Popular Music Music from the 1940s to Today. What is Popular Music? Popular Music belongs to any number of musical genres “having wide appeal.” Popular

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  • Popular Music Music from the 1940s to Today
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  • What is Popular Music? Popular Music belongs to any number of musical genres having wide appeal. Popular Music appeals or is music for ALL AGE GROUPS, and it appeals to popular tastes. Popular Music can also be called POP MUSIC.
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  • 1940s During the 1930s and 1940s, Big Band acts such as the Glen Miller Orchestra were very popular. Frank Sinatra an American singer and actor who was most popular in the 1930s and 1940s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaBhlSrFUKk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR3K5uB-wMA
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  • What is Rock N Roll? Rock N Roll music is popular music which developed in the 1940s and 1950s. Early Rock N Roll combined Blues, Country, Jazz and Gospel Music. The early name for Rock N Roll was Rockabilly.
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  • 1950s The birth of Rock N Roll. Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock Around the Clock Rock Around the Clock helped to bring Rock N Roll music into the mainstream culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fsqYctXgM
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  • Little Richard Little Richard (1932-present) He performed the 1956 hit Tutti Frutti. People of ALL colors and nationalities bought his recordings. He is known for his high voice, outrageous make-up, flashy clothing, and pounding on the piano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVWm9PQeYtE Modern Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFq5O2kabQo 1950s
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  • Elvis Presley Elvis Presley (1935-1977) known as the king of Rock N Roll. Elvis had 67 top-twenty hits during his career. Some of his most famous songs are: Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock. He died of heart failure at Graceland in 1977. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk7TrGqh-ec&feature=related
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  • Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis (1935-present) Outrageous piano player who composed and performed Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On and Great Balls of Fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bB5xL577r4
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  • American Bandstand American Bandstand Popular T.V. show during the 1950s and 1960s which showcased popular musical acts of the day. Dick Clark was the host, and it premiered in 1957. The T.V. show made several musicians teen idols.
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  • 1960s Soul Music became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s. Soul Music combines elements of Gospel, Rhythm and Blues. Rock N Roll continued in popularity.
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  • The Beatles The Beatles British rock band which formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England. One of the most successful bands in history The four members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, and Get Back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iim6s8Ea_bE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6G7MkBMVxE
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  • The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961 in Southern California. They are known for songs about cars, surfing and romance. I Get Around and Wouldnt It Be Nice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7Xs9WVNBU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L--cqAI3IUI
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  • Johnny Cash Johnny Cash (1932-2003) American songwriter who performed many different genres of music (rock n roll, country, blues, folk and gospel). Cash was known as the man in black. I Walk the lIne and Ring of Fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRlj5vjp3Ko
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  • James Brown James Brown (1933-2006) American songwriter and entertainer known as the godfather of soul. He rose to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was known for his singing and feverish dancing. I Feel Good and Papas Got a Brand New Bag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgDrJ5Z2rKw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbpucWLfpE Feverish Dancing
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  • Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone - American funk band from San Francisco, California. They were active from 1966 to 1983. They were the first American funk/rock band to have an integrated/multi-gender line-up. Hot Fun in the Summertime, Everyday People, and Dance to the Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXvjhdjYing&feature=related
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  • 1970s 1970s Rock music remained popular Disco music became very popular in the 1970s but faded in the 1980s. Soft Rock/ Adult Contemporary Music was also popular during this time.
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  • Bee Gees Bee Gees Three Brothers (Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb) who were popular musicians during the disco era. They were known for their harmonies and Barrys falsetto voice. Stayin Alive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWeuQyFouo
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  • Jackson 5 Jackson 5 Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marion and Michael (Family Group) I Want You Back, ABC, and Ill Be There http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_5hQ8cEE7Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-16fDpOW948
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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd American rock band which formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1973. Their style of rock is known as southern rock. sweet Home Alabama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHsDa9_HSlA
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  • 1980s New Wave, Hair Braids, Arena Rock and Boy Bands became popular in the 1980s. Men who were rock stars typically had longer hair during the beginning of this decade (Hair Bands).
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  • Alabama Alabama - country band which formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969. They were the most successful country band of the 1980s. The band recorded over 30 number 1 records. Song of the South http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHdXQAQHjd8
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  • The Cars The Cars popular 1980s new wave band Their songs incorporated synthesizer along with rock n roll instruments. Shake it Up and Just What I Needed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq-yoorI7lo
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  • Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen (1949 to present) - American singer and songwriter who tours with the E Street Band. He is known as The Boss. Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQWHgkEPO6M&feature=related
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  • Tears For Fears Tears for Fears English pop band that formed in the early 1980s. Shout and Head Over Heals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TYun-Nq1Q
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  • Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Arena rock band which formed in 1981 in New Jersey. Livin On a Prayer and You Give Love a Bad Name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
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  • Journey Journey American rock band that formed in San Francisco, California in 1973. They had 19 top 40 hits. Named the fifth best American rock band in history Dont Stop Believin and Open Arms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0
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  • 1990s Alternative music was very popular. Bands and musicians began to experiment with new sounds and instruments. Boy Bands and pop music remained popular.
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  • New Kids on the Block New Kids on the Block American boy band which had success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They sold 80 million records world wide. Hangin Tough and Please Dont Go Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZusIOLDRs8
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  • Alternative/Grunge Rock Grunge/Alternative Rock emerged from Seattle, Washington. Grunge music was inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal and indie rock (independent musicians, not on a record label). Characteristics of grunge rock include distorted guitars and contrasting dynamic levels. Many grunge musicians were known for their unkempt appearance. Popular grunge bands were Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsZYqaSc4cU&feature=related
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  • Counting Crows Counting Crows formed in 1991 in Berkley, California. They are an alternative rock band. A Long December and Hangin Around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHX4BS4zeo
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  • Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band American jam band which formed in Virginia in 1990 Incorporates many different genres of music into their songs Ants Matching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXPOHCsgWFw
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  • Weezer Weezer alternative rock band which formed in Los Angeles in 1992 Buddy Holly, Island in the Sun and Beverly Hills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4
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  • 2000s During the 2000s, Hip hop, rock, alternative rock, indie rock and pop were popular. New styles of music such as Nu Metal became popular.
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  • Green Day Green Day- American punk rock band which began in 1987 The band is composed of Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool. Has sold over 65 million records worldwide Wake Me Up When September Ends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTz8bsLQuqo
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  • Linkin Park Linkin Park American rock band from California An example of Nu Metal Often mix metal with a rap influence In the End http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTXPUF4Oz4
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  • Cold Play Cold Play English alternative rock band which formed in 1997 in London Has sold over 50 million records worldwide In my Place, Clocks and Viva, La Vida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5TNK-TvIcI
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  • Nickel Creek Nickel Creek An American acoustic tro Some people call them alternative country, new grass or bluegrass