MUSC 423 Lecture (09.08.2008)

MUSC 423 Lecture (09.08.2008) - Popular Music in USA Before...

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“Popular Music in USA Before the Beatles” Year 1962 - Number 1 “Sherry” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons o White doowop o Formed in New Jersey in 1966 o Frankie Valli had 50 hits made more than $80 million - Number 2 “Big Girls Don’t Cry” o Men are pigs, women are crazy - Number 7 “Soldier Boy” by The Shirelles o The Beatles covered two songs by The Shirelles “Baby It’s You” “Boys” - Number 13 “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka o Graduate of Julliard School of Music o The song is interesting in that Neil Sedaka is singing all the vocals (even the ones that don’t sound like men) by changing the speed - Number 20 “The Loco-Motion” by “Little Eva” o Eva Boyd was a babysitter for Carole King o Carole King wrote the song o Background singers of the song are The Cookies The Beatles did a Cookies cover called “Chains” - Number 27 “The Wanderer” by Dion (di Mucci) o Had a band in 50s known as Dion di Mucci and the Belmonts
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2009 for the course MUSC 423 taught by Professor Biersach during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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MUSC 423 Lecture (09.08.2008) - Popular Music in USA Before...

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