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1

10 pan alley was ...... in the 60s

still alive and well

2

brill building

home to several music publishers

3

Brill building songwriting team

Hal David and Burt Bacharach

4

Main vocalist of Brill Building

Dionne Warwick

5

characteristics of Hal David and Burt Bacharach

- wide melodic leaps
-unusual chords and chord progressions
-irregular rhythms
-unconventional forms

6

What years were an artistic commercial high point for broadway

1955-1965

7

most of pre rock musicals were about what?

long ago/ far away

8

rock era musicals were about what?

present/ recent past

9

most revolutionary musical

Hair

10

Hair Musical

embodies countercultural attitudes in almost every aspect

11

Andrew Loyd Webber

-most commercially successful musical theater composer of rock era
-musical theaters British Invasion

12

Stephen Sondheim

-most versatile composer of this generation
-total integration of song and story was his trade mark

13

2 reaction to be-bop

1) cool jazz
2) avant-guarde/ free jazz

14

Avant-Guarde

-more complex than be-bop
-sometimes no chordal instrument

15

John Coltrane

"chasing the Trane"

16

Jazz Rock

-Miles Davis
-Put out 2 albums in 1969
-1st called "in silent way"
-2nd called "bitches brew"
-right of passage to be in his band

17

Instrumentation for jazz rock

piano, guitar, electric bass, drums, extra percussion

18

Fusion

Weather report: Jaco Pastirous
-electric bass virtuoso
-"bird lana"

19

Wynton Marsalis

started a neotraditional movement in jazz in the 80s
"cherokee"

20

Latin Jazz person

chick corea
"So in love"

21

Rock music in 1970s

-became an industry
-both broadcast and recording industries were structured to ensure maximum profitability

22

Stadiums and large arena concerts...

become common place

23

AOR

Album Oriented Radio

24

Biggest star of 70s

Elton John
-Bernie Topin was primary lyricist
-likes to use huge ensemble

25

Led Zeppelin

-most successful, innovating, influential rock bands in history
-Robert Plant was lead singer

26

Van Halen

took guitar to a new level in late 70s and 80s

27

Bruce Springstein

-heavily in debt to both bob Dylan and Rolling Stones
-music reworked and expanded on music of the 60s

28

Punk rock

emerged in London and New York in mid 70s
-Remones

29

musical characteristics of punk rock

-fast, loud, unvarying

30

Southern Rock

Lynyrd Skynyrd