Music is a form of entertainment that has existed for millions of years. Music even predates written word. The harmonious or discordant sounds of music are a reflection of human emotions. Songs have the ability to make one feel sad, happy or angry. Our atmosphere is affected by music; if we wanted to create a romantic vibe we would play some Barry White or other slow soothing types of music. Music also has the ability to effect our production and intelligence. It has been said that playing Mozart to little children will increase their intelligence, playing music to animals increases farmer production, and listening to fast music while driving increases the number of car accidents. Even though some are not proven, just theories, it is undeniable that music affects our minds, bodies, and spirits.
[...] Dylan dropped out of college after his freshman year, but remained within the Dinkytown music circuit (Bob Dylan). Dylan's national musical career began to take off in the 1960s. In January 1961, Dylan traveled to New York to perform and visit his sick musical idol Woodie Guthrie. Guthrie was a very influential American folk musician, who identified with the common man, despised fascism, hypocrisy, politicians, and economic exploitation. After several small gigs, Dylan's career hit a high point when New York Times critic, Robert Shelton gave Dylan a positive review in the magazine. [...]
[...] The end result was protest against the Beatles and the burnings of Beatle memorabilia and records, and the banning of Beatles music on radio stations. This incident ignited the end of their scheduled touring dates for fear of what fans deranged, angered, or crazy fans might do. While Lennon was still a Beatle, he recorded three experimental albums with Yoko Ono called Unfinished Music No. 1:Two Virgins, Unfinished Music No. Life with the Lions, and The Wedding Album. Lennon's first pop music album was Live Peace in Toronto in 1969. [...]
[...] The next month, the Immigration and Naturalization Service began deportation against Lennon, citing his 1968 misdemeanor conviction of marijuana possession in London as ineligibility for United States citizenship. Lennon spent the next two years in and out of deportation hearings, and under several 60 day leaves from the United States. In the end, Nixon resigned from the White House from the Watergate scandal and Lennon finally won his green card 1975. Like many other legends, Lennon did not have the opportunity to live up to his full potential. [...]
[...] Other music is made to grab one's attention; this type of music has distinctive and unordinary patterns to keep the listener interested. Music is a central part of everyone's life and has an uncontrollable effect on us. Popular styles of music have varied from different cultures. Different cultures emphasize different instruments and techniques. Throughout the years, different forms of music have emerged such as rock n roll, country, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, pop, folk, reggae and rap. The three types of music that are necessary to explore are rock n roll, folk, and reggae. [...]
[...] The Newport performance angered the folk community, who believed the music to be an "innocent characteristic of lives lived without reflection or the false consciousness of capitalism (Bob Dylan)." The folk community believed that Dylan had undermined this philosophy with his performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Dylan reached creative heights when he recorded the single “Like a Rolling Stone." The song lacked a bridge and went on for approximately six minutes. For many critics and fans, Bob Dylan's mid 1960s albums Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde were one of the great artistic achievements of the 20th century. [...]
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