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The Greenwood encyclopedia of rock history.

Author: Lisa M Scrivani-Tidd; Rhonda Markowitz; Chris Smith; MaryAnn Janosik; Bob Gulla
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
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Chronicles the history of rock and roll music and its impact on American culture, discussing significant artists, albums, songs, writers, producers, and genres of six periods spanning 1951-2005, and provides chronologies, alphabetized guides, and lists of top-selling recordings, important albums, and further resources, including print works, Web sites, films, and museum collections.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenwood encyclopedia of rock history.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)642374732
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Scrivani-Tidd; Rhonda Markowitz; Chris Smith; MaryAnn Janosik; Bob Gulla
ISBN: 0313329370 9780313329371 0313329389 9780313329388 0313329605 9780313329609 0313329664 9780313329661 0313336113 9780313336119 0313329435 9780313329432 0313329818 9780313329814 0313331081 9780313331084
OCLC Number: 61285572
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. The early years, 1951-1959 / Lisa Scrivani-Tidd --
v. 2. Folk, pop, mods, and rockers, 1960-1966 / Rhonda Markowitz --
v. 3. The rise of album rock, 1967-1973 / Chris Smith --
v. 4. From arenas to the underground, 1974-1980 / Chris Smith [and others] --
v. 5. The video generation, 1981-1990 / MaryAnn Janosik --
v. 6. The grunge and post-grunge years, 1991-2005 / Bob Gulla. v. 1. The early years, 1951-1959 / Lisa Scrivani-Tidd. Timeline : 1951-1959 --
Fifties prelude : "Just give me some of that rock and roll music" --
Origins of rock and roll : "The blues had a baby" --
Rock and roll is born : "Let the good times roll" --
Rhythm and blues-based rock and roll : "Good golly, Miss Molly" --
Rockabilly : "Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire" --
Elvis Presley : "All shook up" --
Doo-wop : "Oh what a nite" --
Rock and roll music business : "Money honey" --
Fifties postlude : "Rock and roll is here to stay" --
A-to-Z of rock, 1951-1959 --
Appendices. List of top-selling records, 1951-1959 ; List of most significant rock records, 1951-1959. v. 2. Folk, pop, mods, and rockers, 1960-1966 / Rhonda Markowitz. Timeline : 1960-1966 --
Early idols --
"The sound off young America" --
Svengalis and songbirds --
From Liverpool to London and beyond : the Beatles and the Rolling Stones --
Other British invadors --
The revolution will be televised and publicized --
"Fun, fun, fun" : the California sound --
"The times they are a-changin" --
One- or two-hit wonders and lasting legacies --
A-to-Z of rock, 1960-1966 --
Appendices. List of top-selling recordings, 1960-1966 ; List of most significant rock albums, 1960-1966. v. 3. The rise of album rock, 1967-1973 / Chris Smith. Timeline : 1967-1973 --
The psychedelic experience --
Hard-rock lightning, heavy-metal thunder --
Glamour kings : the birth of glitter rock --
The south rises again --
Folk rock and its successors --
Rock goes progressive --
The festival is born --
Rock and the media --
A-to-Z of rock, 1967-1973 --
Appendices. List of top-ranking albums, 1967-1973 ; List of most significant rock albums, 1967-1973. v. 4. From arenas to the underground, 1974-1980 / Chris Smith [and others]. Timeline : 1974-1980 --
Funk, jazz-rock, and fusion : the rhythm revolution / John Borgmeyer --
Progressive rock in the 1970s : but is it art? / John Borgemeyer --
Corporate and mainstream sounds : rock is dead, long live rock! / Richard Skanse --
The softer side of rock / Rob Patterson --
Singer-songwriters : rock grows up / John Borgmeyer --
Punk rock : the art of noise / Rob Patterson --
A new wave of rock / Rob Patterson --
Rock on the big screen / Chris Smith --
A-to-Z of rock, 1974-1980 --
Appendices. List of top-ranking records, 1974-1980 ; List of most significant rock albums, 1974-1980. v. 5. The video generation, 1981-1990 / MaryAnn Janosik. Timeline : 1981-1990 --
MTV : defining a new era in rock 'n' roll --
Early video stars : Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince --
Working-class heroes --
Punk, underground, and alternative artists --
A new phase for new wave artists --
Heavy, thrash, and power metal bands --
Glam-metal hair bands --
The changing face of teen idols --
Women rockers and MTV --
Concerts for humanitarian causes --
Rap meets rock --
Rock and film in the 1980s --
A-to-Z of rock, 1981-1990 --
Appendices. List of best-selling singles, 1981-1990 ; List of best-selling albums, 1981-1990 ; List of most influential albums, 1981-1990. v. 6. The grunge and post-grunge years, 1991-2005 / Bob Gulla. Timeline : 1991-2005 --
The grunge era --
Alternative country --
The rebirth of punk --
Major alternative rockers --
The jam band/neo-hippie/improv music scene --
Commercial rock --
Festivals --
Garage rock revisited --
Riot Grrls --
Indie rock --
Industrial rock --
The Britpop family --
The metal scene --
Music technology --
A-to-Z of rock, 1991-2005 --
Appendices. List of top-selling albums, 1991-2005 ; List of most significant rock albums, 1991-2005.
Other Titles: Rock history
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