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Working class heroes : rock music and British society in the 1960s and 1970s

Author: David Simonelli
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Working Class Heroes, David Simonelli explores the influence of rock and roll on British society in the 1960s and 70s. At a time when social distinctions were becoming harder to measure, rock musicians appeared to embody the mythical qualities of the idealized working class by perpetuating the image of rebellious, irreverent, and authentic musicians. In the process, these images helped change the way people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Simonelli
ISBN: 9780739170519 0739170511 9780739170526 073917052X 9780739170533 0739170538
OCLC Number: 809615999
Description: xxi, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Society, culture and music in Britain before 1963 --
The Beatles --
London --
Mods --
Marketing a lifestyle --
Psychedelia --
Folk rock --
The counterculture --
Progressive rock --
Heavy metal and hard rock --
Glamrock --
The business of rock music --
Punk.
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In Working Class Heroes, David Simonelli explores the influence of rock and roll on British society in the 1960s and 70s. At a time when social distinctions were becoming harder to measure, rock musicians appeared to embody the mythical qualities of the idealized working class by perpetuating the image of rebellious, irreverent, and authentic musicians. In the process, these images helped change the way people looked at the concept of class in the mid-twentieth century and beyond [Publisher description].

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In British society's transformation since 1945 from one defined in socioeconomic terms to those of culture, from working-class roots expanded to educated and multicultural ones, and from Read more...

 
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