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Music through the 90s
1900’s: 
During this decade music was still mainly classical, 
consisting of artists such as George Marie Lloyd, 
Dan Leno and Little Tich. 
During this particular decade music hall was very 
popular. Music hall is a type of British theatrical 
entertainment which was highly popular during 
these time. They used to play a mixture of popular 
songs, but also involved putting on comedy shows 
and specialty acts. This type of entertainment called 
“vaudevilles” which originated from saloon bars 
within public houses during the 1830s which were 
highly popular and therefore evolved into becoming 
music halls.
1910s: 
The first movie stunt appeared during this time, a 
man jumped into the Hudson River from a burning 
balloon. During this time credits began to appear at 
the beginning of videos. 
During this time, New York City companies paid 
musicians to create songs. One of the best was 
George M. Cahan who wrote his songs about the 
war. Many people who tend to play Jazz music as it 
was highly popular which came from blues and 
ragtime. Music was also composed on Broadway 
and entertainment could be found in theatres.
1920s: 
Jazz music further gained popularity in America and 
worldwide by the 1920s, new dance routines were 
created to be performed with this music. During the 
mid 1920s, jazz was being played in theatres and 
dance halls all over the country, also marching 
bands tended to play jazz music. In its early years, 
jazz was referred to as the “devils music” by many 
of the public. Many public dance halls, clubs and 
tearooms opened in the cities, which became highly 
popular. 50 new musicals opened in just one 
season, a significant amount of the public paid up 
to £3.50 for a seat at the musicals.
1930s: 
• The 1930s was significant as there was a large 
development in terms of radio, film and various other 
technologies. Notably, the bass guitar was invented in 
1936 Paul Tutmarc, which is commonly used in rock 
music today. During this particular time, people burned 
phonographs to keep warm due to it being the great 
depression, therefore the invention of radio helped 
music survive. 
• Swing bands made up to 15 to 20 musicians, who were 
highly popular in this time due to the sophistication 
evident within the music. It also include swing dancing, 
and managed to lift peoples spirits after the great 
depression which was highly needed. Duke Ellington 
was an American composer at this time who could play 
piano and was a bandleader of jazz orchestras.
1930s: 
• Blues music began develop during this time, 
which expressed the depression of American 
people, originating from southern black slaves. 
Robert Johnson was musician who played blues 
music, however this type of music was hardly 
ever recorded as it wasn’t popular. 
• Country Western were normally simplistic songs 
played on banjos, guitars and fiddles. This type of 
music is still popular today with artists such as 
Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift.
1940s: 
• As blues music began to get more popular, artists such as 
Basie’s band became closely associated with the blues music. 
• The boogie-woogie is an African American style of piano 
based blues music which became popular during the 1940s, 
but originated much earlier. Mostly, boogie-woogie tunes are 
twelve bar blues, however the style has been applied to 
popular songs such as “Swanee River”. 
A commonly used boogie-woogie bassline:
1940s: 
• Frank Sinatra was one of the best male selling pop 
artists of the 1940’s along with Glenn Miller who was a 
trombonist/bandleader in the mid 1940s. 
• Pure Jazz was very popular at this time along with Pop 
as shown through Sinatra. 
• Western music became popular through this period 
due to Hollywood movies which often citied cowboys 
as the heroes. Therefore, film producers began putting 
folk music within the movies. 
• Some genres even merged, and by the mid 1940s 
Western swing became popular which included rough 
vocals, a acoustic guitar, fiddle and string bass. Usually 
focusing upon the themes of love, adultery, loss, 
alcoholism and self-pity.
1950s: 
• Rock, Pop, Swing, Blues and Country dominated this decades 
music. 
• Pop music took over from swing, a vocal driven style which 
often used orchestras to back the vocalists, including big 
voiced singers such as Mitch Miller. 
• Artists such as Elvis Presley began to emerge, a musical style 
which originated in the United States. 
• The growth in popularity of the electric guitar during this time 
was evident with artists such as Chuck Berry who was seen as 
one of the founders of Rock, making the genre distinctive, 
introducing guitar solos and entertainment through 
performance. 
• Elvis Presley soon became the face of Rock and Roll, 
appearing on various TV programmes with his ever chart 
topping records. His performance style enormously popular 
and controversial during this period of time.
1960s: 
• At the beginning of the 60s, rock and pop 
dominate, the trend continuing through from the 
1950s. 
• In this era, pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues 
rock and folk rock were the most popular. 
• The Beatles originated from England, Liverpool, 
widely regarded as the most influential band of 
rock and roll. Their sophisticated song writing 
skills and unique style lead to ultimate popularity.
The Beatles, originally named the Blackjacks, then the Quarrymen were 
formed in 1957 by John Lennon aged 16. They increased their popularity 
through playing at clubs across a three year period, soon impressing Brian 
Epstein who later moulded them into professional performers through his 
management. 
Their first hit “Love Me Do” gained extensive popularity within the UK in 
late 1962. Acquiring the name “the Fab Four” their fan base grew across 
England, becoming known as international superstars through frequently 
producing number one albums. Their popularity soon spread to America as 
they become the best-selling music artists according to the RIAA, achieving 
countless amounts of awards such as Grammys, Academy Awards, Ivor 
Novello Awards and many more.
Other influential artists such as The Rolling 
Stones formed in 1962, best known for their 
long hair with youthful/rebellious tendencies

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Music through the ages

  • 2. 1900’s: During this decade music was still mainly classical, consisting of artists such as George Marie Lloyd, Dan Leno and Little Tich. During this particular decade music hall was very popular. Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment which was highly popular during these time. They used to play a mixture of popular songs, but also involved putting on comedy shows and specialty acts. This type of entertainment called “vaudevilles” which originated from saloon bars within public houses during the 1830s which were highly popular and therefore evolved into becoming music halls.
  • 3. 1910s: The first movie stunt appeared during this time, a man jumped into the Hudson River from a burning balloon. During this time credits began to appear at the beginning of videos. During this time, New York City companies paid musicians to create songs. One of the best was George M. Cahan who wrote his songs about the war. Many people who tend to play Jazz music as it was highly popular which came from blues and ragtime. Music was also composed on Broadway and entertainment could be found in theatres.
  • 4. 1920s: Jazz music further gained popularity in America and worldwide by the 1920s, new dance routines were created to be performed with this music. During the mid 1920s, jazz was being played in theatres and dance halls all over the country, also marching bands tended to play jazz music. In its early years, jazz was referred to as the “devils music” by many of the public. Many public dance halls, clubs and tearooms opened in the cities, which became highly popular. 50 new musicals opened in just one season, a significant amount of the public paid up to £3.50 for a seat at the musicals.
  • 5. 1930s: • The 1930s was significant as there was a large development in terms of radio, film and various other technologies. Notably, the bass guitar was invented in 1936 Paul Tutmarc, which is commonly used in rock music today. During this particular time, people burned phonographs to keep warm due to it being the great depression, therefore the invention of radio helped music survive. • Swing bands made up to 15 to 20 musicians, who were highly popular in this time due to the sophistication evident within the music. It also include swing dancing, and managed to lift peoples spirits after the great depression which was highly needed. Duke Ellington was an American composer at this time who could play piano and was a bandleader of jazz orchestras.
  • 6. 1930s: • Blues music began develop during this time, which expressed the depression of American people, originating from southern black slaves. Robert Johnson was musician who played blues music, however this type of music was hardly ever recorded as it wasn’t popular. • Country Western were normally simplistic songs played on banjos, guitars and fiddles. This type of music is still popular today with artists such as Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift.
  • 7. 1940s: • As blues music began to get more popular, artists such as Basie’s band became closely associated with the blues music. • The boogie-woogie is an African American style of piano based blues music which became popular during the 1940s, but originated much earlier. Mostly, boogie-woogie tunes are twelve bar blues, however the style has been applied to popular songs such as “Swanee River”. A commonly used boogie-woogie bassline:
  • 8. 1940s: • Frank Sinatra was one of the best male selling pop artists of the 1940’s along with Glenn Miller who was a trombonist/bandleader in the mid 1940s. • Pure Jazz was very popular at this time along with Pop as shown through Sinatra. • Western music became popular through this period due to Hollywood movies which often citied cowboys as the heroes. Therefore, film producers began putting folk music within the movies. • Some genres even merged, and by the mid 1940s Western swing became popular which included rough vocals, a acoustic guitar, fiddle and string bass. Usually focusing upon the themes of love, adultery, loss, alcoholism and self-pity.
  • 9. 1950s: • Rock, Pop, Swing, Blues and Country dominated this decades music. • Pop music took over from swing, a vocal driven style which often used orchestras to back the vocalists, including big voiced singers such as Mitch Miller. • Artists such as Elvis Presley began to emerge, a musical style which originated in the United States. • The growth in popularity of the electric guitar during this time was evident with artists such as Chuck Berry who was seen as one of the founders of Rock, making the genre distinctive, introducing guitar solos and entertainment through performance. • Elvis Presley soon became the face of Rock and Roll, appearing on various TV programmes with his ever chart topping records. His performance style enormously popular and controversial during this period of time.
  • 10. 1960s: • At the beginning of the 60s, rock and pop dominate, the trend continuing through from the 1950s. • In this era, pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues rock and folk rock were the most popular. • The Beatles originated from England, Liverpool, widely regarded as the most influential band of rock and roll. Their sophisticated song writing skills and unique style lead to ultimate popularity.
  • 11. The Beatles, originally named the Blackjacks, then the Quarrymen were formed in 1957 by John Lennon aged 16. They increased their popularity through playing at clubs across a three year period, soon impressing Brian Epstein who later moulded them into professional performers through his management. Their first hit “Love Me Do” gained extensive popularity within the UK in late 1962. Acquiring the name “the Fab Four” their fan base grew across England, becoming known as international superstars through frequently producing number one albums. Their popularity soon spread to America as they become the best-selling music artists according to the RIAA, achieving countless amounts of awards such as Grammys, Academy Awards, Ivor Novello Awards and many more.
  • 12. Other influential artists such as The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, best known for their long hair with youthful/rebellious tendencies