MUSC 2150 Exam Review F17.pdf

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beginning of the Rolling Stones’ (I can’t get no) Satisfaction) ­ Tape loops: melange of recorded sounds and variety of synthesized sounds, attached end­to­end so that they would play a continuous loop (splicing and looping) ­ British Invasion disrupted the Brill Building’s dominance and began: ­ The rise of the singer/songwriter ­ The acceptance of electronic experimentation and the use of electronic effects in popular music, once the realm of only art­music (classical) composers ­ The re­popularization of blues in North America Textbook Notes: ­ Genres competing to be “next big thing” in Rock and Roll ­ Beatles became the next Elvis in 1964 ­ British charts were mainly American songs in the late 1950s/early 1960s ­ Occasional UK hits in US ­ Enthusiasm for American culture began after WW2 (post­German bombings over England) ­ America= hope and confidence (signs during years of rebuilding) ­ Big companies influenced music business in Britain ­ eg. EMI, Decca, Pye, Philips ­ Radio stations: BBC, Radio Luxembourg ­ Government owned and featured 3 channels (only 1 played rock and roll) ­ Independent labels had very few successes due to radio being controlled by the government/businesses
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MUSC*2150 EXAM REVIEW ­ F17 ­ “Beat Boom” (1963): style led by Beatles ­ The Beatles ­ Formed in 1957, Beatlemania took place from 1963­1966 (beginning of fad) ­ Originally skiffle band, The Quarrymen ­ Unlike any Liverpool band, by 1962 they had: ­ Gone to London ­ Signed recording contract ­ Placed a single in the UK charts ­ Record labels began to/were eager to capitalize on the success of “Mersey Beat” ­ Mersey Beat: pop music originating in the mid­1960s around Liverpool and Northwest England ­ Abbey Road studios in 1962 to make first hit ­ Manager (Brian Epstein) worked out deal in US for 3 Ed Sullivan performances in 1964 (this was the start of the British Invasion, February of 1964) ­ Were afraid of not being successful in the US so group refused to go until they had a #1 hit on American charts ­ Last public concert at San Francisco's Candlestick park on August 29, 1966 after controversy arose with John Lennon saying Beatles were more popular than Jesus (“Christianity will go on”) ­ The Rolling Stones (key figures in blues revival) ­ Sensual, dangerous, rude… the anti­Beatles (who were charming, cute, trendy) ­ During British invasion, bands classified themselves as “Beatle­type” or “Stones­type” ­ Beatle­type: Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Dave Clark Five ­ Stones­type: the Animals, the Yarbirds * Did not fit all British Bands (ie. the Who, the Kinks) ­ Music professionals saw many Beatle­type bands as the same act due to similar sounds ­ Most important aspect of the British Invasion was that it established more equal footing within American pop music for US and British artists ­ Cross fertilization between the States and UK remains prominent in pop music Unit 06: American Responses to the British Invasion Text pages 189­215 Quizlet:
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