Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Life and career 1958–75: Early life and The Jackson 5 Jackson's childhood home in Gary, Indiana, showing floral tributes after his death In an interview with Martin Bashir, later included in the 2003 broadcast of Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson acknowledged that his father hurt him when he was a child, but was nonetheless a "genius", as he admitted his father's strict discipline played a huge role in his success. Jackson (center) as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1972 1975–81: Move to Epic and Off the Wall 1982–83: Thriller and Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Time described Jackson's influence at that point as "Star of records, radio, rock video.
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Michael JacksonJazzThe 1950s saw the emergence of free jazz, which explored playing without regular meter, beat and formal structures, and in the mid-1950s, hard bop, which introduced influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing. Modal jazz developed in the late 1950s, using the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation. Jazz-rock fusion appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments and the highly amplified stage sound of rock. Prominent jazz musician Louis Armstrong observed: "At one time they were calling it levee camp music, then in my day it was ragtime. Definitions Importance of improvisation The approach to improvisation has developed enormously over the history of the music. Debates Etymology The question of the origin of the word jazz has resulted in considerable research, and its history is well documented. Race
Pop iconFor the British television series, see Pop Idol. A pop icon is a celebrity, character, or object whose exposure in pop culture constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era. The categorization is usually associated with elements such as longevity, ubiquity, and distinction. Moreover, "pop icon" status is distinguishable from other kinds of notoriety outside of popular culture, such as with historic figures. Some historic figures are recognized as having reached "pop icon" status during their era, and such status may continue into the present. Pop icons of previous eras include Benjamin Franklin and Mozart. Longevity Usually, the pop icon status of a celebrity is contingent upon longevity of notoriety. This is in contrast to cult icons, whose notoriety or recognition may be limited to a specific subculture. Ubiquity A common element of pop icon status is the ubiquity of imagery and allusions to the iconic figure. Distinction Examples
Jailhouse Rock (film)Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and dramatized by Guy Trosper from a story written by Nedrick Young, the film is about a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter who is mentored in music by his prison cellmate who realizes his musical abilities. After his release from jail, while looking for a job as a club singer, the young man meets a musical promoter who helps him launch his career. As he develops his musical abilities and becomes a star, his self-centered personality begins to affect his relationships. Construction worker Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) accidentally kills a drunken and belligerent man in a bar-room brawl. Upon his release 20 months later, the warden gives Vince his fan mail. Presley as Vince Everett hugs Judy Tyler as Peggy Van Alden as he sings "Young And Beautiful." Within a few months, Vince is a star.
Silent filmA silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, mime and title cards. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized dialogue was only made practical in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the introduction of the Vitaphone system. (The term silent film is therefore a retronym, that is, a term created to distinguish something retroactively – the descriptor silent used before the late 1920s would have been a redundancy.) A September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent films are believed to be completely lost. Elements (1894 – 1929) The earliest precursors of film began with image projection through the use of an item known as the magic lantern.
La reina del Pop.Jesse CookLife and career After his parents separated, Cook and his sister accompanied his mother to her birth country, Canada. Recognizing the musical aptitude of her son, Cook's mother arranged for him to take lessons at Toronto’s Eli Kassner Guitar Academy. Cook eventually studied under Kassner, himself a student of the great maestro Andrés Segovia. Cook in 2009 While Cook was still a teenager, his father retired to the French city of Arles in the Camargue where his neighbor just happened to be Nicolas Reyes, lead singer of the flamenco group the Gipsy Kings. Back at home, he graduated from Toronto Waldorf School and continued his studies in classical and jazz guitar at Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music, York University, and the legendary Berklee College of Music in The United States. He has often quipped that he later attempted to unlearn it all while immersing himself in the oral traditions of Gypsy music. The 1995 Catalina Jazz Festival was a turning point in his career.
Pop artPop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of Post-modern Art themselves. Pop art often takes as its imagery that which is currently in use in advertising. §Origins §United Kingdom: The Independent Group Eduardo Paolozzi. §United States §Early exhibitions §Proto-pop §Spain
WizardofBaum: ELVIS PRESLEY DIES AUGUST 16, 1977,wizardofbaum on GOOGLE and YOUTUBEElvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. He started his career under the name the Hillbilly Cat and was soon nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis because of his sexually suggestive performance style. Elvis Presley was the first real rock and roll star. A white southerner who singing blues laced with country and country tinged with gospel, Presley brought together music from both sides of the color line. VISIT ELVIS ON YOUTUBE Scottish author Allan Morrison claims that Elvis was of Scottish descent. Born January 8, 1935, in East Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was the son of Gladys and Vernon Presley, a sewing machine operator and a truck driver. In 1948 after losing another job Vernon moved the family to Memphis. The day after graduation he took a job at Parker Machinists Shop. G.I.