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TWILLEY POWER
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Black background with a flower illustration. The flower has sixteen red petals with a light yellow center. Two lines of black bold text is in the yellow center of the flower, with black circular caps above and below the text.

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Dwight Twilley, born June 6, 1951, is a power pop singer popular in the 1970s. He had two hit singles: "I’m on Fire" and "Girls." He released the first one while still part Dwight Twilley Band, while his second was released after he went solo. The power pop genre of music was very popular in the 70s. It is a type of pop rock inspired by bands such as The Beatles, The Kinks, and the early Who. Twilley himself was inspired to start writing and performing songs by music from the Beatles.

Twilley Power is most likely a reference to both the Power Pop music genre and Flower Power. Flower Power is a non-violent ideology that started in the 1960s as a response to the Vietnam war. Allen Ginsberg, a beat poet, came up with the expression, and it inspired peaceful “hippy” protestors to use flowers to transform protests in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Bio – Dwight Twilley. Retrieved 12 April 2021, from https://www.dwighttwilley.com/bio/

Borack, J. M. (2007). Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop (1st ed., pp. 7-10). Ft. Collins: Not Lame Recording Company.

Flower power. Retrieved 12 April 2021, from http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/Flower_power

Dwight Twilley Biography. Retrieved 12 April 2021, from https://www.last.fm/music/Dwight+Twilley/+wiki

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