Rock Eras: Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954-1984

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Popular Press, 1987 - Music - 363 pages
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From 1954 to 1984, the media made rock ní roll an international language. In this era of rapidly changing technology, styles and culture changed dramatically, too. In the 1950s, wild-eyed Southern boys burst into national consciousness on 45 rpm records, and then 1960s British rockers made the transition from 45s to LPs. By the 1970s, rockers were competing with television, and soon MTV made obsolete the music-only formats that had first popularized rock ní roll.

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Contents

Preface
1
Some Principles
7
Bing the Chairman and the King
15
19541959
37
SocioEthnic Origins of
51
The Beginnings of Secularization
57
Cover Records
63
19591964
79
Anxious Beatles
195
MidAtlantic Stones
202
Yes But What About AM Radio?
214
The Erotic Politicians of the Woodstock
221
A Few Good Words for the Seventies
235
Tradition and the Individual Apple Pie
243
Rock Starts to Compete With Television
252
A New Jersey Outlaw
267

Detroit Rises for the First Time
90
California Rises for the First Time Too
101
SECTION III 19641974
109
On Beatlemania
132
Dylans Words in Freedom
144
High Culture as Popular Culture
173
Sargeant Pepper An Electric Performance
186
High Culture as Popular Culture II
278
How the Other Half Rocks
286
Disco A New Beginning
295
The Other Side of Disco Punk
307
A Channel of Ones Own Michael Jackson and MTV
316
CODA
331
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