lecture 25 - • Psychedelic Rock Artists o The Grateful...

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Unformatted text preview: • Psychedelic Rock Artists o The Grateful Dead Formed in 1965 as “The Warlocks”; a bluegrass group • First used of amplified instruments Members • Guitarist Jerry Garcia (1942- 1995) • guitarist Bob Weir (b. 1947) • singer/keyboardist/harmonica Ron “pigpen” McKernan (b. 1946) • bassist Phil Lesh (b. 1940) • Drummer Bill Kreutzmann (b. 1946) Music • Freeform jam • Eclectic style • Dance music Musical influences • Blues, folk, country, jazz, 50’s rock, folk-rock, classical • “Koolaid acid” test: “can you pass the acid test?” o Ken Kesey and his “merry cohorts” Deadheads • Cult-like fan base that traveled from show to show • Communal env’t Epitomize hippie culture & American rock • Created highly improvised Style & unique sound • Followed creative muse vs. commercial success o Jefferson Airplane Formed ’65 by: • Singer : Marty Balin 1941 • Guitarist/Singer: Paul Kantner 1942 • Both folk musicians in San Fran • Other members: o Vocalist- Signe Anderson o Singer/Lead guitarist- Jorma Kaukonen o Bassist- Bob Harvey o Drummer- Skip Spence 1966- 1 st San Fran band to sign to major label- RCA • 1 st album release- Jefferson Airplane Takes off • Changes to members: o Vocalist- Grace Slick- replaces Signe Anderson...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Landgrebe during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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