In marching band, it takes a lot of dedication. If someone is going to be in marching band, they will have to put in the time and the effort. Marching bands everywhere practice for hours in the heat; always memorizing their spots on the field, their music, and their visual effects. Everything about band is stressful because it constantly cuts in on a band members social life, but after they perform they will feel great. In most marching bands, the motto is one band one sound, meaning that a band member needs to show leadership, responsibility, and teamwork.
There are countless known stereotypes that allude to senior citizens; many people believe: senior citizens are lazy, isolated and in poor health, the list could go on and on. The documentary Young @ Heart totally eliminates these stereotypes and discards many of the misconceptions people have towards senior citizens. Young @ Heart documents a chorus of senior citizens, directed by Bob Cilman, as they rehearse for their monumental “Alive and Well” performance in their hometown.
Pretend for a moment that it is 1966, and you are driving to work, tuning the radio in your car. You stop on a station playing “Last Train to Clarksville” by The Monkees, a song you recognize from their popular TV show. The Monkees was a band of four boys that starred as themselves in a TV show as themselves and produced music. Though the band had a relatively short lifespan, the members produced plenty of episodes of their show and songs during it, and later wrote more songs after the breakup of the band via reunion tours. The members of the Monkees were very influential in the development of television and music during the 1960’s.
“In a country in which popular culture is extremely important, there’s nobody more important than The Beatles.” Steven Stark, a friend of The Beatles once said. The Beatles are not only the biggest band of their time, they are one of the biggest bands of all times. The Beatles did not just sing to sing, they sang to give hope to a generation, they set some of the highest standards in popular culture, they changed music forever, and they still manage to affect our generation today.
It all started in Liverpool in 1960 when four men came together to create the iconic band, The Beatles. The English rock band members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were able to create timeless music that still continues to influence artists even years after the end of the group’s time. Not only did they surpassed every limit that was reached before them, they left a mark on the music industry that most artist can only hope they achieve. They changed the way music itself was created and the way it was presented to people listening all over the world. There are few artists in the world that have been able to have the success The Beatles did, their musical achievements truly were one of a kind
George Harrison: The idealistic. He had faith in a perfect world that never materialized. Between every one of the individuals from the band, Harrison was the most masterfully subdued despite the fact that his optimism roused the majority of their music.
The Beastie Boys. Need I say more? When most think of the rambunctious rap group from that came straight out of the 1980’s, they think about girls, partying, crude humor and maybe some music in between. Although The Beastie Boys as a group did a few things that had never been done before in music history. Thats pretty incredible considering nobody expected something so revolutionary to come from three middle class white jewish kids from New York.
The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight.
Constant fighting, numerous affairs, and divorces…would destroy most bands, but not Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but they didn’t start that way. One of their top selling albums was Rumours. They had many problems that led to them splitting up twice. Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century.
They performed on day two of the Woodstock festival. They started at 10:30 in the morning on Saturday the 16th. They played for 95 minutes. Their equipment squashed the turnable stage. Then the rain started flooding the stage. The band kept playing until they were forced to come off the stage. It was a thunderstorm and they had to take the band off in fear of them being electrocuted. They finished around midnight because of all the breaks due to the thunderstorm. Their set was Influenced by Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk and of course Rock ‘N’ Roll, they used to stretch their compositions to incredible lengths, improvising solos and lyrics. Their songs got delayed because of the storm so there were long breaks between the song. Their end song was “Turn on your love light”.
What do you think of when someone brings up the 80s, classic sci-fi movies, ridiculous fashion trends, the introduction of modern video games? How about the peak of heavy metal bands? One can’t talk about 80s metal bands without mentioning Van Halen. The band’s amazing instrumentals, predominantly it's blindingly swift yet controlled guitar playing, helped reinvent heavy rock, and they still stand as examples for many modern rock musicians and bands. Van Halen’s introduction to the music industry wasn’t something out of the ordinary, like many other legendary bands they had numerous hits, yet, they also had many internal conflicts and break ups. Despite going through many conflicts and replacements, the band is still together, and it and its
Nirvana brought an introduction to a new type of music, Even though Nirvana lost their lead, they still continued to sustain their legacy in grunge music. They had a slow but steady rise to fame that came to a sudden and painful end. Winning many awards and impacting many people with the feel of grunge, Nirvana had lost many things alongside their journey. Nirvana ushered the age of grunge, won Grammy awards, and secured a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making them a band that blazed their own trail through the 20th century.
What is the most lasting impression that came out of the year 1968? Could it be the devastating Vietnam conflict that led the public’s distrust in the United States government? Or perhaps it was the Civil rights issues that led to massive protests around the nation. Or more importantly was it the fact that people had a right? A right to standup against old ideals and have their voice heard. Whatever their motivation may have been, they were not alone. Musicians from this year were fighting write along side their fans, not with their fists, but with their poetic lyrics and anti-government vibes. These artists played a very significant role in regards to the generation of ’68. There are three areas that music had
From one band to the next Jimmy Page was not going to let his passion for guitar playing fade. It all started with the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds was a group of young British players who wanted to create their own sound while mimicking the sounds of others just to get a jump start. Page was offered a spot on the forming band but it was not for playing the guitar. In fact, his career started off playing the bass until a fellow band member, Chris Dreja, started to play the instrument which led Page to play the guitar. Jimmy Page had lived it out with the Yardbirds and they became so popular that they opened for a very well-known band, the Rolling Stones. Once one of the guitarist, Jeff Beck, got fired from the band the music that was produced was
It won 't be at a dueling piano bar, but renditions of "Sweet Caroline" are sure to be heard this weekend, anyway. The Grammy Awards are to be held on Feb. 8, but two days prior to the glitz and glamour the man of the evening will be the one and only Neil Diamond. Diamond was named the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year, and the legendary vocalist will be honored for the recognition Feb. 6 at the Grammy Week gala dinner and concert.