History of Rock and roll short answers

History of Rock and roll short answers

2) The world-view of the late 1960s Hippie movement evolved out of what specific literary and/or philosophical source material? *

the Bible

Beatnik Books and Poetry

Communist Manifestos

J.R.R. Tolkein

3) Which television program is often credited with launching the Beatles into prominence in America in 1963? *

MTV TRL

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand

The Ed Sullivan Show

Soul Train

4) Please connect the ensemble, genre or record label with the related geographic location; *

5) What is the name of iconic 1967 music festival that helped to launch the American careers of Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix? *

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6) How and when did James Brown “save” Boston? Please provide some historical context and answer in a succinct manner.

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Section 3: Short Essay Responses) Choose only 2 Questions For Your Responses!

Please choose two (2) of the following questions (7 through 10) and provide a short response. Each answer should be 1-3 paragraphs. Feel free to use the course material, but answers should be written in your own words.

7) The second wave of the British Invasion is notable for bringing the Blues style and form back to American music. Why were the Blues so relevant within postwar Britain compared to the landscape and mood within postwar America? What are the earliest examples of British musicians playing Blues? Which British bands were primarily responsible for re-popularizing the Blues in America?

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8) In what ways did the Motown label function as a reflection of the city from which it originated? How did artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder challenge this particular system of production? (Please cite specific examples).

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9) Please describe the evolution of Rock music from the 1960s through the early 1970s as it relates to a shift in public perception of the Vietnam War. (How does the public perception of this war evolve over the course of the decade? How does the music of the era reflect this shift?)

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10) Compare and contrast the musical legacy of Motown versus Soul Music. (What are the differences between these genres? What are the similarities? Which term is more specific and which is more broadly defined?) Do these two genres reflect an identical message in regards to the Civil Rights struggle in the 1960s?

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