Can you believe that? My parents believe that listening to a song with a beat with make me a criminal. Many other parents believe that rock and roll music is responsible for the decline in parental control. Churches aim hurtful comments to us teens and call this new music “Satan Music.” Older generations despise changes to what they believe and follow. Racist and radical groups fear this music because they believe that it will cause white women to fall in love with black men.
Not only did the band impact music but also “they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century” (Unterberger). One of the things that I really liked about the band is that not only were they able to deliver their music, but also changed the world by presenting themselves as a new figure in music and reached an artistic achievement far beyond the the entertainment level. Even though they were a really successful band, the upcoming of each member was not a smooth transition. The Beatles raised their interest in music in their hometown Liverpool, England a port city where they happened to live with their middle class families. Due to this beneficial opportunity they were able to hear the latest music trends at first hand from sailors that were traveling and bringing in the latest music styles.
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.
The popularity of Jackson and Presley causes many to ask “Who was more influential?” While Elvis Presley was mostly known for rock, he also gained recognition for his work in the country and gospel genres. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame. Elvis also became known as the "King of Rock n' Roll". On the other hand, Michael Jackson was known as the "King of Pop". Most of his music fell into the pop, R&B or soul genres.
Even though Michael had a solo career and he became a hit in 1972 he still was in his family band. His father pushed him and his brothers, so hard that if they didn 't do well there father would start to get violent. Despite this, Jackson 's father had faith that they would become a hit. Thanks to his father, Jackson was so big that he started to be called “the King of Pop”. (
And top of the totem pole he is. Kanye West’s music production, fashion design, and outspoken or winning mentality, changed pop and hip hop culture tremendously. Not only did he change it, he set the bar that many other artists strive to reach. Kanye’s influence has played one of the biggest parts in not only hip hop, but in a great deal of the music culture altogether. Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977.
John Lennon is known worldwide for being the lead singer of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but something that he is almost equally known for is his revolutionary ideals for the sake of world peace. From the day he was born and until the day of his assassination, his whole life revolved around challenging the status quo. Maybe some people saw him as being just another straggly hippie, but many people viewed him as an adored legend that made a positive impact on society. John was born on October 9, 1940 during World War II in the town of Liverpool, England. At the time of his birth, England was under heavy attack.
James Brown was one of the best singers, dancer, and musician ever. He was called the Godfather of Soul because he worked his way to the top of music charts. His unique style and vocals influenced many artists. One artist that he really had a big influence on was Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was arguably the best pop star ever.
Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avon’s that later evolved to become The Flames, Brown served as the group 's lead singer. First coming to national public attention in the late 1950s as a member of The Famous Flames with the hit ballads "Please, Please, please" which was one of the biggest hits for him. Second hit was a song called “Try Me” which was a song that actually no one wanted to sign, but he paid for the demo, and after that it became the number one hit on the R&B chart. James Brown style was truly unique; from the way he dresses to the way he moves on stage.
Former rockabilly singer Roy Orbison began creating some of the best pop records ever made by a country-music artist. His voice was one of the most emotional and powerful of all popular music and he had a major influence on many later artists. A few well-known pop country artists from the present day are Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Miranda Lambert. My personal favorite is Thomas
Scott Joplin is important to the culture, history, and legacy of African Americans because…he was a successful composer in his day, and even after his death his music was renowned for the complexity. Because he Changed Ragtime style music he is now known as an american icon. Born in eastern Texas, some 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of present-day Texarkana, to an ex-slave father and a freeborn mother, ragtime composer Joplin rose from humble circumstances to be widely regarded as the "King of Ragtime Composers. Scott Joplin had a fairly normal childhood for an african american of the time. Although he was unquestionably born with a musical gift, Joplin 's genius must be attributed at least partly to childhood influences from the region of his birth.
Countless new forms of entertainment were introduced by the Baby Boom generation. The rise and popularization of rock and roll changed the way of music. Many rock stars emerged, such as Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. This is evident has phots of a enormous crowd gathering around a famous rock star. (Garfield Newman, 286) In addition, there was the introduction of rock concerts in the 50s.