Music Essay Examples

  • BB King

    441 words - 2 pages

    B.B. King was a blues singer and guitarist. His full name is Riley B. King. He was born September 16, 1925, near Indianola, Mississippi. An important aspect in King's life was, of course, when he was first exposed to the blues. 'I guess the earliest sound of the blues that I can rremember was in the fields while people would be pickin' cotton or choppin' or somethin,' " he told Living Blues . " When I sing and play now I can hear those same sounds that I used to hear then as a kid." B.B. King's first musical influence came through religion. He was a member of the Church

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    Andy Warhol

    2020 words - 9 pages

    Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbell's Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. I'm sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would like to get to know the background of his life. I may then be able to appreciate his styles and understand why and how his works were created. His life is as interesting as his artistic masterpieces.

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    History Of Punk Rock

    1212 words - 5 pages

    Did you know that the first commercially successful punk band was the Sex Pistols? Then came groups like Black Flag, Husker Du, and Bad Brains. Punk was invented in Britain in the mid Seventies. The first American punk started in a New York club called CBGB's. CBGB's would attract a crowd of about 500 with its Sunday-afternoon hard-core matinees. The concerts would be over by a reasonable time so kids could get home to eat dinner with their parents. In this paper we will take a look at some history and aspects of punk roc

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    Music History

    1212 words - 5 pages

    Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people through lyrics and rhythm. There are many different styles that can be performed by either a male or female. Music has been around for many years and is constantly changing. Music has been divided into six periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Twentieth Century. Music is written in symbols that represent musical sounds. The system of written symbols is called Musical Notation. "The primary requirement of any notation is that it be suited to the music it represents (Gerboth)." The simplest texture of music

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    Music In The Ages

    214 words - 1 page

    Early Baroque Period (1600 - 1680) The most important figure of the Early Baroque period was the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. He transformed music through his imaginative development of traditional forms. In particular, the dramatic styles of his madrigals (vocal compositions) anticipates the solo cantata and operatic recitative (a singing styles that resembles speech) of the Late Baroque period. Monteverdi was also the earliest significant composer of opera. Other music that flourished during this period was church organ music. Dutch composer Jan Sweelinck

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    The Incomparable Blossom Dearie

    1418 words - 6 pages

    Hearing Blossom Dearie sing is a surreal experience. She is a vocalist who has a uniqueness, charm, and range unlike any other. A natural cabaret singer best suited to comedic songs and other"light"repertoire, Blossom can just as quickly turn around and draw you into the most aching, beautiful love song possible. She is the girl you fall in love with because her lyrics leave you with the impression that she too is in love, and you can not help but smile. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a 'wispy, little-girlish' voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper

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    The Science Of Inspriring People Through Song

    1026 words - 5 pages

    Only every once in a while does a band come out with music that truly inspires people. Some good examples of such bands are The Who and Rush, with recent additions such as Weezer and Oasis. In an industry filled with people who have lost all sense of what good music is and whose only goals are to make money and become popular, it has become hard for bands such as those mentioned above to be noticed. Lately there has been a serious lack of quality in the music that has come out. In the early 90?s bands such as Weezer and Oasis set a positive image of rock. Now, however with band

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    Art

    541 words - 3 pages

    Question: Write and answer the question of your choice. I decided to write my essay about art because I knew I could write sincerely about the subject, rather than something which I had no true emotions about. Art is an important facet of the American culture. Discuss an experience that you have had with art. To see a scorned, beaten, and crucified man lying dead in the arms of his mother is an image which can inspire overwhelming emotions within the heart of an observer. Yet, for the longest time I've had such difficulty looking at Michelangel

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    Lucid Dreaming

    1075 words - 5 pages

    Ever have the feeling where you don't really know if you are dreaming or awake? That feeling of conscious awaking in you dreams where you are able to control yourself, your movements, and your wishes. This can be defined as lucid dreams. Roughly one-third of our lives we spend on sleeping, and significant amount of this time is spent on dreaming. So why not enjoy our dreams by controlling them, instead of letting dreams controlling us. The term "lucid", came from Frederik Van Eeden in 1913, he used it to define the sense of mental clarity. The definition of lucid dreaming is

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    Platos Theory Of The Forms

    647 words - 3 pages

    PLATOS THEORY OF THE FORMS In ?The Phaedo,? Plato explains his theory of forms and ideas concerning the mortality of the soul. We find that the soul and body are separate and that the soul lives after death and had lived before. This leads us to the idea of forms and how we acquire the knowledge of these before birth. The only time the soul is separate from the body is in death. Since the soul can only obtain knowledge of forms when it is away from the body, we understand that after death is the only time when the soul can acquire this information. The intellect loses th

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    History Of Punk Rock

    1212 words - 5 pages

    Did you know that the first commercially successful punk band was the Sex Pistols? Then came groups like Black Flag, Husker Du, and Bad Brains. Punk was invented in Britain in the mid Seventies. The first American punk started in a New York club called CBGB's. CBGB's would attract a crowd of about 500 with its Sunday-afternoon hard-core matinees. The concerts would be over by a reasonable time so kids could get home to eat dinner with their parents. In this paper we will take a look at some history and aspects of punk roc

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    Rock Music

    1272 words - 6 pages

    In this essay, I?m going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I?m going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n? Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very complex. In fact "It?s stylistic scope is to broad to be encompassed by any single definition

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    Influence Of Teens On The Music Industry

    436 words - 2 pages

    From the Beatles to N? Sync teenyboppers have had an iron grip on the music industry that as far as any can one tell won?t be released for many years. There are three main reasons that come directly to mind; age, money, and psychological aspects. These three motives will be embellished on later in the essay. Before we start I would like to propose a question that will clarify this essay a little better. Why does such a small portion of the America society indirectly control such a major part of our culture? The first and most influential part of the explanation to this horr

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    Othello Battle Of Good Vs Evil

    1658 words - 7 pages

    "I am not what I am." What is Iago? -- as distinct from what he pretends to be -- and what are his motives? In Shakespeare's, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It are these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a noble venetian moor, well-known by the people of Venice as a honourable soldier and a worthy leader. Othello's breakdown results in the muder of his wife Desdemona. Desdemona is representative of the good in nature. Good can be defined as forgiving, hones

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    How Music Has Influenced Me

    321 words - 2 pages

    Throughout my life, music has always been a major influence. It has the power to change my mood when I?m feeling down, but the thing I find most intriguing about music is that it doesn?t always end up improving your mood: like all forms of art, it imitates life, which is not always portrayed in a positive light. The musicians that I admire most have the versatility to induce several different emotional responses in the same piece. This quality is present in most of the wide variety of music I listen to, from Russian composer Dmiti Shostakovich, to Chicago jazz band Tortoise, to

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    Importance Of Classical Music

    859 words - 4 pages

    Classical music is important for many reasons. However before the benefits of classical music can be brought to light, it is important to clarify what "classical music" really is. There are many misconceptions on what classical music is. The name "classical music" is applied to the Viennese Classical expression, which flourished in the late 18th century, and early 19th do to the brilliance of three main composers. Hayden, Mozart, and Beethoven were the three brilliant minds that are credited for the classical music period. Some musical characteristics of classical music are:

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    The Connection Between Music And The Musician

    2073 words - 9 pages

    Music as defined by its legal definition in the dictionary is the art of arranging sounds in time as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, however, music is much more than this. Music is the aforementioned as well as the universal language that is understood by all persons no matter their race, color, creed, or gender. Music is also a form of self-expression that has been used by all musicians known to mankind, past, present, and future. Whether music is only a language or just a means of self-expression is let

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    The History Of Music

    1646 words - 7 pages

    Throughout history all cultures have been influenced by music. Since the Baroque period music has evolved and changed to meet the needs of the composers, listeners and of the culture as well. Ever since the monolithic chant of the previous millennia the western musical tradition been a mirror to the turmoil and the triumph in the European society. Influenced by religion, nationalism, geography, living conditions, imperialism, pragmatics, social mores, traditions, etc? western music has evolved into a mighty being that still will endure for centuries. Before the Baroque era

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    Othello Tragic Flaw

    1353 words - 6 pages

    In Shakespeare's "Othello", Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images in Othello's head that lead him to his demise. But what is more important is, he gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent Desdemona, satisfying Iago's immense appetite for revenge. The motive for Iago's devious plan is initially made clear in the first of Iago's three major soliloquies, in which he proclaims Othello has had

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    Rap Rock Phenomenon

    704 words - 3 pages

    You can barely read a magazine or flip on the television without hearing about one of these new hip-hop/rock groups. Media such as Rolling Stone and MTV treat these bands like miraculously they created this "new" genre of music. Bands such as Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, and Sugar Ray are treated as creative geniuses when they are only doing things that have already been done before. Some of these new bands are very talented, but bands such Run DMC, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine, blended the seemingly mismatched flavors of rap and rock with brilliant results l

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    Hamlet Commentary For Act IV Scene V

    639 words - 3 pages

    The repetition of words with meaning of beauty is conveyed throughout this passage from Act IV scene v of Hamlet. Earlier in Act III scene i, Hamlet and Ophelia had a discussion about “fairness” and chastity. Literary features such as double entendre and pun are used constantly to enhance a character’s emotions as the theme lunacy unfolds to reveal more about characters. As this passage climaxes with Ophelia’s insanity, secrets and the personality of each character are revealed through her singing. Perhaps Shakespeare is trying to convey the message that women are bound by societal expectati

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    Faust

    1261 words - 6 pages

    Part One Main article: Faust Part One The principal characters of Faust Part One include: * Heinrich Faust, a scholar, sometimes said to be based on the real life of Johann Georg Faust, or on Jakob Bidermann's dramatized account of the Legend of the Doctor of Paris, Cenodoxus * Mephistopheles, a Devil * Gretchen, Faust's love (short for Margaret; Goethe uses both forms) * Marthe, Gretchen’s neighbor * Valentin, Gretchen’s brother * Wagner, Faust's famulus Faust Part One is a complex story. It takes place in multiple settings,

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    Musical Math

    3438 words - 14 pages

    Mathematics, believe it or not, plays a crucial part in the creation of music. Whether it comes down to reading sheet music, actually creating a sound by blowing air into the instrument, strumming on strings, or pushing keys down, you are using math. Having a musical background would probably help in the understanding of why math is a very essential part of a musicians life. But even if there is no musical talent revealed, it is quite simple into understanding the basic mathematical problems and terms that help make making music possible. Before you can even start reading sheet music, you s

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    Im So Hood Research

    686 words - 3 pages

    Rap videos glorify the worst aspects of Black steriotypes that there are. The Chorus of this song is a singer listing the reasons of why he is so hood. His words are “im so hood, i wear my pants below my waiste and never dance when im in this place cuz you and your mans are planning to hate” and than another sentence or two with a short list of reasons and swears on why he is so hood. The theme of the video goes right along with the song theres is 8 rappers with there own verses and in each persons verse they are in there own hood. It looks like it was done in front of a green screen however t

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    Connie S Escape From Life

    546 words - 3 pages

    Connie’s Escape From Life Joyce Carol Oates’ story, “Where are you going, where have you been?” portrays Connie, a typical teenager struggling through common adolescent problems. One day, she is confronted by a man named Arnold Friend. Whether fantasy or reality, Friend provides an escape for Connie from her family relationships, her guilt to be loyal to her family, and sexual repression. The Author paints the picture of a strained family relationship. Connie’s mother would constantly compare Connie to her sister. She would say things like, “why don’t you keep your room clean like

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    Blues Jazz And Reggae

    465 words - 2 pages

    Blues: The phrase "the blues" is a reference to the blue devils, meaning down spirits, depression and sadness... Original lyrical form of the blues was probably a single line, repeated four times. The singer expressed his/her feelings by singing and sharing about the world of harsh reality he’s/she’s living in: a lost love, the cruelty of police officers, and hard times. Many of the oldest blues records contain realistic lyrics. Lyrical content of music became simpler in blues in which focus was often on: Economic depression, transportation, technology, horses, cows, devils, gambling, magic

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    Keys On A Keyboard

    753 words - 4 pages

    I used to wonder why I played the piano. Nowadays, however, I don't think I need to ask that question anymore. When you have spent fourteen years doing something, it stops being a question of need or reward. It no longer demands a reason, because it has become an integral part of your life. My joys, my triumphs, my setbacks, my sorrows; they are as much a part of my overall life story, as they are a part of my musical experience. I still remember the day in kindergarten when I was introduced to the piano. It was a rather chilly winter day. The piano itself, really, was not the stuff of lege

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    Declaraton Of Independence

    272 words - 2 pages

    Preamble When in the course of a very long friendship, it becomes necessary for one person to sever the bonds which have connected them with one another, and having a decent respect for your opinions, it requires me to declare the causes which impel me to separate from you. Declaration of Rights We acknowledge these thoughts to be obvious: - That all friends are created equal; that they are endowed with certain rights in a lasting bond between two friends; that among these are respect, honesty, and happiness It is common that whenever any form of friendship becomes destructive to one pe

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    Jazz

    721 words - 3 pages

    ALL THAT JAZZ Listening to the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing “Sing, Sing, Sing” just makes me want to get up from my seat and dance. I feel the rhythms of jazz start to pass through my nerves, and I can’t help myself from moving to the dance floor and doing the Charleston. What needs to be thought about though is how these musicians can play jazz so well. Jazz music is so difficult to learn because of the ability to create improvisation, along with a jazz sound, and the swing feel needed to play it. First of all, my originality and creativity in the thought process of music helps me

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    Thesis On Korn

    1239 words - 5 pages

    “ 1, 2, 3, and I come from the wicked style you know that I’m from the wicked crew, act like you knew....” Korn, the mere word means so much to so many people. They are one of the pioneers in today’s modern rock world. They’re also a band that many fans look to with their meaningful lyrics and awesome sound. Korn is by far the best modern rock band in music today due to their music, sound, lives, and performances. Out of the small town of Bakersfield, California, in the early nineties, came a sound. A faint whisper at first, it grew in force and intensity with time, unhindered by the yapping m

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    Personal Statement

    557 words - 3 pages

    Personal Statement Standing in a twenty-foot tamarindo( tamarind) tree, I was enjoying the warm morning. I could see bright green of the valley right below and hear the footsteps of the horses on their way to work. I had finish taking down the ropes used to support the lona (canvas) from yesterdays wedding, so I decided to come down from the tree. I looked down and started maneuvering my way down. Clinging on from one branch to another so I would not fall, I was half way down. I place my left boot between a branch that spread outwards in opposite directions. I then stretched down for a low

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    My Career

    617 words - 3 pages

    What I plan to do after high school is go into the construction business. Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed working with my hands. Then when I got into my teenage years I would always help my dad re-model houses. We would also roof houses that needed a more efficient roof. When I got to high school I enrolled in the industrial technology class. There we learned how to build things such as tables, clocks, and many other projects. Also, we worked on building floor plans on the computer and also did draft drawings of many helpful tools that we would use in the shop or in the construction field. So

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    Celia Cruz

    533 words - 3 pages

    Celia Cruz Celia Cruz was one of the most famous Cuban salsa singers. She was nicknamed the Queen of Salsa, with more than thirty-six albums, recorded with some other leading singers in Latin music. Cruz worked as a singer for more than forty years, and during that time, she became well known for her vigorous work, great personality, and her emotional way of singing. During her performances, she was well known for being able to improvise lyrics. Celia Cruz was born on October 21, 1924, in the Santo Suarez neighborhood of Havana. Her singing talent was obvious even when she

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    Describe A Character In Fiction An Historical Figure Or A Creative Work As In Art Music Science

    659 words - 3 pages

    vividly remember the time I first heard the poem “The Dash.” I was still a boy, 8th grade, and I was in an elementary school gym having basketball practice with my traveling team. Practice was almost over so, as you can imagine, my teammates and I were a little anxious to leave. We lost focus. My Coach, Dave Thomas, huddled us up at center court, and told us to take a seat. Being 8th graders, we moaned and complained under our breath about having to stay an extra couple minutes. Coach Thomas pulled out a piece of paper from his back pocket and unfolded it. The gym immediately turned qui

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    Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

    650 words - 3 pages

    Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, also known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco is an American rapper. Born on February 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois Lupe is currently at the age of 26. As many people don’t know Lupe has been open about his Islamic faith. He has noted the importance of religion in his life stating: “Well, I was born Muslim, so Islam plays a part in my life and everything I do, to certain extent. I’m not like the poster boy for Islam… I still got flaws and stuff like that, so I don’t really wear that on my sleeve… I don’t go to clubs, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, you know like my whole – the w

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    Political Sci

    518 words - 3 pages

    Music that have influence my political belief and attitude. Alternative music has change the way I think about my personal outlook and my political beliefs. There are many songs that I listen to, but I wanted to show you some artist that I listen to the most. 311 is an alternative band that has influenced the way I see myself personally and politically. 3 Days Grace and Story are also bands that I frequently jam to, that created a self image and attitude I base my personal beliefs on. Alternative music can influences a decision and different views on politics. Music in general is a

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    Meeting With The Ramon

    1367 words - 6 pages

    Act One sc. I(Set One: Outside in front of a Barber Shop. It is night time and the shop is closed. Then slowly, the lights come up on stage. Darleen waiting outside her car getting ready to meet Ramon for the first time in person. Darleen on the left and Ramon far to the right with Lil Sergio are walking towards to where Darleen is at.)Ramon: Hello Darleen, Its nice to finally meet you in person!(hugs Darleen nice and tight)Darleen: Oh my God I know! Wow Finally!(Says shaking)Ramon: Are you alright?Darleen: No, I mean its just that I cant believe this?Ramon: Cant believe what?Darleen: That I m

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    Othello Appearance And Reality

    917 words - 4 pages

    William Shakespeare focuses a lot of his play, Othello, on the theme of appearance versus reality. Othello, along with other characters in the play, depend on only their eyes and with that they jump to major conclusions. There are many instances in the book where there is hidden confusion, meaning the character believes on only what his or her eyes tell him, hence, Looks can be very deceiving. One of the first instances where the theme appearance versus reality appears, is when Othello sees Cassio walking away very quickly after conversing with Desdemona, Othello’s wife. The basis

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    Rap Music And Where Its Going

    2109 words - 9 pages

    Rap Music is Dead   Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970s. Through performances at clubs and their promotion of rap, rap gained a great deal of popularity. The first song to ever have commercial success was “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979 which brought rap music into the national spotlight. Rap music was created to bring a way for the African-American youth to express their feelings. Rap music became a huge success over the years and kept growing. With artists like Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Tupac, Bigg

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    American Idol My Story

    1375 words - 6 pages

    American Idol – My Story On June 11th, 2002 American Idol became a major hit on reality television. It featured amateur singers trying to make what seems like their most precious dream come true. All these contestants had the dream of “attaining world renowned fame and stardom through the art of song”. American Idol is a musical competition which focuses on the various aspects of music and their genres. Each week themes are chosen by the producers of the show that will showcase superior vocalization. This gives the contestants an opportunity to select and present songs that embody the “

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    History Of Rock And Roll

    629 words - 3 pages

    Taking History of Rock and Roll as a class, has been very beneficial for me. It helped me to know the songwriters of certain songs that I love and also expose me to new songs. I really enjoyed hearing the music selections from week 5 with music from the 60s and week 8 and 9 with jamm’n songs from the 80s. When I was in choir in high school I sang “Blow’n in the Wind” by Bob Dylan and I thought it was the most hippy-styled song I have ever heard because of the drowsy melody and the “happy-togetherness” overall feeling of the song. Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin also were wonderful choices fo

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    Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes

    397 words - 2 pages

    One day, Seventeen year old Ginger – goes by Ginny – receives a letter her aunt wrote before she died. In that letter, her aunt tells her to go to England with $1,000.00 she included in the envelope, and to follow four rules: #1: Only bring what fits in your backpack. #2: Do not bring any guidebooks or foreign language aid. #3: Do not bring any extra money or credit/debit cards. #4: No laptop, no cell phone, no music, and no camera. By the time she received these letters, she hasn’t contacted her aunt who left U.S. few years before her death. But she loved her aunt very much and she decides

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    Effective Listening

    1605 words - 7 pages

    Listening is one of the most effective tools of communication; right next to speaking that is. However, if you don’t listen to everything the person is saying or if you don’t clarify what the other person IN the conversation is saying you may not get the full meaning of what they are saying. To become a better listener, you need to understand the four types of listening; passive listening, competitive listening, active listening and reflective listening. Passive listening is one of two types of listening where you’re least likely to get the full message or understand what is being said. Pass

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    Hardcore Life

    704 words - 3 pages

    Ever since I could remember I have always had an interest in music not just listening to it but being a part of it creating it and making it my own. It really started in the sixth grade I joined the school band and decided on the snare drum. This eventually led me on to taking private lessons on the drum set after a while I started exploring, playing with other musicians. We would just hang out and annoy the neighborhood with our racket for a few hours every once in a while of course this was just the beginning. After a while I started playing with more and more people getting better and

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    Fathers Of Business

    730 words - 3 pages

    Frederick W. Taylor Born in 1856 Frederick Taylor was an American mechanical engineer commonly referred as the father of scientific management, Taylor’s primary goal was to increase worker productivity by scientifically designing jobs. One of his famous studies was done at Bethlehem Steel Company. Taylor analyzed and came up with the best one way that work should be done. (Certo, 2006) Taylor's 4 Principles of Scientific Management 1. Replace rule-of-thumb work methods with methods based on a scientific study of the tasks. 2. Scientifically select, train, and develop each worker rather

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    Hip Hop

    625 words - 3 pages

    I am here to speak to you about hip hop, more specifically underground hip hop, or indie rap. Not to be mistaken for that rap garbage that spews from the radio and invades your television. Real hip hop consists of a Dj, and an emcee. The dj is the brains of the operation, responsible for the music portion. If the dj is the brain then the emcee is the heart that pumps the blood out. The blood is of course the raw unadulterated thought provoking lyrics that are spoken from the heart and actually have meaning. This is what hip hop is, beats and lyrics that are not influenced by money, fans, or

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    After Death

    487 words - 2 pages

    “Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time,” Susan Cheever. Many are afraid to die; I’m one of them. I try not to think about the “what ifs” in life but with me getting my license soon I need to think about car accidents. What if I get into an accident and I die or I am put on life support? These questions roll through my head every time I click my seat belt. Miracles are rare and few. I would hate to put my family in the position of making the decision on whether or not to “pull the plug.” Medical bills these days are ridiculously high and I wouldn’t want to giv

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    Parental Advisory

    256 words - 2 pages

    The parental advisory sticker on music Certain albums contain explicit lyrics. Although there is a parental advisory sticker, some people don't pay any mind to it. The parental adivory sticker should not be used because it may lead to illegal actions, record companies won't make as much money, and adults that are able to buy it would buy it for a minor. By using the parental advisory sticker it promtes illegal actions. Minors will be so eager to get it that they could download it from a computer. So there is no point of the sticker if they can get it one way or t

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    The Day I Took The Spotlight

    323 words - 2 pages

    The Day I Took the Spotlight The Opening grabs you and makes you want to read the story OPENING-Wouldn’t it be superb to have one moment when you took the spotlight, to have everybody clapping for you and cheering loudly? I have had that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—the day I took the spotlight! The body gives you all of the information BODY-Sometime in February, my teacher told us all about the “Important People in our Lives” speech contest. The topic was “people who have overcome obstacles in their lives.” I thought my great-grandma, who has had recurring cancer 13 times and is still l

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    BIO BREAD A Bread Biography

    2733 words - 11 pages

    Bread Biography: Bread was one of the most popular pop groups of the early '70s, earning a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles, all of which were written by keyboardist/vocalist David Gates. A session musician and producer, Gates met in 1968 guitarist/vocalist James Griffin, who had already released a solo album called Summer Holiday. Griffin hired Gates to produce a new album, and the pair soon became a group, adding guitarist/vocalist Robb Royer from the band Pleasure Fair, who Gates had produced early in its career. The trio soon signed with Elektra Records, becoming one of t

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