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The Evolution of Rock and Roll Music - Rock and Roll has the most incredible history. Before there was rock and roll, there was blues. Most people think rock music started with Elvis Presley, but he didn’t record his first single until 1953. The first recorded song described as “Genuine Rock-and-Roll” was “Rocket ’88” by pianist Ike Turner and singer Jackie Brenston in 1951. Rock-and-Roll music in the 1950’s was described as a mixture of jazz, blues, country, and has a stronger guitar, bass, and drums. (A&E Biography Channel UK “SAM PHILLIPS The man who Invented Rock & Roll”....   [tags: History of Rock and Roll]
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The Little Rock 9 - • Introduction • The controversial topic of race • "Beyond religion, beyond class, beyond politics and ideology, for centuries race has been the single most controversial question in America’s dialog. Even three years after the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education deemed that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the arrival of the nine black students to the all-white southern school was a threat to white Americans."(Dickerson) • There were over 100 black students who signed up to go to Little Rock Central High, but only 9 ended up there....   [tags: The Little Rock 9]
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The History of Rock and Roll - Rock music has come a long way since its development in the early 20th century. The genre, defined “as a merger between rhythm&blues and country” (Scaruffi, The History of Rock Music:1955-1966), started out more as an underground market, but ended up becoming a significant aspect of American popular music history. Rock-n-Roll music produce many legendary artists who will for ever be known as innovators of the genre. Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were some of the many artists in Rock-n-Roll who will always live on in their music.Many teenagers were also to identify it due to its rebellious nature their disapproval of the cold war....   [tags: rock music, elvis presley, chuck berry]
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Rock Music through the Ages - ... The Beatles were the main leaders in the British Invasion, storming the United States, catching everybody’s attention, and leaving the biggest mark on the world in the history of Rock and Roll. Also a part of the British Invasion was the upbringing of Blues-Rock. Influenced by American Blues, bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds set out to make a name for themselves, not only did they accomplish their goal, but they also brought Blues-Rock into the increasing library of Rock genres, increasingly adopting louder amplified sounds centered mainly around the guitar....   [tags: history of rock 'n' roll, musical genres] 937 words
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How the Music Industry Utilized Film to Help Create the Image of Rock Star Icons - ... was a transnational film whose pursuit driven plot was filmed onsite at locations that were chosen purely because The Beatles’ wanted to travel there. (Sinyard; 1985:32) Help. also undermined the characterization of HDN in the fact that the characterization of the band members were, in Marx brother style, reduced to a single aspect: “George was mean, Paul cocky, John Sardonic and Ringo loveable.” (1985:34) This style was utilized once again in the animation Yellow Submarine (1967) This characterisation of the band is partly to blame for the poor reception that this film received....   [tags: rock rebel, rock culture]
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U2: More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll - ... Now they have released their fifth studio album (not counting a couple of partly live, 12-inch mini-albums). It's called 'The Joshua Tree' … and in conjunction with a yearlong world tour… it's designed to achieve megastatus for this band at last” (Rockwell, 1987). There are several theories as to why the band’s success wasn’t a struggle, but I think that it has to do with their diversity in their lyrics. Their immersion in politics, religion, and loss make them accessible to people from every walk of life and any age....   [tags: legendary rock bands]
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The History of Rock and Roll - Rock and roll has developed a long way throughout the years from a dance craze in the 1950’s to a political and cultural landscape that is recognized worldwide. Rock and roll has come to define the roots of teenage rebellion, people who don’t follow the norms, and have disrespect for authority. The style of rock and roll itself is a melting pot of music, a combination of sounds that include jazz, country, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, classical, and ethnic music. It can be a simple variation of three chords to a complex chromatic scale combination....   [tags: Rock and Roll Will Never Die]
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Rock Music and Confined Sexual Repression in the 1960's - In the 1960s, rock music had an increasing impact in teen culture. According to teenage girl response to the confined sexual repression, rock music created many controversial consequences. Music became a commodity that served escapism from reality instead of creating options and choices and brought the teen cultures to go against the mainstream culture to bring forth identities that are more coherent and ideal. Rock and roll was the most compelling commodity to enter the teen consumer culture. Gender roles being unequal created a sexist double standard and women were the object of needs and desire of men....   [tags: rock, music, sexuality, history, argumentative, pe]
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Physics of Rock Climbing - Rock climbing is an exciting, but dangerous, sport. Since the 70's, climbing equipment has become more reliable and more safe. The physical laws behind rock climbing have not changed, but engineers have found ways to make safer and more reliable gear to help prevent a climber from falling. Rock climbing is all about physics. The main aspect of rock climbing is gravity. Gravity is what every rock climber faces every time they scale a wall. There are several forces involving rock climbing and they include friction, tensional force, and, of course, gravity....   [tags: physics rock climb]
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NASA´s Curiosity Team: Drilling Into Ancient Rock Beds on Mars - ... This will be accomplished by doing an analysis on the amount of potassium and argon in the rock sample. Using a SAM instrument to heats the rocks Curiosity will measure the amount of argon-40 released from heating up the rocks to reveal the age of the rocks. On Mars for example, the heating up of one rock revealed a very high age of about 4.2 billion years. The challenges with this method are numerous. Geological processes date back to billions of years ago and might overlap, this means it is very difficult to obtain an absolute age on the rock sample and prove that it has a specific amount of potassium-argon....   [tags: yellowknife bay, foreign rock sample]
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Rock Music in the GDR and the Eastern Bloc - The well-known riff of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” opens Andreas Dresen’s movie Changing Skins (Raus aus der Haut, 1997). The film opens in a crowded music club where young people are dancing ecstatically, turned on by pulsing rock and roll. This could be a trite depiction of youth culture if it were not located in a country that suppressed this kind of music: the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It is therefore worth reflecting on the social and political controversy in the former East Germany that, finally in the 1970s, permitted the performance of rock music and even imports from the capitalist part of the world....   [tags: Rock and Roll Music]
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Physics of Rock Climbing - When thinking of rock climbing it is good to think of all aspects of climbing in terms of energy. While thinking of energy, remember basic geology and know that not all rocks are formed in the same way, in other words know what type of rock you are dealing with, it is good to think of the process of formation behind the type of rock you may be climbing. Understanding the formation process will drastically change the climbing technique used to climb that particular rock. Another aspect of energy that one should keep in mind is drastically changing your potential energy....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing] 1262 words
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Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties - Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties Hail, hail rock ‘n’ roll, Deliver me from the days of old. Long live rock ‘n’ roll The beat of the drum is loud and bold, Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll, The spirit is there body and soul.” - Chuck Berry (Hibbard and Kaleialoha, 19) An African- American euphemism for making love, rock and roll spurred from all genres of music, but mainly that of folk, country, jazz, pop and rhythm & blues (Yorke, 11). It is a type of music that generally involves heavy pounding of the piano, a loud drum beat, saxophone backgrounds and boisterous shouting by the singer....   [tags: Music Art Musicians Rock and Roll Essays]
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Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star - Local Rock Star Sitting at the table with long, thick, blonde hair and a hint of Brad Pitt’s facial features sits Brian. He is a 17 year old high school junior, a guitarist in a local band, and he is my interview. He will begin nearly all his sentences with “uhh…” but then proceeds to long, interesting answers. I started by asking him about when he became interested in music, and who his influences were. “I’ve always listened to music,” he said, “my first album ever was Nirvana’s Nevermind; it was a cassette tape....   [tags: Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star] 774 words
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Welcome to the Rock - On the San Francisco Bay lays an island only 1½ miles away from the shoreline. This piece of land is one of the top tourist spots in the city that draws over one million visitors a year (staff, hisotry.com, 2009) However, even though it is a wonderful place to visit, fifty years ago it was not. In fact not a single person wanted to go there. It was a dark, lonely, secluded place that you would try everything in your means to escape. This place is known as Alcatraz and it was a prison to some of the nation’s worst criminals in the United States from 1934 until its closure in 1963, almost 30 years....   [tags: Alcatraz, McNeil, Birdman]
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The Rock - The Rock He is a three-time world wrestling federation champion and a two time intercontinental champion. He was born on May 2, 1972 is 6’5 and weighs 275 pounds. He goes by the name Dwayne Johnson, calls himself the “People’s Champion” and otherwise known as “The Rock.” Other than having the pretty face that Hollywood was looking for, The Rock had to go through many steps as an “actor” before he became well known. However, the rock graduated from the University of Miami as an all -American Football player....   [tags: Essays Papers] 969 words
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Physics of Rock Climbing - Anchor systems are vital for a climber and whether or not an anchor is secure can mean the difference between life or death for the climber. Good anchors are not difficult to set up and all they require is a little experience in setting up and some common sense. We will anaylze the forces generated in two different types of anchor systems. Another factor in the forces generated in an anchor system that can be applied to both systems is that of the angles involved in the system. The greater the angle at the bottom of the anchor system, where the rope attaches to the anchor, the greater the force that is exerted on each anchor point....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing] 1264 words
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Rock and Roll - The emergence of Rock and Roll was one of the most pivotal moments of our nation’s history. The impact that this genre of music made is still evident in our culture. However, before this genre was able to gain momentum, it faced many cultural conflicts. The book, All Shook Up: How Rock ‘N’ Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler analyzes the impact that rock and roll music has made on American culture. It explores how the Rock and Roll culture was able to roughly integrate and later conflict with preceding cultural values....   [tags: American History, Racial Tension] 1293 words
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Rock and Roll - Sex, drugs, and Rock and Roll. Those were the staples of life in the early sixties. Rock was still a little fledgling genre of music, but it caught on quickly and went on to become one of the biggest music genres of all time. Be it the British Invasion, Woodstock, Motown, or another big event, you can be sure that many of the fans were gathered to see their favorite singers perform. It brought many people together, and even tore some apart. No matter which way you saw it, it was an undeniable fact: Rock and Roll was big....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 869 words
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Rock and Roll - What comes to mind when you think about Rock and Roll. Is it the pulsating rhythms, and upbeat tempo that seemingly sooth the mind. What many don’t realize is this phenomenon was started by a single man that combined various elements he loved. This man, Elvis Presley, not only created Rock and Roll but a new era of attitude and personality which people perceived as they watched him perform. Elvis Aaron Presley, one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, started a new clothing style for his generation, influenced a new era of dance, and most notably introduced Rock and Roll to the world....   [tags: Music, Elvis Presley] 1193 words
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Inconsequential Rock Sub-Genre: Glam Rock - ... His artistic contributions opened doors that allowed him to enter into creative conversation with the superstars of every facet of the art world. ‘The Factory’ was Warhol’s studio in which all forms of art were spawned, including the formation of The Velvet Underground. Warhol was not just an artist, but also a social and political activist, and The Velvet Underground was but one cog in the machine of artistic fabrication that Warhol administered. He was obsessed with the outcast individuals of society, especially the sexually confused—a theme covered extensively by The Velvet Underground as well as glam rock....   [tags: British music genres]
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The History and Development of Rock and Roll - ... Though jazz, blues, and country are the foundation that rock was built off of, there were many influential bands that took those genres of music, started rock, and influenced other bands to mix it up, try new things, and expand rock to greater heights. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan fit under this category. Some consider The Beatles as the greatest rock band ever. They wrote a lot of rock songs and influenced many pop bands. They inspired so many different bands and many different genres of music, thus making them one of the most influential bands....   [tags: music, instruments, metal] 2019 words
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The Birth of Rock and Roll Music - Not parents, not teachers, but music changed the decade of the 1950s. Welcome to the decade, where rock ‘n’ roll music emerged. Rock ‘n’ roll changed the world, but it wasn’t just the music. The music created a movement. People were not afraid to be different. The Birth of Rock ‘n’ roll, created a major impact on many cultures and society. When I think of Rock ‘n’ roll music, I think of the music, as a stepping stone for Americans. I think of Rock ‘n roll music as a stepping stone for Americans because the music reflects on the change of America after the war....   [tags: Study of Music]
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The History of Songs in Rock and Roll - ... The thing that I could not understand was why groups like the Culture Club and their song “Karma Chameleon” would be studied in a class about rock and roll. I realized early in the class that rock and roll would barrow and steal from other genres and that we needed to know the connecting and how it came about. The one thing that I did not realize was how Boy George fit into that picture. I have learned a lot about rock and roll during the past eight weeks, but it is difficult for me to define it and have it make sense....   [tags: artists, career, music] 554 words
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A Brief History of Hard Rock - The music industry has many different genres, to suit a multitude of listeners; but, the most popular is rock. Rock has numerous genres within itself, including; heavy metal, hard rock, arena rock, and many more. The most popular genre would be either heavy metal or hard rock. They are both very similar in “taste” with the only differences being what the music is about and the pitch of the music. Heavy metal is typically about the “darker” things in life and it will have an overall deeper pitch to it....   [tags: Music]
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History and Influence of Rock the Vote - I’m nervous. This is my first time voting and I don’t want to mess it up. I walk into town hall, a building that seems to be reserved for special events. I wait for a few moments; finally I reach the older woman who is handing out ballots. She asks for my name, which I answer with a clear “Deirdre Ball.” She checks a list of pre-registered voters. Earlier in the week, someone had come to my high school to register high school seniors that are old enough to vote. The person that came to my high school was working on her own; she didn’t have a large-scale organization behind her....   [tags: Political Organization, Young People]
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Theories on the Dome of the Rock - ... The main problem with this theory is its improbability. It seems unlikely that ‘Abd al-Malik would be radical enough to try and change the site of the hajj only a generation and a half after the prophet’s death. Furthermore, the Ka’ba was being repaired after it was destructed during the first Umayyad siege. Muslims would not bother to repair it if they believed that the Dome of the Rock would replace the Ka’ba as the pilgrimage site. Finally, the Dome of the Rock could not replace the Ka’ba because of its insufficient tawaf....   [tags: evidence, theory, power, empire, faith, force] 2107 words
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Taking a Look at Rock and Roll - ... Eventually, their label decided to call it quits, and Jett was disappointed; but time would prove kind to her, as she would become one of the most successful solo acts in rock music history. Two of the biggest influences on Jett’s solo success were Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the iconic rock band Sex Pistols, whom she worked with while she started up in England. She recorded her first solo album alongside the former stars and also talented producers/songwriters Kenny Laguna and Ritchie Cordell....   [tags: sub-styles in music] 1639 words
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Dome of the Rock and Santa Costanza - Christianity and Islam are religions are two of world’s most widespread religions. Both religions when founded were not accepted by the people of that time and they have faced great resistance. Early Islamic art and early Christian art both are historically important as both are similar in some ways. The most earliest architecture and first such structure from the Muslims is the Dome of the Rock located in Jerusalem. When the Muslims conquered the city of Jerusalem in they needed a place (Mosque) to worship and offer their prayers in congregation....   [tags: christianity, islam, religions, pagans]
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The Little Rock Nine and Their History - In May of 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case had declared the racial segregation of American public schools unconstitutional. The Supreme Court had called for the integration of schools, so that students of any race could attend any school without the concern of the “white-only” labels. The public school system of Little Rock, Arkansas agreed to comply with this new desegregated system, and by a year had a plan to integrate the students within all the public schools of Little Rock....   [tags: Segregation, Public Schools]
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History of Rock & Roll - ... Different Genres also include: Gothic Rock (which began in the 1990’s), Hair metal, Techno Rock,, and Instrumental Rock (which was created in Australia). During the mid 1950’s, rock music became more interesting to young white teenagers (parents weren’t very pleased).This built a bridge between the black and white racial barriers among the teenagers (Hassel). In the 1960’s rock music takes over the pop charts. Since Rock music has been around for so many years, there are now different genres of Rock....   [tags: guitar, genres, music] 775 words
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The Fascination with Rock Music in The 1960s - ... Although musicians opted for this source of expression, not all of them accepted their relation with the rebellious movements. In fact, some of them claimed to be only doing an artistic movement rather than one in relation to the Movement of the era. For example, when Elvis Presley is proclaimed to be the King of Rock, “he had no intention of becoming a political symbol, but he couldn’t avoid it because of the ways in which he unintentionally defied society’s definitions of race, class, and gender” (Shumway)....   [tags: cultural icons, beatles, presley] 1286 words
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The Artifacts of Rock and Pop - ... With all the new privacy laws, this change is not necessarily a reasonable change, for it makes the whole process of commercialization complicated. Full of value, memorabilia’s are expensive items today. The proof has been outlined by this book, “Although the paper itself is only a mimeographed copy, the fact that the signatures were authentic and that the ceremony was such a high profile occasion that sent the price soaring to over $5000” (39). Signatures are one type of memorabilia, but there are many other objects such as posters, instruments, clothing, and numerous other objects in which the price may go up to millions of dollars....   [tags: music industry, history of music]
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Rock and Roll and Social Change - Richard Welch published the article “Rock ‘n’ Roll and Social Change” in History Today on February 1, 1990. In the article “Rock and Roll ‘n’ Social Change” “This revolution created a music which became the common property not only of two generations of Americans, but also millions throughout the world, creating the most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most influential form of American popular culture” (32). History Today, one of the world’s oldest history magazines, has been published monthly in London since January 1951....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Taking a Look at Punk Rock - ... Much like One Direction and Justin Bieber who in my opinion have the combined talent of a four year old with a karaoke machine, Im sorry to those of you out there who are fans no actually i feel sorry for you. Now where were we, These early bands were slightly influenced by the hard edge of the British invasion. This time in the early to late 60s was known as protopunk. Most people agree that the first wave punk rock was created to go off in a new direction trying to break away from all of the late 60’s early 70’s rock n roll where people like Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page would go on for several minutes with a single guitar solo....   [tags: music genres] 1344 words
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The Appearance of Rock and Roll in the 1950s - ... Teenagers who were attached to their parents were less likely to seek approval from their peers. Thus, they were less likely to have delinquent behavior as they acknowledged parental criticism. Teenagers spent more time with their peers than with their parents. They were able to attend school and even college, and at these places, they interacted with people who were the same age as them, and those who shared common beliefs. A strong bond was formed between teens and their peers, and this allowed them to seek new identities and roles....   [tags: world war II, sounds, chaotic, dangerous] 2387 words
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The Impact of the Little Rock Nine - America has had quite a history. Moreover, America has had a distinct history concerning racial differences. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act, America has showed past that is unforgettable. However, America has showed a history concerning African Americans that still show up in our present today. The Little Rock Nine, staged in 1957, proves that we are not that far away from our previous actions against a different race. In the American heritage and main structure of government, it says that all men are created equal....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Beatles: The Rock Era Legends - ... All four members embarked upon successful solo careers when The Beatles broke up in 1970. The three performances I chose to write about were their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, live at Shea Stadium, and their Rooftop concert. Their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show was February 9, 1964. People tuned in to witness the new musical English craze. The Beatles’ first performance set the record of recorded television and contributed to their international stardom as cultural icons....   [tags: wrote, songwriter, perform, fame] 622 words
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Mick Rock: A Brief Biography - ... He created album covers for rock stars, was chief photographer for a few movies, and directed some music videos. He created many album covers for rock stars. Those rock stars/bands included Queen, Joan Jett, the Ramones, Iggy and the Stooges, Syd Barett, and Lou Reed. He actually produced a few of David Bowie’s important music videos. He was a really important photographer for the films “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, “the Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and “Shortbus”. Since he took photographs for “the Rocky Horror Picture Show”, that means he has worked with Tim Curry, as well....   [tags: cool and notorious photographers]
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Rock and Roll: Bands on the Rise - When people hear the genre “rock and roll,” they often think of performers like Elvis Presley, AC/DC, and Aerosmith. Those bands have provided the foundation for rock and roll, but the newer bands have to carry over from the bands of the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s to the bands of the 1990’s and the 2000’s. The new generation of bands has just as much, if not more, popularity than the bands of the older generation. Bands do not gain popularity just by showing up to rehearsal, though. Gaining popularity can take years of making music, and sometimes establishing credibility takes more time than other bands....   [tags: Music]
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Rock n Roll in America - After WWII, the United States encountered an economic boom that finally put the Great Depression to rest. With a growing middle class, the United States had more families than ever with a substantial amount of money not only to have more children, but also to spend more frivolously. This combination of higher wages and growing youth population gave rise to a brand new demographic: the American teenager. The 50s was the coming out of teens and young adults as marketing companies began to advertise straight to America’s newest demographic....   [tags: US History, Music, Entertainement]
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Environmental impact of a rock quarry - Rock quarries occupy large areas of land and thus they affect the environment considerably and in various ways. The main inputs are different forms of energy; explosives for blasting, electricity and fuels to power heavy plant machinery, trucks, equipment and generators.1 The electricity consumed will obviously generate emissions and waste at the power stations whilst fuels used at the quarry will generate gaseous emissions on site. The processes and extraction methods employed generate noise, mainly due to the blasting or excavation equipment, transport and crushing....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1229 words
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Alternative Rock: Shedown The Band - ... As the years passed for the band they switched band members a couple of times, but Brent and Barry have been there the entire time (Rivadavia). While touring they toured with 3 Doors Down, and that helped boost their popularity even more (Grierson). They also toured with bands like Van Halen, and Velvet Revolver. (Grierson) Tim Grierson from About.com says that, “Shinedown play melodic hard rock heavily indebted to grunge bands of the early 1990’s” (Grierson). I personally agree with him a lot on his description, for I’d say that they definitely are heavily wavered more towards the hard rock roots, but I definitely hear some of the elements of Grunge in his voice, guitar beats, and lyri...   [tags: music, electronic sound, album]
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Fundamentalism and Rock and Roll - ... There were just too many risqué lyrics, and too many hip gyrations that offended the good conservative sensibility. Obviously Satan was at work and our country’s youth were in Satan’s hands . . . What is interesting is how, as we discussed in class, many conservative hymns have sexual undertones and oftentimes blatant depictions of Christ’s death and suffering. With classic evangelical hymns like “are you washed in the blood of the lamb” and “shall the vile race of flesh and blood” one can get a feel of the bloody imagery within Christian hymns, which could sit right beside some of the darker black-death and heavy-metal rock genres like “Baptized in blood” by the artist Death....   [tags: contemporary Christian music]
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The History of Punk Rock - It starts with a simple beat, a tap on the drums or a guitar strumming, and then it happens. The notes flow into a wonderful array of feelings that you may fear to show. You finally feel like there is someone out there that is feeling the same way you are. Music is food to our soul, it can make us feel happy, and it can make us feel sad. When there are no feelings to be shown, it is still there, comforting us and giving us something to think about. Throughout history, music has changed the lives of countless people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Brenden Masar ] 2169 words
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AC/DC - A Rock Powerhouse - AC/DC originated in Australia, and was formed in 1973 by brothers Angus Young and Malcolm Young. They were born in Glasgow, Scotland, but then moved to Sydney Australia with most of their family in 1963. They classified themselves solely as rock n roll, but are considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal. They are also one of the highest grossing bands of all time. "AC/DC" is an abbreviation meaning "alternating current/direct current" electricity. They originally got the name from their older sister Margaret, who saw the initials ACDC on a sewing machine....   [tags: Musicians ]
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The Little Rock Top Battle - ... Richard S. Ewell. Major General J.E.B. Stuart wouldn’t arrive till the end of the battle and that would be crucial to the outcome of the battle. The Union was led by George G Mead and John F Reynolds, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, Union Brig. Gen. John Buford, Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday, Brig. Gen. John W. Geary additional units were provided by from Maj. Gens. Henry W. Slocum’s XII Corps and Daniel Sickles’ III Corps. Chamberlain was responsible for a now famous counter attack that occurred during the battle where he took union soldiers and fought back and pushed the confederates back....   [tags: American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg] 537 words
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What Defines Alternative Rock - ... A large secondary association attributed to alternative rock is their noted muddied or distorted guitar styles, as well as their more prominent use of power chords compared to their parent genre of rock music. A muddied guitar sound is generally described as the low and almost twanging sound effect bearing little clarity. It is generally heard in the Seattle-born alternative rock sub-genre known as grunge music. Grunge music housed acts such as Mudhoney, The Melvins, and The Screaming Trees, as well as future mainstream successes Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains....   [tags: music genres] 818 words
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Music: Rock and Roll - ... Elvis played a rock and country style called rockabilly. Elvis was probably the first celebrity musician and teen idol. His music brought together music from both sides of the color line. Elvis’ music and image made it seem that it was a time for change. “This emerging rock-and-roll culture brought a wave of Clay 2 condemnations from religious leaders, government officials, and parents’ groups, who branded it the devil’s music.” (“Rock and Roll.” Encyclopedia Britannica)....   [tags: musical style, US, social impact] 973 words
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The Little Rock Nine - “It was like going into battle every day.” This is what Ernst Green said about his experience at Central High School (Stone). Ernst Green was one of the nine African Americans that were carefully chosen to take part in the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (Little Rock). The Nine African American students that were picked for this brave action were called the Little Rock Nine. These students were a massive part in the Civil Rights Movement. Little Rock, Arkansas, like many southern cities, was very segregated....   [tags: desegregation, central high school]
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Musicians and Rock Music - ... Throughout the decades you saw tie-dye shirts with the beaded headbands during the psychedelic hippie days, then the eighties glam rock with all the hairspray you could imagine to the grunge anti-flashy fashion of flannels and the punk kids with their spiky mohawks and chain belts. We always knew how we felt but with the help of music we could finally put a look to it. Both genres have a way of commanding the attention of who ever is listening and expressing whatever is on their minds.But when dealing with rap and rock, rap gets a harder hit on the count it impacts society negatively....   [tags: rap, entertainment] 914 words
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The Dome of the Rock - The Dome of the Rock Essentially unchanged for more than thirteen centuries, the Dome of the Rock remains one of the world’s most beautiful and enduring architectural treasures. Adorned with its magnificent gold dome and elaborate quranic inscriptions, the structure intimately represents the world’s second largest religion in a city historically associated with the three Semitic faiths. Representation, however, is not the only effect of this site. Despite its intended purpose, the Dome of the Rock inherently stands as the focal center of a millennium-old religious controversy....   [tags: Jerusalem Zealot History Dome Essays Papers] 2291 words
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Punk Rock - Punk rock is a unique and changing musical genre that was born in both England and the United States in the late 1970s. A largely underground music scene with a reliance on a rejection of societies norms, dismissal of capitalism and consumption, heavy reliance on community, and a strong attitude of do-it-yourself and self-empowerment, punk continues to have a large influence on the contemporary music scene. Punk rock, however, has faced issues when dealing with concepts of sex and gender. Bands within the scene are usually composed of males, women are objectified in song lyrics, and masculine values like aggressiveness and violence are often glamorized, especially in sub-genres of punk such...   [tags: Music] 1699 words
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30 Rock - The typical episode of the critically acclaimed, indie-darling, sitcom 30 Rock focuses on the lives of the writers, producers, executives and love interests of those involved in the production of a fictional sketch comedy television show called TGS with Tracy Jordan. 30 Rock is widely known as a show that deals with race, gender and class issues from multiple, humorous perspectives. Yet watching Season Five, Episode Twenty, a viewer could grow uncomfortable at the racial generalizations. The episode is entitled “Queen of Jordan” and is intended to parody the Real Housewives franchise of reality television....   [tags: stereotypes, parody, comedy, reality television]
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Rock Bands - Along with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous English rock bands to influence America. Introducing teenagers to African American urban blues, and transforming the urban blues into something like high-energized rock and roll are just some of the things the Stones brought to America (Kallen 10-11). The original line-up of the band included; Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Ian Stewart (Kallen 8-9). They have come a long way to get where they are now, and to this day they are still playing their music around the world....   [tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones] 1698 words
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Rock Climbing - Inhale, exhale. Deep, cleansing breaths that rush through his body like a calming storm. He feels his heart thudding tirelessly against his chest, pressing against his ribs, and rising into his ears. He dips his hands into the soft white powder, rubbing it between his fingers, feeling each grain of chalk disintegrate with the applied pressure and mold into his skin. He reaches out and grabs the rough, sandpaper-like plastic rocks. He feels the coarse texture dig into his skin as he lifts himself onto the wall....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive]
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Litttle Rock Nine - Prejudices will always be prevalent in some way, shape, or form. If feelings of racial superiority are allowed to fester, eventually they can become strong enough to push people to radical actions. The Little Rock Nine is a group of nine African-American students who decided to make a stand and make a large step towards breaking down the walls of segregation. Despite evident opposition, their determination and fortitude set in motion a series of events that have accelerated the progress of integration within the United States....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Unsung Heroes of the Development of Rock and Roll - Music is an art form that has been around since humans were created. All over the world music is played in many different forms and styles. As early as the 1950s, a new style of music was being created in the United States, one that would forever change the world. Not only would this music bring a completely different sound, but it changed the way people acted, dressed, and even their lifestyles. This new style of music became known as rock and roll, and while no one person created it, many artists have added their own unique inputs and helped shape music into what it is today....   [tags: music, artists, bands]
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How the Ramones Influenced Rock and Roll - ... (RollingStoneArtists). Their sound was very different to the usual music of the 1970’s. Their new sound was not the best hit in America at first, but while they were in the U.K., they exploded with fame. The Ramones started the leather punk style consisting of leather jackets over ratty t-shirts along with ripped jeans and worn sneakers. The Ramones brought back a no nonsense vibe but also a fun loving rebel affect. When they came back to America they were as famous as ever (Ramones Biography)....   [tags: punk, raw, sound] 564 words
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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds - Introduction The political possibilities of popular music particularly in the sixties served as a reflection on the society of the United States of America, as it has been suggested throughout my thesis. I have argued that blues revolutionized music and folk politicised it. Now, I will demonstrate how rock contributed to a widespread and far-reaching cultural exchange between black and white America in regards to the issues the counter-culture was concerned about. Rock also reflected the political conflicts of the day and through which the young generation sought liberation and self-respect....   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]
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Rock and Roll: The Changing of American Culture - American attitudes and behaviors have shifted and swayed throughout the history of this great country. They are often influenced by things happening in not only our nation, but in the world. Things like world wars, economic upheaval, and even natural disasters. These ever changing shifts in how we view and respond to the world around us change us as a nation. Some of those changes are fleeting, some fade and we revert back to former ways, but one stands out from all the rest. One change, an explosion of our view of cultural norms, burst onto the scene and changed us in a deeper and more meaningful way than ever before....   [tags: Racial Boundaries, Sexual Ideology]
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The Impact of Television on Rock n’ Roll - Rock and Roll, as a music genre, has evolved greatly with each decade; some of this is attributed to technology. One of the biggest leaps forward made for technology and the music genre is the widespread commercial popularity of the television. Since its introduction, television has caused the growing genre to rapidly reach mainstream audiences. Though it is this day hard to pinpoint the full impact of this invention to Rock n’ Roll, it is hard to argue that it didn’t help shape it into the powerful industry that it is today....   [tags: music, genre, MTV]
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To Kill A Mockingbird and the Little Rock Nine - When a group of children known as the Little Rock Nine stepped onto the campus of Central High School of Arkansas on September 4th, 1957, they changed history forever. By being the first black students to attend a traditionally white high school, the nine students helped move America toward a more fair and constitutional attitude toward colored people. To Kill a Mockingbird was written during this time period and deals with many of the same cultural issues even though it’s story takes place a few decades earlier....   [tags: Central High School, Civil Rights Movements]
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Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock and Roll - ... 5) Moreover, the task at hand is not one that is easily accomplished. In order for music to be a hit, it had to be a hit within the white community. The black R&B that Phillips was releasing only was popular with the black listeners. After a few years, Phillips came up with solution. He wanted to find a white man with a black sound. He knew that this would draw white attention to the black genre (Sam Phillips Bio. 3). “Phillips had long realized the lucrative potential in convincing a white audience to buy unacceptable black music” (Sam Phillips Obituary 3)....   [tags: R&B, music, race] 872 words
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The Hippie Aesthetic Era of Rock and Roll - ... Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is a great example of a song that falls in the middle. “Billie Jean”, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y), is a song written by Michael Jackson that was a little bit of both hippie aesthetic and not. It is about a woman who stalked Jackson and claimed that he is the father of her baby (Covach, “Introduction to Rock”). This is represented in the chorus, “Billie Jean is not my lover. She is just a girl who claims that I am the one but the child is not my son” (“Lyricsmania”)....   [tags: issues, technology, music, song] 660 words
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Lessons from the "Little Rock Nine" - Motivators and movers – where would the world be without these people. It is these beings that cause belief to become action and compel the masses to move through their example, sometimes unknowingly. In 1957, nine young African-Americans voluntarily chose to desegregate Little Rock Central High and break free of the black-white mold that society had made. Those young students became known as the Little Rock Nine - hated by those unlike them, terrorized by schoolmates and even ostracized by their people....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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How Rock and Roll Changed America - Rock and Roll was the start of a new revolution in America. It introduced the world to many of the famous artists that continue to be a part of our lives today. "Artists who became popular in the 1950s such as Elvis, began to pave the way for others such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly" (The History of Rock 'n' Roll until 1960). With the introduction of rock 'n' roll, there came many new changes to the lives of many Americans. Rock and Roll was a major contributor for the change in teens' behavior in the 1950s because it encouraged new freedoms for teenagers, encouraged new fads among teenagers, and caused a generation gap....   [tags: Music, Famous Artisit, American History]
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The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and U.F.O. Sightings - Recently, many people believed to have witnessed via a viral video, U.F.O. (unidentified flying object) sighting directly above the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel, yet solid research quickly disproved this occurrence as another contemporary hoax. Sightings such as this one dates back to June 24th, 1947, when Kenneth Arnold reportedly saw a “flying saucer” (Dash). There are many people around the world, who believe wholeheartedly in unidentified flying objects. Moreover, when Mr. Arnold made his claim of seeing a U.F.O., there were many futile arguments between believers and non-believers....   [tags: Hoaxes, History]
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Baroque, British Rock and Compositional Similarities - The European Baroque period lasted from 1600-1750 A.D.. Music from this period often had identifying characteristics: expressing mood through both instrumental and vocal music, consistent rhythmic patterns, terraced dynamics that change suddenly rather than gradually, basso continuo, complex melodies, and polyphonic textures (Kamien 148). Composers like Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, and Handel were prominent during the European Baroque period and composed both sacred and secular music: operas, oratorios, cantatas, concertos, and suites (“Baroque Music”)....   [tags: Composition, technique, music]
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