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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

UNIT SIX Chapter 5: American Responses - American artists enthusiastically engaged the British bands, borrowing elements from both the Beatles and the blues-based groups. - The Do-It-Yourself mentality of the garage bands would eventually help inspire the punk movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. - The interest in more complex production techniques would find further expression in the progressive rock on the 1970s. - Folk rock an obvious response to the British invasion - The Monkees were an American pop response to the Beatles Folk Rock - Bob Dylan one of the most respected pop singers in the USA - Dylan’s songs began to take a different approach; asking questions to attempt to understand the world - Began using electric instruments – met resistance with traditional folk fans, they felt betrayed - “Positively 4th Street” was used as a finger-pointing song towards everyone who felt betrayed by his electric guitar use - The Byrds covered “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Dylan – rock version - Mr. Tambourine Man brings together folk revival, girl groups, surf music, and the British Invasion - Simon and Garfunkel transform folk into folk rock with “the Sounds of Silence” - Mamas and the Papas followed the folk migration westward to Los Angeles; very pop- oriented American Pop on Both Coasts - Beatles stormed the U.S. charts in 1964 when they arrived in NYC - Phil Spector experienced some of his greatest successes - Beach Boys also continued to have hits, eventually moving away from surf music - Beatles and Beach Boys both with Capitol Records, making competition even harder - Brian Wilson, the lead of the Beach Boys, took over production and started staying home from tour to write music - Pet Sounds set a new standard for musical sophistication in rock music – would soon become one of the most influential records of the 60s - Sonny and Cher; husband and wife duo, hippie fashion - Johnny Rivers, Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Rascals, Lovin’ Spoonful - Four Seaso
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