The History of Pop Music

Timeline created by lydiagraham12
In Music
  • Pop Music Began

    Pop Music Began
    In the 1930's a popular type of music arised this was called swing music
  • The Crooners

    The Crooners
    Artists such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sang with big Swing bands until they later became solo artists.
  • New technology

    New technology
    In the 1940's new technology such as the microphone enhanced music by allowing artists to have a more intimate singing style which benefited not ony the artists but the consumers too.
  • Rock and Roll

    Rock and Roll
    During the 1950'sa much louder and more excting type of pop emergd it was knonw as rock and roll.
  • Inventions

    Inventions
    The invention of the TV alowed artists to have a visual presence which aided those who ould afford to buy a Television at that time.
  • First Top Twenty

    First Top Twenty
    Pop music charts did ot exist until 1952 when the first top twenty singles were recorded.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The beatles were an English Rock and Pop band who were active until the 1970s. The beatles were knwn for setting the standard for Pop musc which still remains.
  • Elton John

    Elton John
    The biggest star to emerge from the Glam rock period was Elton John who is a singer and pianist.
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    The King of Pop - Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. His contributions to music and dance made him a global figure in pop culture for over four decades.
  • Madonna

    Madonna
    Madonna has also played a huge part in the devlopment of Pop music by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content and also the imagery used in some of her videos.
  • Wham!

    Wham!
    Wham! emerged as true pop stars in the early 1980's
  • David Fincher

    David Fincher
    Fincher has directed and produced music videos by Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and many others.
  • Francis Lawrence

    Francis Lawrence
    Francis is an American director and producer, he directed Britney Spears' 2001 single "I'm a slave 4 U" and more recntly Lady Gaga's "Bad romance". Francis is decribed a s visual storyteller.
  • Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet Boys
    They were an American vocal group who were a huge success after seeing they way in which the pop genre worked.
  • Spice Girls

    Spice Girls
    The Spice Girls were a British girl group consising of 5 members. Their debut album Spice sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history.
  • Successes

    Successes
    Justin Bieber is one of the most successful emerging Canadian male Pop and R&B artists as well as Katy Perry who is considered one of the most successful American female Pop artists of the early 2010s
  • Economy

    Economy
    Pop music sales rose by 5% which hadn't happened since 2004.