NY Magazine – The Town That Put the Pop in Music: A Look Back at 100 Years of New York Sounds


I found this interesting article today from NY Magazine that offers a brief history of popular music in New York. It includes a lot of different music subcultures that have had a presence in the city over the years. At the end of the article thee is a link to an “Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music” which brings you to a slideshow that basically gives you photos and either a short description, anecdote that happened in New York, or quote from or about different music artists who have been important to the New York music scene like The Gershwins, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, The Talking Heads, The Beastie Boys and a whole bunch more. 

Anyways I feel like its extremely relevant to the subject of our class and I think some you guys might enjoy it!


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One thought on “NY Magazine – The Town That Put the Pop in Music: A Look Back at 100 Years of New York Sounds

  1. Very informative article. There transitions that the New York subcultures went through looked liked a complex map if laid out. People once imagined Brooklyn as the music of Jay Z and Biggie Smalls. Today, l it could be looked at as the focal point of indie rock. Brooklyn is also the place that also produced the likes of Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. There are definitely other cities like Los Angeles or London that have also went through impactful subcultural changes but when it comes to the most musical diversity, the City(NYC) rules supreme.

    also not sure if anyone has seen these pictures of old album covers portrayed over there current locations
    pretty cool


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