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Pop music is apparently fifty years old this year. Fifty years of pop is an interesting Observer article listing some of the high and low-lights.

Posted on - May 4, 2004 [at] 8:01 pm by Brad
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mhm 15x1 on Fifty years of pop
May 7, 2004 at 8:37 pm

Wow, music has only been popular for fifty years? I bet the people who listened to music for uncounted millenia became really pissed off and snotty when everyone else started listening to music, because they listened to music before it became popular. I bet they wore all black and sulked a lot.

jb on Fifty years of pop
May 7, 2004 at 9:41 pm

uh, it does say “pop music” and then sorta qualifies it as “rock and roll” to further define their topic.

but feel free to continue being offended on beethoven’s behalf.

Erik on Fifty years of pop
May 8, 2004 at 2:47 am

“What is indisputable is that Elvis Presley, a Southern white boy inhabiting a black form, was the first, and perhaps the most dynamic, expression of a music that was raw and primal, charged with a sexual tension that was best measured by the shrill din of the adult voices attempting to shout it down.”

It’s only indisputable if you ignore the throngs of people who claim the same thing is true of Chuck Berry.

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