General trends in the 1980's
They relied on which established artists including
Decline of disco
pirating music onto cassettes
Price for recording increased
explosion of technologies
Who was Michael Jackson?
Who produced his albums
Recorded three 3 albums
Off the Wall
Who was Prince?
Known for exceptional productivity
Exerts control over all aspects of his image
bolsters image by films and videos
Who was Madonna?
Generated strong reaction
Film helped generate celebrity status
Controversial for sexual images
Name four #1 hits and by whom?
"Lady" by Kenny Rogers
"What's Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner
"Jump" by Van Halen
'Born in the U.S.A" by Bruce Springsteen
What was "Lady"
Written by Lionel Ritchie
Influenced by pre-rock sensibilities
What was "What's Love Got to Do With It"
Turner earned a Grammy
Used unusual phrase lengths
What was "Jump"
Helped bring Heavy Metal back to popularity
virtuoso guitar playing
What was "Born in the U.S.A"
Hit single from concept album
Reflects class consciousness and working-class values