Monterey Jazz Festival

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  • Personal Essay: My Father's Love Of Jazz

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    My father loves jazz and has an extensive collection of records and reel-to-reel tapes he used to enjoy after returning home from work. He might have entered the house in a foul mood, but once he had his Dexter Gordon and a vodka martini, the stress melted away and everything was "Beautiful, baby, just beautiful." The instant the needle hit that record, he'd loosen his tie and become something other than the conservative engineer with a pocketful of IBM pencils embossed with the command think. "Man

  • Informative Speech On Modern Music Festival

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    Informative Outline: The Evolution and Psychology of The Modern Music Festival Experience Topic: How music festivals have transformed since the 1950s and the psychology behind why Organization: Chronological/Topical Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about how modern music festivals emerged and how/why they have completely transformed globally 1. Introduction Attention Getter: When we think of the beginning of music festivals it takes us back to 1969, when 400,000 hippies gathered at a 600-acre

  • Glastonbury

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    Introduction Festivals for years have been leading the outdoor events industry by force. With the music scene always changing and now modern day music being dominated by technology, the same goes for how the festival trying to brand them self’s around using technology. This Research assignment will look at the history of Glastonbury from 1970 until the early 2000’s taking into account some recent developments from the last few years. From Michael Eavis inspirational thinking to David Bowie’s early

  • Essay on Music in the Sixties

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    Woodstock was a huge music and art fair that lasted 3 days in the summer of 1969. The site tells who sponsored Woodstock, what different people’s opinions were on the purpose of the festival, and what occurred over the course of the planning and duration of the concert. The promoters wanted to link the theme of the concert to the anti-war sentiment. Many people who were involved were stereotyped as drug users or left -wing politicians

  • The, R & B And Jazz Singers

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    “Rage to Survive, The Etta James Story” as told by Etta James, and written by David Ritz, is a biographical telling of the history of the soul singer who, through a series of crashes and comebacks, became one of the most famous blues, R&B and jazz singers in history. Born in Los Angeles, California, Etta James, or as a young child known as Jamesetta Hawkins, was born January 25th, 1938 to Ms. Dorothy Hawkins who was just fourteen, and an absent father. This is a solidified fact, the place and date

  • Psychedelia

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    One of the most famous of these was the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967. It was held in California. Both the Beatles and the Beach Boys were supposed to appear but both of them cancelled. Jimi Hendrix was one of the artists that were there. This helped him become an American star because after

  • Duke Ellington : The Duke's Serenader

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    several songs with Adelaide Hall. One of the most popular songs created by the artists was ‘Creole Love Call’, which became a worldwide sensation. His fame would only grow from here. Eventually, in 1956, Ellington would perform at the Newport Jazz Festival. His concert there would make international headlines, and even make TIME magazine. After many musical achievements, and writing around 1000 compositions, Ellington died May 24th, 1974 at age 75.1 One of Duke’s more popular albums, titled ‘Such

  • The American Counterculture and The Vietnam War Essay

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    The Woodstock Festival became very important for this reason. The festival was the most well documented of all the large festivals in the sixties and had the most direct protesting. Woodstock has been portrayed by the media to be the most important and influential festival of the sixties, however that may not be the case. The Monterey Pop Festival is one of the pre-Woodstock festivals that had the same or more effect on the culture of the 1960s. The Monterey Pop festival took place directly

  • Rock N Roll Research Essay examples

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    death… The ugly turn was taken at the Altamont Speedway during a festival promoting free rock music and peace all around. The festival soon turned from carefree to tragedy with one lick of the guitar. The whole idea around the Altamont Speedway music festival was the idea of the ever so present Rolling Stones. The Stones being a rock band, who wanted to, in a way, mimic the basic idea of its predecessors, the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock. The idea that the people of the time weren’t about

  • Summer of Love

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    The Summer of Love The 1960s was a decade of political and social upheaval. The counterculture, which was what the decade was called, became disappointed with all the restrictions and conventions of the straight society. The Summer of Love did not occur until 1967, but the decade was inspired by the Bohemian spirit which was already present in the 1950s; known as the Beat generation. The counterculture gained significant influence in liberal cities such as Berkley and San Francisco. In 1967, Scott