Encyclopedia Of Classic Rock

Author: David Luhrssen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835144
Size: 62.15 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Classic Rock from the Author: David Luhrssen. Examining one of the most popular and enduring genres of American music, this encyclopedia of classic rock from 1965 to 1975 provides an indispensable resource for cultural historians and music fans. • Provides readers with summaries of the careers of all significant rock artists during a peak period in the music's history • Proposes a theory for understanding the development and history of rock music • Presents the necessary historical and socioeconomic context to help readers more fully understand how rock music developed as it did during its formative decade • Offers information in an easily searchable A–Z format accompanied by sidebars, a bibliography, and a timeline that serves students' research projects

Encyclopedia Of Northwest Music

Author: James Bush
ISBN: 9781570611414
Size: 67.62 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Northwest Music from the Author: James Bush. The first and only guide to offer a comprehensive history of Northwest music from the 1920s to the present, including rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, country, and classical.Join James Bush on an entertaining trip across the whole spectrum of Northwest music. Bush and contributing critics have compiled more than 200 listings of individual artists, bands, and movements, each with recommended discographies. The guide also includes essays on Northwest music history, photographs and album cover art, a tour of music-related sites in Seattle and Portland, and music festivals around the region. Whether neophyte listeners or dedicated audiophiles, readers will love this one-of-a-kind book.

Encyclopedia Of Kiss

Author: Brett Weiss
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498021
Size: 18.85 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Kiss from the Author: Brett Weiss. "Growing up in the 1970s, Weiss was obsessed with the rock group KISS. Here he turns his lifelong fandom into a compendium of trivia and tidbits about the self-proclaimed hottest band in the world. This compendium is obviously more a labor of love than a reference work...but the easy encyclopedic nature of this book will satisfy casual and hard-core fans"--Booklist "It is a must have for KISS fans"--Decibel Geek The self-proclaimed "Hottest Band in the World," KISS is one of the most popular groups in the history of rock, having sold more than 100 million albums during their more than 40-year reign. With more gold albums than any other American band, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. KISS influenced a generation of musicians, from Garth Brooks and Motley Crue to Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The original leather-clad, makeup-wearing line-up--Ace "Spaceman" Frehley, Gene "Demon" Simmons, Paul "Starchild" Stanley and Peter "Catman" Criss--and their classic hits "Beth" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" are forever etched in pop culture consciousness. This encyclopedia of all things KISS provides detailed information on their songs, albums, tours, television and movie appearances, merchandise, solo work and much more, including replacement members Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Mark St. John, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.

The International Encyclopedia Of Hard Rock Heavy Metal

Author: Tony Jasper
Size: 76.16 MB
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The International Encyclopedia Of Hard Rock Heavy Metal from the Author: Tony Jasper. Offers a brief history for British, American, Canadian, European, and Japanese hard rock bands, and lists band members and recordings

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125958
Size: 35.34 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music from the Author: Colin Larkin. This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Bill C. Malone
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616661
Size: 59.97 MB
Format: PDF
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture from the Author: Bill C. Malone. Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Size: 44.23 MB
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Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes from the Author: Nancy E. Marion. Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Celebration Day

Author: Malcolm Dome
ISBN: 9781901447811
Size: 65.48 MB
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Celebration Day from the Author: Malcolm Dome. Led Zeppelin require no introduction - their fusion of blues, rock, proto-metal and vivid lyrical imagery ushered in the 1970s rock boom, invented stadium rock and have influenced every would-be rocker around the world. Many books have been written on the group, each of whom are legends in their own right, but Celebration Day is the first book to explore the group's world and career in this fashion - an extensive A to Z reference work dealing with every song on each of their albums, every major gig they ever did and the background of each of the four musicians.

The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock Roll

Author: Patricia Romanowski
ISBN: 9780743220552
Size: 75.88 MB
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The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock Roll from the Author: Patricia Romanowski. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first rock and roll encyclopedia - a long awaited compendium to the most popular musical innovation of the twentieth century: rock and roll. Twelve years later, they produced a second version detailing rock's movement from the Beatles and the Go-Gos to Nirvana and Public Enemy. Since its inception, this reference has become a classic in its own right. Phenomenally accurate, informative and encapsulating, it tells the story of rock and roll in a clear and easy format. This revised volume is the definitive sourcebook on the world's music makers. From the one-hit wonders to the megastars, this photo-laden work shows how rock has developed not just as a musical genre but also as a way of life. It's all here, from the tremendous impact of Madonna, MTV, rap, hip-hop and alternative rock to complete profiles of the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, NWA and hundreds of other musicians, both famous and infamous. More than just a reference book, THE ROLLING STONE ENCYCLOPEDIA is the final word in rock and roll.

The Encyclopedia Of Pop Rock Soul

Author: Irwin Stambler
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312025731
Size: 19.21 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Pop Rock Soul from the Author: Irwin Stambler. Featuring more than 600 entries in all, this reference book covers four decades of popular music, providing information on artists' career histories, vital statistics, chart positions, and influences on the music world. Black-and-white photographs.