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folk music ●American folk singer and social activist who recorded this song ●Very patriotic song written in a time where civil rights and social activism was really prevalent [the album information for non-Beatle artists is included for your information only; you will not be asked to write the album titles on your midterm exam!] IDEAS ABOUT PLAYConstraints●Confine you within the context, the score for music ●For musical style: cultural, historical, economic, technological, educational Play Space
●Listening to music involves a kind of mental play, formed by the tension between your memories of what you have already heard, your expectations about what you will hear in the future, and your experience of what you hear from moment to momentComposer Play●Gets to play with the music ●results in musical work Performer Play●Gets to play with what the composer did and adds their own skills on how to perform it ●Results in a performance Listener Play●Play with what the composer and performer do, plus what we already have knowledge on ●Results in experience PEOPLE All Four Beatles●John Lennon (guitar) Oct 9, 1940-Dec 8, 1980 [2nd oldest] ●Paul McCartney (bass) June 18, 1942- [3rd oldest] ●George Harrison (guitar) Feb 25, 1943-Nov 29, 2001 [youngest] ●Ringo Starr (drums) July 7, 1940- [oldest] Lonnie Donegan●Music was live at dancing places, recordings started in late 60's ●"skiffle time" homemade music making, use house hold objects for instrumentsElvis Presley●American rock n roll artist, that influence the Beatles early in their career Chuck Berry●“Chuck Berry had been indicted on federal charges after a teenage prostitute from Texas was found to be working in a St. Louis nightclub he owned.” ●Influenced rock and roll scene Little Richard●“Little Richard had been seized by a religious epiphany, retired from the music business, and enrolled in an Alabama Bible college.” ●John Lennon’s introduction to Little Richard came in 1956, when a friend of his obtained a Dutch pressing of “Long Tall Sally” several months before its British release. At a time when John considered Elvis to be “bigger than religion in my life,” it unnerved him to hear another singer who rivaled his idol’s intensity. Lennon was subsequently relieved to learn that Richard was black, a trait that presumably gave him access to sources of musical energy that even Elvis couldn’t tap.
Ray Charles●Blues & R&B singer, whom inspired artists like Elvis●Ray Charles pioneer of soul music (more lyrical and softer music in the 50s)The Quarrymen●John lennon’s skiffle group in high school, started by him ●Original name of the Beatles ●Performed at local events Stuart Sutcliffe●Former bass player, friend of Lennon who convinced him to learn how to play bass with the money he got from his sold painting, stayed in Germany and married Astrid but died early from internal bleeding in the brain. He neamed the Beatles.