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  • Captain Fantasticby Tom Doyle

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock ?n? roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John?s meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade of the twentieth century. In August 1970, Elton John achieved overnight fame with a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Over... more...

  • The Southern Rock Revivalby Jason T. Eastman

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 94.99

    ?Southerness? has become less and less about being born and raised in the southeastern United States and more about embracing the pride and protest long central to The South. This book explores this contemporary southern identity through an ethnographic analysis of southern rock music and the musicians who create it. more...

  • America?s Songs III: Rock!by Bruce Pollock

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 34.95

    America?s Songs III: Rock! picks up in 1953 where America?s Songs II left off, describing the artistic and cultural impact of the rock ?n? roll era on America?s songs and songwriters, recording artists and bands, music publishers and record labels, and the all-important consuming audience. The Introduction presents the background story, discussing... more...

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Genderby Stan Hawkins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why is gender inseparable from pop songs? What can gender representations in musical performances mean? Why are there strong links between gender, sexuality and popular music? The sound of the voice, the mix, the arrangement, the lyrics and images, all link our impressions of gender to music. Numerous scholars writing about gender in popular music... more...

  • Les plus folles histoires des idoles du rock et de la popby Christian Vignol

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Quand la musique bouleverse la société... 1955. Un orage musical de 180 secondes secoue la planète?: c?est la naissance du rock?n?roll. Finis les chanteurs guimauves. Phénomène sans précédent, le «?Rock around the clock?» de Bill Haley met le feu aux poudres. Il est l?homme par qui tout est arrivé?: plus jamais la musique ne sera la même. Dans... more...

  • Counting Down the Beatlesby Jim Beviglia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.99

    Counting Down the Beatles features Beviglia?s list of the finest songs in the band?s unparalleled catalog. Each song is accompanied by information on the song?s writing and recording, context on where it falls within the band?s timeline, and the author?s analysis and explanation why it deserves its position in this hallowed canon. more...

  • Nico: Life And Lies Of An Iconby Richard Witts

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.32

    Nico was revered as ?the most beautiful creature who ever lived?. She was Andy Warhol?s femme fatale and the High Preistess of Weird, yet few knew her real name or her wretched origins. When she called herself ?a Nazi anarchist junkie?, they thought she was joking. Bob Dylan wrote a song about her, Jim Morrison a poem, Jean Baudrillard an essay,... more...

  • The Kinksby Carey Fleiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 44.99

    Carey Fleiner examines English rock group the Kinks and their social and cultural influences both on and by the group from the early '60s to present day. In and around the biographical survey of the band's career, The Kinks looks at the several contexts in which the Kinks?and more recently, band founders and brother Ray and Dave Davies as solo... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Classic Rockby David Luhrssen; Michael Larson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    More than movies, literature, television, or theater, rock music set the stage for the cultural shifts that occurred from 1965 and 1975. Led by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, rock became a self-conscious art form during these years, daring to go places unimaginable to earlier rock and roll musicians. The music and outspokenness of classic rock artists... more...

  • Gig Posters Volume 2by Clay Hayes

    Quirk Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation?so for your viewing pleasure, here?s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of, the Internet?s premier destination for concert poster art. It?s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music... more...