Erica Sturdavant_Week 3

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It does not matter how old you are, media sources will affect us all in some way or another. Media comes in many forms such as books, movies, television shows, and music. An influential media icon or event can help shape our culture. Influential events that have affected pop culture are the creation of pop and rock and roll music. Two of the main characters, who are icons of these musical genres, are Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson is known as the “King of Pop” while Elvis Presley is known as the “King of Rock.” Many musicians these days would cite both of these men as their musical influences. Even in the midst of controversy, Michael Jackson was still highly influential to others and he continued to maintain his innocence throughout the jury trials regarding molestation charges. Most people even now, feel that Michael Jackson was not guilty of the accusations against him. Before his death, Michael was getting ready to do a final farewell tour. Every single one of the shows dates were
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Unformatted text preview: sold out. Personally, whether or not Michael Jackson did or did not commit the acts that he was accused of he will always be the most talented and influential artist of all time. I listen to his music today and my daughter absolutely adores him. Anytime she hears or sees him she yells “It’s Michael Jackson, turn it up!” He is the all American icon that changed the pop music industry forever. Michael Jackson can be ranked right up there with the “King of Rock” Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley, was a handsome, hunky young man who gyrated on the stage and drove the women wild. Elvis was not afraid to express himself through his voice and his dance moves. Elvis helped define rock and roll music. His following was so massive that even to this day people who visit Graceland can still be seen crying at his grave site. These two men were such an influence but at the same time could be controversial; none the less pop culture will never be the same....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HUM 176 taught by Professor Jenniferlearny during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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