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Prince and Janet Jackson
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independence, second, Bowie, Doves, malfunction, social, sexually, androgynous, prolific, Rhythm, feminine, video, own, Lover, heterosexual, Lewis, showcase, Fame, Lady, fall, Michael, four, scandalous, dandy, seven, Madonna, fast, Control, instrumentalist, Funkadelic, photogenic, breasts, bubble, new, black, youngest
Michael Jackson, Prince,               , and Janet Jackson
interesting connections between all four of them
Prince and Janet Jackson having their success in the              half of the 1980s
all of them big MTV stars
stars that depended much on the            dimension of music
Prince (1958-2016)
born in Minneapolis
developed an image as a somewhat                  charged and somewhat androgynous figure
you are reminded to a certain extent of David            during the Ziggy Stardust period
you're not sure if he's dressing to approach more his                  side
or whether he's just a            or a pretty boy
there's definitely something sexually charged
so it's not like he's asexual or not interested in sexual attraction
he's definitely sexual and in many of his songs the sexuality that he expresses is of a markedly                          nature
but his appearance is somewhat                       
has his roots in 1970s black pop and funk
coming out of the Parliment                      sound
extremely                  as a song-writer
a fantastic multi-                              
one problem was that he was producing music too         
Prince (1979)
success was in the rhythm and blues
success with            audiences
not crossing over like Michael Jackson
"I Wanna Be Your           "
Dirty Mind (1980)
Controversy (1981)
1999 (1982)
"Little Red Corvette"
"         Cab Driver"
heavy sexual element in stage shows
1984 Purple Rain
sound track to a film
not directed by Prince but designed to                  him
"When            Cry"
"Let's Go Crazy"
"I Would Die 4 U"
had new material, record companies were telling him to not produce so fast
1985 Around the World in a Day
1986 Parade
1987 Sign O' the Times
1988 Lovesexy
1989 Batman (Soundtrack)
Michael Jackson was probably the biggest artist of the two in the 80s
in the 90s, Michael Jackson starts to          from favor and Prince continues to be active
but two                      guys
Michael Jackson more the dancer
Prince more the musician type
Janet Jackson (1966-)
the                  sister of the Jackson family
ends up being produced by two associates of Prince from Minneapolis
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
her act showcases dancing like her brother               
was a child actress, a child star
Good Times
Different Strokes
first albums were in that child star mold
1982 Janet Jackson
1984 Dream Street
called "             gum soul"
very dominated by her family and her dad
teen idol, squeaky clean
this third album was much different
something she needs to prove
breaks with her family
bring in Jimmy Jam and Terry           
at worked with Prince
as a way to show she is different now
"When I Think of You"
"Let's Wait Awhile"
main songs
starts with a spoken declaration of                         
the sexuality element
Madonna's already done this
because she had been such a squeaky clean teen idol, had something to prove
there was a complete break with teen innocence with regard to the sexuality
1989 Janet Jacksons's              Nation 1814
           top five singles
         number one hits
a concept album addressing              injustice
at the approach from the Control album from 1986
a continuation of Madonna's sexual rebellion meeting up with a proof of independence
coming out of the Jackson family
proves that she is her        person
Janet Jackson sexuality
1993 Rolling Stone Cover
unknown man's hands covering her               
"The Joy of Sex"
                     cover for its day
2004 wardrobe                       
exposed breast

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On the sexuality of Prince, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "Throughout his career, Prince developed an image as both a heterosexually provocative yet also somewhat androgynous figure. At times he reminded one to a certain extent of David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust period, but you could never be sure if Prince was dressing to approach more his feminine side, or whether he was just a dandy or a pretty boy. It's not as if he was asexual or not interested in sexual attraction, there was always something sexually charged about him, yet he often seemed to be both playing on the edges of gender identify, yet at the same time delivering a markedly heterosexual message."
Coming of age with Janet Jackson via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class:

"Janet Jackson was the youngest sister of the Jackson family. She was originally a child actress on shows such as Good Times, Different Strokes, and Fame, and when she began to sing professionally as a young teenager, her first albums being in that mold of child star, e.g. 1982 Janet Jackson, and 1984 Dream Street, an innocent, squeaky clean teen idol genre that was referred to as "bubble gum soul". The choice of songs, outfit and production of her albums was highly controlled by her family, especially her father.

By 1985 at the age of 19, however, she had had enough of this. She made a complete break with her family, sought new management with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who had worked with Prince, and set her energies on the goal of showing that she was completely different now by bringing out the 1986 album Control. The title song Control begins with a kind of spoken Declaration of Independence, and with the song Nasty, she made a complete break with her teen innocence with regard to sexuality, following, one could say in the footsteps of Madonna to show how a woman can take control of her career and her sexual expression, showing she had something to prove, and she was proving it through her music and dance."
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