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alter people's feelings, moods and actions for the better. Ads by Google Create a Facebook Profile World's Largest Online Community. Join for Free & Enjo y the Benefits! Facebook.com Leonard Bernstein once had said, "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable". In the history of music, the term 'pop music' was first used in 1926. It was use d to describe 'a piece of music having popular appeal'. Commercially recorded mu sic, 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 youth market, that utilizes technological innovations to produce new variations on ex isting themes. Music history informs us that the term 'pop music' originated in Britain 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 the form of songs', performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Ab ba, etc. Pop Music History Timeline 1956: 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 o ne 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'. McCartn ey 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 Wi lson 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 th e group. Most lyrics and music were written by Lennon and McCartney. The decade 1960-70 was dominated by the Beatles. 1958 Aug 16: Madonna is Born. Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958), is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan and raised in Roch ester 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 Chicag o, Illinois) to a working-class family on August 29, 1958. The son of Joseph Wal ter "Joe" and Katherine Esther, he was the seventh of nine children.

including Billy Fury and others. 'Disco Music' gained popularity. made of moves that were mimicked on dance floors across the country. 1972 May 19: Rohan Marley is born Rohan Anthony Marley (born 1972) is the son of late reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt. and "She's Got You" (1962) are some of her hits. they moved to the Kaiserkeller and broke their contract wit h Koschmider. The movie Saturday Night Fever was released. spent one week at the top of the U. The well-known British impresario Larry Parnes was looking for musicians for his "stars". In October. Cats began its journey . The debut album of Madonna "Holiday" becomes a hit.S. 'H ip-Hop' emerged as a blend of rock. David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17. spending eight weeks at the top spot. He wanted the musicians to accompany them on a tour of Northern England and Scotland. jazz.1960 May 10: The Quarry Men become The Silver Beats. 1960 Aug 12: Pete Best joins the Beatles. The song. Four days after hiring him. 1975-83: Popularity of disco and hip-hop lead to the popularity of pop. the group left for Hamburg. theme of a 1972 film of the same name. . During a performance on "Soul Train. It also reached number-one on the Austra lian pop chart. Cline was the first female vocalist who adapted to the change and became a succe ssful pop singer. He is a member of the Rastafari Movement. was born in England in 1973 but gre w up in Jamaica. 1968 Oct 17: Ziggy Marley is born. and soul with African drumming in the New York City." Jackson introduced a dance called the robo t. second daughter of Bob Marley. "I Fall to Pieces" (1961). Karen Marley. Initially. 1968. 1 "Ben" is a number-one hit song recorded by the teenager Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. pop chart. 1973: Karen Marley is born. He listened to each Liverpool g roup and selected the best. 1974: Michael Jackson introduces "The Robot". "Walkin' after Midnight" (1957). Trenchtown. they performed at Bruno Koschmider's Ind ra Club. 1972: Michael Jackson's first solo hit "Ben" reaches No. "C razy" (1961). Jamaica) is a fou r-time Grammy-winning Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody makers. The group invited Pete Best to become their drummer. Nonstop music videos were released by MTV. 1961: The American country singer 'Patsy Cline' becomes a mainstream pop music h it. They accepted an offer from the rival Top Ten Club due to which th ey were caught up in several legal issues. 1983: Red Hot Chili Peppers are formed. Marley and the musician L auryn Hill met in 1996.

He could not control his emotions when speaki ng of his childhood abuse at the hands of his father. 1994: Warped Tour first conceived. The incidence was heavily criticized by media. 1985: Britney Spears emerges as a star of the music world. and Andrea Swift. about 1 . he confessed that he had m issed out on much of his childhood years. M J suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire. a stock broker. Pennsylvania. It was considered his signature move. At age 8. She is the daughter of S cott. 1990s: Various famous groups made pop music more popular." became popular. The technique helps create an illusion t hat the dancer is stepping forward while actually he is moving backward. she made her musical television debut on Star Search. Forever" . produced by the band. It arouse sympat hy for MJ. The Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman. 1985: Michael Jackson releases "Thriller".Red Hot Chili Peppers (originally Tony Flow and the Majestic Masters of Mayhem) were formed by Fairfax High School alumni: vocalist Anthony Kiedis. drummer Jack Irons and bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary. Grunge rock was formed in Seattle. Swift was born in the city of Wyomissing. his firs t television interview since 1979.. admitting that he often cried from lon eliness. "Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. The band gained tremendous popularity. 1984 Jan 27: Michael Jackson burns hair during Pepsi commercial.319.193 copies of ". Backstreet Boys and Blackstreet were formed. It was a simulated concert and this happened in front of a ful l house of fans. "Creep". It look s like as if the dancer is moving along a conveyor belt. 1983 Mar 25: Michael Jackson popularizes the moonwalk. 1993 Feb 10: Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson. The video becomes a classic. 1989 Dec 13: Taylor Allison Swift is born. Over thirtee n million copies of the record Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Jackson gave a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 1993. the King of Pop executed it during his performance of his song "Billie Jean" on television special "Motown 25: Yesterday. Today. a homemaker. the movie "Titanic" and the song "My Heart Will Go On.Baby One More Time" were sold in the first week after rel ease. were sold. The Moonwalk or Backslide is a dance technique that gained worldwide popularity after Michael Jackson. who got the idea while worki ng on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc whic . 1992 Sep: Radiohead releases their first single. written by voc alist Thom Yorke. In 1999. guitarist Hi llel Slovak.. While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

released on 10 Decembe r 1997. The album reached number nine on the American Billboard 200 albums chart. 2002: Increased impact of television shows. 2003 May 12: Keane releases "Everybody's Changing" single. and "No Surprises" . 2009. It was amongst iTunes top 100 downloaded songs. Pablo Honey is the first album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. No Surprises / Running From Demons is an EP by Radiohead. It was thought that it would serve as a promo item and only 50 copie s were made. the EP was released in order to pro mote their tour of Japan. It happens to be the rarest Keane item in existence. Keeping in mind the Japanese market. 2001 Jun 1: Keane releases second single "Wolf at the Door". He was the first rapper to win an Oscar. "Wolf at the Door" is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band Keane. 1993 Feb 22: Radiohead releases first studio album. the son of close friends of the band.308. the famous radio and video superstar. It can be called 'Mayer's best-selling album'. rapper of the evergreen "The Slim Shady LP" gained tremendous popularity. 2001 Sept. known as Eminem. 1998 Feb 22: "Coldplay" formed.000 copies of this album hav e been sold in the United States. It was Kearney's first single and was featured on Grey's Anatomy. May 1997. "Pablo Honey".h included music with skateboarding contests. The chrome metallic suits made it near-impossible for them to play their in struments. 2006: Mat Kearney Releases "All I Need" Single. "OK Computer". Over 4. Dave Navarro's first appearance with the band at the music festival "Woodstock ' 94". 2009 June 25: Death of Michael Jackson. Kelly Clarkson becomes the first American Idol. . It reached #94 on the Billboard Pop 100. Eminem. "No Surprises/Running from Demon EP". The band finally chose the name "Coldplay" which was suggested by Tim Crompton.Jan 1998: Radiohead releases "Paranoid Android" single. won an Oscar for the song "Lose Yo urself. 18: John Mayer releases debut album "Room for Squares". as of July. a local student who had been using the name for his group. 1995 Sep 12: Red Hot Chili Peppers release One Hot Minute. as the fourth track." from "8 Mile". The song performed and composed by English rock band "Keane" was included in the ir debut album "Hopes and Fears". T he cover features the baby Tim Coates. 2003: Marshall Mathers. "Karma Police" Single.

These were just a few incidents from the history of pop music.American singer Michael Jackson died at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhoo d in Los Angeles. vocal harmonies from g ospel music and soul music formed from the sentimental ballads. inexpensive portable transistor radios were introduced. Though pop music had been dominated by the American music industry. etc. In 1980s. California. its catchy vocal lines and in many cases its symbolic associ ations with the plight of the underprivileged. most regions and countries have their own form of pop music. modernization. The appeal of pop music lies in its supple. cultural imperialism. Spread of Western-style pop music has been interpreted by people in different wa ys. There were and th ere are hundreds of music artists who have sold millions of copies of their albu ms around the world. which helped teenagers to listen to music even outside the home. tempo from dance music. multi-track recording. pop al bums gained tremendous popularity. In 1960s. By 1980s MTV favored the artists like Michael Jackson. Every region has its own history of music. th e same rule applies to pop music too. Widespread use of the microphone. The history of pop music tells us about t he general process of globalization. By Leena Palande Last Updated: 1/6/2012 Read more at Buzzle: http://www. Factors that Helped Popularize Pop Music If you go through 80's music history. The American pop music history provides us information about the fact that the 1960s and '70s saw a number of i mportant changes in the American popular music.html . support from electronic music and spoken passages from rap. for instance. In 1950s tel evision was introduced and visual presence of pop stars helped to gain more popu larity. punk. energetic rhythms. digital sampling w ere the other technological innovations which were responsible for the increasin g popularity of pop music. development of a n umber of new styles. homogenization. He was treated by paramedics at his home. Prince and Madonna who had a strong visual app eal. Pop music picked up instrumentation from jazz and rock music. soul and hip hop. as representing Americanization. you will notice that pop music.com/articles/pop-music-history. including heavy metal.buzzle. throughout its development has been influenced by most other genres of popular music. but was pronounced de ad at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. creative app ropriation. the albums that have topped the charts and are considered a s all time best-selling albums. when video technique was introduced. It was announced that the cause of his death was ' cardiac arrest'.

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