MMC1702 Exam 3 Study Guide

MMC1702 Exam 3 Study Guide - STUDY GUIDE TEST 3 Michael...

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STUDY GUIDE TEST 3 Michael Jackson : King of pop, died in 2009 Quincy Jones : Michael Jackson’s mentor, producer Buggles : “Video Killed the Radio Star” Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn The music video for the song was the first-ever video aired on MTV on August 1, 1981 Known for being a one-hit-wonder Madonna Struggling young artist in 80s Picked up by Seymour Stein and Sire Records in 1983 Fashion style, performances and music videos became influential among young women in the 80s A newly rising producer: Nile Rodgers : was chosen to produce Like A Virgin album Nile Rodgers : “Le Freak” Chic She is as much a fashion leader as music artist who has often created new personas over time Madonna’s focus since the late 90s has been on ever-changing technology in the music industry both in music and visuals Nile Rodgers : produced Madonna’s like a virgin album (guy who sang ‘le freak’) Cindy Lauper The first female singer with four top 5 singles from an album “She Bop” : The controversial song is about female masturbation
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“Time After Time” : A #1 ballad that proved she was a lot more than just an obnoxious girl The emergence of Madonna was a big blow to her popularity, which began to freefall in the late 80s ( True Colors album was in competition with Madonna) Prince The first two albums by Prince in the late 1970s were a blend of The Creator of “Minneapolis Sound” A prolific artist, Prince has released several hundred songs both under his own name and with other artists Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in rock and roll history Known of being a perfectionist, copyright freak Whitney Houston : ‘The Voice’, Biggest contemporary artist of the 80s Criticized by black community for her crossover into dance/urban and called a sellout Supposed to be next big thing in soul music (according to black comm.) Janet Jackson : role model for youth in the ‘80s rhythm nation album popular among young people and parents one of the highest paid artists of the 1990s, second only to Mariah Carey sex symbol image and unique style combos with her choreography Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis : Centered in Minneapolis, worked with Prince : song “That’s What Friends Are For”, huge hit (#1 in 86) Tina Turner : comeback with “whats love got to do with it,” sang an anti-violence song which was theme to a Mel Gibson series
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Lionel Richie : Can’t Slow Down album was best selling Motown album until Boys II Men, was part of the Commodores : blue eyed soul Declared the most successful duo in rock history by the RIAA “You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling” Steve Winwood :
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