Pop Music history

-Live on the Milton Berle show in 1956
-Performed the song “Hound Dog”
-Created a sensation and a controversy with his suggestive
-Smokey Robinson and The Miracles release ‘Shop Around’ in
1961 (first hit under the Motown Label)
-Went on to produce hits for The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The
Temptations, and others
-The British Invasion
-Appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964
-Kicked off their American tour
-Soon after, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” became the number 1
single in America
-1969, on farmland in Bethel, New York
-Advertised as “3 days of Peace and Music”
-Artists included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Grateful
Dead, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Who, Joan
Baez, among others
-Jimi: guitarist and singer, songwriter
-Janis: singer, songwriter
-Both died in 1970, drug-related deaths
-”The 27 Club”: Also includes Jimi Morrison (The Doors),
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), and Amy Winehouse
-1975, releases “No Woman, No Cry”
-Launched Marley and reggae into the pop culture sphere
for the first time
-Died in 1981, but his reggae music still remains popular
-December 1980
-Shot outside his New York home (near Central Park)
-Last interview: “The world is not the sixties- the world has
-Launched in 1981
-First video: The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”
-Made the music video into an important music marketing tool
and an art form
-Established MJ as a solo artist
-One of the top selling pop records of all time
-1985: single “Material Girl”
-Propels her as a global pop star
-Song and video promote materialistic atmosphere of 80s
-Goes on to be a major icon of the 1980s and 1990s
-Lead singer of Nirvana, 90s grunge band
-Songs include “About a Girl,” “Lithium,” “In Bloom,” “Smells Like
Teen Spirit”
-Found dead in 1994 at home in Seattle
-90s rapper, influential and controversial
-Gang violence a part of songs and his life
-Shot in Las Vegas in 1996
-Biggie Smalls, a rival rapper, was also gunned down in 1997
-Both artists are still important today and have even had
posthumous hits
-1990s heart throbs
-New Kids on the Block
-Backstreet Boys
-98 Degrees
-Superbowl Wardrobe Malfunction
-Big name artists: Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce,
Eminem, Lady Gaga
-Britney Spears going crazy/comebacks
-Kayne West/Taylor Swift VMA incident
-Amy Winehouse’s Death