The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Volume 7
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First published in 1992, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken for the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Edited and largely written by Colin Larkin, it is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative - and incredibly fun to read.
Critically lauded in its previous three editions, the Fourth Edition will not disappoint fans seeking authoritative and reliable information about popular music from around the world. Expanded to ten volumes, the new edition contains 6,000 new entries, and extensive revisions and updates throughout, yielding 50% more material than the 1998 Third Edition. In addition to a fully revised 10 volume hardcover edition, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music will go online in 2007 as a regularly updated subscription product that will be interactive with Grove Music Online!
In addition to thousands of biographical entries, this A-Z reference also includes entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record lables, venues, and festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. From Grateful Dead to The Killers, from Whitesnake to White Stripes, from R.E.M. to Blink-182, from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, and from Bye Bye Birdie to Rent, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition has something informative and clever to say about everyone's favorite band.
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Those who have followed the progress of this excellent work (an LJ Best Reference Book in 1992 as The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music; 2d ed., 1995) assume that Larkin will not disappoint, and ... Read full review
Hi is this a book about my great grand aunty Maria Stewart and Donald Robertson the father and mother to Jeanie Robertson, that family of Stewarts and Robertsons they are off my mothers family tree,on my father side of family. Did you know that Jeanie Robertson had learent folk ballads from my great grand mother Mary Croll and her husband william stewarts, songs ballads like( My son David) (The Qeen Amung the Heather) and my Grandmother was the aunty to Jeanie Robertson, Maggie Stewart ? she died and her folk ballads of maggie stewart was recorded with Hamish Henderson ,Maggie Stewart she give me all her folk Ballads, Maggie Stewart sung a Ballad called( Bonnie Glen Shee ) Maggie was onley 15 years old she had learent it from her mother, so that was Maggies Ballads , the Corries folk singers sung that song , but it was Maggie Stewart's Copywrights ,,,Now I hold that Rights to my Grandmothers Ballads, So how can other folk Ballad singers sing my Grandmothers folk Ballads and Reccord them when they were under Reccorded Copywright with Hamish Henderson,and my Grandmother Maggie Stewart singing then on taps belonging to Hamish Henderson, he own the Reccordings But not the Ballads, Im the new Copywrigh holder of Maggie Stewarts Ballads, Maggie Stewart's Grandson James Stewart.