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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 movements. Elvis Presley. -Smokey Robinson and The Miracles release ‘Shop Around’ in 1961 (first hit under the Motown Label)

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elvis presley
-Live on the Milton Berle show in 1956

-Performed the song “Hound Dog”

-Created a sensation and a controversy with his suggestive movements

Elvis Presley
motown records
-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

Motown Records
the beatles
-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

The Beatles
woodstock
-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

Woodstock
deaths of jimi hendrix and janis joplin
-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

Deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin
bob marley
-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

Bob Marley
john lennon s murder
-December 1980

-Shot outside his New York home (near Central Park)

-Last interview: “The world is not the sixties- the world has changed.”

John Lennon’s Murder
slide9
-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

MTV
michael jackson releases thriller
-1982

-Established MJ as a solo artist

-One of the top selling pop records of all time

Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”
madonna
-1985: single “Material Girl”

-Propels her as a global pop star

-Song and video promote materialistic atmosphere of 80s culture

-Goes on to be a major icon of the 1980s and 1990s

Madonna
kurt cobain s death
-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

Kurt Cobain’s Death
tupac
-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

Tupac
90s boy bands
-1990s heart throbs

-New Kids on the Block

-Backstreet Boys

-*Nsync

-98 Degrees

90s Boy Bands
recent events
-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

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