Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul

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St. Martin's Press, 1974 - Blues (Music) - 609 pages
Irwin Stambler's Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul established itself in the 1970s as the definitive resource for this complex, ever-changing field. Now fully revised and updated, the new Encyclopedia features hundreds of brand-new artists, and all of the older entries have been completely updated. The result is a staggeringly comprehensive guide to pop, rock, funk, rap, soul, ska, heavy metal, and all types of popular music. Once again, this volume is a one-stop reference source, indispensable for anyone who works in the music field -and irresistible to anyone with a love of popular music.

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About the author (1974)

Irwin Stambler was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 20, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army for two years. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in aeronautical engineering from New York University. He worked as an engineer into the 1950s and then became a full-time writer. He wrote about aerospace and technology in magazines like Space Aeronautics. He went on to write dozens of books on subjects like the space program, drag racing, minibikes, the fastest humans, the X-15 rocket-powered aircraft, the pitcher Catfish Hunter, and the basketball star Bill Walton. He was best known for writing music encyclopedias including the Encyclopedia of Popular Music and The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul. He died from complications of sepsis on February 10, 2017 at the age of 92.

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