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.
From a young age, Dylan had an interest in music and was driven by several entertainment icons such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This led him to dropout of college to focus full-time on what he loved to do most: creating music. As Dylan reached his 20s, he started to produce a wide collection of songs at a very fast pace. In fact, many of these songs written during this time are presented in the album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Through the use of traditional music and meaningful lyrics, Dylan creates an album that exemplifies both protest and sorrow.
Jimi Hendrix was the most famous American rock guitarist in my heart. He has multi talent, he can sing and play the guitar skillfully at the same time, also he is a songwriter. He was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. Started playing guitar at age 15, when he first got his guitar from his father as a gift. He loves rock music and he also plays blues and R&B music.
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.
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.
Throughout the music industry there have been a lot of young musical artists that have come and gone, but there is one person who will always stand out, even if they were not born during the time when he was alive. This artist has won over the hearts of many with the words he said and the songs he created. This artist is none other than Tupac Shakur. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 in the town of East Harlem, Manhattan, NYC. Tupac lived with his mother Afeni Shakur, his stepfather Mutulu Shakur, his older brother Mopreme.
Today, we have a special guest on Vibe. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem who was born on October 17, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout Eminem’s rapping career, more than seventy million album copies were sold and the young artist soon became the highest selling musicians and the highest selling rap artists around the world. However, in order for Eminem to become who he really is today, he had to overcome many obstacles. Since music was his destiny, Eminem has realized that the way he can fulfill his dream of rapping was to leave his dark past behind, and change his identity and the way he looked.
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.
Thanks to his unique style of singing, the way he dress and the way he dance(e.g. moon walk). Who does not know the well-known song (Billie Jean) written by himself in the album(the Thriller 1982). His tenure topped the music chart for almost three decades, 70s, 80s and 90s.MTV, the famous music channel, aired his music to entire the globe. Eventually, he became the everlasting icon of the pop culture
After selling 10 million copies of the album, Nevermind. One of the songs on the album became a hit called “Come as You Are”. Nirvana also, managed to get punk popular in years where punk wasn’t as open and spread. His album became so widespread that it had actually knocked out popular singers off the board and became in the top scale in the U.S (Romanowski, 2001). While being remembered for showing older punk rock to an audience, Nirvana made the low life of punk boom all around the world (Romanowski, 2001).
JOHNNY CASH John R. Cash, born in Kingsland, Arkansas, is one of the best-selling music artists of all time! He is widely considered one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide! Cash was born into an impoverished Arkansas family in 1932 and grew up working in the cotton fields. His Baptist upbringing meant that the music he heard was almost entirely religious, and the hymns sung by country singers like the Carter Family and Ernest Tubb reached him on the radio and made a permanent impression. "From the time I was a little boy," he said to Steve Pond in a 1992 Rolling Stone interview, "I never had any doubt that I was gonna be singing on the radio."
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
Elvis was given his very first guitar by his parents, soon after he started teaching himself how to play. In 1948, Elvis’s family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis entered L.C. Humes High School. Presley played guitar and sang in several talent shows all throughout high school, and the appreciation that the audience gave him is what inspired him to work more on music. After he graduated,
Professor Davis taught Louis how to play the cornet correctly and set him on the path of being a pro. Louis wrote years later, “My whole musical success goes back to the time I was arrested…. because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.” (McDonough, 26-27) Louis Armstrong was the most influential person of the 1920’s because he was the most important figure in jazz during the 1920’s, he influenced civil rights through his jazz, and he helped transform jazz in 1920’s giving it a
It also brought Bennett two Grammy Awards in 1962, for Record of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance. With his new popularity he had more single hits such as "The Good Life" (1962), "A Taste of Honey" (1964), and "Fly Me to the Moon" (1965). Soon after Bennett began to suffer from the record companies ' stubborn commitment to rock and roll, and due to this hit another hitless