Music History

  1. Alan Freed

    • Credited
    • with naming rock & roll
  2. Big Joe Turner

    • “shake
    • rattle and roll”
  3. Bill
    He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their hit song "Rock Around the Clock".
  4. Elvis
    • "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King"
    • RCA Victor
    • "Hound Dog" made the cover version of Big mama Thornton's song.
    • "That's Allright"
    • "Mystery Train"
    • "Don't be Cruel"
  5. Buddy Holly
    Influential to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, and Bob Dylan,
  6. Chuck
    • guitar solos
    • "Maybellene" (1955),
    • "Roll over Beethoven" (1956),
    • "Rock and Roll Music" (1957)
    • and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958),
  7. Little Richard

    "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly"
  8. "Fats" Domino
    Pianist remade " blue heaven"
  9. Chubby
    known for popularizing the The Twist with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist"
  10. Phil
    The originator of the "Wall of Sound"
  11. Berry
    Founder of Motown
  12. The Beach Boys

    • America's Band
    • Leader Brian Wilson,
    • Carl
    • Dennis,
    • Mike Love,
    • Al Jardine
    • ”Good Vibrations””Surin’Safari”

  13. The beatles
    • John Lennon(rhythm guitar, vocals),
    • Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals),
    • George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and
    • Ringo Starr(drums, vocals). “Please Please Me”
    • “A Hard Day’s Night”

    • “Yesterday”

    • “Eleanor Rigby”

  14. The
    Rolling Stones
    • America's Band
    • Leader Brian Wilson,
    • Carl
    • Dennis,
    • Mike Love,
    • Al Jardine
    • ”Good Vibrations””Surin’Safari”

  15. The Rolling Stones
    • Brian Jones
    • Ian Stewart
    • Mick Jagger
    • Keith Richards.
    • “I Can’t get no Satisfaction”
    • " Exile on Main Street" album

  16. James Brown

    • The Godfather of Soul "the hardest working man in show business".
    • "Say it loud I'm Black and I'm proud"
    • "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

  17. Ray Charles
    • Piano player
    • "Genius of soul"
    • -Gospel singing
    • -Rock 'n' roll and
    • -Rhythm & blues
    • Used musicians to accompany him
  18. Aretha Franklin
    • "Queen of soul"
  19. Bob Dylan
    “like a rolling stone”
  20. Janis Joplin

    prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singerof Big Brother and the Holding Company
  21. The Grateful Dead

    The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as "Deadheads" and are known for their dedication to the band's music
  22. Jimi Hendrix
    • Guitar hero greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music
    • Woodstock
  23. Eric Clapton
    • British Guitarists influenced by the blues recordings of Robert Johnson and B.B.King
    • "Crossroads"
  24. David Bowie

    • Stage personae with every new album
    • Pioneer of "glam rock"
  25. Joni Mitchell
    • Songs about the complexities of love
    • "All I want"
    • "my old man"
    • "carey"
    • "little green"
    • "the last time i saw richard"
  26. Pink Floyd and Dark side of the moon
    • Dark side of the moon is based on the theme of madness and the things that drive us to it: Time, work, money war, and death
    • The album stayed on the top billboard charts for over 14years.
  27. Marvin gaye and "What's going on?"
    Theme album that fused soul music and gospel influence with the political impetus of progressive rock
  28. Led Zeppelin
    • Stairway to heaven- anthem of heavy metal music 8min long track. Had to purchase the album to own a copy of the song.
    • Guitarist Jimmy Page
    • Vocalist Robert plant
    • Sold over 50 million records
  29. Willie nelson

    • Americancountry singer songwriter,author, poet, actor andactivist. He reached his greatest fame during theoutlaw country movement of the 1970s, but remains iconic,
    • Waylon Jennings outlaws
  30. Bob Marley

    widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.[1] "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, together with The Wailers, "Three Little Birds",[2]
  31. The Ramones

    • Punk rock

    • “I wanna be sedated”
  32. Talking heads
    The new wave musical style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock,avant-garde, pop, funk,world music and art rock. “Psycho killer”
  33. George Clinton

    • P-Funk. He was the mastermind of thebands Parliament andFunkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and began his work as a solo artist in 1981. He has been called one of the most prominent innovators of funk music,
    • "Give up the funk"
  34. The Sugarhill gang and rapper's delight
    considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world.
  35. Kool herc

    DJ made break-beats and mixed records credited with originating hip hop music, inthe Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown
  36. Grandmaster Flash
    Grandmaster Flash, is anAmerican hip hop musicianand DJ; one of the pioneers ofhip-hop DJing, cutting, andmixing.
  37. The Message
    song that talked about the hard times living in the black community and "hood"
  38. Kenny Rogers
    • "Lady"
    • had the best selling country album in the 80s
  39. "Sweet Dreams"
    by Eurythmics made popular by Mtv music video
  40. "What's Love got to do with it"
    Tina Turner
  41. "sledgehammer"
    heavy rotation on MTV
  42. Michael Jackson
    King of Pop started out with the jackson 5 went solo released Thriller in 1982 first black artist to be played on MTV and top selling album in history. Thriller is not a concept album.
  43. Bruce Springsteen
    • born in the U.S.A
    • -Rebellious rock 'n' rollers
    • -the socially conscious folk rockers
  44. Graceland and Paul Simon
    • Graceland is a truly "global" album form geographical point of view
    • - Paul Simon brought a group from south Africa
  45. Madonna
    Second biggest star next to Michael Jackson breakthrough single "Holiday" and her Album "Like a virgin"
  46. Prince
    sold over 40 million recordings Album "purple rain" and movie.
  47. Def Jam
    Co-founded in 1984 by Russel Simmons and Rick Rubin
  48. Run D.M.C
    • MC Run
    • D.M.C
    • DJ Jam Master Jay
    • Adidas corporation signed a $1.5 million promotional deal
  49. The Beastie Boys
    • Toured as the opening act for both Madonna and Run D.M.C
    • Michael "Mike D"
    • Diamond, Adam "MCA"
    • Yauch, Adam "Ad-Rock"
    • Horovitz.
    • Beastie Boys began as ahardcore punk signed with def jam
  50. Public Enemy
    Chuck D and hype man Flavor Flav
  51. N.W.A
    • Expressed the gangsta lifestyle saturated with images of sex and violence
    • Ice cube
    • Dr dre
    • Eazy E
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