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Do you believe in rock and roll? : essays on Don McLean's "American pie"

Author: Raymond I Schuck; Ray Schuck
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These essays focus on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean's song "American Pie." Addressed are such topics as historical and literary interpretation of the lyrics and musical qualities, dissection of commentary on rock and roll history, analysis of continuing significance of the song, and ways in which the song has been used by various writers/artists"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Do you believe in rock and roll?
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012
(DLC) 2012031706
(OCoLC)796760325
Named Person: Don McLean
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond I Schuck; Ray Schuck
ISBN: 9781476600369 1476600368
OCLC Number: 812331425
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; "American Pie"; Preface; Introduction: Far from Dry, Far from Gone (Raymond I. Schuck and Ray Schuck); 1. A Long, Long Time Ago: A Lyrical Interpretation (Joseph E. Burns); 2. A Line by Line Analysis of a Classic Song (Ray Schuck); 3. The Perception of Race in Rock and Roll (Richard J. McGowan); 4. Lyrical History: There Is More to Music Than Making the People Dance?! (Russ Crawford); 5. Eight-and-a-Half Minutes Is a Long, Long Time (William B. Robison); 6. Rock and Roll Grows Up (Harry Edwin Eiss); 7. A Generation Lost in Space (Robert McParland). 8. A Tale of Two Sagas (Raymond I. Schuck)Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond I. Schuck and Ray Schuck.

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