History of Pop

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Popular music, shortened to Pop, became recognized in the 1950s when "music charts began and rock and roll was invented!" "Elvis Presley was the world's first pop star." Ratings determine who is at the top. In the 1960s the Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, and The Supremes had Number l hits. The Motown label was set up mainly for African-American artists. In the 70s Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye were tops and disco, a mix of funk, soul, and Latin music, was born. Elton John and again Stevie Wonder made Number 1 albums in the 70s. The 80s launched Music Television (MTV) and the look of a group became important for their videos. The Duran Duran group and Prince were popular along with Madonna and Michael Jackson. In the 90s pop groups such as the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls were created by record companies. Britney Spears, and Robbie Williams became stars. The 2000s saw divas such as Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilero, and Beyonce emerge. Downloading songs from the Internet now produces instant hits, such as "A Moment Like This" by Leona Lewis. A glossary and an index are included. This is one of the "Crabtree Contact" series. Kids will enjoy this simple text along with photos of their favorite stars. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778738435
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Series: Crabtree Contact, #22
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,148,691
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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