Playing the guitar in ways never seen before, Clapton was hailed as a god, and the genre of blues was re-instated into the music industry. Clapton then went on to form the first ‘super group’. In 1966, Cream were formed, and by combining Clapton’s bluesy styles with the more rocky style of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, Cream created a new genre of blues rock. Zepplin could also be credited for pioneering this genre. It was this genre that got Cream and Zeppelin noticed in the US.
Rap and hip-hop first started to come together in the 1970 's, but didn 't really materialize and become popular until the 1990 's. With a huge surge in popularity and growth in the 1990 's, it seemed that rap and hip-hop had started a cultural phenomenon that still has noticeable effects easily seen today in music and also in pop culture. A cultural phenomenon is an idea, trend, or movement that shapes and defines that time period. During the 1990 's, rap and hip-hop spread like wild fire across the nation, from the inner cities to the suburbs to anywhere where you can find a radio. Rap and hip-hop brought a different kind of lyrical rhythms and upbeat, energetic music that most people weren’t too familiar with. This cultural
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The 1980’s was a time of prosperity throughout America. From the Calendar that went from January 1st to December 31st to the increase of jobs. This decade was full of good changes socially, economically, and politically.
MTV galloped through the '80s as a factor of musical taste, style and fashion. During the early '80s, the network helped introduce an entire stable of new music stars.
Throughout his life, Tony had been following the “light” of the star that guided him in the
Music is an outlet to all aspects of life and culture is a significant way of forming people and the way they live. Although not always seen directly culture has an overbearing influence on the music that is produced and made popular. The political Climate of the early seventies was full of fire with issues such as Vietnam and constant protest throughout the county. Later in the 70’s the end of the Vietnamese conflict brought the rise of the Watergate scandal and Iran Contra. These issues swept headlines and ingrained people’s thoughts. Social issues also played a big role in the developing culture of the seventies. Protests and constant outbreaks about gay rights and women’s rights seemed to
Music in this time period has also changed drastically. During this time period, “Speakeasies” were created out of town where people can enjoy their time by listening to new music and dance. After ww1 many people had more time when men came back from the war and the mood was brighter. Attending dances represented “the carefree and excessive leisurely lifestyles”. Many people after war started to attend speakeasies to enjoy their time and celebrated that war is over since they had more free time. Many people started to listen and record music. The popularity of music started too expanded by the influence of radios. Radios is one of the most popular ways that people started to listen to music. When radios became popular and almost everyone
Jazz which had been prominent during and after the war was suited to the new music rhythms so it flourished. Old top picks like the Waltz and Foxtrot remained popular. The move that everyone was doing in the 1920's is the Charleston. The Charleston was acquainted with general society in the Ziegfield Follies of 1923 by the all dark cast Afro-American Broadway musical. These were most prominent moves during the decade with the foxtrot, waltz, and American tango. From the mid 1920s, other dances like the Lindy Hop was introduced as well.
The 1970’s, a time of strife found within racism, prejudice, war debates, political troubles, and more. One way that many found to escape these troubles, was on the dance floor; with bright flashing lights, a steady beat, and a sea of hot bodies all packed together and dancing the nights away. This music, soon to be considered as disco, was a revolution, in this time period disco was not just music, it was a revolution broadcasting out movements of the era; feminism, the black freedom struggle, and gay social and political rights. Through this music's quick rise to the top it was able to slur itself together with these movements and transform its way into America’s new sensation. The author, Alice Echols in her book, Hot Stuff: Disco and the
Punk music has gone through an evolution ever since the punk explosion in the late seventies. Although todayâ€™s punk music retains most of the ideology and sound that defines the punk genre, there are some distinct differences between Nineties and Seventies punk. Most of the punk bands to emerge and gain popularity in the nineties mostly hailed from California (Green Day, the Offspring, etc.). Punk vanguards from the seventies hailed from the East Coast and from Great Britain (the Ramones, the Clash, etc.). The Sex Pistolsâ€™ "Liar" and Blink182â€™s "Whatâ€™s My Age Again?" demonstrates how conditions â€” social, political, and physical â€” are reflected in the nature of the music
The 1970s were an interesting era for rock music. It offered the genre a harder sound that was not prominent in the 1960s. This was due to the rise in hard rock, glam rock, and arena rock bands such as AC/DC, The Who, Van Halen, and Aerosmith. To go along with this transition in sound, the 1970s continued the experimental music scene that the 1960s created. Groups like Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra, and Pink Floyd (of course) helped progress rock music with their experimentation with song recording. With so many great artists, it is no wonder why so many people see the 1970s as being the best era for rock music. While there were tons of great bands in the seventies one band constantly is referred to as one of the
"Where words leave off, music begins." -Heinrich Heine. The stories music has to tell comes through in the many different types of genres of music. There is pop, jazz, R&B, rock, and so many more. One of the most distinguished genres is alternative-rock. It has only been around for a few decades, but in that time, iconic music has been created. It has influenced the X and Y generation with the incredible instrumentals and the meaningful lyrics. It was nothing like the music that ever was popular. Alternative music defied the standards and lured people in with its originality. People were extremely interested in the new type of music alternative was putting out. Americans loved the difference between all the genres they had heard in the decades
The purpose of this content analysis was to compare and contrast how two artist of reggae music from different eras developed their movement and how they each had a different style. The two artists examined are from the same family, they are father Bob Marley and son Ziggy Marley. We examine how they both essentially had a different voice yet still held onto the roots of reggae. Extensive research was done on their backgrounds, their upbringings, their environment, and belief systems. It was important to gather research about what reggae means to them and what voice they wanted to portray to their audience. Much of the literature gathered was through the internet, using the campus library online database. The sources gathered from the online database were; magazine articles, music encyclopedias, interviews and academic research articles and journals.
Hello folks, if you can still hear me, I was a bit lazy finishing this blog up, so in the bottom part will be links to part 1 and part 2. However, life commitments and and “diabetes” (I reversed it in 3 months) can interrupt anyone’s life. Without further ado, part 3 of A Retrospect in Popular Music for 1996