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What Was The American Female Singer Of The Late 50s- Early 60s Who Always Cried When She Sung

Do you want to know the context of this specific piece?A few years back, MOMA did a retrospective on her work. You can read about it here:Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 | MoMAYoko’s art includes what she calls instruction paintings - these paintings invite the audience to engage in some conceptual play. My favorite of these pieces is Tuna Fish Sandwhich piece:This particular performance is Yoko herself following the instructions for Voice Piece for Soprano:I believe MOMA specifically left a microphone out for anyone to perform this piece.Now, if you’re wondering about the context of Yoko screaming at all in some of her music and using other such vocal improvisations, this video provides some context. You can skip to about 4:37 to hear about what Yoko was thinking when she began experimenting with these vocal techniques.EDIT: I mistakenly called Voice Peace for Soprano scream piece, so I’ve edited it.

Need to interview someone who grew up in the 50s or 60s please?

I am looking to interview any individual who grew up in 50 or 60s America. We are reading about Richard Wright and Black Boy, and the teacher assigned us this this project. Simple questions, only about 15 or so, over email. Be as detailed as possible please :D. Questions include...

1.How old were you, where did you live, and how was your life at home?
2.What was the music? Any favorites? Do you still listen to the today?
3.Can you describe what the fashion trends were? Did you tend to wear the “stereotypical” clothing?
4.What were some slang words/terms?
5.What social and political changes did they see? Did you participate in any protests? If not, did you experience or see a lot of them where you lived?
6. Were you part of the counter cluture? If so, explain experiences.
7. What did you drive? What were the cool movies of the time?
8.What was it like during the Vietnam War? Did it affect your life or environment?
9.What were some of your favorite bands/instruments?
10.Prior to 1960s, what were your views on premarital/extramarital sex? Tolerance on bisexuality and homosexuality? How wold you copare it to today's culture?
11.How did the death of Kennedy affect your life or environment around you?
12. Have they heard of Richard Wright? If so, what is his or her opinion of him and why?


Anyone know a song which is good for analyzing in English Lit class?

Being that your teacher was astute enough to choose a Beatles son, why not impress her by choosing another one. The Beatles wrote many songs that weren't just about love, which most songs in those days were. I would suggest George Harrison's song 'Taxman' which he wrote in response to the vast amount of tax that the Beatles paid on their earnings. At that time the top rate of Income Tax under Harold Wilson's Labour Government was 19s/00d in the £ which, in today's money is 95p per £. a massive 95%. Here are the lyrings and my additional notes to help you.

Taxamn (The Beatles)

Let me tell you
How it will be.
There's one for you,
Nineteen for me, (Reflects the income tax rate of 95%)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

Should five percent
Appear too small,
Be thankful I don't
Take it all. (Wry expression from the Taxman saying you should be grateful for even the 5% he leaves)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

If you drive a car,
I'll tax the street.
If you drive to work,
I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold,
I'll tax the heat.
If you take a walk,
I'll tax your feet.
(All the different taxes he made)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

Don't ask me what I want it for,
(Taxman, Mr. Wilson.) (Prime Minister at the time)
If you don't want to pay some more.
(Taxman, Mr. Heath.) (Leader of Conservative opposition at the time)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

And my advice to
Those who die.
Declare the pennies
On your eyes. (In olden days pennies were placed on the eyelids of corpses to keep them shut)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman,
And you're working for no one but me. (In other words most of your earnings go to him)

What are the names of the people who represent California in the United States Senate?

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For people who were a teenager in the 1960s or 50s,?

born in early 50's -- in midwest -- protestant -- small town
i remember Elvis was considered to be VERY questionable entertainment. so was twist (chubby checkers) and the beatles and boy's hair longer than 1/4 inch!
bell bottom jeans with hip-hugger waistlines were the thing when I was a teenager... but we did not show any of our belly at school!!! we would have been kicked out.
we wore white lipstick and we slept with our long hair in rollers made out of frozen orange juice cans.
the cars we drove were either used, or mustangs
in our school, there were the greasers who mostly were taking trade-school classes and drove older, muscle cars that they had souped up and customized in their dad's garage. They mostly drank beer when they were at parties.
There were the hippies. most of their parents had some money. they smoked pot and listened to "heavy metal" music... eventually a few of them started to use LSD. One of my classmates had a bad trip and was permanently disabled with an overdose of LSD... it really caused us to think twice about drugs.
There were the geeks and nerds. most of us were studious, had hobbies that included making our own stereos and computers (very simple 64K at the max) we liked Star Trek. We listened to the beatles until they went to India and started to wear their hair to their shoulders.

BUT the big thing that was affecting teenagers from my age group was the divide between those of us who didn't like the draft -- watching our friends and cousins going to VietNam and coming back all messed up (either physically or emotionally), and arguing with our parents who had proudly served in the military in the victory of WWII or willingly served in Korea. It tore the children from their parents in ways that are hard to describe.

in the summer, we spent a lot of time at the beach. most of us had jobs (car washes, restaurants, yes, there were car-hops, drive-in movies, gas stations pumping gas). we cruised in our cars down-town looking for boys and girls. there were roller skating rinks (greaser territory), service projects (geeks and nerds, mostly), and parties (hippies).
there were way fewer movies coming out every year, and they ran for much longer time. it was a big treat to go to a movie.
parking at a romantic spot was one of the things that often happened at the end of a date... it was easier to enjoy before bucket seats.