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Modern Music Assignment. By Shehaya Perera.

1950- In the 1950’s the styles of music included Rock 'n' Roll, Pop music, Swing music, R&B, Blues, Country music and Rockabilly which dominated and defined the decade's music. 1960’s- At the beginning of the 1960s, pop and rock and roll which were trends of the 1950s continued but as the decade continued the rock and roll of the decade before started to merge into a more international, eclectic variant known as rock. Half way through the 1960s, rock and roll was gradually overtaken by pop rocked, beat ,blues rock and folk rock, which had grown in popularity. 1970’s- Funk, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, and soul remained popular throughout the decade of the 70’s. 1980’s- The 1980s there was the emergence of pop, dance music and New Wave. The term disco fell out of fashion in the early years of the decade and genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco and dance-pop became more popular. Rock music also continued to entertain a wide audience 1990’s- In the 1990’s hip hop grew and continued to be highly successful and was said to be the golden age for the genre. Other popular styles included rap, contemporary, R&B and urban. 2000’s- At start of the 2000’s most of the styles from the 90’s continued, there weren’t many new genres that were created with the exception of a few indie related genres such as emo. Convergence of different styles was one of the more defining features of the decade.

Music has changed a lot in the past 6 decades. In 19050 the dominating genres included Rock N Roll, Pop and Swing. Ten years later these genres evolved into different types of Pop and Rock music which stayed popular for a long time. Also in 1960 Beatlmania captured the nation. The Beatles produced hit songs and swarmed the land with Rock N Roll. In the 1980’s there was a mixture of catchy chorus’ and blues guitars that went around, this also brought Bon Jovi number one songs such as ‘Living on a prayer’. The 1990’s saw the upcoming of Pop music and the ever so famous Queen B, Madonna. Then came the 21st century. The 2000’s saw the act of punk music with a flare of pop. American acts such as Christina Aguilera and Pink stole festival stages all around as well as multiple chart successes.


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Oasis were an English rock band who were formed in Manchester, England in 1991. The genres they played included Rock, Britpop, alternative rock. They were active between the years of 1991 and 2009. Originally known as The Rain, Oasis originally included Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs Paul McGuigan and Tony McCarroll . Liam Gallagher did vocals and played the tambourine, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs played the guitar, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan played the bass guitar and Tony McCarroll played the drums and percussion. The bands were then soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher who played lead guitar and sang vocals. Tony McCarroll was the first to leave the band, he left during recording for (What’s the story) Morning Glory?. He was replaced by Alan "Whitey" White who played on all of the album's tracks except "Some Might Say". Next to leave the band was Paul McGuigan in September 1995, but he only left for small amount of time. He was temporarily replaced by Scott McLeod, who played a few tour dates with the band and appeared in the music video for ‘Wonderwall’. The Be Here Now album was released in August 1997, and as plans for Oasis' fourth studio album were starting up, the band began to collapse. Paul Arthurs left and was quickly followed by Paul McGuigan. This left the Gallagher brothers and Alan White to record ‘Standing on the Shoulder of Giants’. Gem Archer and Andy Bell were brought in to play the guitar and the bass guitar respectively but they were not hired in time for the fourth album's recording. Alan White left the band in 2004. He was temporarily replaced by Terence Kirkbride, but later officially replaced by Zak Starkey, son of exBeatles drummer Ringo Starr. Starkey left the band in 2008 and Chris Sharrock replaced Starkey in May that year. Noel Gallagher left the band in August 2009. According to Liam Gallagher the band ended shortly after that. All members except Noel went on to form Beady Eye, while the older Gallagher brother embarked on a solo career with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. .com/watch?v=6hzr DeceEKc om/watch?v=maTP31 5XZCQ .com/watch?v=Wm5 4XyLwBAk

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