Three Kings and the Bright Star of Fame

Emalyn Bullis
2013 Musical Offerings  
Many phenomena in music history as well as in American history have helped develop and shape the types of music listened to today, but none have been so fresh as looking back to twentieth-century popular music and the several key individuals that "ruled" in this area. These "rulers" were hailed as "kings" firstly as a media ploy, but the American public did nothing but encourage the titles. This is somewhat confusing considering American's pride in their democratic political system but history
more » ... system but history shows that in several key American cultural changes the "Kings" crowned in the music sphere are representative of these changes.
doi:10.15385/jmo.2013.4.2.3 fatcat:aq73dpuhajcaldkh3qwdf7p7fi