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How did they live? Young people in post-war America had no defined identity but they prospered economically, due to the enormous number of jobs and high wages. Consumption and mass spending skyrocketed. There was the baby boom. They married more and earlier, and most had more than three children....
What influence did it have? The young, incipient consumerist audience begins to see itself reflected in the cinema, which launches two of the most influential and charismatic symbols: Marlon Brando and James Dean. They become the prototype of the desired behavior. A new urban iconography is created...
What are they? Aware of the success of small independent labels with the new artists emerging in race music, the major labels create versions of their songs with white, harmless vocalists. Although at first the supremacy is for the versions sung by whites, in 1955, the original songs performed by...
Who was he? He grows up on a plantation, where a black sharecropper named John Westbrook teaches him to play the guitar and listen to the blues and gospel. On the radio at home, he listens to Bill Monroe's country music. Soon he's leaning towards John Lee Hooker and Hank Williams. As a teenager he...
Who was he? At the beginning of the fifties, at Sun Records in Memphis, rockabilly was born, a mixture of rock and roll and hillbilly. Its prophets are singers, young and noisy, who make a frenetic music with a lot of rhythm and sensuality. One of these young people is Elvis Presley. A true...
How did it evolve? Elvis is 19 when he is noticed by Colonel Tom Parker who manipulates him at will in the face of his passivity. The colonel uses all kinds of tricks to promote him until he gets a generous contract with the RCA label. In 1956, he settles in Nashville. With rockabilly, local studio...
How did his career end? A little later, he's back on the air. It's the attraction of a hotel in Las Vegas where he performs flashy concerts. In the 70s, his health deteriorates. He's very deranged and has delusional attacks.             He dies on the night of August 16-17, 1977, and becomes a...
Who’s he? The manager is the representative of the artist's interests. A professional who intervenes in all decisions that affect the public image of the person he or she represents. It is the inevitable result of turning rock into a business. Although his figure has often been denigrated, most...
How important were they? The winning power of World War II prepared an impressive image campaign aimed at selling the product of the American lifestyle. To do so, it relied on a solid industry, the movies and popular music. In the 1940s, jukeboxes were the iconographic representation of the United...
Who won the commercial war? Although the phonograph allowed the user to record his own cylinders with music or voices, these could not be copied. In contrast, the gramophone allowed thousands of copies of records to be made from a single original mould. By 1910, slotted flat-disc gramophones, which...
When does the vinyl come out? In 1948, Columbia Records introduced the 12-inch polyvinyl chloride record at 33 rpm. Called LP (acronym for long play or 'long duration'), it has two longer sides (up to 45 minutes each) and less surface noise. The following year, 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 7-...
When did the CD appear? In 1980, the Phillips and Sony companies began to jointly develop the compact disk. On October 1, 1982, Sony introduced the CDP-101, the first compact disc player, in Japan. Months later, in March 1983, it was introduced in Europe and the United States. Polygram (Phillips)...

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