Calling all bigots (everyone here)
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Mon May 15 12:55:13 EDT 2006
James Hepler wrote:
> So I was wondering, when was the birth of "pop" music?
> I was always of the perspective that pop music has
> always existed, that which was pop being determined by
> the taste of the time.
> For instance, I'm having a conversation with some kids
> and we're trying to figure out the earliest appearance
> of electronic instruments in pop music. My first
> inclination was to bring up Clara Rockmore's use of
> the theremin in the 20's and 30's.
> Many would consider that style of music to be
> classical. And there was other stuff being played
> that might be considered more popular at the time, but
> for some reason I stillc ling to the idea that those
> songs that Theremin and Rockmore played in the first
> years of the theremin count as use of electronic
> insturments in pop music.
> BTW, here's a site with some mp3's of Rockmore and
> Theremin playing, as well as several other
Abba invented pop.
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