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Unformatted text preview: • This song was written for his babysitter • I-iv-IV-V chord progression; AABA form-Johnny Mathis “Chances Are” • #1 hit in 1957 • Pop crooner (carried a tradion typified by Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby) • 1958 Greatest Hits compilation stayed on the Billboard album charts for almost ten years • AABA form-Dick Clark American Bandstand • TV show premiered in 1957, airing from Philadelphia Lecture 6 January 29, 2009 • Teenage girls in particular responded • Brought a respectability to rock that didn’t exist with the rockabillies • Fueled teen idol and dance crazes • Survived 1959-60 payola investigations-Chubby Checker “The Twist” • Stage name inspired by Fats Domino • Released 1960 • Eventually sold 70 million singles • Exemplified dance crazes of the late 50s and early 60s • 12 bar blues • Strong back beat...
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- Spring '07
- American film actors, Frank Sinatra, AABA