Live 8 (6-8 July 2005)


Pop Idol (2001)


Grime (2000)


Nu jazz (late 1990s)


Reggaeton (late 1990s)


UK garage (late 1990s)


Nu skool breaks (1990s))


Nu-Metal (mid-1990s)


Breakbeat (mid-1990s)


Chill out (mid-1990s)


Trip hop (mid-1990s)


2step (early 1990s)


Drum and bass (early 1990s)


Eurodance (1992)


boy groups (1990s))


Grunge (late 1980s - mid 1990s)


Goa (late 1980s)


Trance (late 1980s)


raves (late 1980s)


Acid House (1987)


music sequencer software (late 80s)


DMC World DJ Championships (1986)


Twee pop (1986)


Live Aid (July 13, 1985)


Mixmag (mid 1980s)


Techno (mid-1980s)


Detroit techno (mid-1980s)


Emo (mid-1980s)




Lo-fi (1980s)


Alternative rock (1980s)


House (early 1980s)


Electro (1982)


Mtv (1980s)


John Lennon (December 8, 1980) was shot


Dancehall (1979)


Ambient (late 1970s)


Electropop (late 1970s)


Synthpop (late 1970s)


New Wave (late 1970s and early 1980s)


Post-punk (late 1970s)


breakdance (late 1970s and early 1980s)


the Technics SL-1200MK2 (1978)


ghetto blaster (70s, 80s)


the Rock Steady Crew (1977)


Studio 54 (1977-1986)


Acid jazz (1970s)


Neue Deutsche Welle (1976)


Electric boogaloo (1975)


Industrial music (1970s)


Popping (1970s)


Heavy metal (1970s)


Punk (1974)


sampling (1970s)


Dub (1970s)





Hip hop (early 1970s)


Soft rock (early 1970s)


Krautrock (early 1970s)


Glam rock (early 1970s)


Jim Morrison (July 3, 1971) died


Janis Joplin (October 4, 1970) died of a drug overdose


Jimi Hendrix (September 18, 1970) was found dead


the first largely successful drum machine was the Rhythm Ace (1970)


the Altamont festival (December 1969)


Woodstock (August 15 - 18, 1969)


the Funky Chicken (1969)


the Monterey Pop Festival (June 16-18, 1967)


the Rolling Stone (1967)


Bubblegum pop (1966)


Reggae (late 1960s)


Northern soul (late 1960s)


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Disco (late 1960s)


jam bands (mid 1960s)


Rocksteady (mid 1960s)


Funk (mid 1960s)


Top of the Pops (1964-2006)


the Moog synthesizer (1964)


Salsa (1960s)


Hard rock (1960s)


Wah-wah pedal (early 1960s)


Marshall Amplification (early 1960s)


Motown (1960s)


girl-groups (1960s)


show choirs (1960s)


Free jazz (late 1950s)


Soul (late 1950s)


Bossa nova (1958)


Rumble (1958) by Link Wray and his Ray Men


the first official designation of a "gold record" by the RIAA was established for singles in (1958) on

March 14, 1958 the RIAA certified Perry Como's hit single "Catch a Falling Star" as its first ever "gold record"


the Billboard Hot 100 (1958)


the Grammys (1957)


Schlager (1956)


Doo-wop (1950s)


Rock & roll (1950s)


boogie (1950s)


Rockabilly (1950s)


the New Musical Express (March 1952)


R'n'B (1949)


Musique concrète (late 1940s)


Cool jazz (late 1940s)


Barbershop (1940s)


Bluegrass (1940s)


jukebox (1940s)


Bebop (1940s)


Boogie-woogie (1940s)


Carmina Burana (1936) by Carl Orff


the Hammond organ (1935)


the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (1933)


Ska (1930s)


Gospel (1930s)


the electric guitar (1930s)


Tango (1930s)


Swing (1930s)


Melody Maker (1926-2000)


Country (1920s)


Pop music (1920s)


Mamie Smith recorded "Crazy Blues" (August 10th, 1920) the first blues recording

and first commercial recording of an African-American musical tradition


the Original Dixieland Jass Band (1917)


Foxtrot (1914)


Dixieland (1910s)


Modern dance (1900s)


Samba (1900s)


Calypso (1900s)


the Drum kit (1900s)


Ragtime (1900s)


Jass (1900s)


20th century classical music


guitar chord diagrams


Musicals (late 19th century)


Blues (between 1870 and 1900)


Operetta (1864)


Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1824)


Romantic (1815 - 1910)


the Eroica (1805)


Cajun (late 18th century)


die Zauberflöte (1791)


the Mannheim school (1750)


die Kunst der Fuge (1750)


Messiah (1742)


Classical (1730 - 1820)


Matthäuspassion (1729)


Le quattro stagioni (1725)


Water Music (1717)


piano (1700)


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Opera (1607)


Baroque (1600-1760)


Ballet (1581)


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violin (early 16th century)


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