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  • Father Of Rock And Roll Alan
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    The Way It Really Was! In the 1950's there were many problems. The Korean war and the civil rights struggle. Back then the music was all rhythm and blues (r &b). It was record mostly by black artists and for black audience but the white teenagers became interested. The music scene in the early 50's Before 1954 there were 3 distinct music areas. R & B, country and pop. Music stations usually played one type of music so listeners could easily find what type they wanted. Pop had 4 major recording c...
  • Rock Music
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    The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown The book "The Art of Rock and Roll" by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art fo...
  • Most Clue Less Member Of The Band
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    This is Spinal Tap While attempting to be nothing more than a comical spoof of the music industry, Spinal Tap was instead rocketed to cult icon status. The characters in the movie are so fully thought out that almost all rock and roll bands that became popular prior to and half a decade later than the release of the movie fit the stereotypes presented by this fictitious band that ended up being more real than any other legitimate bands of the time. The days of disco had long faded by the 1984 re...
  • Fifties And Sixties Rock And Roll
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    Rock and Roll in American Culture Rock and Roll is considered one of the truly American musical forms, though many of the most popular performers such as the Beatles come from other countries. For much of the fifties and sixties Rock and Roll was uniquely democratic. It has lots of long-term effects on American life style and culture, such as changing the life style of young people, or bringing black and white people together. Also Rock and Roll became the t voice of American teenagers. [this is...
  • Enemies Of William's Adventure
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    "The Hero's Journey: An Analysis of Cameron Crowe's Film Almost Famous Using Joseph Campbell's Mono myth " an analysis of Almost Famous (2000) Almost Famous (2000) is a dramatization of writer / director Cameron Crowe's real-life experiences as a teenage rock reporter for Rolling Stone. Based on thinly-veiled autobiographical material from the precocious beginnings of Crowe's early career, the screenplay shapes sentimental memories into movie magic. But how did Crowe give his own coming-of-age t...
  • Rock And Roll Artists Of The 50's
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    "America. betaking herself to formative action (as it is about time for more solid achievement, and less windy promise), must, for her purpose, cease to recognize a theory of character grown of feudal aristocracies, or form'd by merely literary standards, or from any ultramarine, full-dress formulas of culture. polish, caste, &c., enough, and must sternly promulgate her new standard, yet old enough, and accepting the old, the perennial elements, and combining them into groups, unities, appropria...
  • Dewey's Love Of Rock And Roll
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    Jack Black is very funny. He steals movies where he has supporting parts like High Fidelity, and his performance with Will Ferrell at the Oscars was the highlight of a very predictable awards show. Black's persona is a fascinating paradox; I like the oxymoron that Entertainment Weekly recently created for him: the frenetic slacker. Black's characters seem to be very passionate, but that energy is reserved for activities that seem to serve little "productive" value in our current economic order. ...
  • Sisyphus's Fate
    635 words
    The Human Condition Does life ever seem pointless and discouraging? In Albert Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus", Camus describes the correlation between Sisyphus's fate and the human condition. In the selection, everyday is the same for Sisyphus. Sisyphus is condemned to rolling a rock up a mountain for eternity. Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus" forces one to contemplate Sisyphus's fate, how it relates to the human condition, and how it makes the writer feel about her part in life. Camus states "if t...
  • Rock N Roll Photographer Rock
    680 words
    A while ago, I had occasion to reflect on this relationship: I was the man who frame Ziggy Stardust and who, one singular afternoon, not so may manic years later realized that, in the end, Ziggy Stardust had framed me. I was only the camera eye, but my vision would never be the same again -Mick Rock Mick Ronson and Ziggy Stardust Mick Rock was essential in making the image of the glam rock era. Among the many personalities he has captured on film are David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, The Ramones,...
  • Bill Haley
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    Bill Haley: Mr. Rockin' Rollin' When a person brings up the term rock and roll, many things could pass through one's mind. Someone's immediate thought could swing to Elvis Presley, ACDC, or even Britney Spear's version of "I Love Rock and Roll". It all depends on how much one knows about the subject and what era of time one grew up in. According to Dictionary. com, rock and roll is "a genre of popular music originating in the 1950's; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-weste...

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