Music from the 1950's

By Senaida Silva, Edgar Ruiz, and Adrian Moreno

Elvis Aaron Presley

Born to Vernon and Gladys Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. he had a twin brother who was later found out to be stillborn, leaving Elvis to be an only child. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. Elvis graduated in 1953 from the Humes High School. He was influenced by the pop and country music of the time, and also from the gospel from the church he attended and the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended. he was also influenced by the black R&B from the historic Beale Street as a Memphis teen.

The Everly Brothers

Don Everly was born on February 1, 1937 while his brother Phil, was born almost two years later on January 19, 1939. They were the most important vocal duo in rock. They influenced British Invasion bands such as the Beatles and the Hollies. They also influenced folk-oriented acts such as Simon and Garfunkel, and not to mention countless solo artists such as Dave Edmunds, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Rondstadt.

Don and Phil Everly, Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Born as Charles Hardin Holley which he later ammended to "Holly". He was born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbok, Texas. He learned how to play guitar poano and the fiddle at an early age. He once opened a show at Lubbock Youth Center for Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Music Video)