The Musical Evolution of Blink 182 By Alex Barlow Introduction Blink 182 is a pop-punk band from San Diego, California. Formed in 1992 by Tom Delonge (vocals, lead guitar), Mark Hoppus (vocals, bass guitar) and Scott Raynor (drums). Together they recorded two demo tapes named Flyswatter and Buddha (1993) before being signed to Cargo Records in 1994. Their first album Cheshire Cat (1994) was not initially a commercial success but after the band toured the album gained more exposure and sales, with the song “M+M’s” being the only single from the album. After nonstop touring, Blink 182 began to record their second album.
By 1954 Elvis had 600 orders for his music (Watson 29.) He began to be on 200 radio stations in 13 states (Watson 32.) In 1955 Elvis got a real manager named Neal (Watson 34.) 1 year later he recorded his first session with Neal, and then he was the #1 billboard for 8 weeks (Watson 39,40) He sold 10 million copies then headed to hollywood (Watson 48,50.) Everything in his life was going great so he decided he would join the army in 1958 (“Elvis.”) Elvis served in germany for 2 years and six months in texas (“Elvis.”) In germany Elvis started a relationship that lasted (“Elvis.”)Elvis has 40 gold records, He became the KING OF ROCK AND ROLL!
This essay will consist on how these musicians took control of America and the impact it gave to us. Their energy came across the screen and caused young girls to scream and their fathers to protest. The Beatles came to New York City on February 7,1964,less than three months after the assassination of J.F.K. In his book “The Beatles Come To America” Martin Goldsmith states that and the band brought with them a sound that hadn’t been heard before and helped rouse the country out of mourning. John Lennon wrote over 70 of the songs by himself, including A Hard Days Night, Let It Be, All You need is love, Come Together, and I Am the Walrus.
Alen Menken got his first big break in January of 1979 with Howard Ashman in the Off-Broadway production “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.” Three years later he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in his Off-Broadway Production “Little Shop of Horrors” and from that in January of 1987 Menken was given his first Oscar nomination for a song with in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” In 1990 Menken was nominated for three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Nominations and went on to win two of each for his work in the Walt Disney production “The Little Mermaid”. He went on to work with Walt Disney in the making of “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Hercules.” In 2001 Menken was given the tremendous honor of being a Disney Legend. But he didn’t stop there. He kept working on titles such as, “Home on the Range”, “Enchanted”, “Tangled”, and “Mirror Mirror.”He has won a total of 8 Oscars, 7 Golden Globes, 2 Saturns, and 1 Grammy. Right now he is 63 years old and continues to work.
Radio exposure brought him to the attention of bandleader Harry James, with whom Sinatra made his first recordings, including "All or Nothing at All." In 1940, Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey’s band. After two years of chart-topping success with Dorsey, Sinatra decided to strike out on his own (Frank Sinatra: the Boudoir Singer, 2011). In the 1940s Sinatra embarked on a solo career and became the idol of “bobby-soxers,” teenage girls who swooned over his crooning, soft-voiced singing. He appeared in such film musicals as Anchors Aweigh (1945), Till the Clouds Roll By (1947), and On the Town (1949).
"Man in the Mirror" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson and written and composed by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett. It peaked at number one in the United States when released as the fourth single in January 1988 off his seventh solo album, Bad. It is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed songs and it was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. The song peaked at number 21 in the UK Singles Charts in 1988, but in 2009, following the news of Jackson's death, the song peaked at number two, having re-entered the chart at 11 the previous week as his top song on the singles chart.
KISS Induction Speech Finally after thirty-eight years of waiting, the hottest band in the world is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Being on of America’s top gold record champs, KISS continues to hold an unbreakable bond with its fans. Having a rocky start involving another band, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley left their old band and stumbled upon an Ad in Rolling Stones magazine, written by a drummer, Peter Criss. After holding auditions the three became one and began practicing as a trio. Another, Ace Frehley was then auditioned as the lead singer and the four officially became known as the band KISS in January of 1973.
That is where he came up with the line, “February made me shiver with every paper I delivered”. He wrote the song in 1971 which gave him a number one on the Billboard Charts for four weeks in a row. Charles Hardin Holley better known as Buddy Holly was born September 7, 1963. He was an American singer/songwriter famous for his rock and roll music. Critics claimed he was “the single most influenced creative force” in early rock and roll.
He gained recognition with the name of Bob Dylan; therefore, he lawfully and officially changed his name to Bob Dylan in August, 1962 (A&E). Basically, his entire career started in 1961, where he left the university and started living in Greenwich Village, New York City. He was inspired by several kinds of music: blues, rock and roll, folk, gospel and country music (Bob). Most of the songs he wrote were related politics, justice, humanity, violence and suffering, etc. In 1963, he had a relationship with Joan Baez, an American folk singer and songwriter known for her soprano style and three-octave vocal range, that lasted two years.
The Beatles The English ROCK MUSIC group The Beatles gave the 1960s its characteristic musical flavor and had a profound influence on the course of popular music, equaled by few performers. The guitarists John Winston Lennon, Oct. 9, 1940; James Paul McCartney, June 18, 1942; and George Harrison, Feb. 25, 1943; and the drummer Ringo Starr, Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940, were all born and raised in Liverpool. Lennon and McCartney had played together in a group called The Quarrymen. With Harrison, they formed their own group, The Silver Beatles, in 1959, and Starr joined them in 1962. As The Beatles, they developed a local following in Liverpool clubs, and their first recordings, "Love Me Do" (1962) and "Please Please Me" (1963), quickly made them Britain's top rock group.