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Friday, October 14, 2011

Bubblegum pop:

Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers, often using unknown singers. Bubblegum's classic period ran from 1967 to 1972. The second wave of bubblegum started two years later and ran until 1977 when disco took over and punk rock emerged (some critics have claimed bubblegum influenced punk). The genre was predominantly a singles phenomenon rather than an album-oriented one, the presumption being that teenagers and pre-teens had less money to spend on records and were thus more likely to buy singles than albums. Also, because many acts were manufactured in the studio using session musicians, a large number of bubblegum songs were by one-hit wonders. Among the best-known acts of bubblegum's golden era are 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express and The Archies, an animated group which had the most successful bubblegum song with Sugar, Sugar, Billboard Magazine's #1 single for 1969. Singer Tommy Roe, arguably, had the most bubblegum hits of any artist during this period. The previous wordage was copied from Wikipedia. You can read the rest of the article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubblegum_pop

5 comments:

joe said...

The lady pictured is my blog friend Amy. It's been a while since we've been in touch, so I don't remember her address. She posted that pic several years ago, and I liked it so much I've had it ever since.

Sans Pantaloons said...

Amy is here:
http://amy-mishmash.blogspot.com/
but she only posts once every four months.

I used to have a thing for Bazooka Joe, Joe.

joe said...

well didn't we all..

Sunnydaze said...

I used to watch the Archies cartoon on Saturday mornings. I remember them singing "Sugar, Sugar" on there. Then there was Josie and the Pussycats and so on...

joe said...

Veronica was my least favorite character

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