In 1970, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed with Tim Rice to create the very first true rock musical or rock operetta Jesus Christ, Superstar. In the operetta all the dialogue of the characters comes through song. It uses the heavy rock sounds of the late sixty's to bringing a very old story to life in a very new, unusual and controversial way. When it was first produced, Jesus Christ, Superstar was a concept album that was released and quickly climbed the charts. Many of the songs on the album even reached Top 40 status.
Music and the American Counterculture Era The decade of the sixties was one marked by unconventional lifestyles, drugs, sex, music, and change. More than that, the decade was full of attributes that reflected young America’s new ideals of equality, peace, and freedom. Americans of that time were faced with so many controversial and revolutionary issues that it would be difficult to find a period in American history where more societal changes took place. Music of the 1960s played a significant role in creating the counterculture movement of the era and reflected the attitudes of the new youth subculture. Armed with a desire to change the world, young people took to song lyrics and innovative sounds to communicate their ideas on how the world and society should be shaped.
I personally feel the title "Dark Age of Rock" is spot on, solely due to the teen idol phenomenom. I'm not going to complain out the music they put out, even though is was pretty generic and dull, everyone likes certain styles, it's the merchandising and marketing I can not stand. The Dark Age of Rock gave birth to products – photogenic, wholesome young people created solely to make bank off of teenage consumers. They just took an attractive, white, and clean youngster and gave him simple lyrics to sing, (usually badly), and threw a bunch of money at promotion, ads, and exposure. Kid's can't do much when the only thing they hear on the radio is what paid the most to be there.
Better remembered as Hannah Montana, Miley continued her acting and singing career away from The Disney Channel. Although Miley Cyrus maintains the same singing and acting abilities; her image has dramatically changed over the years influencing today’s society. Hannah Montana was a popular show in which a normal teenager girl, Miley, would transform into world renown pop-sensation Hannah Montana by night. Miley played Hannah Montana on and off the air, traveling across the globe wearing a blonde wig, performing in front of millions of young girls who were crazy for her. Miley sang songs which related to girls ages 12 and younger.
At the time she was still signed with Moe Gale and Decca Records, who had almost complete creative control over what Ella sang. While her shows were always incredible, critics felt that the songs she sang left much to be desired. She sang many of her earlier pop hits such as “Old Mother Hubbard,” “Mr. Paganini,” and “A Little Bird Told Me.” These songs were not bad, but they were silly songs that didn’t showcase Ella’s maturing ability. The execs at Decca would say that songs like those were necessary to pay the bills so
Now, I have already found out a few things about punk just by listening to it. I am pretty sure that the whole “punk scene” kicked off in the UK. It probably moved from their to around the world in late 60’s and late 70’s. Also one of the most original punk bands was The Velvet Underground. Punk music not only sounds good but it has a lot to say in its lyrics.
Looking to the time in which the song was released, the 70s was widely regarded as one of the golden eras of pop. Because of the Eagles and other singers, California was turned into the centre of the pop universe. However, a lot of people misinterpret the meaning of the lyrics since then. According to the band, the song was about excess and materialism. It was about greed and the temptations of humanity.
Sean-James Brownlie HNC MUSIC Music History LO2 This essay is on the genre of pop- punk. I have chosen this genre as it is what I listen to mostly as it is one of the most diverse genres of music. A brief history/ Introduction to pop-punk Pop –punk is a genre that has been around since the mid seventies and as a result has changed a great deal since then. Pop–punk was and is all about producing music that can be fast and up tempo like punk but, not as heavy, making it more accessible to more areas of society similarly to pop music hence the name pop-punk. The original pop-punk bands would be The Ramones or The Lonely Ones but these bands were more punk but they started the change within the genre.
There are two popular styles of music – rock and rap. These two kinds of music show freedom, independence, responsibility and view for the life of the teenager society. Rock and rap grabbed attention of the teenager audience for the next 3 reasons: preconditions of occurrence, style of playing music and new musical instruments and of course singers. Rock and rap are very different in age, but they are similar at the history of their occurrence. Rock appeared about 90 years ago, in the times of Great Depression.
Teens and youth are exposed to many advertisements that show the cultural standard. Pop culture lowers the value of education and importance of family. Girls as young as twelve start to dress up and imitate famous celebrities, wanting to be like them. Once, on the Opera Winfrey