I included this because I think that this person tried to bring a different genre to the mainstream media and it kind of worked. Also her name is Nina Simone. Although she wasn't popular until 1960's she started in the 1950's. She started to get popular in the 1960's, but in the 1950's she would sing in a bar in Atlanta to pay for her private singing lessons. Not many people know that Nina Simone was her stage name her birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon.
I feel like this shows the type clothes that rockstars in the fifties because I know that elvis was really popular and there wasn't much music like him so maybe this was staring to become a new thing that people might wear more often.
Ray Charles he had tons of hit music and at the age of five when he saw his brother drown his eyesight started to go and at the age of 7 was completely blind and I find this interesting because how did he lose his eyesight? More importantly how did he play the piano being blind? He wrote songs like "hit the road jack" and he brought a different type of jazz to mainstream media.
I included this because this band basically started the British invasion of bands The Beatles started in the 1960's and as they started to get popular so did more British bands.
The eagles are the ultimate soft rock group, and they’ve made a permanent impact on the world of music because of their hit song "Hotel California" which to this day is considered the second best song of all time.
You can’t mention the 1970s without mentioning Led Zeppelin. And it seems that pretty much any metal/post-metal/grunge/alternative/indie rock group will quickly give them a nod. They are considered one of the first metal groups, and Jimmy Page has influenced scores of guitarists. Led zeppelins guitar is an amazing artifact because of how influential Led Zeppelin was throughout the 70s
I am including this because this specific album stunned people with the idea of hardcore rap along with showing the bad side of police with police harassment and bringing police to justice with their music. Dr dre, Ice cube, Eazy E, Mc ren, and Yella wrote the story for hip hope/rap for the next thirty years.
I am including this because Michael Jacksons glove and hat that debut in his hit music video "Billy Jean" (1983) such an iconic object that immortalized Michael Jackson all throughout the 80s.
The Notorious B.I.G started east coast west coast rivalry by coming out with his hit dis song "Who shot ya" (1995) to Tupac Shakur a popular west coast rapper who grew up with biggie on the east coast. Tupac then responded with his supposedly most famous song "Hit em Up" (1996). East coast west coast rivalry has been going on since and it changed hip hop/rap forever. This picture of east coast and west coast rappers clearly represents the rivalry started by biggie and Tupac.
Nirvana's "Smells like teen spirit" came out in 1991 and its considered the most influential rock song of the 90s because it was a new kind of music. It was something no one had ever heard of before which started a new era for music in the 90s.
These were the years that the that a new genre of rap was starting and a new type of r&b and these seemed like the most popular type of music.
Eminem was one of the first popular white rapper and he basically sounded a bit different compared to the other rappers and this was after Tupac and Biggie died which were the most popular rappers. Although he started rapping in the late 90's his most popular albums came out in the 00's.