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Week 6 summer_11 - MTV MTV Launched August 1 1981 in New York City The first video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles Michael

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Unformatted text preview: MTV MTV Launched August 1, 1981 in New York City The first video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles Michael Jackson was its biggest star in the ’80’s ­ “Thriller” ­ 14 minutes long and played twice an hour Madonna rose to fame due to MTV and The MTV awards show It now carries youth culture oriented shows, music news, and reality shows Madonna Madonna b. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (now add Ritchie) August, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan The first female pop star to have complete control of her music and image 1983 ­ “Borderline” ­ 1st top 10 hit ­ the first of 17 consecutive hits 1984 ­ “Like a Virgin” made her famous ­ #1 for 6 weeks 1986 ­ begins collaborating with Patrick Leonard who co­wrote many hit songs Prince Prince B. 1958 in Minneapolis as Prince Rogers Nelson Movie ­ Purple Rain ( a rough semi biography) “When Doves Cry”, “1999”, “Kiss”, Let’s Go Crazy”, “Little Red Corvette” Wrote for other artists often under a pseudonym… Sheila E., Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares To You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday”) Joined with Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie as one of the first wave of African­American artists on MTV Changed his name to a symbol as a means of confronting Warner Brothers records Duran Duran Duran Duran 1978 ­ present ­ from England Album debut was two months after the launch of MTV “Hungry Like a Wolf”, “The Reflex”, “Girls On Film” The reaction to them was akin to Beatlemania …part of the MTV driven “Second British Invasion” sold 80 million albums Split in ’85 John and Andy Taylor formed supergroup Power Station with Tony Thompson and Robert Palmer Are currently reformed Other significant artists up to 1985 Other significant artists up to 1985 ’84 ­ Bon Jovi ’81­ Motley Crue ’79 ­ Huey Lewis and the News Peter Gabriel b. 1950 ’67 ­ Hall and Oates ’81 ­ Wham ’79 ­ Stray Cats John Cougar Melloncamp b. 1950 Cyndi Lauper b.1953 ’82 ­ Culture Club ’77 ­ INXS U2 U2 1976 ­ present ­ from Dublin, Ireland Bono (Paul David Hewson), The Edge (David Howell Evans), Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. Renowned for humanitarian efforts as well as political and social activism Sound characterized by thickly textured and reverberant guitar work by The Edge “Sunday, Bloody Sunday”, “Pride In the Name of Love”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “The Saints Are Coming” (with Green Day) More Grammys (22) than any other rock performer The “27 Club” The “27 Club” Brian Jones ­ Stones Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Jim Morrison Kurt Cobain ­ Nirvana Dave Alexander ­ The Stooges Chris Bell ­ Big Star Pete De Freitas ­ Echo and the Bunnymen D. Boon ­ Minutemen Richey James Edwards ­ Manic Street Preachers Louis Chauvin ­ Ragtime composer Valentin Elizalde ­ Mexican banda singer Peter Ham ­ Badfinger Lee Harvey ­ Stone the Crows Kami ­ Malice Mixer Helmut Kullen ­ Triumvirat Sean McCabe ­ Ink and Dagger Ron “Pigpen” Mc Kernan ­ The Grateful Dead Bryan Ottoson ­ American Head Charge Kristen Pfaff ­ Hole Raymond “Freaky Tah” Rogers ­ Lost Boyz Gary Thain ­ Uriah Heep Jeremy Wars ­ The Mars Volta Alan Wilson ­ Canned Heat Wallace Yohn ­ Chase Mia Zapata ­ The Gits ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course MUS 106 taught by Professor Sabino during the Summer '11 term at UC Davis.

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