October 3, 2013

Radio Broadcasts – Music History

Rock & Roll Music to the World
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The advent of Radio Broadcast, in the early 21st century, created a breeding ground for Music genres to flourish for the rest of the century to come, although this was never expected at the time. One of the oldest music genres that America invented was Jazz, R&B and Blues, which grew out of folk culture, and the determination that stood by the overwhelming events in African American culture.

The 1940s saw new genres began brewing beneath the surface and eventually spring up, giving birth to Gospel, Pop, Country and Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones magazine, states that Elvis Presley introduced the first Rock and Roll record, That’s All Right Mama. The 1950s saw the explosion of the Rock and Roll genre, taking the American youth by storm, with basement parties and dances being hallmarked with Rock and Roll music tracks. In the 1960s, The Beatles enhanced the Rock and Roll genre to suit the spirit of time, taking their music to new heights and to the ends of the world. The hippie and the free love movement gave way to psychedelic rock, progressive and heavy metal. At this point Rock and Roll was securely established as a mainstream music genre. Rock and Roll extended itself to heavier styles with musicians like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.

In 1981, MTV was launched and changed the face of the music world. Pop and Rock and Roll music took a great leap, now with videos to stimulate viewers. Millions followed the glamour and pomp of Music videos and the new boy bands and pop singers that spread sensations through MTV as well as through Radio Broadcasts. The 1990s saw thriving pop queens such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aquilera and pop kings such as Michael Jackson, Backstreet Boys and more. In the 2000s, though Television has become the contemporary medium of music, nevertheless the conventional Radio Broadcast remains a choice for many listeners of Country, Gospel, Rap, Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B, Country, Pop, Rock and Roll and Grunge music lovers.