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  • 1. 1950’s: Popular Musicians
    Made By Eliza Campbell
  • 2. Rock n’ Roll
    When you think about music in the 1950’s the first thing that will come to your mind is Rock n’ Roll
    Rock n’ Roll is a blend of Southern blues and gospel music, it also has a strong backbeat, this was popular with teenagers.
  • 3. Popular Rock n’ Roll Artist
      Bill Haley and His Comets
      Elvis Presley
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Buddy Holly and the Crickets
      Chuck Berry
  • 4. Bill Haley
    • July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981
    • 5. One of the first American Rock n’ Roll musicians.
    • 6. He is recognized for first popularizing Rock n’ Roll in the 1950’s with his band Bill Haley & his Comets
    • 7. Famous Song: Rock Around the Clock
    • 8. Known as the father of Rock n’ Roll
  • Elvis Presley
    • January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977
    • 9. Acted and Singed
    • 10. Known as the King of Rock n’ Roll or the King
    • 11. Began his career in 1954
    • 12. One of the first performers of Rockability
    • 13. He was also known for his rhythm and blues
    • 14. Currently he is in the music hall of fame
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
    • born September 29, 1935 (still living)
    • 15. American and Country singer and pianist
    • 16. 1954 was when he started his singing career
  • Buddy Holly
    • September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959
    • 17. Died at age 22 by an airplane crash and had only a year and a half of success in the life of rock n roll.
    • 18. Ranked 13 of the 50’s greatest artist of all time.
  • Chuck Berry
    • born October 18, 1926
    • 19. American guitarist, singer, and songwriter
    • 20. Was one of the first musicians to be introduced into the hall or fame
  • Music in the 50’s
    Music in the 50’s was more than just Rock n’ Roll.
    Popular Musicians that were not involved in Rock n’ Roll
    Frank Sinatra
    Nat King Cole
    Perry Como
    Dinah Shore
    Johnny Cash
  • 21. Nat King Cole
    • March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965
    • 22. A jazz pianist
    • 23. One of the first African Americans to host a variety show.
    • 24. Known as an important musician in United States History
  • Frank Sinatra
    • December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998
    • 25. Italian and American musician and actor
    • 26. Popular Songs
    • 27. Only the Lonely
    • 28. In the Wee Small Hours
    • 29. Songs for Swinging Members
  • Perry Como
    • December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998
    • 30. Music career was over 6 decades
    • 31. Achieved the greatest success in a 8 year run in the 50’s
  • Dinah Shore
    • February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994
    • 32. American Singer
    • 33. 80 charted popular hits, from 1940 to the late '50s
    • 34. 4 decade career
  • Johnny Cash
    • February 26, 1932–September 12, 2003
    • 35. Has a great influence on musicians today
    • 36. Country
    • 37. “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line”
  • Top 10 Songs in the 1950s
    Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley
    Blueberry Hill- Fats Domino
    Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley
    Strange Fruit- Billie Holiday
    Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
    Hound Dog- Elvis Presley
    What’d I Say- Ray Charles
    God Bless the Child- Billie Holiday
    Mack the Knife- Bobby Darin
    That’ll be the Day- Buddy Holly & The Crickets