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Laing, Dave

Works: 95 works in 325 publications in 3 languages and 5,769 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography  History  Handbooks and manuals  Jazz  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Other, Performer, Singer
Classifications: ML102.R6, 781.6603
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dave Laing
Encyclopedia of rock by Phil Hardy( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedic entries on solo artists, bands, musical styles, places, and historical events in rock and roll
The Faber companion to 20th-century popular music by Phil Hardy( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Marxist theory of art by Dave Laing( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy Holly by Dave Laing( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Buddy Holly occupies an enigmatic position in pop and rock music history, partly because of his premature death at the age of 22 in a plane crash in February 1959. Designated in Don MacLean's hit American Pie as "the day the music died," this enabled him to be included in the trope "the death of rock 'n' roll," alongside the less drastic musical demises of Elvis Presley (joined army), Chuck Berry (imprisoned), Jerry Lee Lewis (disgraced), and Little Richard (joined priesthood)." "The view that Holly belongs only to the 1950's has often obscured the originality of his music. In an era when the music world was divided into hard rockers, soft pop balladeers, and the hardcore Nashville country and western singers, his songs transcended these boundaries. Equally innovative was his use of the recording studio as a laboratory, a place to experiment with sounds. In addition, the two guitars, bass and drums line-up of his group the Crickets was the major contributor to the small group template for generations of rock musicians down to the present day." "As well as becoming an influence on other musicians in a conventional sense, Buddy Holly has had his own lengthy musical and cultural afterliffe. Over a half century after "the day the music died," Holly has benn the longest-serving member of the group of singers and musicians for whom death inaugurated a new phase of their careers." "This book provides a new perspective on Buddy Holly, discussing his career and art in the context of his unique contribution to the swiftly evolving music scene of the late 1950's and his posthumous 50-year multi-media career through films, stage-shows, and copious reissues of his recordings."--Jacket
One chord wonders : power and meaning in punk rock by Dave Laing( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1985, One Chord Wonders was the first full-length study of the glory years of British punk. The book argues that one of punk's most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in the British entertainment industries as they were thrown into confusion by the sound and the fury of musicians and fans. Through a detailed examination of the conditions under which punk emerged and then declined, Dave Laing develops a view of the music as both complex and contradictory. Special attention is paid to the relationship between punk and the music industry of the late 1970s, in particular the political economy of the independent record companies through which much of punk was distributed. Using examples from a wide range of bands, individual chapters use the techniques of semiology to consider the radical approach to naming in punk (from Johnny Rotten to Poly Styrene), the instrumental and vocal sound of the music, and its visual images. The concluding chapter critically examines various theoretical explanations of the punk phenomenon, including the class origins of its protagonists and the influential view that punk represented the latest in a line of British youth "subcultures." There is also a chronology of the punk era, plus discographies and a bibliography
The sound of our time by Dave Laing( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side 197-198: Selected bibliography
The guerilla guide to the music business by Sarah Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Guerilla Guide to the Music Business also explains what managers, publishers, PR people, accountants and lawyers can do for you, and when and why you will need their services. It's a book that will help you enjoy what you do, avoid too many pitfalls and maybe even help you have a hit or two along the way."--BOOK JACKET
The Electric muse : the story of folk into rock by Dave Laing( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music matters : essays in honour of Simon Frith by Lee Marshall( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith's achievements, but they are not merely 'about Frith'. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including Robert Christgau, Antoine Hennion, Peter J. Martin and Philip Tagg. This volume will become an essential resource for those working in popular music studies, as well as in musicology, sociology and cultural and media studies
Rock and popular music in Ireland : before and after U2 by Noel McLaughlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of rock( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian folk song by Greg Amirault( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of pop and rock by Barry Dufour( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and again by Josh Rager( )

2 editions published in 2008 and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of rock, 1955-75( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world by John Shepherd( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The section on 'The Industry' contains numerous entries on recording studios, music publishers, record labels, many of which are of historical importance. For reasons of historical documentation, the sheet music listings, discographical references and discographies for these entries contain the first publication details of songs and recordings. However, to assist readers in hearing this music where possible, reference is also frequently made to reissues of older recordings on compact disc. This section also covers the broadcasting media, copyright issues, audio-technical and other hardware terms
The encyclopedia of rock by Phil Hardy( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just you, just me by Ranee Lee( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Faber companion to 20th-century popular music
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Laing, David William.

Laing David William 1947-....

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Buddy HollyThe guerilla guide to the music businessContinuum encyclopedia of popular music of the worldContinuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world