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The Beatles, Their Songs

and What They Mean

知识点(重点\难点):

1.Sometime saw …=…took place in Sometime

33-15 1980s saw Michael Jackson cement his title as the King of Pop. = Michael Jackson cemented his title as the King of Pop in 1980s.八十年代后半段,迈克尔·杰克逊巩固了其流行音乐之王的称号。

2.文化知识

The Beatles,利物浦,猫王,伊丽莎白二世,迈克尔·杰克逊见课件。

35-1 On February 9, 1964, when the Beatles made their first American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, many remembered being transfixed in front of their small black and white television sets.

◎debut ['deibju:][法语]n.

?(音乐家、演员等的)首次登台演出,首次露面

?(节目等的)首次演出,首演

?(商店等的)开张

?(产品等的)首次出现

?(尤指女子的)初次正式进入社交界

?(职业、事业等的)开始,开端

◎The Ed Sullivan Show艾德苏利文秀

◎ transfix [tr?ns'fiks; ] 刺穿,钉住,使麻木

?vt.刺穿;戳穿:

He transfixed the enemy's heart with a spear.

他用长矛刺穿了敌人的心脏。

?钉住;刺住;叉牢:

to be transfixed on a rock

被钉牢在一块岩石上

?使麻木;使发呆;使不能动弹;使束手无策:She was transfixed with horror.

她吓呆了。

I was transfixed at its sight.

看到这个光景我吓呆了。

35-2 Their appearance had such an impact that most normal activities in America came to a standstill watching the performance.

◎such an impact that

◎standstill 英 ['st?n(d)st?l] n. 停顿;停止

35-3 Criminal activity in the major cities was put on hold, and getting a taxi in New York was almost impossible.

35-4 Mass hysteria resulted wherever the Beatles ap peared, and Beatlemania was created.

◎hysteria [h?'st??r??] n. 癔病,歇斯底里;不正常的兴奋

◎Beatlemania [bi:tl'meinj?] n. 披头士狂热

5-5 To understand why the Beatles became the central force they did, Steven Stark, cultural historian, spent three years in Liverpool, England, where John, Paul, George, and Ringo grew up.

◎central force 连心力,中心力,有心力,辏力

◎Steven Stark史蒂芬·斯达克

◎cultural historian文化历史学家

◎ Liverpool利物浦

335-6 In his book, Meet the Beatles, he talks about the cultural environment that made this port town a very special place to live in.

◎Meet the Beatles《遇见甲壳虫》

35-7 “First of all, it created a matriarchal society,” he says.

◎matriarchal [?me?tri?ɑ:kl] adj.母系氏族的;女家长的

35-8 “The men tended to be away for months, if not years at a time, at sea.

◎at sea在海上

35-9 Boys and girls tended to be raised by their mothers.”

◎raise抚养

35-10 Both John and Paul lost their mothers when they were teenagers.

35-11 That, Mr. Stark says, had an incredible influence on them in terms of writing songs that appealed to women.

35-12 Up until the time they arrived, rock and roll was still fairly sexist.

◎rock and roll 摇滚乐

◎sexist ['seksist]

?n.性别主义者;(尤指对女性的)性别歧视者

?adj.性别主义(者)的;性别歧视(者)的

35-13 There were songs like, “I'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang around, I just go from girl to girl.”我

不是那种喜欢只守在你身边的男人,我会不停地换女友。

◎ hang around闲荡;徘徊

35-14 Girls were supposed to be at home, like in the song “Johnny Angel,” and wait for boys to come back whenever they decided to.

◎Johnny Angel《强尼·安吉尔》

35-15 In contrast, the Beatles wrote songs in which they told boys to be nicer to their girls like, “She Loves You,” “You're Going to Lose That Girl.”

◎She Loves You《她爱你》

◎You're Going to Lose That Girl.《你将失去那个女孩》

35-16 Actually, all the songs written and recorded by the Beatles for their first five albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale and Help! had the same theme: love.

◎album专辑

◎Please Please Me《请让我愉快》

◎With the Beatles《和甲壳虫一起》

◎A Hard Day's Night《辛劳之夜》

◎Beatles For Sale《甲壳虫待售》

◎Help!《求救!》

theme [θi?m] n. 主题;主旋律;题目

35-17 Each of these songs dealt with relationships: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, etc.

35-18 The In the summer of 1967, the Beatles

released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club

Band,unquestionably the Beatles' greatest album ever.

◎release发行,释放

◎Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band《佩珀军士的孤心俱乐部》

35-19 All the songs were conceived from ideas and things in everyday life.

◎conceive想到;构想出:

35-20 Earlier in the year, Paul came across a newspaper article in The Daily Mail about a seventeen-year-old girl who had been missing for weeks.

◎came acrossv. 偶遇;无意中发现;

◎The Daily Mail《每日邮报》

35-21 The article quoted her father saying “I can't imagine why she should run away, she has everything here.”

35-22 Based on this article, Paul wrote “She's Leaving Home.”

35-23 “A Day in the Life”, a Lennon composition, came from several newspaper articles in The Daily Mail.

◎A Day in the Life《生活中的每一天》

◎Lennon composition列侬的作品

◎The Daily Mail《每日邮报》

35-24 From 1968 to 1970, the Beatles recorded four more albums: The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, and Let It Be.

◎The Beatles《甲壳虫》

◎Yellow Submarine《黄色潜水艇》

◎Abbey Road《修道院路》

◎Let It Be《顺其自然》

35-25 Paul's “Martha My Dear” was written about the love of a girl, although the name Martha came from the name of Paul's sheepdog; “Julia”, written by Lennon, was named for and dedicated to his mother.

35-26 On January 4, 1970, the final taping was completed for Let It Be.

◎Let It Be《顺其自然》

35-27 In April 1970, Paul announced that he had left the Beatles, citing personal, business, and musical differences.

35-28 On December 31, 1970, they legally dissolved the Beatles.

◎dissolved解散

35-29 On December 8, 1980, outside his Dakota apa rtment building in New York, John was shot to deat h by a deranged fan.

◎Dakota apartment building达科他公寓

◎deranged [d?'re?n(d)?d] adj. 疯狂的;精神错乱的

35-30 The Beatles changed history and the music world in a dramatic way.

◎in a dramatic way极大地

35-31 Like Elvis Presley from the fifties, the Beatles were the group from the sixties, and remain so today.

◎Elvis Presley猫王

35-32 In 1965, Queen Elizabeth II appointed the four Beatles as Members of the Order of the British Empire. ◎Queen Elizabeth II 女王伊丽莎白二世

◎ Members of the Order of the British Empire大英帝国荣誉勋章

35-33 Their film “Let It Be” (1970) won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.

◎Let It Be《顺其自然》

◎Academy Award for Best Original Song Score奥斯卡原创音乐奖

35-34 They have received 7 Grammy Awards and 15 Ivor Novello Awards.

◎ Grammy['ɡr?mi]Awards 格莱美奖

◎ Ivor ['aiv?]Novello Awards艾弗·诺弗洛奖

35-35 In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the all-time top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary — the Beatles ranked number one.2008年,为了庆祝美国单曲排行榜发行50

周年,美国《告示牌》杂志公布了史上最畅销的100位艺术家的名单--甲壳虫乐队名列第一。

◎Billboard 《告示牌》

◎released公布

◎all-time 史上

◎singles chart单曲排行榜

(652 words) Michael Jackson — Legend, Hero,

Icon

迈克尔·杰克逊---传奇,英雄,偶像

33-1 Michael Jackson's career as a performer began incredibly early.

◎Michael Jackson见课件。

33-2 Before he had reached age 6, he had joined his brothers in the Jackson 5, but there was no question

about who the star of the group was. 不过,人们都知道他们当中谁才是真正的明星。

◎the Jackson 5杰克逊五兄弟乐队

33-3 Little Michael was the best dancer and singer of the bunch, and he also had a mysterious thing: star power.

◎bunch['b?nt?] n.

?(一)束,(一)串,(一)球,(一)簇

?(一)扎,(一)捆,(一)组

?[口语]一群,一帮,一伙

◎star power明星气质

33-4 Michael appeared to be his best and most interesting self when everyone in the world was watching. 当所有人都在观看他们的表演时,迈克尔可以表现出他最好的,并且也是最有趣的一面。

33-5 In 1978, Michael starred in a movie, The Wiz, a musical version of the classic The Wizard of Oz.1978年,迈克尔主演了一部叫做《新绿野仙踪》的电影,也就是那部经典电影《绿野仙踪》的音乐剧版。

◎The Wiz《新绿野仙踪》

◎The Wizard of Oz《绿野仙踪》

33-6 His performance was well received but it was his introduction to music producer Quincy Jones that was to prove the most fateful aspect of his involvement with the film. 他在其中的表演受到了好评,但他结缘这部电影之后最重要的结果是认识了音乐制作人昆西·琼斯。

◎Quincy['kwinsi]昆西

◎it was (his introduction to music producer Quincy Jones)that强调句

◎involvement with参与

33-7 Quincy became friends with Michael and the result of their collaboration was the album Off the Wall.

◎Off the Wall《疯狂》

33-8 It sold 20 million copies around the world, winning Michael an American Music Award as well as a Grammy Award.

◎an American Music Award 《全美音乐奖》

◎ a Grammy Award《格莱美奖》

33-9 But nothing could prepare fans for what would happen next. 但是歌迷们都没有预料到接下来所发生的事。

33-10 The world was poised to receive a work that demonstrated Michael's unparalleled musical genius: Thriller.世界将要迎来可以展示迈克尔无与伦比之音乐天分的一张专辑:《颤栗》。

◎poised[p??zd] adj. 泰然自若的,镇定的;平衡的,均衡的;摆好姿势不动的,静止的

◎be poised to 信誓旦旦;准备就绪;随时准备着

◎unparalleled无与伦比地

◎genius ['d?i?n??s]n. 天才,天赋;精神[ 复数geni uses;genii ]

◎Thriller《颤栗》

thriller ['θril?]n.使人激动的人(或物);使人毛骨悚然的东西

33-11 It is simply the bestselling album of all time.

33-12 Selling over a million copies each week at its zenith, its estimated sales are now pitched between 47 and 109 million copies.

◎zenith['zen?θ] n. 顶峰;顶点;最高点

◎pitched 停留

33-13 Like Off the Wall, the album showcases Michael's versatility as an artist, with songs that cover a range of styles and genres, from disco and funk to soft rock and pop. 新专辑展现了迈克尔作为一个艺术家的多才多艺:歌曲涵盖了从迪斯科和乡土爵士乐到软摇滚和流行音乐等各种歌曲风格和样式。

◎showcase展示

◎versatility [,v??s?'t?l?ti:] n.多才多艺;多功能性;用途广泛

◎cover a range of包含一系列

◎genre [???nr?] n. 类型;种类;体裁;样式;流派;风俗画

◎funk 放克,疯克音乐,乡土爵士乐

◎soft rock 比较轻柔的摇滚乐

33-14 It won him a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards. ◎record-breakingadj. 破纪录的

33-15 The second half of the 1980s saw Michael Jackson cement his title as the King of Pop.

◎cement [s?'ment] vt. 巩固,加强;用水泥涂;接合

◎title 称号

◎King of Pop流行音乐之王

33-16 With the release of his seventh album, Bad, in 1987, he achieved a level of stardom matched only by the likes of Elvis and the Beatles. 1987年,随着他第七张专辑《真棒》的问世,他获得了只能由猫王以及甲壳虫乐队这样的艺人才可相提并论的明星地位。

◎stardom ['stɑ?d?m]n. 演员们;明星界;明星身份◎the likes of像……这样的人(东西)

◎Elvis and the Beatles猫王和披头士

33-17 More so than on any previous project, Michae l had his own creative input on the album: nine of its eleven songs were written by him.比起之前的所

有作品,在这张专辑中,迈克尔投入了更多的自己的创作:

◎More so than on更是如此

33-18 During the Dangerous world tour, he established an organization called the “Heal the World Foundation” (after the album's hit song) and donated all profits from the 67 concerts at which he performed during the tour.

◎Dangerous《危险之旅》

◎ world tour世界巡回演出

◎Heal the World Foundation拯救世界基金会

◎ hit song主打歌曲

33-19 In another act which showed a combination o f bravery and charity, he used the opportunity of his performance at Bill Clinton's presidential gala to hi ghlight the issue of AIDS and HIV, a controversial topic at the time, publicly asking for a commitment to researching the illness.他的另一个展现勇气与善心的举动世,在比尔克林顿的就职宴会上,他借助自己的表演呼吁人名关注艾滋病和HIV,这在当时还是颇

具争议的话题,并公开请求对这一疾病进行科学研究。

◎gala['gɑ?l?]

?n. 祝贺,庆祝;节日,特别娱乐

?adj. 节日的,欢庆的;欢乐的

◎AIDS获得性免疫缺乏综合征;爱滋病(Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)◎HIV艾滋病病毒(human immunodeficiency virus)

◎commitment[k?'m?tm(?)nt] n. 承诺,保证;委托;承担义务;献身

33-20 But Michael's chart success was blotted by a string of rumors concerning his personal life.

◎chart success排行榜

◎blot 涂污,玷污,沾染,用(墨水等)弄脏,把…弄脏:

to blot the paper with ink spots

将墨水渍弄到纸上

to blot the desk with a spot of ink

以墨水渍弄脏书桌

?玷污,污损(名誉等),使丢脸,使蒙受耻辱:

◎a string of一系列,一串

◎concerning关于

33-21 His purchase of the Neverland Ranch, his pet chimpanzee Bubbles, his often-changing facial appearance, and the accusations of misbehavior brought him emotional ups and downs and even made him a pariah to all but his most devoted fans.购买梦幻庄园、养黑猩猩“巴布”当宠物、多次整容,以及关于他有不当行为的指控,这些都给他带来了很多情绪上的起伏,甚至让他变成了一个除了他最忠实的歌迷们之外人们遗弃的对象。

◎Neverland Ranch梦幻庄园

◎accusation n. 控告,指控;谴责

◎pariahpariah [p?'ra??] n. 贱民(印度的最下阶级)

33-22 Given the tumult in his personal life, it's no surprise that the 1990s were a comparatively barren period for Michael. 由于这些个人生活的动荡,90年代迈克尔的作品可以说是寥寥无几,这也就不足为奇了。

◎tumult ['tju?m?lt] n. 骚动;骚乱;吵闹;激动

◎barren period 毫无出路的时期,贫瘠的时期