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Music of the 1960s Counterculture

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Urban folk and rock sounds of the 1960s.

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Music of the 1960s Counterculture

  1. 1. MUSC 1800: Popular Music Dr. Matthew C. Saunders Lakeland Community College C-1078
  2. 2. Why do we have these funny slides? • Because for some reason, SlideShare won’t activate any weblinks in the first three slides of a presentation.
  3. 3. • So here’s another one.
  4. 4. Urban Folk Music • Pete Seeger (1919-2014) – Mostly acoustic – Left-wing politics – “If I Had a Hammer,” 1956 • Bob Dylan (b. 1941) – “Blowin’ in the Wind,” 1963 – Dylan goes electric, 1965
  5. 5. Urban Folk Becomes Mainstream • Joan Baez – “The Cherry Tree Carol,” 1961 (traditional) • Peter, Paul and Mary – “Blowin’ in the Wind,” 1966 (Dylan) • The Byrds – “Mr. Tambourine Man,” 1965 (Dylan) • Simon and Garfunkel – “The Sounds of Silence,” 1966
  6. 6. The Counterculture • National prominence ca. 1967 – “The Summer of Love” • Music industry quick to capitalize • The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 – “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” • Donovan (Donovan Leitch, b. 1946): – “Mellow Yellow,” 1967
  7. 7. San Francisco Rock • Haight-Ashbury neighborhood • FM radio • Emphasis on live shows • Quicksilver Messenger Service – “All I Ever Wanted To Do,” 1967 (live) • Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit,” 1967 (live) • The Grateful Dead – Interview with Jerry Garcia, 1969
  8. 8. Return to Blues and Roots • Jimi Hendrix – Virtuoso guitarist, incorporating effects • “Purple Haze,” 1967 • Eric Clapton and Cream – Power Trio • “Sunshine of Your Love,” 1968 • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Roots rock • “Proud Mary,” 1969

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