<ul><li>Teen Culture </li></ul>
Teens: An Independent subculture <ul><li>Teen population: 13 million </li></ul><ul><li>Total income: $7 billion a year </l...
Technology
New Technology <ul><li>Transistor radio </li></ul>The only regret I have about the transistor is its use for rock and roll...
New Technology <ul><li>Portable record players </li></ul>
New Technology <ul><li>45s </li></ul>
New Technology <ul><li>TV </li></ul>
The Promoters
Alan Freed <ul><li>Cleveland disc jockey; “Moondog” </li></ul><ul><li>Coins the term “rock and roll” </li></ul>
 
Dick Clark <ul><li>Hosted the popular show “American Bandstand”—aired daily at 3:30 </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Rock Stars </li></ul>
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Maybellene Chuck Berry
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Tutti Frutti Little Richard
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Pat Boone
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Sh-Boom Chords/Crew Cuts
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and the Comets
 
<ul><li>“ Before Elvis, there was nothing.” </li></ul><ul><li>--John Lennon </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force of the 20 th  century.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Leonard Bernstein </li>...
 
 
 
 
“ the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear.  It fosters almost tot...
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Hound Dog Elvis Presley
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Jailhouse Rock  Elvis Presley
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles All Shook Up Elvis Presley
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles La Bamba Ritchie Valens
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper
 
Don McLean memorializes this crash— “the day the music died”—in his song “American Pie.”
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Tequilla The Champs
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles There Goes My Baby The Drifters
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Only You The Platters
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
 
50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Ricky Nelson
 
<ul><li>Rock and Roll’s Obstacles in the late 1950s </li></ul>
 
 
 
Payola Scandal
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  1. 2. <ul><li>Teen Culture </li></ul>
  2. 3. Teens: An Independent subculture <ul><li>Teen population: 13 million </li></ul><ul><li>Total income: $7 billion a year </li></ul><ul><li>$10.55 a week </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rock and roll” spoke to teens’ style, slang, love, independence from parents </li></ul>
  3. 4. Technology
  4. 5. New Technology <ul><li>Transistor radio </li></ul>The only regret I have about the transistor is its use for rock and roll.” --Walter Brattain, inventor of the transistor
  5. 6. New Technology <ul><li>Portable record players </li></ul>
  6. 7. New Technology <ul><li>45s </li></ul>
  7. 8. New Technology <ul><li>TV </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Promoters
  9. 10. Alan Freed <ul><li>Cleveland disc jockey; “Moondog” </li></ul><ul><li>Coins the term “rock and roll” </li></ul>
  10. 12. Dick Clark <ul><li>Hosted the popular show “American Bandstand”—aired daily at 3:30 </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>The Rock Stars </li></ul>
  12. 14. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Maybellene Chuck Berry
  13. 16. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Tutti Frutti Little Richard
  14. 18. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Pat Boone
  15. 20. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Sh-Boom Chords/Crew Cuts
  16. 22. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
  17. 24. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers
  18. 26. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and the Comets
  19. 28. <ul><li>“ Before Elvis, there was nothing.” </li></ul><ul><li>--John Lennon </li></ul>
  20. 29. <ul><li>“ Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force of the 20 th century.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Leonard Bernstein </li></ul>
  21. 34. “ the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons.” –Frank Sinatra Time magazine likened rock concerts to Hitler’s mass meetings “ a menace to morals” – Music Journal J. Edgar Hoover called it “a corrupting influence”
  22. 36. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Hound Dog Elvis Presley
  23. 38. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
  24. 40. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles All Shook Up Elvis Presley
  25. 41. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly
  26. 43. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles La Bamba Ritchie Valens
  27. 45. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper
  28. 47. Don McLean memorializes this crash— “the day the music died”—in his song “American Pie.”
  29. 48. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Tequilla The Champs
  30. 50. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles There Goes My Baby The Drifters
  31. 52. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Only You The Platters
  32. 54. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
  33. 56. 50’s Playlist Artists and Titles Artists and Titles Ricky Nelson
  34. 58. <ul><li>Rock and Roll’s Obstacles in the late 1950s </li></ul>
  35. 62. Payola Scandal
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