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UT Knoxville MUCO 120 - The Death of Rock 'n' Roll

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MUCO 120 1st Edition Lecture 13Outline of Last Lecture I. Rock ‘n’ Roll PioneersA. Chuck BerryB. Sun Recordsi. Carl Perkinsii. Jerry Lee Lewisiii. Johnny CashOutline of Current Lecture I. Rockabilly ArtistsII. The Death of Rock ‘n’ RollIII. After The Death of Rock ‘n’ RollCurrent Lecture Rockabilly Artists- Eddie Cochrano Cochran died in a car accident.o He used multitrack recording.o “Summertime Blues” - Janis Martino Janis was marketed by RCA records as “The Female Elvis.”- Buddy Holly and the Cricketso Buddy Holly was formerly a country artist before rockabilly.o He also was formerly part of a duo called Buddy and Bob.o He sang innocent songs.o Buddy Holly became the face of 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.o In “That’ll Be the Day,” you can hear some influence of Chuck Berry as a guitarist.o He was known for his hiccup vocal style.o They died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll- This occurred at the end of the 1950’s.o Elvis joins the armyo Little Richie joins the ministry and rejects Rock ‘n’ Roll.These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is bestused as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.o Chucky Berry was arrested.o Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens die in a plane crash.o Other rising stars such as Eddie Cochran are struck down in fatal accidents.o The Payola Scandal takes its toll.- The Payola Scandalo Payola is a pay to play system that has existed since the beginning of radio.o Artists could write a disc jockey in the copyright of their song.o Payoff could be in other ways besides money.o Shania Twain: Her record label paid to move her songs from country top hits to the pop top hits. They could remove the fiddle and replace it with the piano.o The Payola Scandal begins when some people tried to make some payola illegal. They mostly went after disc jockeys taking payola for playing black artists’ music, such as Alan Freed. Freed was fired because of this. However, Dick Clark did not take payola from black musicians and was not punished.  After The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll- Teen Idolso People tried to take advantage of teens, who were fans of Rock ‘n’ Roll, to teen idols after The Payroll Scandal and was the reaction to the death of Rock ‘n’ Roll.o These teen idols were “clean and perfect.” o Frankie Avalon and Fabian were two teen idols.- Jerry Leiber and Mike Stollero They wrote “Hound Dog” specifically for Big Momma.o Leiber and Stoller also wrote for Elvis.o They were key figures in the 1960’s. Both of them applied pop to black performers’ music. The duo wrote playlets, which sounded like Broadway musicalsongs, were written for these artists. One was The Coasters. They also worked with The Drifters and wrote “On Broadway” for them. o Their office was near Tin Pan Alley and next to Brill Building Pop.- Brill Building Popo It was very similar to Tin Pin Alley except most of the artists in this building were African American.o The two most successful songwriters from this building were Carol King and Jerry Goffin. They were a married couple. In the 1970’s, Carol has the biggest selling album with her own music. King and Goffin wrote for the “Girl Groups.” One These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.group they worked with were called the Shirelles. Everything was planned out forthese groups, and all they needed to do was execute it.These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a


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