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I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. In the evening I write children's books, satire, and "how to" manuals ("Mel's ten tips). I'm co-founder of Ourboox and married to Ourboox CEO Shuli Sapir-Nevo.
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Stellar Storyteller Songwriters of the Seventies

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

Before we start, let’s recall the criteria we discussed in class.

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Elton John has been singing songs we love since the late 1960s. Although he doesn’t pen the lyrics (Bernie Taupin writes most of them), he writes the music and carries the song in a way that noone else can. Daniel is one of his classics from 1973.

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James Taylor gained fame with his Fire and Rain in 1970, and for his rendition of Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend (and many others).

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Carole King started her stellar career with Gerry Goffin at the outset of the sixties, but her fame as a solo recording artist resulted from Tapestry, in 1971. Here is her singing the song which James Taylor turned into a number one hit.

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Billy Joel – let’s hear Just the Way You Are from 1977.

 

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Leonard Cohen

Chelsea Hotel #2

 

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Song starts at 2:33

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Janis Ian    At Seventeen (1975)

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Don McLean 

Vincent (written in 1971)

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listen from 0:44, first five notes

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Freddie Mercury

from Wikipedia: “A research team undertook a study in 2016 to understand the appeal behind Mercury’s voice.[40] Led by Professor Christian Herbst, the team identified his notably faster vibrato and use of subharmonics as unique characteristics of Mercury’s voice, particularly in comparison to opera singers, and confirmed a vocal range from F#2 to G5 (just over 3 octaves) but were unable to confirm claims of a 4-octave range.[41] The research team studied vocal samples from 23 commercially available Queen recordings, his solo work, and a series of interviews of the late artist. They also used an endoscopic video camera to study a rock singer brought in to imitate Mercury’s singing voice.

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Sixto Rodriguez – Sugar Man

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More in the next pages!





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