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Muisc through the decades

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A short powerpoint highlighting some major points from the 1960s to the 1980s, information gathered via elecrontic key-card at the O2 British Music Experience

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Muisc through the decades

  1. 1. Music through the decades Ben Murray
  2. 2. 1960’sLENNON AND MCCARTNEYSONGWRITINGCOLLABORATION PAYSOFFRECORDED IN JUST ONEDAY AT ABBEY ROADSTUDIOS, THE BEATLESSDEBUT ALBUM PLEASE PLEASEME MAKES NO.1 AND,UNUSUALLY FOR A POP ACT, ASIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF THETRACKS ARE WRITTEN BYMEMBERS OF THE GROUP.
  3. 3.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney have been writing together since collaborations over words and music during daytime jam sessions in the front parlor of Pauls boyhood home in Allerton, Liverpool. Although most Lennon and McCartney songs are predominantly solo creations, the duo appear to have a knack of assisting one another in the difficult process of finalizing a song’s lyrics.LENNON AND MCCARTNEYSONGWRITING COLLABORATION
  4. 4.  BOOSTED BY SUMMER TELEVISION APPEARANCES ON THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS AND READY STEADY GO! AND A GUEST SLOT AT THE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL AT RICHMOND ATHLETIC GROUNDS, R&B GROUP THE ROLLING STONES ARE IN DEMAND ON THE CONCERT CIRCUIT.A 32-date tour of Britain is about to kick-off supporting Bo Diddley and The Every Brothers. The current earning power of the group can be gauged by the contract they have entered into with the Reggae-based John Smith Entertainment Agency. They are hired to play two 30-minute shows a night in Worcester, Romford, Croydon and Watford in return for £700 (£175 per night). This contract also stipulates that the venue management agree to supply "a grand piano and microphone equipment".STONES SIGN £700 TOURCONTRACT
  5. 5. 1970’s
  6. 6.  THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE BEATLESPAUL MCCARTNEY INSTIGATES LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO DISSOLVE THE BEATLES In seeking the appointment of a receiver to handle the groups affairs in the High Court of Justice, he is signaling the end of the most successful group in popular music, leading to the closure of the official fan club and the liquidation of The Beatles Fan Club shop.
  7. 7.  ONE BILLION TV AUDIENCE TUNES IN TO ELVISTHE FIRST TV PROGRAMME TO BE BEAMED LIVE AROUND THE GLOBE VIA SATELLITE IS A CONCERT FEATURING ELVIS PRESLEY. Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii sees "The King" performing at The Convention Center, Honolulu, resplen dent in a jewel-studded white jump suit just a week after he had filed for divorce from wife Priscilla.Elvis
  8. 8. AUTOBAHN KRAFTWERK 1974
  9. 9.  THIS 1974 EXPERIMENT IN MINIMALIST ELECTRONICA BY GERMAN BAND KRAFTWERK WAS THE FIRST TO MAKE INROADS INTO BRITISH AND US MARKETS. Designed to capture the feeling of driving on a motorway - complete with engine start-up and horn-sounding - this melodic piece rightly remains the thinking mans driving anthem. Recorded as a 22- minute album title track, the song was edited to three minutes for successful release in the UK and US charts. Performed in large part on a Moog synthesiser, with a distinctive "motorik" beat (a rhythmic 4/4 time repeated over again), the song made a concerted shift to more conventional pop structures and melody, establishing a permanent foothold for electronica in the mainstream charts.AUTOBAHN KRAFTWERK 1974
  10. 10.  MICHAEL JACKSONS THRILLING YEARUP TO NOW, MICHAEL JACKSON HAS BEEN A MERE SUPERSTAR, BUT WITH LAST YEARS RELEASE OF THRILLER HE IS NOW A POP PHENOMENON. The album which climbs to No.1 this month, is already set to become the biggest-seller of all- time and now comes the second single release from the Quincy Jones production, Billie Jean, fuelling yet more Jacksonmania.1980’s
  11. 11. START ME UP THE ROLLINGSTONES 1981
  12. 12.  THIS SONG WAS REWORKED FROM A REGGAE NUMBER TO A MILLION-SELLING ROCK ANTHEM FOR STADIUMS WORLDWIDE. Start Me Up signaled The Stones last visit to the Top 10 in the Summer of 1981. Originally recorded as a reggae track in 1975 during the Black And Blue sessions and again in 1977 for the Some Girls sessions, the song was completely reworked for its 1981 release. The final mixing took place at the Power Station in New York, where Bob Clearmountain used his "bathroom reverb" technique on the song - pumping drum and vocal tracks through a miked speaker in a bathroom downstairs.START ME UP THE ROLLINGSTONES 1981

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