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    When I was five years old, I watched Elvis Presley movies with my Mother and Aunt and, while I didn’t quite understand the storyline of the movies, I still enjoyed listening to his music in the movies. This motivated me to view other biographies and movies of Elvis. The biography that I am responding to is the biography of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Elvis Presley. This biography was written by members of Elvis Australia, the official Elvis Presley Fan Club. It was written on January 1st, 2016,…

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    P. Diddy is notable for his successes in music. Like Kanye West who became Dr. Yeezus, P. Diddy also became Dr. Combs after receiving an honorable degree from his alma mater. P.Diddy’s net worth is currently at $735 million but behind this man’s success, according to Business Insider, is a higher education worth noting. The artist was recognized by Howard University in 2014 with an honorable doctorate degree in Humanities. During his commencement speech at Howard, he officially became Dr. Combs…

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    Taylor Swift Biography

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    Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent most of her early years on her families Christmas tree farm. I wasn’t long before Taylor started to take after her grandmother who had been a professional opera singer. As early as age nine Taylor was taking vocal and acting lessons. By age ten Swift was singing in a variety of local events, fairs and contests. At age 11 she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Philadelphia 76ers game. When Swift was about 12 years old, a computer repairman taught Swift how to…

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    the album Boplicity; Miles shifted his focus to recording Walkin’ in 1954. This album is returning to the soul and actual roots of jazz through hard bop. Around the same time period, Miles was able to earn himself a recording contract with Columbia Records because of his performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. Miles style of music started to change, developing new characteristics. His style of playing became softer and slower; this new approach to music can be noticed in Milestones. The…

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    Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie was born on July 19, 1965, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Herbert Glennie, Evelyn’s father was a beef farmer, and her mother, Isobel Glennie, was a school teacher. Evelyn also had two brothers. Her mother played the organ and her father played accordion with a Scottish country dance band. When Evelyn turned eight she began having symptoms of hearing loss. Her ears progressively worsened. At the age of 11 she was required to wear a hearing aid. Evelyn was a musically gifted…

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    Nation. He describes it as having the four elements of hip hop culture, which he believes, are DJing, break dancing, graffiti, and MCing. Meanwhile, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore unknowingly invents “scratching” which is when the DJ puts pressure on the record under the needle during a break. This new innovation starts becoming more popular in the works of DJs around New York. By this point, hip hop has spread to all the boroughs of New York while disco is the mainstream genre in clubs. In 1979, the…

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    Bob Marley

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    7. Bob Marley and The Wailers’ exceptional harmonizing skills came from their voice teacher Joe Higgs (June 3, 1950 to December 18, 1999), who was a popular reggae artist for 40 years (1950s to 1990s) and he trained other reggae artists to sing, also. Joe taught Bob how to play the rhythm guitar that kept the 2/4 timing for the Wailers. Additionally, Chris Blackwell (1960), and the Federal (1961), Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One (1962), Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong (1965), Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark…

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    Aretha Franklin Biography

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    renowned Baptist preacher and her mother a successful gospel singer. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, until she was six years old when her parents split, causing her and her four siblings to follow their father’s preaching assignments to Detroit, Michigan. Her father became a national preacher at New Bethel Baptist Church, while her mother passed away from a heart attack only four years after the split (Biography.com, 2016). Franklin got musically involved early on in her father’s traveling…

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    impact and reactions of the Cuban public. In the year of 1997 the album BVSC was released and managed to sell 8 million copies. The album was produced by popular guitarist and film score composer Ry Cooder and featured 20 musicians. Ry Cooder had met Nick Gold, the world music producer who worked for World Circuit Records in 1996. Both Ry Cooder and Nick Gold had shared an interest in Malian and Cuban music. and as a result they both planned to record an album which featured both Malian and…

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    Living Legend? The first time I heard Kanye West rap was with his album 808’s and Heartbreaks. The first song I remember listening to was ‘Heartless’ by Kanye West. I was just a young boy, about 10 years old or so and I was relatively new to the to the music world and did not know much. I only really knew about the young pop stars that teenagers were all crazy about and the older music that my dad always listened to. But people at first told me not to listen to Kanye West because of his music…

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