Music of the 1940’s & 1950’s

Date:
Tuesday, 07/17/2018
Time: 6:00 pm

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Music of the 1940’s was mainly built around jazz and big band styles that were popular during the day.  Artists like Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw helped to define the musical era. This was also the era of World War II, and many musical acts strived to reflect the pain that the country was going through while still remaining upbeat and positive about the future. The 1940’s was a time for many breakthrough artists who made their mark in the history of music and several of them are still recognized as innovators in their day.

In the 1950’s blues had a huge influence on mainstreet American popular music.  The enthusiastic playing styles of popular musicians like Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry departed from the melancholy aspects of blues and influenced Rock and Roll music.

Rock and roll dominated popular music in the latter half of the 1950’s starting in the United States and quickly spreading to the rest of the world. It was developed by the mixing together of rhythm and blues, gospel, country, western and Pop.  Join musical historian & member of the Antique Phonograph Society, John Hauger, for this tribute to the great music of the 40’s & 50’s. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477


6:00 PM 6:00 PM America/Detroit Music of the 1940’s & 1950’s

Music of the 1940’s was mainly built around jazz and big band styles that were popular during the day.  Artists like Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw helped to define the musical era. This was also the era of World War II, and many musical acts strived to reflect the pain that the country […]

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