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Unformatted text preview: [MMC 1702] STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM #2 MAINSTREAM ROCK OF THE 70S (Lectures and Chapter 14) Know your names (and the main reasons why) Elton John (Reginald Dwight) Your Song (#8 US) album Elton John ; this song put him on the map His career is one of the most fascinating professional metamorphoses in rock history His flamboyant showmanship on stage epitomized the excessive culture of the 70s 1980s was a decade of personal upheaval and struggles 50 plus top 40 US hits 8 US #1 albums 9 US #1 hits Most #1 hits tied with the Bee Gees Candle in the Wind 97 (#1 US ) o Remake of his 73 song, a tribute to Princess Diana, has been certified as the best single of all time in the UK His longevity and the range of collaborations not only speaks to his music flexibility but his generous nature 80s: tough time for Elton John, emotionally and physically worn out, music suffered, a decade of personal upheaval and struggles Bernie Taupin Johns collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin is still intact after 40 years. Billy Joel Rock Hall Inductee (1999) Piano Man (#25, US) album Piano Man (73); this song put him on the map His music reflects influences of classical, doo-wop, jazz, blues, gospel, and rock & roll American R&R and British Invasion bands New York State of Mind o His lyrics have made many references to locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Just the Way You Are (#3, US) album The Stranger (#2, US); best selling, non compilation Billy Joel Album to date Still missing that BIG SHOT HIT in the 70s Its Still Rock and Roll to Me (#1, US) album Glass House (#1, US) o A suckerpunch to critics who slapped the balladeer tag on him Tell Her About It (#1, US) album An Innocent Man o The album was a tribute to Rock and roll he grew up listening to in the 50s-60s Uptown Girl (#3, 83) o The lyrics deal with a blue-collar downtown man River of Dreams (#3 US) album River of Dreams (93) o The 6 th best selling artist in the US with 4 #1 albums and 4 #1 songs spanning 3 decades... Together Again! o Face to face tour o A joint tour between John/Joel since last year has been one of the most popular and commercially successful tours Storm Front We Didnt Start the Fire (1989), song makes reference to a catalog of headline events during his lifetime, rebuttal to criticism of Baby Boomer generation Queen Roger Taylor (Dr), Freddy Mercury (V), John Deacon (B), Brian May (G) Recognized for their contributions to many genres, including hard rock and heavy metal Killer Queen (#12, US) put them on the map as far as commercial success goes They epitomized stylistic diversity and complex arrangements Bohemian Rhapsody (#1, UK, #2 US) album A Night at the Opera o One of their most popular songs o Consists of seemingly disjointed sections, such as operatic segments, accapella passage...
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