She produced folk music which happened to be very popular during this time period. She is also famous for popularizing the work of Bob Dylan. She was born on January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York. She became interested in the folk genre of music two yea... ... middle of paper ... ... soul, emotion, and a yearning for change. Their words and ideas were spread across the U.S. on their concert tours which helped make the movement bigger than it ever could have been without these musicians.
The Supremes were one of the most successful music groups to emerge from the 1960’s rock scene, however they performed songs that were written by other writers. The Supremes are without question the most successful musical act to come from the Motown label. The Supremes were formed in 1959, however the version that received critical praise and the ultimate success was formed in 1962 with 3 African American female singers: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross.1 As Motown’s reputation slowly grew, however they quickly garnered critical success in 1963, with the Supremes hit “Where Did Our Love Go” and the their follow up “Baby Love”, both written by Holland-Dozier-Holland. Under the guidance of ... ... middle of paper ... ...en the solos so common Motown singles are totally lacking spontaneity.”11 With Gordy behind the scenes controlling every aspect of the Supremes career, the ability to be authentic is never present. The Supremes and Bruce Springsteen reign in each of there respective generations.
Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul, and Mary were the more popular folk singers. 1963-1969 During this period, the Beatles became the most popular band of the 1960's. In the 1... ... middle of paper ... ...r first album, Led Zeppelin, in 1968. Other popular albums included Led Zeppelin II (1969), III (1970), and IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1971), The Song Remains the Same (1976), and In Through the Out Door (1976). Their most famous song was `Stairway to Heaven' (1971).
Joni Mitchell is known to be one of Canada’s most eclectic and influential songwriters. Beginning her professional musical career during the folk revival in Yorkville 1960s, it was from there that the talented young songwriter began her exploration in popular, “art-folk” music. Mitchell had always had wanderlust, leading her to travel around the America, which as we can see through her music, simply helped her sound bloom. Her travels and experiences are not only acknowledged through her lyrics, but are recognized in the evolution of her musical style. She began exploring R&B, rock n’ roll, and even jazz, which created her sound to change throughout the years.
(AMG www.allmusic.com) Mary Travers , a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, not only became one of the most commercially successful folk performers, but, used her position to become an inspirational political spokesperson. Together with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, Travers performed at Civil Rights rallies with Dr. Martin Luther King, in Burmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. and at numerous anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, fund-raisers and teach-ins. During the 1980's, Travers helped to call attention to the struggles of Latin America. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Travers grew up in New York's Greenwich Village. As a youngster, she became enchanted with the american folk songs played by The Weavers, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie.
The Beatles Section 1: Introduction Whenever the title, The Beatles, comes into many people’s minds, they remember the legendary English rock band that was formed in 1960 in Liverpool. The formers of the band by then were John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. During the rock era, the band became the most influential group, and people always found their songs the most favorite of all. The group won many awards and other bands realized the greatness inhabited by the band. During different years, the band had different lead singers among the four men.
After performing for the prime minister and his daughter, he achieved enormous amounts of recognition from all around the world, which advanced his career into the next level. Also, he presents himself as a role model for future generation artists who are developing all over the world. He mainly produces in the genres of jazz, pop/rock, and vocal. He developed his love and passion of music from his grandfather, who introduced him to swing era tunes. Bublé is a respected vocalist in contemporary music because he uses his smooth and unique voice to sing in various genres and styles.
premiered some 40 years ago, and its style of music and dance have grown old with the passing of time, it still demands respect for its combination and imaginative ideas that revolutionized the musical industry at the time. Rodgers and Hammerstein were the dominate force in musical comedy in the 1940's and 50's. Even their flops had notable songs. Several of their shows became successful films. Oklahoma!
Bessie life has been made into film in 2015 entitle “Bessie”. One of the number people Bessie inspired was Janis Joplin. Because of her great work “Janis credited Bessie for leading her to singing in the first place” (Suer, 2011). Bessie has used blues and jazz to express her feelings and life. Because Bessie used her music to give a strong message, many music artists was able to relate to her.
He launched his career in 1965 by performing with the Chad Mitchell Trio and continued to play with them until 1968. But, more importantly the folk-pop group Peter, Paul, and Mary helped him by recording a song he had written, “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” The song was extraordinarily successful and gave Denver “a higher profile in the music industry” (www.biography.com). In 1969, Denver signed and released his first single, “Rhymes and Reasons,” with Mercury RCA Records. During the 1970s, John Denver was thought to be the “golden boy of folk music” (www.biography.com). With his involvement in environmental activism, his good looks, and his down to earth and humble personality, more and more fans came to love and support him as an artist.