Then and Now
How Things Have Changed!!!!
Songs today are more explicit than songs from the 1950's. Songs from the 1950's had cleaner lyrics and were more wholesome. Musicians were also more conservative in the 50's than they are today. Below are some examples of songs from the 1950's and today. Today: 1. Royals by Lorde Pure Heroine 2. The Monster by Eminem 3. Timber by Pit Bull. From the1950's: 1. All shook up by Elvis Presley 2. Love letters in the Sand by Pat Boone 3. Little Darlin' by Diamonds
Famous Musicians: Then and Now
TV shows today are based on crime and violence. They are more graphic and the content is suggestive. Drugs and alcohol are much more prominent today than in the 1950's. TV shows in the 1950's, like the music, were more wholesome and centered around family, values, hard work, and doing the right thing. Here are some examples.
1950's TV Shows
The Danny Thomas Show
Centered around family.
Emphasizes doing the right thing and obeying the law.
I Love Lucy
Friends and family are important.
Today's TV Shows
Prices Then and Now
Miss America used to be every wholesome little girl's dream in the 1950's. Contestants used to sometimes refuse to wear swimsuits in the pageant. Now, the Miss America pageant has contestants that are career-minded, educated, and not a bit shy.
American Bandstand aired from 1952 to 1989. Dick Clark was the host. It featured top 40 music and teenagers dancing. The show featured many popular music acts and became an iconic music show.