The invention of rock & roll was a collaborative effort, yet many music buffs trace its beginnings back to a singer, songwriter, and guitarist named Chuck Berry. Taking what he knew from the blues, big band, swing, country, and pop, Berry developed a style and sound that uniquely spoke to the experience of the American teenager, and that appealed to white as well as black audiences. And he remains, arguably, rock & roll's most influential figure. Among those who admit to having emulated his complex guitar riffs and quick, witty lyrics in their early days are some of the most prominent bands and artists of the past 50 years--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Berry has spent a lifetime in the spotlight, but the spotlight has not always been kind to him.
Johnny had left a ton of backlogs of his recordings at Sun Records when he had left for Columbia Records so he was in an unusual situation because he was releasing songs with Columbia Records, but at the same time Sun Records was releasing some of his songs that he had recorded for them but never released at the same time. Rolling Stone ranked Johnny Cash as No. 31 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list in 2004. Rolling Stone also ranked Johnny Cash No. 21 in their “100 Greatest Singers” list in 2010.
Johnny Cash, also known as the Man in Black, was a singer, songwriter, guitarist with a rich, booming baritone voice. His musical career spanned half a century. However, it is hard to think of Johnny Cash without thinking of his wife, June Carter Cash. Her unconditional love and support changed his life. June rescued Johnny from his drug addiction and helped him rediscover his Christian faith.
Gunther Schuller, on of America’s most accomplished contemporary classical and jazz musicians, died Sunday morning in Boston. He was 89. Schuller was highly productive and influential as a composer, conductor, educator, author and music producer throughout his impressive career. He was a close friend and collaborator of such giants as Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, but his musical interests have spanned a much wider range of genres than most of his contemporaries. "The thing that may make me unique is that I have simultaneously had seven full-time careers in music over the last 50 or 60 years,” Schuller said.
Vietnam War History v. War by Edwin Starr (protest) The vietnam war protests sprung up during the 1960s and the 1970s. The vietnam war to many people was a terrible and unbearable situation. Although most of the protests occurred on college campuses, this soon turned into one of the most known movements in US history. Sparking the influences of artists and people in higher social classes. Song writers all over were moved to write some of the most well known songs.
Hammurabi was a king who ruled a small city-state named Babylonia. Hammurabi ruled Babylonia for 42 years for 30 years he was limited to only Babylonia, he was involved in lots of quarrels with other kings of other small city-states. After that in 1792 BCE he became the ruler of much of Ancient Mesopotamia. He ruled over an estimated amount of 1 million people . After this triumph, he wrote a set of laws that are now called Hammurabi’s code.
In 1957 Johnny, released his debut album, Johnny Cash with His Hot & Blue Guitar. By the early 1960s, Johnny Cash, who had relocated his family to Ventura, California, and left Sun for Columbia Records in 1958, and was on the road 300 nights a year, he also appeared regularly on the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry radio broadcasts. His life took a turn for the worst and he got into drugs and drinking. His wife eventually filed for divorce. Cash returned to Memphis, where his life continued to spiral out of control.
He was one of the only African American musicians who spoke up against political issues, he publically talked about the wrongness of school segregation (Harris). Armstrong performed an astonishing 300 concerts per year on average (Harris). Through his expertise in jazz music Armstrong set the bar for all aspiring musicians, something great to learn from but hard to live up
Johnny Cash, who is often referred to as the man in black had a career which spanned most of his life. Many know him as one of the pioneers of rock and roll and the rockabilly genre, however, his music transcended many genres including country, folk, and pop (Tunnell & Hamm, 2008). Cash inspired many other artists throughout his career including Bob Dylan and it is easy to see why (Tunnell, Hamm, 2008). In addition to being so popular, many of Cash’s songs discussed his deep personal struggles as well as social issues which he was passionate about. Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA, and after finishing his term with the air force, Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
The record 's biggest--and the most re-playable--highlight is Andre 3000 's "Solo (Reprise)" interlude, where he elaborately and effectually conveys the frustration and conflicts of blackness and racism in America, and approaches materialism, personal restlessness, lyricism in hip hop, and the contradictory perceptions men have of women. His trigger-happy delivery in this barely 1-minute reprise single-handedly outdoes Ocean 's entire attempts at the same topics, which isn 't shocking since Andre 3000 has been in the industry for 20 years, has a clearly developed identity, and the capacity to push the limits without going over his intended audiences ' heads. Ocean does have his shining moments, such as the harmonies that accompany the barely audible, low-throbbing bass at the end of "Skyline To." Musically, the second-half of "Nights" is the closest he gets to commercial, but there 's enough edge in the piano jazz chords and bass synths to feel fresh. "Self Control" is the most beautiful track: it has a certain vulnerability, hopelessness and wrongness in the lyrics and vocal delivery, along with a palpable guitar accompaniment.
Have you ever heard of the phrase “American Idiot?” If you have then you have definitely heard of the punk pop band Green Day. This amazing band from the 90’s changed music forever. Since 1992 all three band members have stayed in the band and all had some troubling personal lives, but this band had an incredible impact on music today. The band has been together for many years. Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have been together since age ten.
Prince had always had struggles with his record label due to control issues. During this time, in protest he changed his name to just a sign and performed with "slave" written on his face, He eventually was released from all contractual obligations with Warner Bros. And went back to being called Prince. There are so many accomplishments that Prince made during his career that there are almost too many to list. Here is a list of some of his major accomplishments throughout the years. Sold 80 million albums worldwide Purple Rain sold 13 million copies Voted the 28th greatest Rock & Rock artist of all time as well as being put in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame His 2006 tour made him the most lucrative live performer of the
He has since left the company to pursue music full time. I have seen Greg and Tom perform as Stranger and The Greg Billings Band. Greg is a very down to earth typical guy that anyone could associate with. Stranger released several albums as had some hits that established them as a “Florida Rock Band”. Greg has been performing since the early 1980s when Stranger began in 1981.
The House of Blues is currently the largest curator of "Outsider" art in the world. The historical artifacts that deocrate the venue all have meaning and historical signicane. The curtains on the stage take over 1,000 hours each to sew and pay respects to the slaves who escaped via the Underground Railroad. Concerts are available nightly and feature a blend of both local artists, popular art and dance shows and popular recording artists. With room for 650 guests, each performance has an intimate atmposphere that allows all guests to enjoy the show.
Personally, for me the summer between 7th and 8th grade was a brisk one. Only accompanied by my solitude, guitar, and my love for Jimi Hendrix, my days were often spent noodling around on my guitar and listening to Hendrix, religiously. Those three albums totally drove me wild. I couldn’t get enough of those albums, day and night over and over Hendrix remained on the turntable. But I reached a point that I remember very clearly.