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Order of grading is cover, vinyl. terms:
SS - NM - VG++ - VG+ -VG - S - G - T
Abbreviations relating to condition of record:
bc- back cover
co-cutout (cut corner, punch hole or sawmark in edge of cover)
dnap-does not affect play
promo-promotional release, dj copy etc.
PD - picture disc (vinyl is imprinted with an image)
rsoc-rubber stamp on cover
rsol-rubber stamp on label
tobc-tear on back cover
toc-tear on front cover
tol-tear on label
WLP- White Label Promo
woc-writing on cover
wol-writing on label
Popular music up to the early 1950s were mainly bebop and other variations of
jazz music, with names such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis,
John Coltrane, Thelonious
Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. But the
artist who turned into teen idol of the genre and the decade was Elvis Presley,
Bill Haley well as Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash
Doo Wop was another very popular genre at the time, which can be defined as a
mixture of rhythm and blues with harmonic vocals.
Popular music mokeys an era of "all hits" as numerous artists released
recordings, beginning in the 1950s, as 45-rpm "singles" f the Motown Sound,
The Four Seasons, The Supremes
"folk rock" and the British Invasion of bands from the U.K. (The Beatles, The
Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones and so on),
The rise of the counterculture, particularly among the youth, created a huge
market for rock, soul, pop and blues music produced by drug-culture, influenced
bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Grateful
Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi
Hendrix Experience, The Incredible String Band and The Doors, and also for
radical music in the folk tradition pioneered by Bob Dylan, The Mamas and the
Papas, and Joan Baez in the United States, and in England, Donovan was helping
to create folk rock.
Experimental classical music influenced both art rock and progressive rock as
well as the punk rock and New Wave genres. Heavy Metal also emerged among British bands Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest and Black
The mid-seventies saw the rise of punk music from its protopunk/garage
band roots in the 1960s and early 1970s. Major acts include the Ramones,
Blondie, Patti Smith, the Sex Pistols, and The Clash. The highest-selling album
was Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon
The rise of Disco music occurred in the late
1970s; however, the first half of the 1970s saw many jazz musicians from the
Miles Davis school achieve cross-over success through jazz-rock fusion. Towards the end of the decade, Jamaican reggae music, already
popular in the Caribbean and Africa since the early 1970s, became very popular
in the U.S. and in Europe, mostly because of reggae superstar and legend Bob
Marley. The late '70s also saw the beginning of hip hop music with the song
"Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang. Country music remained very popular in the
U.S. In 1977 it became more mainstream after Kenny Rogers became a solo singer
and scored many hits on both the country and pop charts.
Michael Jackson revolutionized music with his best-selling album Thriller. Bands such
as Duran Duran, Devo and Haircut 100 were pioneers. Pop artists
such as Madonna and
New Wave and Synthpop were developed by artists such as The Cars, Duran Duran, A
Flock of Seagulls, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Japan, Soft Cell, Bananarama, New
Order, and Tears for Fears, and become popular phenomena throughout the decade,
especially in the early eighties.
Heavy metal, Big Hair Bands and Glam metal, experienced extreme popularity in
1980s, becoming one of the most dominating music genres of the 1980s with
artists such as AC/DC, Iron Maiden,Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss,
Twisted Sister, Aerosmith, Poison, Ratt, Skid Row, Hanoi Rocks, Mötley Crüe, Def
Leppard, Queen, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Bon Jovi and Rush, all receiving
Thrash metal appeared and became an underground sensation. A few of these acts, such as
Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and
Slayer, managed to achieve mainstream exposure
Extreme metal began, with bands such as Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic
Frost, Death, Possessed, Morbid Angel and gained prominence in the underground.
House music was a new development in dance music
Hip hop and rap music, iwith the Sugar Hill Gang's single release Rapper's
artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and N.W.A.
Alternative rock as R.E.M., The Replacements, Sonic Youth, They Might Be
Giants, Camper Van Beethoven, the Violent Femmes and the Pixies, and British
bands such as The Cure, The Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen, as pioneers.
Top-charting artists of the 1980s include Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Guns N'
Roses, Robert Palmer,New Kids on the Block, The Police, Lionel Richie,
Bananarama, The Go-Go's, Dire Straits, Duran Duran, Van Halen, Foreigner, John
Farnham, Phil Collins, Huey Lewis and the News, Wang Chung, Tears for Fears,
Poison, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Heart, Juice Newton, Culture Club, The
Eurythmics, Def Leppard, Deacon Blue, Bryan Adams, Queen, Depeche Mode, U2,
Simple Minds, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Rick Springfield, Tina Turner, Bruce
Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Rick Astley, Olivia Newton-John, Prince, Michael
Jackson (the best-selling artist worldwide in the entire decade), Janet Jackson,
Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Beastie Boys, Kim Wilde, Laura Branigan, The Cars
and Bon Jovi.
American singer Prince, French band Indochine , Canadian singer
Norman Iceberg Spanish band Mecano (became part of a worldwide movement of artists writing innovative lyrics Amy Grant, Kathy Troccoli, BeBe and CeCe Winans,
Michael W. Smith, Stryper, and Petra.
bands included Dead Kennedys in San Francisco, Minor Threat in Washington DC,
Black Flag in Los Angeles and Reagan Youth in New York City.
El General recorded a first album and reggaeton was born in Panama.
Prince was credited with jump-starting the Minneapolis sound.
Power Ballads became popular with bands such as Heart and Bon Jovi.
The Hardcore Punk movement was started with bands such as Minor Threat, The Dead Kennedys, and Husker Du. Hardcore
also served as the springboard for indie rock as the independent network of
record labels, publications and venues it developed quickly grew to encompass
widely divergent styles of music made by like-minded artists.