Research FOUR Popular Music Artists (two before and after 1950) from the Youtube listening list and Study Sheet. Please answer as many of the following questions that you can.
Answering the questions will require multiple sources.
Present your findings in a 1-2 page summary per artist.
Please try and answer each question in a thoughtful way that does not read like “cut and paste” from wikipedia.
-Composer? Performer? Both?
-What instrument do they play? If a Singer, what other instrument do they play, if any?
-Where and how did they get their start professionally?
-What specific style or movement are they most well known for?
-When and how did they first reach public recognition? How popular were they?
-What aspect(s) of their personal biography is relevant to their music & career.
-What other well-known musicians did they perform or record with?
-What other artist(s) are similar in style?
-How long did their career last? Did their style evolve with the times?
-What song(s) and/or recordings are their most historically important?
– What future Artist(s) may they have influenced?
-What is distinct or important about their music and approach?
-What are your personal feelings and critical opinions about the artist?
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