Motor City Rock and Roll: The 1960s and 1970s

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 127 pages
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Detroit is famous for its cars and its music. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Motor City fans experienced a golden age of rock and roll. Rock was the defiant voice of the boomer generation. The 1960s and the 1970s were turbulent decades. Blacks and women asserted themselves, breaking down the establishment. Rock music, and the spirit and events that defined it, advanced these interests. The war in Vietnam brought tension and national conflict. Drugs and a sexual revolution, made possible by the introduction of the birth control pill, added to the volatile mix. Woodstock, May Day protests, and the resignation of Pres. Richard Nixon were just a few of the upheavals that made these decades two of the most important in the nation's history. Motor City Rock and Roll: The 1960s and 1970s features 200 images, capturing local musicians who started in Detroit and then traveled the world, as well as world-famous acts who came to the city to perform. Intimate stories of musicians, bands, and other members of the rock community make this history a must for dedicated fans.

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Bob Harris spent 50 years as a promoter, manager, and rock newspaper publisher. Harris's extensive collection of photographs and stories, along with contributions from fans across the country, provide a time capsule view into the golden years of rockin' the Motor City. John Douglas Peters, a rock concert promoter in the 1960s, now a trial lawyer with Charfoos and Christensen, P.C., in Detroit, is also a writer, painter, and past president of Preservation Wayne.

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