers were acting. Parents of these teens referred to the music as Satan’s music because it brought not only the foul lyrics but new dance moves and the influence of drugs and alcohol greatly increased while this music became popular. Parents were concerned that their teens would want to be just like the rockstars on the stage drinking and taking drugs and said that was the devil’s way of tempting their
Johnny Cash, also known as the Man in Black, was a singer, songwriter, guitarist with a rich, booming baritone voice. His musical career spanned half a century. However, it is hard to think of Johnny Cash without thinking of his wife, June Carter Cash. Her unconditional love and support changed his life. June rescued Johnny from his drug addiction and helped him rediscover his Christian faith.
was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was killed by James Earl Ray. MLK Jr. was an important leader of the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s. His assassination helped speed the way for an equal housing bill. In the 1960s, the baby boom generation listened to a new kind of music called rock ‘n’ roll.
The tragic hero also has a downfall, where her position is flipped and she gradually loses her influence. For Winehouse, her continued drug use caused her to attract media attention and lose many fans. After repeatedly arriving at her performances intoxicated, many fans lost interest in attending Winehouse’s concerts. In Shakespearean tragedy, the anagnorisis, or the change from ignorance to the recognition of hamartia, is not always realized by the tragic hero. Nevertheless, Winehouse recognizes the negative effects of her actions, but still prolongs her drug and alcohol use and abuse.
When it comes to male artists, Garth Brooks was by far one of the most influential artists. Brooks story is an inspirational story of how an artist can blend rock and country into a whole new style. The world of country music embraced Brooks style known as New Country. The new style was more aggressive with increased emphasis on drums and bass, and more infused gospel and R&B. When it comes to other country artist, Brooks is not completion, becoming the best-selling solo artist in history.
John Williams’ popularity as a film composer is nearly universal. His first work in film scoring, writing for the movie Daddy-O, began in 1959, and has continued nearly every year since. His most popular works include Jaws, Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, and the Home Alone series, just to name a few. Williams, born in New York, moved to Los Angeles in 1948 and began studying composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, one of the most prominent composers for guitar in the twentieth century. He served in the Air Force, and upon returning home, began studying piano at
Glenn Goulds 1955 recording of 'The Goldberg Variations', being his first recording of this work, was an interpretation of Goldberg Variations by the composer J.S. Bach. The Goldeberg Variations 1955 was an album that heightened Glenn Goulds musical career in terms of being a pianist, internationally. The album is a set of 30 variations, with a length in timing of under 40 minutes, seen as ''one of the monuments of keyboard literature'' (Gould, Glenn,P.22) he means that this recording and interpretation of Bachs original work is a masterpiece and hugely honoured through music history. The 1955 recordings were his first recording and made at and for Columbia Records in the city of Manhattan.
King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history. Early Years Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. The King and Williams families were rooted in rural Georgia. Martin Jr. 's grandfather, A.D. Williams, was a rural minister for years and then moved to Atlanta in 1893.