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Classic Rock of the 1990s
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
1985, Gabriel, histories, four, Experience, Napster, 1982, tragedy, 1980s, licensed, Beatles, entertainment, historical, Bird, facts, older, bonus, advertising, behind, history, listening, well, generations, Cleveland, albums, Heaven, CD, Summoner, Dillon, wear, digital, culture, Voodoo
the creation of rock               
classic rock was created in the            as a radio format
one of the most important changes in the 1980s was the transfer of technologies from analog to               
from cassette tapes and vinyl records to     
starts to happen in         
Sony and Phillips combined forces to develop and standardize CD technology
CDs were advertised as high quality and digital so doesn't          out
CD re-issuing
they tried to talk consumers into buying all the music they had on records, now on CD
this actually worked quite         
they added            tracks, which helped sales
repackaging            songs worked well e.g. box sets with a booklet, a kind of pop musicology
this worked well until around 2000 when                came along and enabled people to get music for free
radio consulting
top 40
ways to get the maximum audience in order to get maximum                       
Lee Abrams
credited with developing the rock format employed by hundreds of radio stations across the country, as well as co-founding XM Satellite Radio.
Fred Jacobs
         first classic rock station goes on the air
by the end of the decade almost every station has a classic rock station
all songs are          minutes long
the whole idea of having a format is to keep people                   
rockumentaries
early ones
Bob             
MTV and VH-1
lead components of programming that lent itself to                      interest
           popping up on videos
"             the music" and "legends"
patterns emerged
hardly any of the music is included since that would have to be                 
every story follows a similar rags-to-riches pattern
humble beginnings
early success
               strikes
where they are now
these things are historically flavored                           , not really history
1995
rock                    released
PBS and Time-Life
each 10 episodes
for people who are interested in the rock history
               Anthology
history of the Beatles told by the Beatles
the sense that rock has a history
university courses appear
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1983 founded
1995 building in                    opens
2000
Seattle:                      Music Project
older musicians were still popular within the 1990s
The Beatles
Free as a         
Real Love
added tracks of John Lennon
The Rolling Stones
1994              Lounge
Eric Clapton
1992 Unplugged
"Tears in             "
Peter Gabrial
1992 Us
Santana
1999
"Smooth"
Sting
1993 Ten                 's Tale
Bruce Springsteen
1995 Greatest Hits
U2
1993 Zooropa
by the mid 1990s every new release didn't just compete with other new releases, they competed with other              from the 60s, 70s, and 80s
new artists had to compete with other                        of artists for attention, e.g. with
Paul McCartney
Eric Clapton
Peter               
Bruce Springsteen
so there was a bit of layering
an interest in history
rock                became something that you don't just give up when you get out of your 20s

Ideas and Concepts:

Authentic music via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class, Sting, Shape of My Heart, from the Ten Summoner's Tales, 1993:

"One of the most delicate and beautiful songs ever written by a human being. Chords in the intro and all through the song, at first glance simple yet overwhelming, full of emotions. That's what you get, when you put the influence of the classical music into good use. Simple things are often the best.

I know that the spades

are the swords of a soldier

I know that the clubs

are weapons of war

I know that diamonds

mean money for this art

But that's not the shape

of my heart."
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music