Rockin' in time: a social history of rock and roll

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1987 - Music - 239 pages
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This well-organized, visually interesting book offers an in-depth examination of the social history of rock-and-roll. "Rockin' in Time" emphasizes several main themes, including the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of rock music. Tracing rock from its inception-from American blues to the present-this book shows how rock-and-roll has reflected and sometimes changed American and British culture for the last fifty years. Topics covered in this comprehensive history are: the blues and racism; Elvis Presley and rockabilly; Dick Clark and Don Kirshner; the California sound; Bob Dylan; the British invasion; Motown; acid rock; campus unrest and militant blues; the 1970s; punk rock; MTV; Generation X; the rave revolution; hip hop; and nu-metal. An excellent reference work for rock fans, music industry employees, those employed by radio stations, and those in music and performer-related marketing.

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Few would deny that rock'n'roll has been one of the most important cultural barometers of social change in the second half of this century. The tunes and artists of the 1960s not only provided the ... Read full review

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This is a major revision of Szatmary's original book ( LJ 5/15/87) with new material on old topics (female groups and surf music) and on more recent trends (Music Television and rap). Szatmary ... Read full review

Contents

THE BLUES ROCK n ROLL AND RACISM
2
ELVIS AND ROCKABILLY
30
DICK CLARK PHILADELPHIA SCHLOCK
51
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