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Turning points in rock and roll : the key events that affected popular music in the latter half of the 20th century

Author: Hank Bordowitz
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, ©2004.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hank Bordowitz
ISBN: 0806526319 9780806526317
OCLC Number: 56141967
Description: xix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Dave Marsh --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Rock and the voice of post-1950 youth --
1877-1977 Edison invents the phonograph: recorded music goes from science fiction to big business --
1936-1937 Robert Johnson makes forty-one recordings in Texas hotel rooms, offices and warehouses --
1946-55 Les Paul invents the solid-body electric guitar, close miking, the multitrack studio, and a bunch of other stuff --
1952 American Bandstand --
1953 Elvis Presley strolls into the Union street Recording Studio in Memphis --
1954 Alan Freed changes the name of his Moondog's house to The rock and roll show --
1954 Movie Blackboard Jungle comes out --
1955-1982 From the transistor radio to the cassette and compact disc --
1955 Chuck Berry records Maybellene --
1959 Buddy Holly crashes --
1963 Beatlemania --
1965 Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival --
1966 Paul Williams launches Crawdaddy! magazine --
1966 Ahmet Ertegun signs Cream --
"Rock and roll" becomes "rock" --
1967-1969 from Monterey pop to Woodstock to Altamont: Innocence found and lost --
1977 Sex pistols tour America --
1981 MTV launches --
1985 Live aid --
1991 Nirvana hits #1 with Nevermind --
1995 MP3, Napster and the end of the world as we know it --
Afterword --
Quotes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Hank Bordowitz.

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