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Legends of rock

by Ernesto Assante | 20 September 2014
Category: Popular Music
Synopsis
From the roots of rock in the 1950s to the music of such contemporary favourites as Coldplay and Green Day, this spectacular celebration of rock-and-roll traces the history and highlights of this most enduring and most controversial of music. From beatniks to punks, and from hippies to grunge rockers, rock has experienced and encouraged countless social and cultural transformations. It has recounted how the world was and how young people wanted it to be, helped several generations dream and live, and produced art and culture which have left an indelible mark on society. Legends of Rock recounts the stories and the cities, instruments, fashions, and personalities that have made this music great. Organised chronologically, this encyclopedic volume spotlights such pioneers as Elvis Presley, beloved storytellers like Bob Dylan, classic favorites including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, punk rockers like Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols, grunge rockers including Nirvana and Pearl Jam, as well as icons Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. Throughout the book, portraits and vibrant pictures of the performers in concert as well as images of the greatest albums of all time supplement the entertaining text. With its great photographs and wealth of fun factsFrom the roots of rock in the 1950s to the music of such contemporary favorites as Coldplay and Green Day, this spectacular celebration of rock-and-roll traces the history and highlights of this most enduring and most controversial of music. From beatniks to punks, and from hippies to grunge rockers, rock has experienced and encouraged countless social and cultural transformations. It has recounted how the world was and how young people wanted it to be, helped several generations dream and live, and produced art and culture which have left an indelible mark on society. Legends of Rock recounts the stories and the cities, instruments, fashions, and personalities that have made this music great. Organised chronologically, this encyclopedic volume spotlights such pioneers as Elvis Presley, beloved storytellers like Bob Dylan, classic favourites including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, punk rockers like Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols, grunge rockers including Nirvana and Pearl Jam, as well as icons Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. Throughout the book, portraits and vibrant pictures of the performers in concert as well as images of the greatest albums of all time supplement the entertaining text. With its great photographs and wealth of fun facts and rock-and-roll tidbits, this book will be irresistible to Baby Boomers and teens alike.and rock-and-roll tidbits, this book will be irresistible to Baby Boomers and teens alike.
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Synopsis
From the roots of rock in the 1950s to the music of such contemporary favourites as Coldplay and Green Day, this spectacular celebration of rock-and-roll traces the history and highlights of this most enduring and most controversial of music. From beatniks to punks, and from hippies to grunge rockers, rock has experienced and encouraged countless social and cultural transformations. It has recounted how the world was and how young people wanted it to be, helped several generations dream and live, and produced art and culture which have left an indelible mark on society. Legends of Rock recounts the stories and the cities, instruments, fashions, and personalities that have made this music great. Organised chronologically, this encyclopedic volume spotlights such pioneers as Elvis Presley, beloved storytellers like Bob Dylan, classic favorites including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, punk rockers like Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols, grunge rockers including Nirvana and Pearl Jam, as well as icons Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. Throughout the book, portraits and vibrant pictures of the performers in concert as well as images of the greatest albums of all time supplement the entertaining text. With its great photographs and wealth of fun factsFrom the roots of rock in the 1950s to the music of such contemporary favorites as Coldplay and Green Day, this spectacular celebration of rock-and-roll traces the history and highlights of this most enduring and most controversial of music. From beatniks to punks, and from hippies to grunge rockers, rock has experienced and encouraged countless social and cultural transformations. It has recounted how the world was and how young people wanted it to be, helped several generations dream and live, and produced art and culture which have left an indelible mark on society. Legends of Rock recounts the stories and the cities, instruments, fashions, and personalities that have made this music great. Organised chronologically, this encyclopedic volume spotlights such pioneers as Elvis Presley, beloved storytellers like Bob Dylan, classic favourites including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, punk rockers like Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols, grunge rockers including Nirvana and Pearl Jam, as well as icons Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. Throughout the book, portraits and vibrant pictures of the performers in concert as well as images of the greatest albums of all time supplement the entertaining text. With its great photographs and wealth of fun facts and rock-and-roll tidbits, this book will be irresistible to Baby Boomers and teens alike.and rock-and-roll tidbits, this book will be irresistible to Baby Boomers and teens alike.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9788854408890
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 20/09/2014
Categories - All, Books, Special Value, Music Special Value, All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Popular Music
No. of Pages - 480
Weight - 3038
Edition - New updated edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 30
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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