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  • American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empireby John Jackson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 15.99

    I don't make culture, I sell it Dick Clark once remarked. Indeed, the man who reigned as host of American Bandstand for nearly four decades may not have invented rock 'n' roll, but he sold it to the American public better than anyone before or since. Before Clark, rock 'n' roll was the step child of radio--which took to playing... more...

  • Authorship Roles in Popular Musicby Ron Moy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Authorship Roles in Popular Music applies the critical concept of auteur theory to popular music via different aspects of production and creativity. Through critical analysis of the music itself, this book contextualizes key concepts of authorship relating to gender, race, technology, originality, uniqueness, and genius and raises important questions... more...

  • The Beatles' Abbey Road Medleyby Thomas MacFarlane

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond. more...

  • Bonnarooby Holly George-Warren

    Abrams 2012; US$ 19.95

    Set on 700 acres of rolling farm hills in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo is a four-day music and camping festival that draws in over 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 120 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art. With over 200 photographs... more...

  • Bruce Springsteenby II Donald L. Deardorff

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 43.99

    Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen?s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars of the 1970s to worldwide fame today. This book thoughtfully considers the trenchant commentary Springsteen?s albums make on the mythology... more...

  • Deep Purpleby Jürgen Roth; Michael Sailer

    Hannibal Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple - die Trinität dieser Bands wird meist genannt, wenn zur Debatte steht, wer den Hardrock oder gar das Genre des Heavy Metal erfunden hat, sofern denn ein Genre erfunden werden kann und sich nicht vielmehr aus einer ziemlich unübersichtlichen Gemengelage zeit- und musikgeschichtlicher und vor allem zufälliger... more...

  • Def Leppardby Ross Halfin; Joe Elliott

    Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 27.99

    Def Leppard's unstoppable, anthemic hard rock has earned it sales of more than 65 million albums worldwide and a legion of dedicated fans. This fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from the new wave of British heavy metal to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today.... more...

  • Der Klang des Gulagby Inna Klause

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 70.96

    Es sind »Berge von menschlichem Leid« (T. Le?čenko), mit denen man konfrontiert ist, wenn man sich mit dem Leben im Gulag beschäftigt. Inna Klause fragt, welche Bedeutung Musik in einer Welt haben konnte, die von Krankheit, Tod, aufreibender Arbeit und allgegenwärtigem Hunger bestimmt war. Die Autorin berücksichtigt in dieser ersten umfassenden... more...

  • Eddie Van Halenby Neil Zlozower; Slash

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 23.99

    Eddie Van Halen is one of the most revolutionary and influential players ever to pick up a guitar. His music, his technique, his passion, and amazing invention continue to energize fans and guitarists around the world. This book focuses on the innovative early years of the band Van Halen, when Eddie burst onto the scene and changed the face of electric... more...

  • Everybody Must Get Stonedby R.U. Sirius

    Kensington 2009; US$ 11.00

    Keith's on guitar, Charlie's on drums, and Ronnie's on rhythm. But who's on drugs? Everybody. Welcome to the red-eyed world of rock and roll, where every riff comes with a spliff--a coked-up compendium of your favorite musicians and their favorite drugs. Loaded with sordid tales of debauchery, lists, and bleary-eyed photos, there's more stuff... more...