3-01-06 - Beatles and Beach Boys in 1965, 66, and 67

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Unformatted text preview: 1965: Big Year in Music • Height of Motown’s popularity • James Brown begins to turn Southern Soul into Funk • The Rolling Stones and The Who have their first big hits • Bob Dylan tours England in Spring; meets Beatles • Beatles release two albums influenced by Bob Dylan • Help (released in August); Rubber Soul (released in December) o More complex emotions and dense poetic lyrics o More “patter” delivery of vocals o New sounds with Harrison’s use of Indian sitar o New artistic level with title Brian Wilson • Stops touring with Beach Boys after April 1965 • Impressed by new seriousness of Rubber Soul • Begins studio work that leads to Pet Sounds (released May 1966) 1966: Beach Boys, Pet Sounds • Brian Wilson writes first concept album – thematic unification from song to song o Progression from hope to lost innocence o “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” = Hope o “Caroline, No” = Loss of innocence The dog noise at the end – melancholic/helpless barking at a train...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course MUSIC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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