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