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History of Rock, Part 2

Welcome to History of Rock, part 2! (Do you need to go back to part 1?)

Day 46*

1. Watch the video about British blues rock.
2. Print the next page of your timeline and keep it with your other pages!

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Day 47

1. Watch the video about American blues rock.
2. Add 2 British blues rock groups and 2 American blues rock or southern rock groups to your timeline.

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Day 48

1. Watch the video about progressive rock.
2. Add Pink Floyd to your timeline page.

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Day 49

1. Watch the video about singer-songwriters.
2. Add two singer/songwriters to your timeline.

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Day 50

1. Watch the video about country rock in the 70s.
2. Add at least 2 country rock artists to your timeline.

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Day 51*

1. Open your document and add a paragraph about the ‘growing rock monster’ in the 1970s. What were some types of rock music that emerged in this time period?
2. Print the timeline for the next section.
3. Watch the video about Sly Stone and the rise of funk.
4. Add some funky artists to your new timeline page!

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Day 52

1. Watch the video about Motown in the 1970s.
2. Add a couple of Motown artists to your timeline.

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Day 53

1. Watch the video about James Brown George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
2. Add some more artists to your timeline page.

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Day 54

1. Watch the video about the rise of reggae.
2. Add Bob Marley to your timeline page.

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Day 55

1. Watch the video about disco.
2. Add some disco artists to your timeline. This should probably include the BeeGees.

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Day 56*

1. Watch the video about Mainstream Rock in the last half of the 1970s.
2. Print your next timeline page!
3. Add some mainstream rock artists to your timeline page.

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Day 57

1. Watch the video about leaner prog rock and louder singer/songwriters.
2. Add some of these artists to your timeline page! Which ones do you like best?

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Day 58

1. Watch the video about punk in the United States up to 1975.
2. Here’s a picture of the Andy Warhol painting the teacher mentioned.
3. Add Blondie and the Ramones to your timeline!

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Day 59

1. Watch the video about punk in the UK.
2. Add the Sex Pistols and the Clash to your timeline.

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Day 60

1. Watch the video about New Wave music.
2. Add Tom Petty, the Cars, and at least one more artist to your timeline.

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Day 61

1. Watch the video about New Wave in the UK!
2. Add Elvis Costello and The Police to your timeline page.

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Day 62

1. Watch the video summarizing the music of the 1970s.
2. Open your document and add a paragraph about mainstream rock, punk, and new wave in the late half of the 1970s. You might mention famous artists from the time. Other questions to think of: what kind of attitude created the first punk music? Why was this difficult to market and sell? What new subgenre of music was created in part to make the punk attitude more marketable?

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Day 63*

1. Print your next timeline page.
2. Watch the video about the rise of MTV.
3. This time we are adding significant music videos to the timeline page instead of artists. Add “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles to your timeline page!

Listening
(Since the lesson today is about music videos, it would be a good idea to watch today and not just listen!)

Day 64

1. Watch more about the rise of MTV.
2. Add “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson to your timeline page.

Listening
(Since the lesson today is about music videos, it would be a good idea to watch today and not just listen!)

Day 65

1. Watch the video about Michael Jackson and Madonna.
2. Add “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and “Like a Virgin” by Madonna to your timeline page.

Listening
(Since the lesson today is about music videos, it would be a good idea to watch today and not just listen!)

Day 66

1. Watch the video about Prince and Janet Jackson.
2. Add “Purple Rain” by Prince and “Control” by Janet Jackson to your timeline.

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Day 67

1. Watch the video about MTV success stories.
2. Add a couple of videos to your timeline page.

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Day 68

1. Watch the video about new traditionalists and new wave.
2. Don’t add videos today, just artists, to your timeline. Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, the Police, and U2 all belong on there.

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Day 69

1. Watch the video about new acts, old styles, and blue-eyed soul.
2. Add AC/DC to your timeline page, and add another artist or two of your choosing.

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Day 70

1. Watch the video about how rock dinosaurs adapted to the new era.
2. Add three groups or artists to your timeline page.
3. Open your document and add a paragraph about the rise of MTV and how it affected the music of the 80s. Points you could discuss include the idea that “video killed the radio star,” how the music video became a new art style (for example, the videos for “Thriller” and “Sledgehammer” were very different, but each pushed the idea of what a music video could be in a different direction). You might also mention artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna or artists from earlier decades that continued to make popular music.

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Day 71*

1. Print the next page of your timeline.
2. Watch the video about the growth of heavy metal.
3. Divide your timeline page into 3 sections. Label one Heavy Metal, one Rap, and one Indie Rock. Add Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, and Def Leppard to the Heavy Metal section.

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Day 72

1. Watch the video about Heavy Metal hitting the big time.
2. Add Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, and Poison to the heavy metal section of your timeline page.

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Day 73

1. Watch the video about more ambitious metal music.
2. Add Metallica and Megadeth to the Heavy Metal portion of your timeline page.

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Day 74

1. Watch the video about the roots of rap.
2. Take a look at this video about DJ Kool Herc’s turntables.
3. Add DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and the Sugarhill Gang to the ‘rap’ section of your timeline page.

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Day 75

1. Watch the video about rap crossing over.
2. Add LL Cool J, Run DMC, and the Beastie Boys to the rap portion of your timeline page.

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Day 76

1. Watch the video called “CNN for Black People.
2. Add Ice-T, N.W.A., Public Enemy, and Queen Latifah to the rap section of your timeline.

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Day 77

1. Watch the video about punk going ‘hardcore.’
2. Add Black Flag, The Minutemen, The Replacements, and Hüsker Dü to the punk portion of your timeline page.

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Day 78

1. Watch the video about underground indie rock.
2. Add three bands to the “Indie Rock” section of your timeline page. One of them should be R.E.M.
3. Add a paragraph to your document about this section of music history. Don’t forget that this section includes metal, rap and indie rock. Look over the names on your timeline page. Which ones do you think you should mention?

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