MUSC 465 Notes

MUSC 465 Notes - January 9, 2007 Introduction Leonard...

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January 9, 2007 Introduction Leonard Bernstein - unique way of explaining music - introduced young people to classical music in the 1950s and 1960s Liberace - television made him a star, he is a flashy pianist - he looked directly into the camera lens and made women go wild Dick Clark - American Bandstand made him famous Nat King Cole Show - widely acclaimed on records, but his show didn’t stay on the air for too long because he was black - failed by the media Billy Holliday – Live Performance - Seven Lively Artists Show – live, with jazz band - “happy and sad blues” - jazz not treated well by television Introduction of the Beetles – The Ed Sullivan Show - variety show propelled by The Beetles, gave fame - fame brought by show, big part of evolution of the music video Role of Censorship – The Ed Sullivan Show - The Doors “Light My Fire,” banned from show for saying “higher” - network infuriated – censorship Dramatic Underscore – Peter Gunn - by Henry Mancini, first to use jazz background in show, this propelled the success of the show Variety Shows - Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra - extremely successful, Frank Sinatra - specials – brought fame, veteran performers Television Themes – Mike Post - changed the sound of television - NYPD Blue, Law and Order
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MTV - influenced many aspects of culture - promoted use of popular music for backdrop of shows Michael Mann - started use of popular music for the backdrop of shows - used Phil Collins song in Miami Vice over dramatic score Concerts – Simon and Garfunkel, Motown - artists performed full-length concerts on television - celebration of Motown Special with Michael Jackson, highly rated Cable Specials / Television Shows - popular, music supervision – The Sopranos Television Commercials - used music in a unique way – Rice Krispies, etc. - music huge in the success of “The OC” The Simpsons - huge cultural impact, revolutionary Brief History of Television - TV largely comes out of radio - 1930s/1940s – radio = dominant entertainment medium - much of the programming on radio was live - Vladimir - patented the “eye” for television in 1939 - development of TV was halted until after the war in 1945 when it boomed - RCA put together a cheap TV set, NBC and RCA joined together to make a black and white television set - 1946 3 Television Networks = NBC, CBS, Dumont, and ABC (Dumont went out of business) - 1947 first mass audience to watch TV was the World Series in Bars - 1948 Uncle Milty, 1951 TV goes nationwide, links to West - 1948 Less than 2% of people had TV, 1951 More than 70% had TV - Live Television decreased in the 1950s - Color Television was experimental, NBC was the first full-colored network - Public Television was known to be “educational” in the 1960s, people hated it (known as PBS, this still remains) - Cable Television came in the 1970s to provide channels to rural areas, there were 6-7 major channels in the city as opposed to 2-3 in the rural areas, weather affected
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