2nd Edition

Rock And Roll A Social History

By Paul Friedlander Copyright 2006
    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivating style that pulls the reader in, offering no less than a complete social and cultural history of rock and roll for students and general audiences alike. Friedlander writes, 'This book chronicles the first forty years of rock/pop music history. Picture the various musical styles as locations on a giant unfolding road map. As you open the map, you travel from place to place, stopping at each chapter to sample the artistry. Don't forget to dress your imagination appropriately for this trip, because each genre is affected by the societal topography and climate that surround it. Enjoy your trip. We promise it will be a good one!'.

    I Can See Clearly Now , The Roots of Rock and Roll , Classic Rockers—The First Generation , Classic Rockers—The Second Generation , DOO-WOP , The Early Sixties , The Beatles , The Rolling Stones , The Who , Bob Dylan , Folk-Rock , Soul Music , Motown , The San Francisco Sound , The Guitar Kings , The Seventies , Punk Rock , The Eighties , Notions from Underground , We Should be Together , Some Artists Who Fell Through The Cracks , The Rock Window—One Way to Listen and Understand , Discography


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