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Review Questions – Ch. 9
1. Give an overview of American pop music during the early 1960s; discuss the Brill Building, Motown, Phil Spector, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys. * Phil Spector- first tycoon and producer. Defined the roll of producer * Motwon- production studio founded in 1960

* The Beatles- boy band est. in Great britian and know through Europe * Brill Building- songwriting building. Located at 1619 brodway on 44th 2. Describe the "British Invasion" by the Beatles in 1964. How did they influence American popular music? Include a description of the Beatles' music and the songwriting talents of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and describe two or three representative songs. * Phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s

* Rock and pop music from the UK became popular in the US * Please Please Me
* A Hard Day’s Night
* Yesterday
3. What made the decade of the 1960s one of the most disruptive, controversial, and violent eras in American history? * Civil rights movement
* Vietnam War
* Assassinations of John F. Kennedy and the Reverend MLK Jr. * The baby boom
4. What important trends in popular music emerged in the early 1960s? * Social dancing The Twist” (swivel of the hips)
* Country and Western
* Soul Music
* Urban folk movement
* Rise of psychedelic
* Counterculture
5. Discuss "The Twist" and its significant impact on popular dance styles. * “The Twist” was a teen-oriented rock ’n’ roll song * Using 12 bar blues structure
* Hip-swiveling dance step
* Brought rock ’n’ roll music to a broader audience * Celebrated a simple
6. Who was Phil Spector? Discuss the "wall of sound" and Spector's studio recording techniques. * “The first tycoon of teen”
* In 1960, Spector became an assistant to Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller; * co-produced “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King...
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