Music had a greater impact on the war than others may think. Music can change the way we process things, feel and even how we perceive the world. Wars help push the world to change and adapt. Which is why many great things came out of wars. Things like jazz, the blues, and even ragtime came to be because of war.
They influenced wild, risqué rock and punk styles that took over the music industry. The birth of new genres of music that expanded the social acceptance was so successful they still influence music today (Gelipter). Lastly, the new creations of MTV and CDs expanded the way music sounded and how it was seen and heard. Musicians had the option to add drum machines and synthesizers into the music on CDs, bringing a new original sound to the music industry, while MTV brought image and interpretation (Gelipter). Although the 1980s was a rough decade, the music industry benefitted from the vast changes.
Eleanor Feagan, most commonly known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter who had a career lasting nearly 30 years. The way she sang had been strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists and introduced a new way of controlling phrasing and tempo. She carried an abundant amount of emotion and character in her voice, in addition to her material. Holiday is one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time and has had an everlasting influence on American music. The Harlem Renaissance was the “rebirth” of African American social and intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s.
If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz. Jazz was first born in New Orleans and eventually moved to Chicago.
The Music Revolution The Sixties were an exciting period with the beginning of a social, economic and Cultural Revolution, influenced by the music industry that was deeply involved into causes. This propensity took place in a turbulent period where some folks called it the "decade of discontent" because of the race riots and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. However, other individuals called it the decade of "peace, love, and harmony", because of the peace movements and the emergence of Hippies, called “flower children.” This decade was about assassinations, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women 's liberation, Vietnam, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug usage, Summer of Love and Woodstock Festival. All of these factors caused a revolutionary transformation in the world of well-liked music, establishing melodies as a form of raise voices and express feelings. All this controversy made American bands that were making traditional music, such as Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Supremes, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, the Byrds, and others change their tone.
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.
Elvis Presley was a major influence on Rock and Roll because he was the first major Rock and Roll superstar. Elvis was an American singer and actor. He is considered one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century for his groundbreaking performances. Because of this, he is often referred to as “The King of Rock and Roll” or just “The King”. Throughout Presley’s career, he defined the Rock and Roll genre, encourages a rebellious attitude on American teens, and because of him, the black community and music became much more widely accepted.
The progress of music from earlier years to the mid 1950’s was great. Not long after, Little Richard, in 1956, Elvis Presley, made his debut and in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis. Music attached to those particular names gave people a way to express themselves, the music gave people an idol that “understood” them. Rock and Roll also gave people back in the 1950’s freedom to be who they wanted to
The late 50’s is when pop was really being shaped to what it is now. In the 1960’s, music has changed drastically due to the political and popular events of the 60’s. Artists that found their talent in music during the sixties were people such as, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and the
The initial impact of hip-hop on America is evident through mediums like music, clothing, and advertising. Having that strong presence in mainstream pop culture led hip-hop to become an important part of American society, both socially and politically. Hip-hop emerged from and embraces Black America, which provides Black Americans with a sense of pride and glory after