Though initially considered provocative, during his career he later appeared many times on television and his music became palatable to many older Americans. He was making his first hits as Rock’N Roll developed, and stayed true to it as it blew up in the
AUSTRALIA IN THE 1950’s 1950’s in Context After decades of suffering through the Great Depression and World War 2, the 1950s were prosperous years for Australians. Employment was high and people were encouraged to spend their money more freely. Technology advanced rapidly after the war, transforming the lives of many Australians. Televisions provided a link to the rest of the world and cars gave people a new mobility that would change the nation’s patterns of leisure and living. In 1956, Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games for the first time in the Southern hemisphere.
Because TV was now nationally broadcast the same advertisement on in New York was also on in California, which lead to people using the same stuff wearing the same clothes. Through shows like “American bandstand” and “Ed Sullivan” popular music was born and put an end to strong regional music tastes in America. Now everyone was listening to the same stuff no matter where in the country you were. Stars like Elvis would never have had such a national fan base had it not been for these technological advancements. TV shows also brought uniform style to the people with most people dressing like the characters they saw from shows or commercials.
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Milton Berle invented what people call vaudeo, a new trend/vaudeville style. “The first major indication of vaude’s return is seen in the Texaco Star Theater’s premiere on NBC.” (p. 114) Milton brought vaudeville entertainment back and people loved this because it was comforting and made them feel good. Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist. He is responsible for the rise of CBS television news and documentary programming. Before TV he was famous for his radio reporting during WWII.
We have been given the privilege of being able to use telephones, computers, internet, etc. America has been modernizing every step of the way until today, and even so, we are still advancing technologically more every day. We have the time during the 20s, well known as the Jazz Age, where society relaxed and stop being so strict on each other. Adults and teens all around learned to have fun in many different types of ways. People went on dates and out dancing in order to have fun.
The development of multi-track recording was one of Paul’s most successful projects, along with the invention of the first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Les Paul is a music icon. One of the most revolutionary artists of the 20th century. His contributions were a sudden change to the industry that will likely be around forever. In the 30s, as Les Paul was moving up as a professional musician and playing with bigger and better bands, he had an idea.
And, a new blend of culture and music came about, known as the "Jazz Age". To go along with all of the progress being made in the United States, to contrast, racial discrimination was re emerging and becoming more prevalent. Also, alcohol was made illegal and was creating major conflict. Last, and the most devastating, the stock market crash. To begin with, an obviously positive aspect of the roaring 20s was then new definition of women's rights.
Elvis was also knows for his unique hairstyle and the “rocker” clothes he wore. After his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show produced high ratings and radio request, these type of performers pretty much became lucrative for television and radio. In the late ‘50’s the TV producers and host, along with disc jockeys that once deemed this music as filth, now promoted it since it was now
The Jazz Age helped to revive many peoples’ American dream. The music brought along with it a new social structure. The Jazz Age thrived in conjunction with the newly prospering post war America. When the music began to fill the streets of New York and Chicago, so did the people and opulence. Fitzgerald is able to intertwine stories from the past to help show a comparison of the way things were to the way they are now.