Photographer, Robert Freeman, quoted “Being with the Beatles was like being in the eye of a hurricane. It was impossible not to get caught up in the swirl of excitement”. English musician and Grammy Award winner, Sting, remarked “I think the Beatles are the reason I’m a musician”. The Beatles were formed in 1960, and amazingly in 2011, their music is still being heard by the millions of people who attend the Cirque du Soleil show, Love, play the music/video game, Rock Band, and are still buying their CDs and downloading songs from i-Tunes. The Beatles changed the face of music.
The popularity of television shows like American Idol, X Factor, and America Got talent revealed that Americans are infatuated with music icons. For example America is obsessed with Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Britney Spears. What these artists have in common is that they are wealthy, famous, and have amazing talent. This is what it takes for American’s to become interested in music icons. If you ask a young child who they want to be when they grow up they will say these following names; Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and Britney Spears and not both senators Bachman and Obama.
It became a modest hit in the U.S however topped the music charts in the U.K. More songs followed which included ‘Lonely Teardrops’ that also topped the charts and ‘All I Could Do Was Cry’. Berry decided to use all his profits from his the success of his songs into producing. He found out about ‘The Miracles’ in 1957 and after that he started making a portfolio of popular artists. He borrowed a loan from his family and founded R&B label Tamla Records. Soon Motown became a successful independent company that recorded some of the most successful groups and songs such as ‘The Supremes’, ‘Stevie Wonder’, ‘Four Tops’, ‘Martha and Vandellas’, ‘Marvin Gaye’, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars’, ‘Michael Jackson’ and ‘Smokey Robinson’.
1.04H Over the last few years, the United kingdom has been the country everybody has taking about. The united kingdom claimed to have reached their golden age in the 1920's, however, they seem to be making a comeback. Britain has made an amazing impact in the worlds pop culture industry. The countries biggest artistic success come from the music industry. Music from British artists is spreading fast, becoming more and more popular throughout teenagers worldwide.
(Tupac Shakur) C. Thesis Statement 2pac’s passion in his career awarded him with such great success that he has become a prominent artists of the 90’s who’s music is still appreciated in today’s pop cultural . D. Preview of main points: By understanding Tupac’s life and the dedication and determination he put into his career helped him in becoming one of the most original and successful rappers of all time. Body II Main point #1 Determination in his passion A. Tupac was born on June 16 1981 in east side Harlem, New York City growing up in poverty and in a time of racial struggle for the United States Tupac’s parents were advocate leaders for the Black Panther Party, a political party that valued black nationalism. I. The militant style and provoking ideologies for civil rights would later influence 2pac’s music.
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. As a result of the baby boom of the 1940s to the 1950s, over half of the population in the sixties was under 30 years old (“The Counterculture”). The youth was apparent all over the country, as the need to rebel against the conservative beliefs of adults ignited a willingness to challenge authority, increased social tolerance, changed attitudes about gender roles, and increased political interest, thereby creating the counterculture. As the decade progressed, tensions grew within American society that only seemed to attract more and more followers to the movement (Law). The American civil rights movement, for example, became a key element of counterculture and seemed to represent exactly what these young Americans stood for.
‘Choose a subculture. Identify and explore its characteristics and discuss these in relation to specific impacts on audience behaviour or image’ The subculture I have chosen to explore is the 1950s movement in music which is known as rock n roll. Rock n roll changed music in such a way that it took the teenage life in to a whole different direction which led to a massive controversy with the dominant culture. The dominant culture was not happy with the way teenagers where dressing and shacking there hips to the new wave sound of rock n roll and mostly the way it made there future generation a lot more care free about there own futures. The main focus I'm going to get across is why did teenagers react in such a positive and strong way to rock n roll music.
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. The pop-punk genre over the next 20+ years continued to change and as result was looked down on by many criticizing it by referring to it as “mall-punk”, “popcore”, despite this it wasn’t until the start of the nineties that pop-punk was considered a real subgenre and it was at this time the real icons of this genre began to emerge. Bands such as, Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, AAR, Blink-182, Green Day, SR-71, Sum 41, The Offspring, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and my personal favourite Less Than Jake and many, many more. The last three bands though belong to a popular sub genre of pop-punk; ska- punk. However, despite these bands belonging to a previous generation of music their popularity is still as high as ever.
So when it comes to concerts, size matters. This is why the biggest date in the Korean pop calendar - the Dream Concert, at which up to 20 bands perform - is held in Seoul's 66,800-seat World Cup Stadium. Teenage crushes come here for a once-a-year date in a national love story, where commitment is measured in coloured balloons, and devotion is knowing all the words.Most of the bands, like Super Junior andWonder Girls, are household names; highly produced, sugary boy- and girl-bands with slick dance routines and catchy tunes.But the industry also has a less glamorous side: a history of controversy and legal disputes over the way it treats its young artists, which it is still struggling to shake. K-Pop is a massive industry: global sales were worth over $30m (£18m) in 2009, and that figure is likely to have doubled last year, according to a government website. Industry leaders are also ambitious - Korean stars are beating a path to Japan, America and Europe.
The Beatles were recognized probably as the biggest band in the world still when they where actively performing. Still new generations recognized their great music and talent. The same thing can be said about Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones (even though they are still performing) and other well-known rock and pop music bands.