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.