Duke Ellington’s 70th birthday inspired a great jazz performance at the White House. After a formal dinner and a speech by President Nixon, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Mary Mayo, and Joe Williams performed some of the Duke’s greatest hits of his 40 year career.
Montreal band, Blinker The Star were known for their heavy, ethereal, melancholic, brash and youthful style of alternative rock music
Lance Taylor AKA "Kevin Donovan", better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York.
Their prize was a chance to cut a record in a real recording studio. So they traveled to New York City. Being still young (mostly 17) Dave’s father went wih them. Anyway, he was their manager too!
With the disappearance of many groups, new groups were appearing, trying to appeal to the multifaceted likes and dislikes of popular music. Sly and the Family Stone, Blind Faith, and Credence Clearwater Revival were a few of these new bands. The Beatles produced one of their best albums yet, Abbey Road and broke up soon after — the end of an era.
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2. The TWEEDS (Massachusetts) (powerpop)The Tweeds were led by Marc McHugh, formerly of 60s band The Bone (with apparently a great song "Everybody's Gone Into April" cut on 7" in 1969).Discography EP 7" « Teen Love EP » (USA 1977)EP 7" « Underwater Girl » (USA 1978)EP 12" « Perfect Fit » (USA 09/1980)EP 12" « Music for car radios » (USA 1981)
Jazz received a surge in popularity with adolescents and young adults. Organist Jimmy Smith attracted a majority of the attention, but shared the spotlight with Orchestra USA, a “third stream” jazz group.
Pop music became more synthesized, literally. Radio stations started to give increased air time to music with newfangled electronic synthesizers.
Barbara Streisand exploded into popularity, dramatically singing herself to the top of the charts. Andy Williams, a preexisting favorite, made a few new albums that ranked quite high on the charts.
The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Cream, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding, The Who… the list goes on and on.
Though festivals in general were popular throughout the year, they were all dwarfed by the immensity of the famous Woodstock music festival. The crowd was so massive that a majority of the fans couldn’t even hear the music.
Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
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Selling millions of records, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass was very popular with both young and old, introducing a Mexican-inspired sound to popular music.
Japan held wonders for jazz artists like Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan, and Harry James. A majority of fans weer young people. Avant-garde jazz was still controversial, and generally frowned upon. The Berlin Jazz Festival attracted many, inspiring similar performances in France and other Scandanavian countries.
Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.
The cutest guys you could imagine . I like One Direction most because their voice is very nice and when they sings their voice comes from the heart and which is very touchy and tends the song listen many times. They competed on the seventh season of The X Factor . One Direction’s first single is “What Makes You Beautiful” . The first song of one direction that makes me feel crazy is What Makes You Beautiful .