Archive for June 2012
Jazz is a popular style of music that planted its roots centuries ago. Its origins are a mix of African and European music styles. Eventually jazz was incorporated with popular music, and its mix created a modern jazz sound.
Jazz music has roots as early as the 1700s, when slaves created work songs to tell stories and help the time to pass more quickly. These songs expressed their religion and desire for freedom. In the 1800s, ragtime music became popular as a form of jazz. Ragtime combined the rhythm of the black community’s Read the rest of this entry »
The Beatles were a tremendous influence on late twentieth century music and culture to the point of having the word “Beatlemania” coined to describe the intense interest the band attracted. They were a unique phenomenon whose impact went far beyond music and affected the philosophy and fashion of their times and beyond.
The Beatles were formed in 1962 in Liverpool, England. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their popularity grew and by 1964 they were international stars and the leaders of Read the rest of this entry »