Vocalists Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson paly important roles in the quirkly

Vocalists cindy wilson and kate pierson paly

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Vocalists Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson paly important roles in the quirkly, offbeats, & entertaining group The B-52’s The eccentric image was played up by all members, especially vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Fred Schneider Their unique image included tall 1950s “beehive” bouffant wigs for Cindy and Kate, referred to as “B-52s” Highly danceable songs combined with a wacky, tongue-in-cheek image to create a truly distinctive musical concept The “Rock Lobster” single The first Top 40 hit for The B-52’s is the #3 “Love Shack” Released in September of 1989, the song was written by the band, and appeared on their Cosmic Thing album Combining Pop Rick, New Wave, and Dance music, this is their first million seller “Love Shack” was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best single of 1989 MTV Divas Madonna Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958 She was THE performer who became the most skillful at capitalizing on the potential of MTV and video Madonna challenged the conventional views of sex and sexuality In late 1984, Madonna releases her first #1 album, Like a Virgin, selling 11 million copies By 1985, her success as a full-fledged Pop star is solidified The techno-dance hit ”Material Girl,” form Like a Virgin, reaches #2 Perdromers such as Britney Spears, Hillary Duff, and others will later cover ”Material Girl” The song features synthesizer arrangements with a robotic voice repeating the hook (the title line) A synth-driven instrumental interlude occurs, and then the male robotic voice enters chanting the title line Her Blond Ambition tour causes controversy for use of sexual images The PRMC reacts so vehemently to her “Justify My Love” video that it becomes the first video ever officially banned from MTV Lifetime record sales of over 300 million make Madonna the best selling female recording artist of all time 5
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Whitney Houston Whitney Houston was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 Her mother, Cissy Houston sang behind Aretha Franklin in the Sweet Inspirations Her cousin was singer Dionne Warwick – “Houston came from great musical stock” By 1984, she had appeared as a model in fashion magazines like Glamor, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen In 1985, Houston’s debut album Whitney Houston is released This will be one of the biggest selling debut albums by a solo singer, yielding several top-charting singles Houston’s 1987 album Whitney debuts at #1, the first album by a female artist to do so The album included several #1 singles, like “Don’t We Almost Have It All” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Houston will become the ultimate R&B diva of this era, dominating the charts from 1985 through the mid-1990s She has ten Top 10 hits and seven consecutive #1 singles Houston’s chart-breaking sales figures surpasses those established by The Bee Gees and The Beatles Houston’s famous 1991 rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” gained nearly universal praise from critics and fans alike This performance from Super Bowl XXV is considered one of the finest
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  • Spring '08
  • Lawrence
  • Grammy Award winners, Stevie Nicks, Gloria Estefan, rock ‘n roll

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