On January 8th, 1935 one of the greatest influences to pop and country was born. Elvis Aaron Presley changed the way people heard and saw music through his songs and the way he performed them. Elvis’ music was stunning, he had eighteen American No. 1s and hundreds of gold records from around the world. He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage. Elvis Presley was the first rock'n'roll star, he brought rebellion to the youth of that time and was able to grasp the listener and draw them into his songs which few artist have ever been able to accomplish.
George Strait once said, “I’ve been blessed with the ability to sing and that has taken me so many places I never would have gone otherwise.” He has had a long changing journey in life so far. He never thought of a singing career until he went into the army and sang in a small country band while stationed in Hawaii. Later, when he came back from the army, he started performing in a country band. That lead to getting signed to a record label, and his career took off. George Strait is a very successful country musician who gave country music a newer sound and made an impact on country music today. Many people call him “King George” because of how popular he is in the music industry , and because of the ways he has affected country music today.
As Bruce Springsteen once said, “Rock and Roll, man, it changed my life” (Frankl 22). Well said Mr. Springsteen. Music can indeed change a person’s life. Along his journey, Bruce went from zero to hero. Bruce Springsteen was a very rebellious man and was famous for his Rock and Roll music. Bruce Springsteen went through many hardships when he was a child on through his journey to being a successful Rock and Roll artist.
One of the first country music stars is a man by the name of Jimmie Rodgers. In the later half of his career Jimmie was incredibly successful, with recording over 100 different pieces of music, he was labeled by many as “The father of Country
Buddy Holly was referenced in Billy Joel’s song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. Holly was a singer and songwriter before he died in 1959. Buddy Holly was mentioned in Billy Joel’s song because of his tragic death in 1959; Joel did not want him to be forgotten. After all, he was writing about major events that were happening, and the death of a pop sensation definitely fit perfectly into his song. Buddy Holly greatly affected today’s society by paving the way for new musicians and inspiring people across America. He still undoubtedly has many fans, though he has been dead for many years. Buddy Holly was a great musician whose music still lives on today.
Willie Nelson is, without question, one of the most influential musicians of his time. He has left an indelible mark on not only his own genre, but music in general. His unique sound, longevity as an artist, and talent as a songwriter have all combined to make him a popular singer even today.
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races.
Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
“The good ole days weren't as always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Billy Joel went from an average class worker to a well know piano player. He impacted pop music by focusing on his piano, won multiple Grammys and awards, was inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most influenced pop artists in the 20th century.
“I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music (“George Strait Quotes,” 2018).” George Strait made this happen too, with hard work and persistence. Being turned down by multiple record companies was very hard on Strait. He kept working though, and it paid off. George won many awards, was inducted in the Hall of Fame, and kept old country alive when the “urban country” era started, making him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
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.
"Satchmo," "Pops," and "Ambassador Satch" were names for an outstanding jazz artist that inspired many. He was one of the most important musicians in jazz. He helped to transform the traditional New Orleans style into a completely different form of jazz. Louis Daniel Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana in a very poor neighborhood. His father, a laborer, abandoned the family when he was young, and his mother was an irresponsible single parent. She left Armstrong and his sister in the care of their grandmother(Source C). Armstrong was taken out of school in fifth grade to begin working. On New Year's Eve in 1912, Armstrong fired his stepfather's gun in the air during a celebration and was arrested. He was then sent
Although Michael Jackson was a controversial figure; he will ultimately be remembered for his fantastic singing ability and incredible dancing style. Michael Jackson was an incredible singer and a generous volunteer. Not only did he change the music world he also had an effect on society. He captivated the world with his dancing and fashion. He inspired many people in the singing industry right now. Those are only a few of the things he did.
The book entitles Johnny Cash: The Autobiography written by Johnny Cash. This book is about Johnny Cash who is also called as the Man in Black, Country music Legend. This book has five parts, entitled Cinnamon Hill, The Road, Port Richey, Bon Aqua and The Road Again. He talks about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him to become one of the music legends.
Everybody has different musical taste and reasons of why they like it and even though, all songs are very different from each other, what they all have in common is that they make people feel something. The reason for this is the significance we give to the lyrics or the memories they hold for us. Occasionally, songs tend to have a much deeper meaning than it might seem and this song is not the exception. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra is my favorite song because of its theme, the lyrics, and what it means to me.