The Twentieth Century gave birth to many new forms of music. The world saw music transformation from the creations of Chopin to Rock and Roll, Rap, Heavy Metal, and Grunge. While there are many artist and groups who performed new musical styles, none did more for them then the five bands we will discuss here. These groups not only shaped the music we listen to, they also shaped our culture. From the King of Rock, to the original British boy band, a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, the band that introduced 90’s to grunge rock, and finally the original gangster rappers.
Its commencement was in the Ramones, with their love of Bubblegum Pop and the Beach Boys, they paved the way for many artists to come. In the mid to late 1980s it started to rise in popularity. However, pop punk was still not an excepted genre in many major record labels. The bands popular at that time greatly inspired bands like the Offspring and Green Day's formation. In 1993, Green Day was signed to a major record label and by the following year pop punk grew in
1970s Music In the 1970’s, music was a big business. Many song writers wrote about sex, drugs, and important political events of the time period. There were also multiple different genres of music like; disco, heavy metal, and rock. In the long-run, many bands broke up because of band-member deaths or just simply arguments. 1970s music is full of interesting things and should be heard more my the younger generations.
Authentic rock and roll originated and emerged in the United States during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It branched off the musical stylings of gospel, blues, jazz country, and boogie. Numerous rock historians believe that rock music was one of the first music genres to define an age group. Famous artist during this time period include Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash. As time continued, rock music has brought us many familiar faces that nearly any music lover could recognize.
In the 1960s, the baby boom generation listened to a new kind of music called rock ‘n’ roll. Teenagers listened to American groups like the Beach Boys and the Supremes. The Beatles, a British group, became famous in the U.S. Artist and sculptors made a new kind of art called “Pop Art”. The 1960s was a decade that broke many traditions and feature many diverse trends.
90’s Hip Hop Vs. Hip Hop Today The 1990’s are often regarded as the ‘Golden Era Of Hip Hop’. Introducing arguably two of the biggest rappers of all time The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. With them spear heading this era there were other stars like Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Wu- Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more. Even the entrepreneurs we know now like Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and Dr. Dre all got catapulted into their superstar status as a result of this Era. This era had so much influence on pop culture that it’s impact can still be seen today, in the playlists of kids born too late to experience it.
Much of the entertainment that came out of the decade were crossing boundaries and entering a whole new wave of ideas and the music brought it all together. The fashion that is considered popular at any given time always relies on the fads and interests of the public. With artists such as Annie Lennox, the lead singer of the pop duo, The Eurythmics, both men and women were inspired to abandon the gender norms for how they dressed and this reflected largely on the runways where men and women were hard to tell apart. With pop and punk music being popular it was easy for the idols to spread their ideas and become influential to the
Rock Genre Mutation When music from the 20th and 21st centuries comes to mind, many are immediately drawn to the genre of rock and roll. Rock and roll, which emerged in the 1950’s, was unlike any genre before it. It combines elements from several different existing genres such as country music and blues (“Tracing the History of Rock `n' Roll”). Rock instrumentals consist mainly of bass, drums and guitars. Its fast paced tempo, element of rebellion in its lyrics and music, and its popularity amongst young people created a music genre and a way of life that would change the music industry and society forever.
Artists like the Beatles were quite famous for their music as they incorporated the American blues and rockability into their concepts. This was all during the time America faced a sudden loss of their President. Soul music was more different than