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Mid-1960s shift from “Rock ‘n’ Roll” to Rock Musical Experimentation • Instrumentation • Timbre • Studio production Varied Musical Forms • Complex Songs vs. Free-form Jams Rock as “Art” • Concept Albums • “Serious” music for listening • Rock criticism
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The Beatles (1967) Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Revolutionary + Influential Rolling Stone : #1 all-time Concept album • imaginary band + concert • cover art, also with lyrics Studio Experimentation • 4 months in the studio
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The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967) Surreal, dreamlike lyrics Trippy, psychedelic timbre Countercultural sympathies • Fashion, design, lyrics by Julian Lennon (age 3)
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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967) Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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