• The world of music has had a lasting change on society dating back all the way to the 1950’s. Different styles and genres have appeared from the early 50’s to present day.• Some of these included the original “Rock n’ Roll”, Country, R&B, Pop, Rap and Alternative Rock music.• Over the years while music styles have advanced and changed society seems to evolve with it. Some of these genres have even helped define an era or generation of people in time.
The 1950’sLeading off this wave wasthe “King” Elvis Presley. Hismixed style of rhythm andblues and country westernand guitar play seemed tosurprise peopleeverywhere.A form of dance and swingformed with this style and“Rock n’ Roll” took off fromthere.
The 1960’s• The 1960’s and the way its • The biggest music festival of the generation took to music was much time known as Woodstock was a different than any other era in time. three day event bringing different• High drug use and sexual styles of music and people experiments among young teens and together. adults during this time. • Mostly experimenting with drugs such as LSD and Marijuana, the people that attended this event were classed as “Hippies”
The 1970’s• The start of the 1970’s was a much different scene for people and the music that followed the culture change.• Artists like The Bee Gees were some of the first to innovate this style and it took off from there helping pave the way for disco.• Bands like Pink Floyd, Rush and Led Zepplin were pioneers in the start of progressive rock, The upcoming of punk rock with bands known as The Ramones and The Sex Pistols which helped bring that edgy and rebellious sound back onto the scene to United States teenagers.
The 1980’s• This era of music is the most • MTV was a big factor in important not only because helping advertise for it just wasn’t the genre with such bands and gave an popular bands but it has helped shape and form opportunity to bands in today’s society as musicians to put their well. Music of the 80’s stuff out there and to changed the world and the be heard. But music way music is forever videos also helped give people an image of bands and their style through looks.
The 90’s• Early 90’s music included • Pop music on the other hip-hop and techno which hand was the exact would soon evolve into pop opposite. Artists like Britney and rap. Spears and Christina• The rise of grunge and Aguilera started their road alternative rock was also to stardom early on. very influential to the • Bands like N’Sync, The nation’s younger crowd. Backstreet Boys and 98 degrees used their looks and choreographed dances to win the love of America’s youth at this time.
Today• In this last decade more tests and research was done to help explain music and the way we see and hear it and react to it.• This study being done has shown all different types of outcomes and results from depression and anxiety to happiness. Researchers have been quite pleased with what they found.
Today• The way people view music as ways of escape, relaxation, motivation, dancing, or for whatever reason their view is, it is still bringing people of all races, age, and personalities together to share a common love.• The way music is seen and played today than from music in the fifties is so much more complex but people have to learn to just go with it, and they have taken to it quite well.