Rock and roll music crashed into the lives of millions of teens in the middle of the 1950's. This was a huge departure from the music their parents loved. This music made the world an exciting place and featured artists who made no apologies for their lifestyles. The wilder the artist was the more loved their music was at the time. Some of these songs have survived through generations and are still played today. Songs by artists such as Elvis Presley and the Beatles are called Golden Oldies because they are from the beginning of the rock and roll era, but still enjoy great popularity in the modern world.