The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Patricia Romanowski, Holly George-Warren, Jon Pareles
Fireside, 1995 - Music - 1120 pages
With more than 500 new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,300, this authoritative volume is the definitive sourcebook on the world's music makers-- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, "The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll"-- like the first edition, which was published in 1983-- tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. It's all here-- from the tremendous impact of Madonna, MTV, rap, and alternative rock to complete profiles of the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, and hundreds of other musicians, both famous and infamous.
"The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll" includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes, including:
Gold and platinum record awards
Grammy awards in rock and related fields, including country, rap, blues, and jazz One-hit wonders-- performers whose moments in the spotlight were as brief as they were dazzling
The best videos ever produced
Producers, disc jockeys, and others who have directly influenced the music
Definitions of musical terms from a cappella and doo-wop to heavy metal and industrial, from house music to New Age
Hundreds of historic photographs
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the more than 1,800 artists included in this edition are 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. Meticulously researched and concisely written with insight and flair, this is the best book on rock roll available today.
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