Fleetwood Mac’s 50th anniversary was in 2017. It was be celebrated at the Radio City Music Hall in New York (Varga, 2017). Fleetwood’s anniversary was honored in New York. Besides winning awards, Fleetwood Mac is known for many things. Fleetwood Mac is best known for their songs.
By being the most successful songwriters of their age, it is no surprise that their style is influencing music to this extent. The Beatles have become one of the most influential bands through their musical innovation. The Beatles influenced everyday life as well as music, allowing them to be one of the most influential music groups on record. Through music the Fab Four were political activists who lead young people to be involved, became the faces of what fashion was supposed to be, and inspired musicians worldwide. The night The Beatles stepped onto “The Ed Sullivan Show” is the night music changed
In 1964, Muhammad Ali, one of America’s most polarizing and famous athletes for his boxing career, was being drafted to the military. Ali fizzled the U.S. Military qualifying test in light of the fact that his written work and spelling aptitudes were below the national standard. Because of the Vietnam War spiraling down as a lost war effort, the test norms were brought down in November 1965. Ali was then ultimately eligible for the draft and was to be named into the military. He was also going to be called for an act of duty due to the lack of soldiers in Vietnam, an already unpopular war (Cassius Marsellus CLAY, Jr.).
Al Capone: the American Gangster Legend “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone”- this is a quote Al Capone said and a quote that represents him completely. He was a gangster around the Prohibition Act of 1919 and the Great Depression era. For being one of the greatest gangsters of all time he was a kind guy, but he was not scared to use his gun. With the business he was doing, killing people was something that came with it. Al Capone is a legendary character; he is notorious for his upbringing, his gangster activity, and the years he spent in prison.
Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known civil rights activist and he is also a minister. In 1967, King gave a speech at a meeting called “Clergy and Laymen concerned about Vietnam” (King). King starts of by telling his opinion about the Vietnam War. He believes that the war is an enemy of the poor, because America would never invest money into the poor as long as the war was still going on. He also believes that sending sons, fathers, and brothers into war is nonsense, because they knew that they would die in high proportions.
While Naval Intelligence knew that organized crime had controlled the East Coast docks for years, an idea suddenly came up: why not ask the gangs for help? However, they needed a way to enter that world. Intelligence officers approached gangster Meyer Lansky and asked him to meet with his close friend, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, the undisputed boss of organized crime in the United States. The target action of this liaison was for Lucky and Lansky to help recruit informants on the East Coast docks. At that time, Luciano was still serving a long sentence for promoting prostitution that could be up to 50 years at Dannemora Prison in a remote part of New York State.
Organised crime can be described as ‘a serious crime planned, coordinated and conducted by people working together on a continuing basis’. People who participated in organised crime were mainly motivated by financial gain. Al Capone was first arrested for charges of murder, but was never tried because nobody admitted to knowing anything about the matter. He moved to Chicago in 1919. Capone then worked for his role model (John Torrio).
The United States was in a vastly different time when the Latinx music wave came, and the fact that the music was able to access the market back then speaks volumes. In a time where blatant racism was the norm and xenophobia was everywhere, it must have was genuinely surprising to witness the rise Latinx music. In today’s world, the initial breakthrough would seem to be a lot easier since the US is generally more accepting compared to the 90s/00s, and there already exists a whole culture that is thriving in the current market. For instance, many K-Pop groups like BTS and EXO have found a huge market in the United States due to their rising popularity. While their journey into the United States seems very promising, it is too early to say whether K-Pop musicians will experience the same levels of success compared to the 90s/00s era of foreign
The American crime film “The Godfather,” created in 1972, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, greatly depicts the formation of gangs and gang violence as well as the American immigration experience. Don Vito Corleone plays an integral part in the movie as the mafia boss. He is well respected in the community, always dressed in his fine suits as he handles many favors on behalf of his friends. Though before he immigrated to America and gained his title as the mafia boss he was a poor young boy in Sicily. The reason in which many foreigners wish to immigrate to America is simple.
Specifically his solo’s contained a tremendous amount of souls making the piece juristically different from most singers. He picked just the right phrases and notes to emphasize while keeping it simple and clean. To add onto this his strong presence and the force of personality made the song ever more so irresistible to the listener. After listening to this song the first time, I knew that his voice was one of a kind to the point that it was unmatched, as he quickly become one of my favorite artists. Louis Armstrong went on to win the Grammy Award for the Song of the year for ‘Hello Dolly!’ in 1965 while also receiving another Grammy for the Best Male Vocal Performance., and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972.
In Empire, the protagonist is Luscious Lyon. He is a young black male, who was raised in the streets of Philly. Because Luscious grew up in this setting, he trained himself up to be a well-respected figure on the block. Everyone who is familiar with Luscious, rarely attempts to cross him, because of his actions and raw evidence that exhibit “Mr. Lyon doesn’t play nice.” For instance, when Luscious’ intuition told him a man named Bunkie, who is his wife’s cousin, could possibly reveal his secret to the world; he took matters into his own hands with no remorse.
He committed many crimes in his teenage years. During his adolescence, Siegel had become a gambler and stole cars for his friend Meyer Lansky, who later formed a small mob, where Siegel was the first recruit. Siegel later became a bootlegger. He was involved in bootlegging within several major East Coast cities. Siegel was also a hitman for the mob.