famous music artists of the 50s


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Hi everyone! In this presentation I’m going to talk about some of the most famous music

artists of the 50s. Those who made possible the birth of a new music genre called Rock

and Roll. Hope you like it!

Buddy HollyDescribed by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll’’. Unfortunately, his success just lasted a year before he died in an airplane crash... Song: That’ll be the day

Cuck Berry

One of the pioneers of Rock and Roll music, introducing the new concept of guitar solos in his music. We can listen one of his most popular solos in his most popular song named

Johnny B Goode.

Billie Holiday

Nicknamed ‘Lady Day’. A great jazz singer with a beautiful voice and a lot of soul.

Song:Strange fruit.

Ritchie ValensKnown for hisgreat hit,Ritchie started doing rock

in spanish, but his fame only lasted 8 months, he died when he was 17, in the same plane as Buddy Holly travelled.

La Bamba

Ray Charles

Pioneer in the genre of soul music and called a genius in show business. Amazing playing the piano and inconfundible for that wide smile he always had.

Song: Georgia on my mind

Elvis PresleyAnd finally, we can’t leave without talking about the cultural icon of the 50s. Known for his toupee and sex appeal and also for his wild dances on stage and for being another great pioneer of Rock and Roll .

Song: Blue suede shoes

Done by Natàlia Llovet