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Pop Music History.txt

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Pop Music HistoryScroll down to read about pop music history if you believe that music can alterpeople's feelings, moods and actions for the better.Ads by GoogleCreate a Facebook Profile World's Largest Online Community. Join for Free & Enjoy the Benefits! Facebook.comLeonard Bernstein once had said, "Music can name the unnameable and communicatethe unknowable".In the history of music, the term 'pop music' was first used in 1926. It was used to describe 'a piece of music having popular appeal'. Commercially recorded music, consisting of relatively short and simple love songs is known as 'pop music'. It is associated with the 'rock and roll' style, often tailored for the youthmarket, that utilizes technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes. Music history informs us that the term 'pop music' originated inBritain in the mid-1950s and implied 'concerts appealing to a wide audience' or'music that induced dancing spirit' or 'the non classical music, usually in theform of songs', performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Abba, etc.Pop Music History Timeline1956: Elvis Presley emerges as one of the world's first rock stars.With so many hit songs, he was referred to as 'The King of Rock n Roll'. He is one of the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.1957: John Lennon meets Paul McCartney.In March 1957 John Lennon formed a skiffle group called 'The Quarrymen'. McCartney met Lennon on 6 July 1957, and agreed to join the group a few days later.1957 Jul 9: The first official Quarry Men performance.The first "official" public, albeit unsuccessful, performance by The Quarry Men- they failed to impress when they auditioned before the promoter Carroll Levis.1958 Feb 6: Paul McCartney invited George Harrison to watch the Quarry Men.According to George Harrison, the first time he saw the Quarry Men was at the Wilson Hall, opposite the bus depot in Garston, Liverpool.Late 1950s: The English rock music group 'Beatles' was formed.John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr were the members of the group. Most lyrics and music were written by Lennon and McCartney. The decade1960-70 was dominated by the Beatles.1958 Aug 16: Madonna is Born.Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958), is an American recordingartist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan and raised in Rochester Hills, she moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance.1958 Aug 29: Michael Jackson is Born.Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana (an industrial suburb of Chicago, Illinois) to a working-class family on August 29, 1958. The son of Joseph Walter "Joe" and Katherine Esther, he was the seventh of nine children.
1960 May 10: The Quarry Men become The Silver Beats.The well-known British impresario Larry Parnes was looking for musicians for his"stars", including Billy Fury and others. He wanted the musicians to accompanythem on a tour of Northern England and Scotland. He listened to each Liverpool group and selected the best.1960 Aug 12: Pete Best joins the Beatles.The group invited Pete Best to become their drummer. Four days after hiring him,the group left for Hamburg. Initially, they performed at Bruno Koschmider's Indra Club. In October, they moved to the Kaiserkeller and broke their contract with Koschmider. They accepted an offer from the rival Top Ten Club due to which they were caught up in several legal issues.1961: The American country singer 'Patsy Cline' becomes a mainstream pop music hit.Cline was the first female vocalist who adapted to the change and became a successful pop singer. "Walkin' after Midnight" (1957), "I Fall to Pieces" (1961), "Crazy" (1961), and "She's Got You" (1962) are some of her hits.1968 Oct 17: Ziggy Marley is born.David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a four-time Grammy-winning Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley andthe Melody makers.1972: Michael Jackson's first solo hit "Ben" reaches No. 1"Ben" is a number-one hit song recorded by the teenager Michael Jackson for theMotown label in 1972. The song, theme of a 1972 film of the same name, spent oneweek at the top of the U.S. pop chart. It also reached number-one on the Australian pop chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot.1972 May 19: Rohan Marley is bornRohan Anthony Marley (born 1972) is the son of late reggae artist Bob Marley andJanet Hunt. He is a member of the Rastafari Movement. Marley and the musician Lauryn Hill met in 1996.1973: Karen Marley is born.Karen Marley, second daughter of Bob Marley, was born in England in 1973 but grew up in Jamaica.1974: Michael Jackson introduces "The Robot".During a performance on "Soul Train," Jackson introduced a dance called the robot, made of moves that were mimicked on dance floors across the country.1975-83: Popularity of disco and hip-hop lead to the popularity of pop.The movie Saturday Night Fever was released. 'Disco Music' gained popularity. 'Hip-Hop' emerged as a blend of rock, jazz, and soul with African drumming in theNew York City. Nonstop music videos were released by MTV. Cats began its journey. The debut album of Madonna "Holiday" becomes a hit.1983: Red Hot Chili Peppers are formed.
Red Hot Chili Peppers (originally Tony Flow and the Majestic Masters of Mayhem)were formed by Fairfax High School alumni: vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Hillel Slovak, drummer Jack Irons and bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary. Over thirteen million copies of the record Blood Sugar Sex Magik, produced by the band, weresold. The band gained tremendous popularity.1983 Mar 25: Michael Jackson popularizes the moonwalk.The Moonwalk or Backslide is a dance technique that gained worldwide popularityafter Michael Jackson, the King of Pop executed it during his performance of hissong "Billie Jean" on television special "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever". It was considered his signature move. The technique helps create an illusion that the dancer is stepping forward while actually he is moving backward. It looks like as if the dancer is moving along a conveyor belt.1984 Jan 27: Michael Jackson burns hair during Pepsi commercial.While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, MJ suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally sethis hair on fire. It was a simulated concert and this happened in front of a full house of fans. The incidence was heavily criticized by media. It arouse sympathy for MJ.1985: Michael Jackson releases "Thriller".The video becomes a classic.1985: Britney Spears emerges as a star of the music world.At age 8, she made her musical television debut on Star Search. In 1999, about 1,319,193 copies of "...Baby One More Time" were sold in the first week after release.1989 Dec 13: Taylor Allison Swift is born.Swift was born in the city of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Scott, a stock broker, and Andrea Swift, a homemaker.1990s: Various famous groups made pop music more popular.Grunge rock was formed in Seattle, Backstreet Boys and Blackstreet were formed,the movie "Titanic" and the song "My Heart Will Go On," became popular.1992 Sep: Radiohead releases their first single, "Creep"."Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, written by vocalist Thom Yorke.1993 Feb 10: Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson.Jackson gave a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 1993, his first television interview since 1979. He could not control his emotions when speaking of his childhood abuse at the hands of his father, he confessed that he had missed out on much of his childhood years, admitting that he often cried from loneliness.1994: Warped Tour first conceived.The Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, who got the idea while working on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc whic

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