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  • Dave Matthews Band Member
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    When the contemporary Dave Matthews Band came out in 1991, they had no idea what was in store for them. The Dave Matthews Band has influenced many people and have also contributed to the great musical movement of the 1990's and of today. The Dave Matthews Band takes from widely varied musical interests of five musicians to create a unique sound that combines the influences of folk, jazz, rock, world beat, and reggae. David Matthews, the band's namesake and lead guitarist and vocalist, began to a...
  • Band Led Zeppelin
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    The band Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest hard rock groups of all time. The band also has one of the best success stories in the history hard rock music. Led Zeppelins success in hard rock was achieved in the seventies and they even had a few hits in the late sixties. The musicians in Led Zeppelin are Jimmy Page: born on April 9, 1944, Robert Plant, born on August 24, 1948, John Paul Jones, born on January 3, 1946, and John Bonham born on May 31, 1948. Jimmy Page shredded the guitar, Robert P...
  • Ben Folds Five Travels Across America
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    Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five is a band who started in 1994. Ben Folds Five is a trio not a quintet, which it is often mistaken for. The band originated in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ben Folds Five is known for its half punk and half alternative sounds. The famous band Styx and the famous band Journey have given Ben Folds Five music the title of punk rock for sissies. In the late 1980's, Ben Folds played bass in a band called Maj = sha. The band was not very successful. Maj = sha only cut one ...
  • Of The Band Members
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    Ray Mansarek and Jim Morrison are responsible for putting the Doors together. After going through many changes, it was finalised that John Densmore would play drums and Robby Krieger would play guitar. Ray playing the keyboard gave the band a very original sound. Their first gigs were at the club Whiskey-a-Go-Go. Jim was shy for the first shows and would only face the band members while singing. Jim's father was a high-ranking officer in the army. He was in Vietnam in the very beginning of the w...
  • Carl Thompson 4 String Bass Guitar
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    Pioneers Leslie Claypool was born in Richmond, California on 9/29/63. He has lived in El Sobrante, California all his life. When he was about 15 he got his very first bass guitar. The bass that his mother bought him was a Carl Thompson 4-string bass guitar. Carl Thompson is a guitar maker that is renowned for his extravagant looking basses, he is also known for the expensive and unique woods such as walnut or mahogany. Les played bass in his high school band and actually that's how he started pl...
  • Lee And His Guitar
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    In the fall of 1993, while the rest of America was electing Bill Clinton as their president, most typical seventh grade boys were busy mutilating their toy Ninja Turtles or harassing their helpless little sisters. However, there was one thirteen year old that would have nothing to do with such frivolities. He spent his days in seclusion, hours in his room without the sound of anyone's voice but his own. Yet unlike his hyperactive counterparts, this young man was content with solitude. He found a...
  • Bands Following And Fans
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    Phish Friends since high school, the members of Phish have rocked the world and its millions of fans since 1991. Many who are not familiar with Phishs music may hear the songs and consider them similar to the Greatful Dead, after all, they do have many things in common. After reading this paper, hopefully the reader will figure out for themselves the distinction, and experience a new insight into world of music featuring Phish. Trey Anastasio, the lead singer of Phish, had been writing music sin...
  • Original Members Of The Band
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    Metallica Introduction Metallica was a band that that started out in the garage of one of the members when they were in high school. The band went through many changes and tragedies and found solutions for them and somehow remained playing. They started in 1980 as one of the first, if not the first Black / Metal band. Their popularity decreased in 1987 and form there they went on to become really popular later on. Summary Metallica started playing in 1980 and are still a band to this day. They h...
  • Following Year Ellington
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    IHM Grade 8th 11-26-00 Reading With complete sincerity and honesty, one can easily recognize Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington as America's greatest composer in any genre. Leading his orchestra for over fifty years of continual musical excellence, he wrote literally thousands of works, ranging from standard ballads like 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore', through instrumentals and full scale suites. Ellington always composed with his orchestra members in mind and many of them stayed with him for twen...
  • Stage For Newer Punk Bands
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    History of Rock and Roll Punk rock developed in the United States out of the raw and energetic music adored and played by garage bands of the mid-sixties. Many of these garage bands were started by kids in their teens who hardly knew how to play simple chords on a guitar or bang away at drums or cymbals in their own garages. The music was often played at a high volume as well. The MC 5 epitomized this. The MC 5 (Motor City Five) was a high school punk band from Lincoln Park, Michigan. They playe...
  • Good The Other Bands
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    I used to be in a band called Deft. There were five of us. Brandon, 19, was our singer, Rob, 16, was lead guitarist, Kevin, 18, was the drummer, his little brother Jason, 16, was the bassist, and I played rhythm guitar. Kevin and I had been working together for four or five years, ever since he moved to Watertown. We had been in and out of several bands, but always stuck together. My dad came home one day and told us about a friend of his whose step-son played guitar. We called him up and had hi...
  • Eric Melvin And El Hefe
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    On November 26th I went to the Stone Pony in New York to see another of my favorite bands, NOFX. NOFX is a punk-ska band. Punk meaning fast paced drumbeats and quick singing and ska meaning a song played with trumpets. The band members are Fat Mike (vocals, bass), El Hefe (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Eric Melvin (guitar, vocals), and Erik Sand in (drums). The one thing I found out there was that El Hefe sings a lot. I thought he only sings in a few songs but when I heard them play, I noticed that ...
  • 1944 Glenn And His Band
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    When Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa, he was to become one of the greatest musician, and songwriters in all of history. He was born into a friendly, caring, middle-class family. His family greatly supported all of his ideas and dreams to become one of the greatest people in music. After playing the trombone for several years in high school, he became good enough to join a professional band. From there, he decided to further his study of music, so he enrolled in the Unive...
  • Dizzy Gillespie
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    A man with brown eyes, and black hair, weighing 162 pounds, at five feet nine inches tall, and winner for the best trumpeter of 1956 in the Down Beat poll must be Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy was born on October 21, 1917 as John Birks Gillespie from Cheraw north Carolina. He was the ninth and last child of John and Lottie Gillespie. Dizzy was given early instrumental training by his father, who was the teacher and director of a local band. This in turn meant there was many instruments in their home. D...
  • Arch Martin
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    Mr. Trombone There is a man in Kansas City that people refer to as Mr. Trombone! His family knows him as Arch Martin. He's not a very famous trombone, but a great jazz musician. Warren Dur rett says, "He is one of the most beloved, talented, successful pillars of the profession, a natural salesman, and one who can contribute to the long, pleasant life of a band leader". Martin was born, and lived his whole life in Independence, Missouri. In 1949 he graduated from William Chrisman High School. Wh...
  • Instrumentation Of The Band
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    "They Might Be Giants" is a band that is not very heard of. But, more people have heard of them than you think. To these certain people, this band is their favorite. They are a unique group with unique people, sounds, and ideas. This is what makes them so good. The band mixes so many genres of music, so it is sort of hard to put them in one category. They combine pop, folk, salsa, country, jazz, R&B, polka, along with children's type songs. They Might Be Giants is a 2 person band. They are uniqu...
  • Fats Role In The Andy Kirk Band
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    Fats Navarro Early Background The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore "Fats" Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key Wes...
  • Christian Pop Punk Band
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    On November 13th I went to Tramps in New York to see one of my favorite bands, MxPx. MxPx is a Christian pop-punk band. Pop punk basically means happy punk. The band members, are Mike Herrera who plays bass and sings, Tom Wisniewski who plays guitar and Yuri Rules plays drums. They played about 10 songs, all of which I knew. Some of their songs have to do with society problems through the eyes of a teenager. At the show, the first song they played was one of my favorite's, "Teenage Politics". So...
  • Our First Practice As The New Band
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    Well, it all started soph more year of high school. My friends and I were always into rock music but around that time we really started getting into punk rock, hardcore, and indie rock. Bands like Bad Religion, 7 Seconds, The Descendants, Bad Brains, and Shutdown influenced the attitude we had toward music, as well as what we chose to listen to. One day while sitting around the lunch table with my friends Chris, Joe and Andrew, we started discussing how cool it would be to play in a band. Coinci...
  • Louis Armstrong
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    Louis Armstrong's Influential Career Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today? a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents? separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. At a...

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