Kurt Cobain; one of the most famous and influential musicians in the history of rock and roll - more specifically, Grunge. Being a member of Nirvana, the most prominent band in the history of the genre isn’t the only accomplishment of the late, great musician though as he also won many awards. Kurt Cobain had an interesting upbringing, successful musical career, and a life that ended with a sudden death.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Legends never die?” Well that saying is very true for pop legend, Michael Jackson. Michael’s legacy still very much burns through today in the music scene. Michael Jackson is considered to be a very influential person of the 21st century because he made music his entire life, struggled with the pressures of fame, and became one of the most legendary people in the pop industry.
The King also known as Elvis Presley is he still the king of Rock and Roll? There have been many Rock and Roll has had many bands since Elvis Presley passed away, as well as solo artists such as Elvis himself was. Have there been any other artists to take over the name of the King with my research we will find out just who Elvis was, how he got his nick name and the many things about his life we never knew.
Johnson thinks that he contracted this disease though multiple unprotected sexual encounters he had with woman during the 1980s. Johnson and many people had a difficult time accepting Johnson’s diagnosis, especially since HIV was considered a disease for homosexuals only. However, Johnson going public with his diagnosis helped raise awareness of HIV and how people can prevent that chance of contracting HIV through protected sex.(Magic Johnson Biography) That same year, Johnson established the Magic Johnson Foundation where it’s main purpose is to “develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational,health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities”.(Magic Johnson Foundation:Overview) The Magic Johnson Foundation has been very successful in advocating HIV prevention. Johnson states how “I want my kids to understand safe sex is the way to got”.(Johnson) In 1992, Johnson would make a guide called What Can You Do To Avoid AIDS. (Magic Johnson Biography)
Elton John, born on March 25, 1947 was one of the most influential musicians of his era. John was known for his flashy clothes and his interest in supporting the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. (Elton John Biography, 2017) Although John was very involved in the fashion and the humanitarian world he was mainly recognized for his English rock music, churning out 25 Top Forty singles, 16 Top Ten, and six Number. (Rolling Stone, 2017) During the 70’s Elton John released his 11th album “Elton John Greatest Hits” which came out on November 1974. Elton John composed “Elton John Greatest Hits” and lyrics written by Bernie Taupin, The album consisted of his top 10 ten songs expanding from 1970 to 1974. The album began a 10-week run atop the Billboard
In 1981 an epidemic occurred that affected mostly homosexual men. The first few cases came in with a rare type of pneumonia. The virus would be known as HIV and the disease would be later called AIDS. In the same year Elizabeth Glaser contracted the virus through a blood transfusion. She took a stand for the people who lived with AIDS by creating a research foundation, speaking out in interviews and wanting everyone to have health care she was not only able to bring awareness to the disease her foundation has helped millions of mothers and children receive treatment for HIV and AIDS.
On a chilly Wednesday on January 14 of the year 1998, I, an eight pounds, six ounces baby, was born. My mom and dad were in bed at ten the night before, and it was decided that the time was now, for her water broke and they were on their way to the hospital. I was dark haired and brown eyed, and my mom wanted to name me after her, but dad decided on the name Jolene, with a pronunciation twist and his own spelling.
James Bowie is one of few men of American folklore. With determination, strength, and strong personality James Bowie, also known as Jim Bowie, takes the true American spirit and shows what it be until his last breathe at the Alamo. James Bowie is an example of the true American spirit.
The Magic Johnson Foundation has an intriguing background and currently hosts many events and activities. The Magic Johnson Foundation began when Magic Johnson was diagnosed with the HIV virus. In 1991 Magic Johnson was diagnosed with the HIV virus that put a stop to his Hall of Fame career (“Magic Johnson Foundation Home”). Once he announced he had the virus the local community gave him
“At a crucial part in his career, John answered an ad for songwriters run by Liberty Records. Answering the same ad was Bernie Taupin and Liberty teamed up with the two to write a commercial jingle as well as songs for other artists” (Ryzik). Intelligently John cut a demo of one of their songs, which attracted the interest of the Beatles music publisher Dick James. James signed the pair to a songwriting contract that “Gave them an income of about ten pounds, which was the start of his rise to stardom” (Ryzik). John’s fame rapidly accelerated after he began performing in the United States in the 70’s. He hid his shyness on stage by assuming an outrageous stage personality, wearing outlandish clothes and leaping around as he played the piano. Elton John’s “increasing visibility also helped his album move up the charts on the American hit parade. By the time he returned to England he was a major star there as well” (Elton
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Indiana in a town called Gary on August 29, 1958. Michael was born into a family of seven siblings and a Mom and Dad. His Parents had eight children including Michael. His siblings in chronological order are Maureen (also known as Rebbie) , Jackie , Tito , Jermaine, La Toya , Marlon , (Michael) ,Randy, Their Parents are Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson.All ten of them lived in a very tiny house. Joe Jackson was very strict and beat all the kids, Especially Michael since he would run away and talk back.Joe Jackson was part of a band called the Falcons, he played the guitar/bass. Sometimes their father’s band would rehearse at Jackson's house. Tito was fascinated by the guitar and the music Joe Jackson would make with it. Sometimes Tito would sneak it into his room when his father wasn't home and he would play it with two of his brothers. When Michael was old enough they would let him in the room as long as he promised not to tell. One day a the guitar string broke, when their father found out he called Tito into the room, Tito
Jimi hendrix was born November 27,1942 in seattle, WA. He had difficult childhood, sometimes living in the care of relatives and even acquaintances at times. In many ways, music became a sanctuary for Hendrix. He was a fan of blues and rock and roll, and with his father’s encouragement taught himself to play guitar. He learned to play it by the age of 16 due to his father’s encouragement.
Hendrix's performance at Woodstock wasn’t the same as his different forms of the song of praise, and it can be found in the mind boggling relationship between the fleeting and topographical setting of Woodstock and the dynamic gravitas created by the mental synchronization between artists and group of the audience amid the live performance.
For this discussion I focus my attention on the recent arrest of celebrity Chris Brown. It was alleged that he pointed a gun to a woman’s face who in fear run away. “The incident began early Tuesday when the LAPD received a 911 call about a woman claiming she had been threatened by the performer, police said. Officers arrived about 3 a.m. at the estate in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue. The woman, Baylee Curran, told The Times that Brown pointed a gun at her during a violent rage before she ran outside. Curran said she and a friend went to Brown’s home with a business associate, who was invited by the musician. She wanted to talk to Brown about future projects, she said”. (LaTimes, 2016). The victim in this case was obviously the girl who alleged that Chris pointed a gun at her.
Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946, on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, in East Africa. His parents’ names were Bomi and Jer Bulsara. He had one sibling who was his sister, Kashmira. Originally, Freddie’s name was Farrokh Bulsara, Freddie being a nickname that he obtained later. Both of his parents were Persian. At the time, no one could have ever expected