16 - Early 60s Industry Intro

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16 – Early 60s Industry Intro Music Industry Strikes Back (early 60s Pop) Major record companies regain ground vs. independent labels Teen Idols o industry-created teenage stars o Fabian, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon Rise of studio producers Brill building o NYC office building (TPA updated for rock-and-roll era) o Professionalized rock-and-roll songwriting Rock and roll dance culture Chubby Checker “The Twist” #1 hit in both 1960 and 1962 o 1 st time: released for teenage audiences o 2 nd time: repackaged to be more appealing to all audiences 12 bar blues (for both verse and chorus) Relentless/non-stop 1-2-3-4 drum/cymbal beat Not a typical partner dance Free form – all about the body American Bandstand (1957-1989; host: Dick Clark)
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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