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Dave Matthews Band, The Most Compelling Band Around

Dave Matthews Band is a unique, musically gifted band. Its combination of sounds of folk, jazz, rock, world beat, and reggae give it its originality and musicality that extends the bounds of music. The five members of the band: Dave Matthews, Boyd Tinsley, LeRoi Moore, Stefan Lessard, and Carter ...

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Super Powers

During the 1950s mass culture began to dominate teenages lifestyle. The 1950s was a time for cultural change, "out wit the old and in it the new" is the modle that teens lived by in the 1950s. Their lifestyles were all about entertainment such as cars, drive-in movies, fast food restaurants, tv, ...

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Rap Music; It’s Impact On Society Since It’s Birth.

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “rap” as a rhythmic chanting of usual rhymed couplets to a musical accompaniment. The purpose of this paper is to show how rap music has come to be. Also, citing the many performers who have mad this form of music what it is today. Rap is a large part of ...

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was born into a poverty stricken family on January 8, 1935. He and his twin brother (Jessie Garon who died at birth) were the sons of Vernon and Gladys Love Smith Presley. Gladys Smith gave birth in two-room house built by her husband and her brother - in -law. His way of life ...

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Beatles 2

The Beatles were an extremely popular and influential group in Rock n' Roll. My question is, "Why?" What drew thousands upon thousands of screaming fans to these four British musicians? Was it something in the sound of the instruments? Could it have been the bass beat, or maybe the guitar playing? ...

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Behind The Doors

“The program for this evening is not new. You’ve seen it thru and thru. Your birth, your life, and death. You might recall all of the rest. (Did you have a good life when you died?) Enough to base a movie on” (The Doors)? Jim Morrison’s life was plenty to base a movie on, along with multiple ...

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Groupies

Most people think of a groupie as a follower, a fan, a devotee, a buff. An enthusiast about something or someone. In fact, the term has been around for quite some time, history records as sporting about with Alexander's world-conquering Greeks in the 4ht century BC. Today, however, when ...

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Led Zeppelin

Hollywood, 1973. It was only the second day of 's stay in Los Angeles. Already, the word was out. Hordes of fans prowled the hallways of their hotel, the infamous Continental Hyatt House. The lobby was filled with photographers, groupies teetering on platform heels, even an impatient car salesman ...

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The Grateful Dead

I have chosen to do my report on . They were a rock and roll band from the sixties that stayed popular and still influenced rock and roll until 1995 when the lead singer, Jerry Garcia, died and the band dissolved. The Dead remained popular for so long because of the style of their live concerts ...

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The Beatles And The Sex Pistols: A Study

Rock 'n' roll is a most interesting subject that can create all types of arguments, usually arguments that give way to questions on who was the greatest and who was the most influential of all time. These questions are practically impossible ...

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The Hippie Movement That Arose From Vast Political Changes

Massive black rebellions, constant strikes, gigantic anti-war demonstrations, draft resistance, Cuba, Vietnam, Algeria, a cultural revolution of seven hundred million Chinese, occupations, red power, the rising of women, disobedience and sabotage, communes & marijuana: amongst this chaos, there ...

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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin Liliya Bulycheva-Miller ENG 205: English Composition 2 Professor Martin Hyatt August 4, 2009 Janis Joplin was one of the most inspired, unpredictable and talented singers in the world of music. She achieved a lot of things for her short life. Janis ...

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley enjoyed a long reign as the King of Rock N' Roll. He succeeded in not only stealing the hearts of every teenage girl in America, but also in redefining pop culture. Not only did Elvis redefine the world of pop culture but he helped to create the genre of Rock-n-Roll. According to ...

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The Beatles

There have been more books published about one 20th century icon than any other, this band that is said to have broken down barriers in all ways, is the Beatles. Their music was said to have driven that younger generation mad. Perhaps it was because they were one of the first bands ever play real ...

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The Beatles' Impact On American Civil Religion

An Analysis of the Beatles and Their Impact on American Civil Religion Introduction In 1967, Robert Bellah introduced the term "American civil religion" into scholarly debate, drawing his evidence from presidential addresses with their references to God, the nation's mission, and the ...

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Jimi Hendrix

perhaps no other rock-and-roll trailblazer was as original or as influential in such a short span of time as . Widely acknowledged as one of the most daring and inventive virtuosos in rock history, Hendrix pioneered the electric guitar (he played a right- handed Fender Stratocaster-- his ...

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Dave Matthews' "Dancing Nancies"

Many critics hailed Dave Mathews Band as, “the impressive alternative to alternative rock.” I was definitely impressed and hooked with one song. I was mesmerized by the sounds that poured from my radio speakers. This band was different. Dave Mathews Band combined instruments rarely ever heard ...

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Here Comes The Story Of The Hurricane

Bob Dylan writes about a true story in “Hurricane.” This is the story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. He was a middleweight boxer who was wrongfully convicted of three murders. He spent 19 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Three people were shot in a barroom. Carter and a young ...

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George Harrison

George Harrison Harold and Louise French gave birth to George Harrison on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. George Harrison was the youngest of four children. While George Harrison had a solo career, he is best remembered as the lead guitarist and sometimes lead vocals with The ...

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Woodstock

was a rock music festival that took place near , New York in a town called Bethel. The festival took place over three days, August 15, 16, and 17, 1969. The original plan for was an outdoor rock festival, "three days of peace and music" in the Catskill village of . The festival was expected ...

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