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The Matadors: A difficult approach to songwriting for a Czech rock group of the 1960s
Aleš Opekar

Last modified: 2013-01-22


In this paper I explore the origination of new songs of the Czech rock group The Matadors. The band derived its style from the British beat and rhythm & blues in the middle of the 1960s and matured the style for their own songwriting. I evaluate and compare official and unofficial historical sources and analyse the character of music and lyrics created by The Matadors.

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