He sold more than 1 billion records worldwide and about 40 percent of his music sales were outside of the United States. He starred in 31 feature films as an actor and had two theatrically released documentary films (Elvis Presley Biography, Graceland). He was one of Hollywood’s top box office draws and one of its highest paid actors. His three network television specials “Elvis (1968)”, “Elvis-Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite (1973)”, and “Elvis in Concert (1977)”, were some of the most highly rated specials of their time. Elvis has also won three Grammy Awards which were all for gospel music, 18 number one singles such as, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Suspicious Minds”, and countless platinum and gold albums.
Marley had a love for Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino and The Drifters, music drifting over from the United States. Marley and childhood friend Livingston devoted most of their time to music under the teaching of Joe Riggss. Later on, Bob met Leslie King who had him record a couple singles, the first was "Judge Not". His solo career did not take off right away, so him and two of his friends created a band. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Neville Livingston formed the "Wailing Wailers".
The band influenced the culture of people in big amounts was the Beatles. In 60th of 20 century they were the main figure in music. Four boys from Liverpool did a huge breakthrough in music industry. The Fab four is their name among the people, fans, and reporters. Lots of people had a dream to see the performance of the group.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
His song “A Change is Going to Come,” became a movement anthem when he wrote it in response to being arrested for attempting to stay in a “whites only” hotel (The Role Of Music). Cooke became a large part of the movement and became an idol to others who wanted to make a change in the Civil Rights movement. Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota (Bob Dylan Biography). At a young age, Dylan showed an interest in music and was influenced by old rock stars such as Elvis Presley. Bob wrote many folk hit songs throughout the beginning of his career, but the first album that determined his stance in the sixties protest movement was “The Times Are A-Changin’” (Bob Dylan
In my opinion originality really stood out in his music especially in Redemption Song. How his voice resonates so clearly, how the song progresses and how he was able apply such bombastic words in to the song. It is a shame that Marley passed away without ever being able to see the success of the song as Redemption Song has seen a lot of glory in recent years. In July 2003 the Redemption Song statue was unveiled in Emancipation Park, New Kingston with the words “ None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds” on the base of the dome. In 2004 Rolling Stone placed the song at #66 among the “Top 500 Greatest Songs All Time”.
The Thriller Album by Michael Jackson was revolutionary. It included hit tracks such as “Billie Jean”, “P.Y.T.” (Pretty Young Thing), and of course “Thriller”. It was released in 1982 and skyrocketed Michael Jackson’s career, making him one of the most well known names in music. His previous album, Off The Wall, was a success but didn’t end up winning album of the year. After the album of the year was given to someone else he was quoted telling his manager, John Branca that “this can never happen again”.
Barack Obama quoted, “For more than fifty years, Stevie has channeled his inner visions into messages of hope and healing, becoming one of the most influential musicians in American history.” (103). Once, when Wonder performed, he was awarded with $125,000 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music for Popular Music Prize. (Williams
In 1965, Pink Floyd was formed in London by Syd Barrett, who later left the band due to health issues and was replaced by David Gilmour. Pink Floyd hit their prime during the seventies, and were mainly associated with progressive and psychedelic rock. They were also known for their very philosophical lyrics and original album arts. Pink Floyd released four albums in the 1970s which were instant classics, due to their innovative and distinct sound. “The Dark Side of The Moon” was released in 1973, which was followed by “Wish You Were Here” in 1975, “Animals” in 1977, and “The Wall” in 1979.
John Lennon was famous English singer known around the world. He was a co-funder of the band The Beatles, which was one of the most famous band in the history. He was born in Liverpool. When he was a teenager, he created his first band, the Quarrymen. When the Beatles was disbanded, he continued singing with his wife, Yoko Ono.