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- Bob Marley - 1,668 words
Bob Marley "Bob walked on to the stage in what I would later recognize as his inimitable saunter. It was awesome to watch him immediately memorize the crowd with his presence. His guitar slung over his shoulder, his Rasta locks flowing in unrestricted freedom, he generated a raw power of personality that overwhelmed his worshipers. Sounding his opening refrain "Hail Jah Rastafari!" and without another word he immediately launched into his opening song, "Concrete Jungle," which immediately brought the crowd to its feet." Robert Nesta Marley, was born on February 6, 1945. He was born in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. "Bob was the son of a white man, whom he never met. His mother Cedella also ...
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- Bob Marley Was Found And Died In The Same Place He Now Has Over 200 Fan Websites And His Latest Son Ziggy Marley Is Writing I - 1,216 words
bob marley was found and died in the same place. he now has over 200 fan websites and his latest son ziggy marley is writing in his throneReggae singer, guitarist, and composer. Born Robert Nesta Marley, on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. Raised mostly in Trenchtown, a poor section of Kingston, Jamaicas capital, Marley began singing with his friends Bunny Livingston and Peter Mackintosh (later shortened to Tosh) when he was a teenager. Marleys first single, "Judge Not," was released in 1963, but made little impact commercially. In 1964, the trio became the nucleus of a band known as the Wailing Wailers. The group experimented with slowing down the quick dance rhythms of ...
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- Composers Of 19th And 20th - 1,024 words
Composers Of 19th And 20th This essay will consist of information about nine composers and one piece of work that they are known for dating from 1862 to 1990. The names of these composers are: Aaron Copeland, Claude Debussy, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Berstein, Igor Stravinsky, and Arnold Schoenberg. The first composer I will discuss will be Aaron Copeland (1900 1990). Mr. Copeland was born in Brooklyn, New York USA to Russian American immigrant parents. His style is strongly tonal with polychords, polyrhythm, changing meters and percussive orchestration. His influences include his teacher Nadia Boulanger, Picasso, Stravinsky and Ernest Hemmingway. So ...
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- Steveland Judkins Morris Was Born On May 13, 1950, In Saginaw, Michigan He Is More - 644 words
Steveland Judkins Morris was born on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan. He is more popularly known as Stevie Wonder. Stevie was blinded shortly after birth. His blindness was caused by a medical accident when he was born. He had to be put in an incubator and he didnt get enough air. In 1954 his family moved to Detroit. He developed his musical talent early in his life. By the age of 11 years old, he could play the harmonica and piano and he was a talented singer. Stevie was introduced to Motown's Berry Gordy, who recognized Stevies talents. He was signed to Motown in 1962 and he was given the stage name "Little Stevie Wonder". He later grew out of this nickname and dropped the "little". Ste ...
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- The Avantgarde Architecture Of Im Pei - 1,282 words
The Avant-Garde Architecture of I.M. Pei The Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (I.M) is known as one of the greatest architects of the Twentieth Century. His long, brilliant career was highlighted by several internationally famous structures. While many of Peis buildings were generally accepted by the public, some of them precipitated fair amounts of controversy. The most notable of these controversial structures is his Glass Pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre in Paris. For these reasons, I.M. Pei seems to be an architect who exhibits interest in the avant-garde through both the creative design and aestheticism of his architecture. Pei was born in China in 1917 and immigrated to th ...
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- The Importance Of Being Leadbelly - 1,249 words
The Importance Of Being Leadbelly The Importance of Being Leadbelly Women and Liquor, that was his problem. My father got him to marry his girl, Martha, and that settled him for a while, a week or two. He called himself the twelve-string champion guitar player of the world, and I guess he was. I never heard anybody who could play it better. He loved being the best. He wanted to stay the best as long as he was alive. -Alan Lomax, on Leadbelly Hes just a name on a lot of lists: the fourth or fifth name on a list of influences, never first, and all too often not mentioned at all where appropriate. Hes also an ex-convict, who was a sweet old man only while sober, which wasnt often enough. But by ...
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