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Music through the decades

  1. 1. By Will Wright
  2. 2. -Second world war influenced music across Britain.- The war influenced fast and often frantic music. From thisdances such as the boogie-woogie and the jitter bug were born.- Lots of dances were held in church halls and village halls.
  3. 3. Fashion The fashion back in the 40s was very much all smart and buttoned up. Women wore dresses and men wore suits. Music at the time was very much classical and didn’t have much influence on the fashion of the time. Instead they showed off their money through the clothes they wore
  4. 4. -Rock and roll was extremely popularin this decade.- American rock, such as Elvis Presleywas a huge influence in bringing thisrock and roll theme to the 1950’s.
  5. 5. Fashion Music in the 1950’s significantly influenced the way people dressed. For example both Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley influenced both male and female fashion. From this the idea of rebellious and stereotypical teenagers were born.
  6. 6. - Music of the United Kingdom developed in the 1960s into one of theleading forms of popular music in the modern world. By the early 1960s theBritish had developed a viable national music industry and began toproduce adapted forms of American music in Beat music and British blueswhich would be re-exported to America by bands such as The Beatles andRolling Stones-At this stage British youth were becoming more and moreknown for the rebellious antics, such as being different totheir parents. Influenced by bands such as the Beatles.
  7. 7. Fashion In the 60’s fashion was completely influenced by music. Leading bands such as the Beatles set a new fashion in which many wore extremely bizarre clothing to set them out of the crowd and from their parents. The diverse change in fashion mirrored the social movement in the time period. For example many people could afford more diverse clothing due to the economic boom in 1966. also known as the ‘swinging sixties’.
  8. 8. -The 70’s brought a diversity of different types of music. For instance Britain wasdeveloping on its electric folk, glam rock and even heavy metal music.- Britain was also influenced by ‘world music’ such as Jamaican music and Indianmusic. This opened up many different doors and created a whole variety of sub-genres.- in the middle of this decade Britain was influenced by ‘pub rock’ and ‘Americanpunk rock’. From this a whole new wave of music was born. British punk rock.- British punk rock was influenced by the political changes at the time. From this themusic was very ‘anti society’.
  9. 9. fashion The 1970’s fashion was influenced by the music at the time. Throughout the 70’s more varieties of music were born. The main one being ‘world music’. Fashion was very much influenced by exotic countries such as Jamaica but at the same time was influenced by political and social change.
  10. 10. - The 1980s saw the emergence of pop, dance music and New Wave. As the termdisco fell out of fashion in the decades early years, genres such as post-disco,Italy disco, Euro disco and dance-pop became more popular. Rock musiccontinued to enjoy a wide audience; sub-genres such as New Wave, soft rock, andglam metal emerged and developed a significant following. Adult contemporary,quiet storm, and smooth jazz gained popularity- Throughout the decade, R&B, hip hop and urban music in general werebecoming commonplace, particularly in the inner-city areas oflarge, metropolitan cities; rap was especially successful in the latter part of thedecade, with the advent of the golden age of hip hop. These urban genres, rapand hip hop particularly, would continue their rise in popularity through the 1990sand 2000s.
  11. 11. Fashion in the 80’s where influenced from Rap, punk and Michael Jackson. All very key in this decade.Fashion
  12. 12. Britpop was a new name given to a whole newwave of successful British bands that made agreat impact in the United States and Britain.The most successful of these British bands beingOasis, Radiohead, Pulp, Blur and the spice girls.
  13. 13. Fashion