The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll

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Fireside, 2001 - Music - 1114 pages
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Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers -- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars.

In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem.

Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

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Review: Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll: Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

User Review  - Greg Mcloughney - Goodreads

Very informative, but like most of these books, only concentrate on America & England. Read full review

Review: Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll: Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

User Review  - Zacaharias Jensonius - Goodreads

very good compilation of a wide variety of bands. it also is has some good information on each listing. best part is all the discographies. Read full review

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Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer and editor who has contributed to more than forty books about rock & roll. She is the author of "Punk 365", "Grateful Dead 365", and "Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry", among other books. She cowrote "The Road to Woodstock" and is coeditor of "The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey", and "Farm Aid: A Song for America". Her writing has appeared in such publications as the "New York Times", "Rolling Stone", "Entertainment Weekly", "Mojo", and the "Village Voice".

Romanowski is an award-winning author.

Jon Pareles is a rock critic for" The New York Times," He lives in New York City.