Music History *20th Century

Starting points

Pop Culture Universe

warh Password Required -- Search specific artists or bands and specific music genres - ex: Louis Armstrong or Led Zeppelin or Jazz or Rock and Roll -- FIRST / TOP RESOURCE WILL BE THE BEST


Check headings -- lots of info available!! Dig deeper.

All Music

Click on tabs to open sections for overview, biography, song list, and more

Timelines & history of music genres

American Popular Music

Popular music genres of the 20th century and relationship to other genres. This article includes links to Wikipedia articles about the various genres.

History, genres, artists, & influences

Musical styles reflect the society of the time and technology available and have always evolved with changes in the world. This brief review of types of music that were popular since the 1920's up until the present day provides lists of genres and artists as well as some historical context.

Music Map

SORRY . . BLOCKED -- An interactive web of similar artists -- This does not identify which artists may influence or be influenced by others but does identify artists with similar styles or methods

20th Century music timeline

From the 1900's to the 1990's -- a brief chronological description of musical period transitions.

Dedicated resources by artist

Elvis Presley website

Use tabs in blue box on the right to navigate

Louis Armstrong website

Biography and timeline

Playlists - top songs by artist

You Tube

See top ten tracks on right hand side

Additional resources -- further study

20th Century - The Age of Musical Diversity

The 20th century composers have been more willing to experiment with new music forms and to reinvent music forms of the past, taking advantage of new resources and technology.