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History of Rock

Week 1 Performance Task


1.  Pick a rock band or an individual performer (this includes a singer, guitarist,

    bassist, drummer, etc).

2(A). If it is a band, research the band members lives, how the group formed,  

    what their musical influences are.

2(B). If it is a performer, research the individual’s life, how they became a rock  

     music performer, and what his or her musical influences are.

3.  Write a five (5) page, doubled spaced, 12-point font paper that includes  

     biographical, historical, and musical information.

4.   Prepare a seven (7) minute presentation for the class.  You may include

     pictures, posters, music, video, powerpoint point presentation,  etc…

5.  This project is due during exam week for all others.

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Gale Power Search

Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content – all brought to you by your library. 

Oxford Music Online

An incredible source for biographies and subject related articles. Definitive!

Salem History

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