30’s Big band was a popular genre in the 30’s So was Jazz and Blues Glenn Miller’s orchestra was also popular with hits like “In the mood”.
Artie Shaw was a famous clarinet player in the 30’s Benny Goodman was another famous clarinet player!
40’s Lots of music was influenced for WWII. Some songs were made to help lift the soldiers and the women and children at home’s spirits. Rock, Jazz and Slow were popular. Vera Lynn was a hit with “We’ll meet again” to remind people that the soldiers off in war will come home soon and that you should keep them in mind. She was also a hit with “The white cliffs of Dover”.
50’s Blues was still big in the 50’s. Rock and roll was also big at this time as well as skiffle music. It was easy to make a skiffle band. All you needed was: A guitar or banjo; A wash board and some thimbles; A tea chest bass (made from large boxes used for shipping tea, a broom handle and a piece of string)
Elvis Presley was a very famous musician. His music involved American style rock and roll and stuck-up hair. Buddy Holly was also a famous slow rocker.
60’s Motown and Rock and roll were very popular. The Beatles were incredibly famous and are known as the band that revolutionised music!!!!!! Stevie Wonder (blind from birth) knew how to play the guitar and piano from the age of 10 (like me, minus the guitar, only the piano).
The who were a very popular band in the 60’s. The Supremes were very big. Like Stevie Wonder, they were one of the few bands or artists that were black since racism was still going on then
70’s Punk was big in the 70’s but rock and roll was still at large! Michael Jackson (or the king of pop) was a sensational hit and still is today with lots of hits like “Thriller”, “Smooth Criminal” and “Bad”.
The sex pistols was a very popular punk band and reached thousands after releasing the album “never mind the b*******, here comes the sex pistols”. Elton John was a famous keyboard player and did his fair share of pop. The Bee Gee’s were another famous rock band. ABBA were a popular Swedish band.
80’s The 80’s was the decade of pop and lots of bands were normally making pop music. Finally the long, long, LONG years of rock and roll had ended. Adam and the ants were a very popular 80’s band and made it to number 1 for FIVE WEEKS with their most popular single “Stand and deliver”.
Run DMC were also another famous 80’s band and had quite a lot of number 1’s. Their most popular hit is “Walk this way”. Wham are another example of a great 80’s band. One of their most famous songs are “Wake me up before you go go”.
90’s Pop was still big. Radiohead were a big pop band and still are today. Oasis were another great band which performed pop.
Damon Albarn’s group Blur were a great group and became famous with the songs “Parklife”, “Song 2” and “Boys and girls”. When Albarn left Blur he started a computerized band with Jamie Hewlett called Gorillaz. Gorillaz are probably my favourite band and won peoples hearts with songs like “Clint Eastwood”, “19-2000”, “5/4” and “Tomorrow comes today”.
Now R/B, Pop and rap music are popular in our time. The most popular hit at the moment is Psy and his only hit “Gangnam style”. Talk about a good start. Thats his only song!
Most popular artists of our decade: Taio Cruz Maroon 5 Justin Bieber (unfortunately) Olly Murs Jedward (unfortunately) Rhianna (unfortunatly) Kesha Little Mix The Beatles (still) Nicki Minaj (unfortunatly again) JlS (oh don’t get me started!) Flo Rida
Kevin Macleod The script Gary Barlow Take that Robbie Williams Coldplay The wanted (mmm their ok) One direction (also not bad)
So to sum up:There has been lots of changes in music since the 30’s. From Pop to the Opera. R/B to Hip Hop, everything has changed.Things changed from the past 80 years but people’s taste changes. I hope you enjoyed this power point.