"The Music" pages for each year are the center piece of "The Elvis Era." The most important developments in pop music are identified and discussed. What artists were most popular that year? Which artists had continuing success? Who were the promising newcomers? What influence did movies and television have on popular music? From Elvis Presley's assault on the charts in 1956 through the emergence of The Four Seasons and The Beach Boys in 1963, these pages tell the story of the records that were the best of pop music for the year.

The buttons below will take you to "The Music" page for the year and the same buttons appear on each page so you can jump around if you like.
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