1950s Music – The Great Divide. Music Appreciation. Compare the music. In the 1950s, many parents and people of the older generation were listening to artists like, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and big bands.
“Rock and roll is the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression — lewd, sly, in plain fact, dirty — a rancid-smelling aphrodisiac and the martial music of every side-burned delinquent on the face of the earth.”
– Frank Sinatra (1957)
Don Everly (born February 1, 1937) and Phil Everly (born January 19, 1939), together known as the Everly Brothers, are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing.