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1

Who was known as the "King of Pop?"

Michael Jackson.

2

Michael Jackson started singing as part of the ___ ___.

Jackson Fire.

3

Jackson released his first solo record in ___.

1971.

4

What are two things that Jackson is known for?

1. Breaking down racial barriers.
2. Transforming the medium of the music video into an art form and promotional tool.

5

Which artist was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and also into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame?

Michael Jackson.

6

Who is Michael Jackson's famous sister?

Janet Jackson.

7

Jackson, above all, is known for being an ___ musician.

Innate.

8

What was Jackson's most popular album?

Thriller.

9

What year was Thriller released?

1982.

10

Thriller became an international phenomenon, breaking all sales records. Thriller sold ___ copies.

110 million.

11

What are some descriptors used to describe Thriller?

Soulful, middle of the road ballads, slick funk-disco, and funky heavy metal.

12

What was the effect of the stylistic blending of Jackson's music in Thriller?

Transcended boundaries between audiences that critics felt were previously unbreakable.

13

There was negative media attention regarding Jackson's personal appearance following the release of ___ in 1987.

Bad.

14

What happened in 1993 that further tarnished Jackson's reputation?

A child abuse case.

15

By the mid 1990's, Jackson's careers had become largely overshadowed by scandals, despite...

His significant support for charities and other organizations.

16

Jackson redefined ___ music in the 1980's.

Popular.

17

Jackson's album Off The Wall merged the 1970's and 1980's, and the genres of...

Disco and pop-dance.

18

Who is known as the "Queen of Pop?"

Madonna.

19

What is Madonna primarily known for concerning her publc image and media?

She manipulated and adapted her image to maintain media interest throughout her career.

20

Madonna was known for her avant garde downtown ___ ___ sensibility.

New York.

21

Name some figures that Madonna was compared to?

The virgin Mary, the Harlot, and Mary Magdalene.

22

Madonna was the first woman to...

Show control over her oen sexuality in a modern sense.

23

What were some of the words used to describe Madonna negatively?

Vulgar, sacrilegeous, shallow, opportunistic, stupid.

24

Why was Bruce Springsteen so appealing?

He was "authentic and real."

25

List some quotes used to describe Bruce Springsteen.

-"Millionare who dresses as a worker."
-"Employer-as-employee."
-"37 year-old teenager."
-"Shy exhibitionist."
-"Superstar-as-friend."
-"Most successful 'record' is 'live'."

26

Who is the prominent crossover artist of the 1980's?

Prince.

27

Why did Prince recieve criticism?

For "betraying" the black community.

28

What did Prince do that caused criticism?

-Lied about his own personal ethnicity (said mother was white).
-Repeatedly featured white women and women of mixed race in his music videos.
-His own personal appearance.