My composition is going to be about the music in thesecond half of the 20th Century. Music has changed abruptly from the 50’s to the 90’s, and these Changes are amazing: The growth of music styles and appearance of some new Ones.
The world audience for music in the 1950s was the
Largest in history. Rock and Roll was just in its infancy, but LOTS of it was
Created. Classical music was still very popular. Blues, swing and jazz were
The 1960s were one of the most creative periods in modern man’s history. Sex, love, (drugs) and rock & roll was a way of life. Think of all the Unbelievable musicians in this decade: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix … It was by far the most influential musical decade in modern History.
There was more variety in music in the 1970s than ever before. Music listeners had dozens of genres to choose from. Some of the best rock n Roll of all time was recorded in the 70s. From Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd. The 70s were also a golden era for vinyl records: they were affordable to everyone And everyone had a record player.
Music in the 1980s was one thing more than anything: heavily Produced. It was all about the image due to the popularity Of MTV in this decade. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Def Leppard are just some of the iconic names that rose to Popularity in this decade
Music in the 1990s was truly inspired. Musicians Were blending styles like never before. Pop still sold strong. Country did Well. Rap and hip-hop exploded. Industrial went mainstream. Even electronic Music came to the forefront.