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Music 262 Exam 2
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what year was the push towards pop?
what caused the birth of teen idols?
push towards pop
who were the B's of pop?
bobby vee, bobby vinton, bobby denton, bobby darin, bobby rydell
what did teen idols act as?
substitute boyfriends for young women
who was famous for la rockabilly?
what tv show was ricky nelsons family on?
the adventures of ozzie and harriet
how did ricky nelson start his music career?
playing music on his families tv show
why was la rockabilly popular?
it didnt have the sexual overtones like rock
what was buddy hollys band called?
buddy holly and the crickets
what was interesting about buddy holly and the crickets?
they were a prototype for a self contained rock band
how did buddy holly die?
plane crash in 1959
what song became popular after buddy hollys death?
american pie by don mclean
what influence did the everly brothers have?
who did the everly brothers influence with their harmonies?
what song did the everly brothers get in trouble with?
wake up little susie
when did doo wop start?
mid to late 1950s
how did doo wop deal with race issues?
side stepped racial issues
what genre first had one hit wonders?
when did doo wop get defined?
what song was use in back to the future in 1985?
earth angel by the penguins
what groups were never in danger of being one hit wonders?
the coasters, the drifters, the platters
what were doo wop producers concerned with?
money not the performer
what were characteristics of doo wop?
simple melody, easy to sing and remember, simple subjects, good vocals, instruments second to melody
what song is considered the quintessential up tempo doo wop song?
why do fools fall in love by frankie lymon
when did frankie lymons career start?
when he was 13, in 1956
who were the founders of atlantic records?
ahmet ertegin and herb abramson
who was jerry wexler?
producer at atlantic records from 1950s-1980s and coined the term rhythm and blues
who were jerry leiber and mike stoller?
composed hound dog for big mama thorton and in 1956 wrote for the coasters and the drifters
what was soul music influenced by?
who was ray charles?
considered to have invented soul music
when did rat charles sign with atlantic records?
why didnt people like soul music?
it was blasphemous
who did ray charles try to appeal too?
older audiences who had money to spend on records
who was sam cooke?
gifted song writer, singer, and successful business man
how did sam cooke die?
who was jackie wilson?
great voice with phenomenal range like operas but untrained
when did james brown get started?
who was james brown?
titled godfather of soul and called himself the hardest working man in show business
what were james browns two most popular songs?
im black and im proud and dont be a dropout
when was funk invented by james brown?
what was james browns funk song?
papas got a brand new bag
what was the payola scandal?
djs were making money by playing records on the radio for people who paid the most money to push their record
who was alan freed?
kicked out of industry because of payola scandal
where was the brill building?
what happened at the brill building?
songwriting teams wrote for popular groups
what was the name of phil spectors record company?
what was phil spectors trademark?
little symphonies for the kids
why was phil spector considered to have produced the greatest pop records during the 1960s?
wall of sound
why were the ronnets called the bad girls?
they hung out with the rolling stones
who was phil spectors most famous girl group?
what was it called when the beatles came to america?
the rock and roll renaissance
where did doo wop come from?
urban east coast
why was ricky nelsons career cut short?
what was doo wop originally considered?
plain r&b or rock and roll
what did doo wop do for black musicians?
increased commercial possibilities
when did leiber and stoller start at atlantic records?
how did jackie wilson die?
collapsed and was in a coma for 9 years then died
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