Queen of Disco: Donna Summer

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As I was googling some of the top artists of the 70s and 80s, as I tried to stay away from the common popular icons, I can came across my subject for this… Continue reading

Rick Rubin/Def Jam (Blog #3)

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Hip-hop music was on the rise during the 1980s into mainstream popularity after the success, for example, “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang and “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious… Continue reading

Macca in the 70s

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How does one begin to move forward with life after they have just announced their departure from the most successful band in music history? The question arose for Paul McCartney when he announced… Continue reading

Funk Music

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In the 1970’s, a new genre of music called “Funk” was created. It originally began as a dance genre in the 1960’s, however, it became popular throughout the 1970’s. The term funk is… Continue reading

The first man who really walked on the moon

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His music is what I grew up listening to, his music videos are what I grew up watching, and his dance moves have forever made me believe from quite a young age, that… Continue reading

The life of Marvin Gaye

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Throughout the 60’s and til the 70’s, Berry Gordy’s Motown record company gained significant traction in the world of music, producing hit after hit with a combination of talented artists and strategic production.… Continue reading

Blondie

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Embodying new wave punk rock era combined with mainstream pop sounds, Blondie was one of the most commercially successful bands to develop from the New York underground punk scene. Although the group fit… Continue reading

The Cure

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  I’d be willing to bet that most people know a song from the band The Cure and they don’t even realize it. As tragic as that sounds, I know it to be… Continue reading

Blog Post 3: The Proclaimers

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There’s not much in my iPod I’m proud of acknowledging. My music palette is pretty embarrassing and I’m not the type to put it on shuffle and plug it into any speakers. One… Continue reading

Blog #2: Umm Kulthum

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Umm Kulthum, known internationally as the Star Of The East, was born at the beginning of the twentieth century (it is uncertain exactly when).  Her family was extremely poor and lived in rural… Continue reading