Pop Goes Pop

michael jackson

I never saw Michael Jackson in concert, so I have no idea what it’s like seeing his precision and spectacle in person. For many of us who came of age during the 80s, Michael was king of our imagination, and cassette tapes, music videos, and Captain EO were our most accessible means of witness.

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Music News Recap: Soundtrack To Summer

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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The King of Pop is dead at 50 years old following a heart attack on Thursday.

Michael Jackson

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Musical Legacies

How do you know when you’ve “made it” as an artist?  For some musicians, it would be enough to score a headlining slot at a local venue.  Others have their eyes fixed on a hit single or two.  For others, success means worldwide adoration and acclaim.  This seems to be about as far as most artists dare to dream, but for a select group of musicians, their art has permanently affixed their names to entire movements or genres.  Here are a few of the most recognized members of the Musical Family Tree/Royal Lineage.  There are certainly more out there—tell us who you’d include!

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The Godfather of Punk:  Iggy Pop

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The Queen of Punk:  Patti Smith

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The “Modfather”:  Paul Weller

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The King of Rock ‘n’Roll:  Elvis Presley

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The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll:  Wanda Jackson

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Godfather of Soul:  James Brown

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Father of Soul: Ray Charles

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The Queen of Soul:  Aretha Franklin

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The Queen of Pop:  Madonna

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The King of Pop: Michael Jackson

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Queen of Folk:  Joan Baez

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