Who's that with Jools, then? (Guardian Article)
Questions from the June 2007 exam:
How might you go about answering an essay question like the above ?
X Factor on YouTube
The BRIT AWARDS 2007 took place on Wednesday 14th February 2007, Valentines Day.. hence the choice of set...
Task for U1 Wed/Thur 20/21 Feb
Try answering one of the questions from June 2007 (see below post). But only give yourself 20 minutes. There are some other rules:
Jamiroquai - Runaway (Live from Abbey Road)
There was further controversy in this year, when it was discovered underground band the Choong Family were removed from the short list for newcomer due to pressure from Def Jam to include Lady Sovereign on the list. The decision to drop the award categories of World Music and Jazz prompted protests from jazz musicians outside the event. Beyoncé Knowles was booed for not showing up to the event despite winning 3 awards. Corinne Bailey Rae went on to win the prize for best UK newcomer. Akala, the British rapper, caused a stir when he won best hip hop act, beating competition from acts such as Kanye West.
The statues given to winners of the award are often called "Moon Men" because the statue is of an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV. The "Moon Man" award is manufactured by R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago, IL, who has been producing the award since 1984. The eligibility period for the Video Music Awards begins July 1. Before 2002, the VMAs were traditionally held on the first Thursday of September. It was decided to move the awards back a week so that it wouldn't conflict with the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.For other MTV Awards Shows... click here.
The show began in January 2001 and is currently presented by Alex Zane and Alexa Chung who took over the programme in 2006. Popworld is broadcast every Saturday Morning on Channel 4 at 10.30 a.m., and repeated on E4 at 2.00 p.m. the next day.
The X Factor is a British popular TV music talent show, broadcast on Saturdays on ITV1, with spin-off "behind-the-scenes" shows The Xtra Factor and The X Factor 24/7 screened on ITV2. It is produced by FremantleMedia's talkbackTHAMES and Simon Cowell's production company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.
Pop Idol is a British television series which debuted on ITV1 on October 5, 2001; the show was a talent contest to decide the best new young popular music singer, or 'pop idol', in the United Kingdom, based on viewer participation.
The Idol series has become an international franchise; it has spun off many successful shows such as American Idol, Canadian Idol, Australian Idol , Philippine Idol, Nouvelle Star and Deutschland sucht den SuperStar.
Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. The series first began in New Zealand when producer Jonathan Dowling formed the 5 member all-girl group TrueBliss. Dowling then sold the concept to other countries, initially to Australia and then onto the UK before taking worldwide.
Miami 7 was the first television series made by British pop group S Club 7. The programme was shown every week on CBBC and starred all seven members of the band as themselves in thirteen episodes. In Miami 7 the S Club 7 are struggling with bad management, lousy gigs and no fans. So their manager decides to dump them on to his "friend" Howard Borlotti and his ofttimes cowardly brother Marvin in their run down hotel, and are forced to double as both entertainers for the hotel and staff members. In the finale they discovered their contract with their manager was expired so they had to decide to go to Los Angeles or back home, they decide to roll the dice in Los Angeles. There were two in between specials before the next series LA 7, S Club 7: Back to the Fifties and S Club 7: Boyfriends & Birthdays.
Thank Your Lucky Stars was an ITV pop show broadcast from 1961 to 1966 and a lot of the top bands performed on it. For millions of teenagers it was essential viewing. As well as featuring British artists, American guests were frequent visitors.
It would appear from the surviving footage that the bands mimed their latest 45. Occasionally a band was allowed to do two numbers (possibly the ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides of the latest single), and if you were pop royalty like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones you could do four numbers.
Audience participation was a strong feature of the show and the Spin-A-Disc section, where a guest D.J. and three teenagers reviewed three singles, is a very well remembered feature of Thank Your Lucky Stars. Generally American singles were reviewed.
It came to the UK in 1959, presented by David Jacobs, but only became a 'hit' itself in 1960.
One of the highlights of the show's history was when The Beatles appeared on December 7th 1963. They rated songs by artists including Billy Fury, Elvis Presley and The Swinging Blue Jeans - all of which became hits.
On the night, seven of the Beatles' predictions were right and three were wrong.
Within the past year 2 separate programmes have been launched that showcase bands and artists playing live. One of these Live from Abbey Road is broadcast on Channel 4 and More 4, the other is From the Basement which is available as a download only. Both programmes focus on artists or bands playing live; much is made of the studios in which they they perform, Abbey Road and Madia Vale respectively. Both have no studio audience as if the music and performance is enough.
the exam 2735 Media issues and Debates takes place on June 12