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Jimi Hendrix - 1,690 words
On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected his music so greatly later: everyone from Buddy Holly to Muddy Waters and through Chuck Berry way back to Eddie Cochrane (Wilmer 38). He played in a few bands in high school, but then dropped out before his senior ...
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Robert Johnson - 1,449 words
... nxiety, feelings borne from a life of oppression and hardship, to fuel some of the most moving, emotion filled music ever heard. "His guitar seemed to talk- repeat and say words like no one else in the world could," recalls one of Roberts former friends. "This sound affected most women in a way I could never understand. One time in St. Louis me and Johnson were playing a party. When we had quit, I noticed no one was saying anything. Then I realized they were crying both women and men" (Finn 208) Robert Johnson could touch a crowd like none other, disciple like men began to follow him around, amazed at his guitar skills. Robert secured several places along his travels (homes of various gi ...
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Argument Paperbest Guitarist - 1,200 words
The best guitarist, who is it? This is an argument that has been amongst many musicians for many years. But who is the hands down best guitarist? From my viewpoint the answer is obvious. Joe Satriani without a doubt is the best guitarist alive today and perhaps the best guitarist ever. I can already hear the responses from the crowd. What about Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, or perhaps Steve Vai and Eric Johnson? All of these players are good guitarists, but they are not the best. Compare each guitar player to Joe Satriani, and you will clearly see who is the best. First off, one of the biggest misconceptions among guitarists is that Jimi Hendrix is the best guitari ...
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The Legendary Wailers - 632 words
Jomo Ent. & Terminus presents The Legendary Wailers The Legendary Wailers performed African Herbsman on Tuesday, September 14, 1999. This particular song promotes black equality and political independence, which is a primary focus of African American Psychology. Can't see the right roads, when the streets are bend The old slaveman, might grind slow, but it grinds fine, yeah African herbman, why linger on, just concentrate, 'cause heaven lives on Retired slaveman, will look with a scorn, with a transplanted heart [guess how quick they had to part, guess how quick they had to part] The remebrance of today, is the sad feeling of tomorrow, oh [guess how African herbman, seize your time, I'm tak ...
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The History Of Bob Marley - 737 words
Bob Marley lived by his beliefs and was considered a prophet by many. Marley preached his message of equality, anti racism, and freedom from oppression on every continent during his nineteen year career. His great lyrics and reggae beat sent a powerful message in the turbulent 60s and 70s. During his career, Bob Marley released more than 25 albums and hundreds of singles. Bob Marley captured audiences with a new type of music: a blend of African beats, American rhythm-and-blues, and soul, known as reggae. Marley was responsible for bringing this new music from the Caribbean Island of Jamaica to international Though he stood only 5-foot four inches in height, Marley was larger than life. Roll ...
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1991 A Disasterous Year - 1,296 words
circumstance across the country may not affect you personally, but it can affect your thoughts or views on a particular subject. No year is flawless, happy times and tragedies create a roller coaster in which the world has no choice but to ride out the twists and turns. But 1991 seemed to be a "plague" year, where the bad seemed to far outweigh the good in every possible way. The entire world was affected by tragedy but the United States seemed to be hit the hardest of all by mishaps. During the year of 1991, the United States felt the heart- ache of a war, became very aware of a deadly disease, heard accusations brought to a public official, saw exactly how gruesome some people in this worl ...
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History Of Beatles - 1,193 words
... Beatles embarked on their final U.S. tour, playing their last live show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August 29th. From then on, the band announced, they were going to keep away from live performances to concentrate on more elaborate studio productions. Rumors were spread in the media as the band disappeared from the public. The Beatles spent much of early 1967 in the studio, recording their amazing, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This groundbreaking concept album completely changed the way rock albums were created. It used numerous studio effects, placed the emphasis on the album as a whole rather than on singles, and rewrote the standard for cover art with its famous c ...
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The Three Most Influencial Bands Of The 60s - 1,988 words
The 1960s are said to be the most prolific decade in all of music. Many bands of this decade have proven to have enormous effects on music, as we know it. Jimi Hendrix is said to be the greatest rock and roll guitarist of all time. The greats, like Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, have all said that he truly made the guitar speak and transformed it into an art. The Doors were true innovators and turned rock into an art form, by skillfully blending rock and poetry. No one can deny that they were revolutionaries who set the standard for rock being a defiant type of music, but with meaning in its lyrics. It is impossible to talk about musical influence and not speak of The Beatles. No other ban ...
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Jimi Hendrix - 584 words
Born James Marshall Hendrix, on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Often called the greatest guitarist of all time, Hendrix pioneered the explosive popularity of the electric guitar. Hendrix's unique style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form Hendrixs legacy grew far beyond the wide popularity he achieved during his short career. He taught himself to play guitar as an adolescent, learning from the albums of bluesmen like Muddy Waters and B.B. King and rock musicians such as Chuck Berry. In 1961 Hendrix moved to New York City and began playingunder the stage name Jimmy Jamesas a side guitarist for prominent rock acts, including Ike & Tina Tu ...
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About The 70s - 486 words
Tonight I will be speaking about one of the most controversial eras of our time. The 70s. When terms like Pardy Hardy!" Goin' Cruizin' "Right On!" "ROCK ON!!" and "Shake your Booty" were getting used in everyday conversation. Guys wore their hair long and in afros. Pet rocks were a kids best friend, and mood rings let you know if someone was feeling down. 8 tracks had came and gone, with cassette tapes taking over in a hurry. For the weekend fun, disco clubs were the place to be. If you didnt feel like dancing, cruising the highway while on your CB radio was the alternative, that was if the gas shortage wasnt to bad. You wouldnt have been alarmed if you saw a crazed naked guy running down th ...
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Bob Marley - 762 words
A poverty stricken Jamaican child sits on the side of a street in Kingston, drumming on a vegetable bin and singing to the beat. Robert Nesta Marley was only five, but it was clear music was his destiny. You might know him better as Bob Marley and he is without a doubt the most famous figure to emerge from the reggae community. His musical career beginning with his first band was influenced by his unique Rastafarian religious beliefs. It continued with his tumultuous lifestyle where he dealt with assassination attempts, and ending with his tragic death at 36 from cancer. Although Bob Marley died in 1981 he is still recognized as a major musical influence by pop culture. Bob Marley was born o ...
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History Of Bob Marley And The Wailers' Career - 1,996 words
... contract with CBS which was also, of course, Nash's company. By the spring of 1972 the entire Wailers were in London, ostensibly promoting their CBS single "Reggae on Broadway". Instead they found themselves stranded in Britain. As a last throw of the dice Bob Marley walked into the Basing Street Studios of Island Records and asked to see its founder Chris Blackwell. The company, of course, had been one of the prime movers behind the rise of Jamaican music in Britain; indeed Blackwell had launched Island in Jamaica during the late fifties. By 1962, however, Blackwell had realized that, by re-locating Island to London, he could represent all his Jamaican rivals in Britain. The company was ...
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The Story Of Bob Marley And The Wailers - 1,226 words
Bob Marley is the greatest musician that a third world country has ever produced. His songs touched the lives of millions and his constant message of peace helped to shape Jamaicas future. His breakthroughs in Reggae also helped in the formation of Rap and Rhythm and Blues. In the year 1944, Captain Norvol Marley married young Jamaican girl named Cedella Booker. On February 6, 1945 at two thirty in the morning their son, Robert Nesta Marley, otherwise known as Bob Marley was born in his grandfathers house (The Story). Soon after Bob was born his father left his mother. Bobs Father did, however give financial support and occasionally arranged to see his son. It was now the late fifties and jo ...
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Riley King - 763 words
Riley King A.K.A. : B. B. King 	Instruments: Electric Guitar, Vocals 	Life span: 1925-???? 	Style Synopsis: Style is the word that describes the way that B.B. He uses signature tremolo and 'T-Bone Walker' influenced jazzy sounding blues riffs. Also, in words of B.B., 'I don't do no chords'. He can also tell when muted notes are more necessary than full notes. Biography 	For as long as anyone can remember, B.B. King has reigned as the 'King Of Blues.' With his Gibson guitar named Lucille, along with his unique vocals, king has put out some of the most down-home sounds in African-American music. B.B. King, the world's greatest blues singer had- like a lot of people- ...
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Music Of The 60s - 1,247 words
The beginning of Rock and roll started with The Twist. by Chubby Checker This song changed our dancing moves. Other dance songs that helped this period of rock and roll along include: The Mash Potato, The Monster Mash ,the Pony, The Swim, The Jerk, The Monkey, and The Hully Gully. The first New York white rock star was Dion. He was the lead singer of the band the Belmonts. He was one of the the few rockers in his generation to evidence serious artistic growth (Unterberger). He moved into Country Blues, and Dylan material with sensitivity ,but drug problems slowed his progress until the late 60s. He made a comeback as a folk-rock singer with his song Abraham ,martin and John. Dion was one of ...
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