MUSC465 Lecture Notes 2.26.2008

MUSC465 Lecture Notes 2.26.2008 - 2/26/08 Clips from...

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2/26/08 Clips from 1958-1973 By 1958, some performers well-known for their careers in music, started to gravitate towards television And great era of movie musicals was over?? Fred Astaire: aired Oct 1958 “An Evening with Fred Astaire” first of 3 award winning specials; along with Barbra Streisand & Frank Sinatra had control over what the shows would be; they weren’t just performers for hire; nominated and won 9 emmy awards; Ed Sullivan demanded a recount, insisted on being photographed full-figure in continuous shots, hardly any cutting; had complete creative control, first major TV show to be recorded on color videotape --“The Man with the Blues” music by David Rose w/ dance partner Barrie Chase, later said that she was his favorite dance partner of all time (blond woman in black dress); choreographer Hermes Pan --Astaire singing medley Broke many barriers, MOR (popular term on radio: Middle of the Road performers, people like Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett came out of band era, still very laid back) Julie & Carol@ Carnegie Hall; big step for Carol Burnett, breakout star on TV, w/
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