After the devastation of World War II there had been monumental changes in human rights. So how does one know if the new age is approaching? The answer is hidden in the art and in the music. Music – that synchronizes heartbeats with vibrations – also can tell us about great conversions before it starts. The 1950s were the time of great changes and the music of the decade reflected the cultural transformation. In this years, like a detail in an Elvis song, people were looking for hope and love, and the lyrics and the rhythms become more brave, hopeful and amorous: “Please, let’s forget the past, the future looks bright ahead”
The sounds created by new instruments and techniques in the 1950s extended the conventional music genres to a larger scale. While these new genres lead the way for today’s music, traditional pop and country music had been blended with blues and jazz and had caught new standards. In other words, the boundaries between black and white music were to disappear. The lyrics – that were freed from the pressure of war – were more courageous. these ten years, the new musical genres and the rock’n roll were born and they were to affect everything we are listening on the radio today.
When Elvis’s first single That’s All Right Right (1954) was recorded, no one would have had thought of it such music before. Perhaps it was an expression of something that the American youth is trying to express but couldn’t had figured out yet.
It was the years that unforgettable musicians were born – like Nat King Cole, Patti Page, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis and Nat King Cole.
Since the 1950s, many voices pass beyond the mainstream and music gets its color from emotions rather than social norms now.