Lecture 7 Class notes

Lecture 7 Class notes - Lecture 7 February 3...

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Lecture 7 February 3, 2009 -Songwriting-early 1960s Don Kirshmen - Music publisher who cornered the te en m arket in the e arly 60s - Hired te ens of NYC songwriters who co mpos ed Tin Pan Alley type songs for doo-wop a nd girl groups Brill Building - Home of m usic publishers since the Tin Pan Alley era (early 20 th century) - Songwriters included Carole King, who had a successful solo care er in the 1970s -The Shirelles “Will you still love m e to morrow” Exe mplified “girl group” pheno m enon This song was the first # 1 hit by a n all-fem ale group Swe et, polished image Precursor of later groups like the Supre m es Writeen by Carole King a nd Gerry Coffin for Don Kirsh m en a nd went to # 1 -The Ronettes “Be my Baby” Sisters Ronnie a nd Estelle Bennet a nd cousin Nedra Talley Discovered by Phil Spector, producer, who m arried Ronnie Tough-girl image: d ark eye m akeup, guge b e ehive hairdos, tight skirts
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