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The progression of music from the 1940s to the present has seen extremes it has been controversial at times traditional at times and inspirational at times but never have the American people turned away music in its entirety There have been times when parents did not approve of the music that their children chose to listen to but the parents had never turned away music Music has been criticized and promoted Since the 40s music has progressed from Ballads which were still lingering around from the 30s to blues popular among Blacks to rock and roll to pop and back again In the 1940s ballads were popular Ballads were dancable music performed by big bands They were composed of stringed instruments wind insteruments and a singer or two This was the time period when music started to be broadcasted live over television and record albums were entering the home Hays The 50s marked a beginning for a new era of music to be known as Rock Roll Many of the artists took advantage of the Electric guitar developed for popular music in the 1930s but never really became popular until the 50s Rock Roll was a combination of many music styles in an upbeat sort of fashion One example of when country had an impact on Rock Roll was with Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis Jerrys career was huge with his hits like Whole Lotta Shakin goin On and Great Balls of Fire That is his career was huge until the it was made public that he fell in love with a married his 13 year old cousin In 1957 Rock Roll had been turned upsidedown when Buddy Holly hit the airwaves with Thatll be the Day Buddy Holly rolled out hit after hit after hit That is until his plane went down in Iowa He died at the young age of 22 That
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