Rock and Roll Highway

Rock and Roll Highway
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Author: Sebastian Robertson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781466883185
Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son, Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation. Rock and Roll Highway is the story of a young person's passion, drive, and determination to follow his dream.

Rock and Roll Stories

Rock and Roll Stories
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Author: Lynn Goldsmith
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781613125762
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of rock lives in Lynn Goldsmith’s photographs. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen’s passage to glory, the Rolling Stones’ legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson’s staggering ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens. The range of her work is staggering. In Rock and Roll Stories, she shares the best of this work. Her commentary takes the reader into the studio, the tour bus, the concert hall, and the streets where the pictures were made, offering revealing perspectives on her subjects and herself. A greatly expanded and newly designed edition of her very successful book PhotoDiary (1995), this volume captures the story of a generation’s loyalty to rock and roll.

Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life
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Author: Steve Almond
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780679603658
Release: 2010-04-13
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drooling fanatic, n. 1. One who drools in the presence of beloved rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who walk around with songs constantly ringing in their ears, own more than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at least one record per week. With a life that’s spanned the phonographic era and the digital age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. Like you, he’s secretly longed to live the life of a rock star, complete with insane talent, famous friends, and hotel rooms to be trashed. Also like you, he’s content (sort of) to live the life of a rabid fan, one who has converted his unrequited desires into a (sort of) noble obsession. Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life traces Almond’s passion from his earliest (and most wretched) rock criticism to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their subsequent production of two little superfans. Along the way, Almond reflects on the delusional power of songs, the awkward mating habits of drooling fanatics, and why Depression Songs actually make us feel so much better. The book also includes: • sometimes drunken interviews with America’s finest songwriters • a recap of the author’s terrifying visit to Graceland while stoned • a vigorous and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx’s Paradise Theater • recommendations you will often choose to ignore • a reluctant exegesis of the Toto song “Africa” • obnoxious lists sure to piss off rock critics But wait, there’s more. Readers will also be able to listen to a special free mix designed by the author, available online at www.stevenalmond.com, for the express purpose of eliciting your drool. For those about to rock—we salute you!

Rock and Roll Toronto

Rock and Roll Toronto
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Author: John Goddard,Richard Crouse
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0385256000
Release: 1997
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Alanis Morisette to Led Zeppelin, from the Crew Cuts to Barenaked Ladies--rock and roll history has been made in houses, apartments, hotels, clubs, public buildings, laundromats, and recording studios throughout the city of Toronto. Part guide-book, part music story collection, "Rock and Roll Toronto is a compilation of 40 fresh, revealing tales of Toronto landmarks, intimately detailing the seminal rock and roll events that took place at each one. It reveals where Bob Dylan met the Band, where Margaret Trudeau entertained the Rolling Stones, and where Joni Mitchell struggled in poverty while pregnant with a daughter she later gave up for adoption. Also featured are more than 50 photographs chronicling the Toronto appearances of such legends as the Beatles, Nirvana, Madonna, Neil Young and Teenage Head.

The Sound of the City

The Sound of the City
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Author: Charlie Gillett
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9780285640245
Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: Souvenir Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Charlie Gillett, a British journalist, loves the music, and his passion is evident throughout The Sound of the City. Yet the greatest strength of the book is the way Gillett tracks the resistance of the music industry to early rock-and-roll, which was followed (needless to say) by a frantic rush to engulf and devour it. When first published 'The Sound of the City' was hailed as "has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock" (The Guardian'). Now the classic history of rock and roll, has been revised and updated with over 75 historic archive photos. The text has been substantially revised to include newly discovered information and it is now "the one essential work about the history of rock n' roll" (Jon Landau in 'Rolling Stone').

What Is Rock and Roll

What Is Rock and Roll
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Author: Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780451533821
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music. Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs.

The History of Canadian Rock n Roll

The History of Canadian Rock  n  Roll
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Author: Bob Mersereau
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781495028915
Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

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THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN ROCK 'N' ROLL

Rock n Roll

Rock  n  Roll
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Author: Dave Rogers
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317227700
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence in rock ‘n’ roll and other media, and shows just how violent the confrontation was by looking at contemporary newspaper reports.

The Big Book of Rock Roll Names

The Big Book of Rock   Roll Names
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Author: Adam Dolgins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781683353379
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names tells the behind-the-scenes stories of how the world’s most popular and influential rock and pop acts got their names. By turns fascinating, funny, and bizarre, the pages offer insight into the peculiar choices and idiosyncratic psychologies of hundreds of top musicians from the 1960s to the present. Originally published more than two decades ago to great success, it’s been out of print for years and has now been completely updated and expanded to feature dozens of exclusive interviews including conversations with groups like The Black Keys, The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay, Cage the Elephant, and Vampire Weekend. From Arcade Fire to ZZ Top, this diverting and handsome collection reveals the often overlooked but defining histories of hundreds of the biggest names in rock and pop.

Smithsonian Rock and Roll

Smithsonian Rock and Roll
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Author: Bill Bentley
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781588346001
Release: 2017
Editor: Smithsonian Institution

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9-30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.

Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock Roll

Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock   Roll
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Author: Editors Rolling Stone
Pages: 1136
ISBN: 0743201205
Release: 2001-11-08
Editor: Touchstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers—from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all—'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

Rock And Roll

Rock And Roll
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Author: Paul Friedlander
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780429963254
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!'

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley
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Author: Gary Lachman
Pages: 387
ISBN: 9780399161902
Release: 2014
Editor: TarcherPerigee

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This definitive work on the occult's ?great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath. When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop-culture figure of the next century. But twenty years later, Crowley's name and image were everywhere. The Beatles put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees. Today, his visage hangs in goth clubs, occult temples, and college dorm rooms, and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers. Aleister Crowley is more than just a biography of this compelling, controversial, and divisive figure?it's also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop culture.

Rock And Roll

Rock And Roll
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Author: Paul Friedlander
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0813343062
Release: 2006-01-03
Editor: Westview Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!

The Emergence of Rock and Roll

The Emergence of Rock and Roll
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Author: Mitchell K. Hall
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781135053574
Release: 2014-05-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention. The music intertwined with the social, political, and economic changes reshaping America and contributed to the rise of the youth culture that remains a potent cultural force today. A comprehensive understanding of post-World War II U.S. history would be incomplete without a basic knowledge of this cultural phenomenon and its widespread impact. In this short book, bolstered by primary source documents, Mitchell K. Hall explores the change in musical style represented by rock and roll, changes in technology and business practices, regional and racial implications of this new music, and the global influences of the music. The Emergence of Rock and Roll explains the huge influence that one cultural moment can have in the history of a nation.

Rock Roll Jihad

Rock   Roll Jihad
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Author: Salman Ahmad
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1416597697
Release: 2010-01-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The story you are about to read is the story of a light-bringer....Salman Ahmad inspires me to reach always for the greatest heights and never to fear....Know that his story is a part of our history." -- Melissa Etheridge, from the Introduction With 30 million record sales under his belt, and with fans including Bono and Al Gore, Pakistanborn Salman Ahmad is renowned for being the first rock & roll star to destroy the wall that divides the West and the Muslim world. Rock & Roll Jihad is the story of his incredible journey. Facing down angry mullahs and oppressive dictators who wanted all music to be banned from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Salman Ahmad rocketed to the top of the music charts, bringing Westernstyle rock and pop to Pakistani teenagers for the first time. His band Junoon became the U2 of Asia, a sufi - rock group that broke boundaries and sold a record number of albums. But Salman's story began in New York, where he spent his teen years learning to play guitar, listening to Led Zeppelin, hanging out at rock clubs and Beatles Fests, making American friends, and dreaming of rock-star fame. That dream seemed destined to die when his family returned to Pakistan and Salman was forced to follow the strictures of a newly religious -- and stratified -- society. He finished medical school, met his soul mate, and watched his beloved funkytown of Lahore transform with the rest of Pakistan under the rule of Zia into a fundamentalist dictatorship: morality police arrested couples holding hands in public, Little House on the Prairie and Live Aid were banned from television broadcasts, and Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers proliferated on college campuses via the Afghani resistance to Soviet occupation in the north. Undeterred, the teenage Salman created his own underground jihad: his mission was to bring his beloved rock music to an enthusiastic new audience in South Asia and beyond. He started a traveling guitar club that met in private Lahore spaces, mixing Urdu love poems with Casio synthesizers, tablas with Fender Stratocasters, and ragas with power chords, eventually joining his first pop band, Vital Signs. Later, he founded Junoon, South Asia's biggest rock band, which was followed to every corner of the world by a loyal legion of fans called Junoonis. As his music climbed the charts, Salman found himself the target of religious fanatics and power-mad politicians desperate to take him and his band down. But in the center of a new generation of young Pakistanis who go to mosques as well as McDonald's, whose religion gives them compassion for and not fear of the West, and who see modern music as a "rainbow bridge" that links their lives to the rest of the world, nothing could stop Salman's star from rising. Today, Salman continues to play music and is also a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, traveling the world as a spokesperson and using the lessons he learned as a musical pioneer to help heal the wounds between East and West -- lessons he shares in this illuminating memoir.

The Rock And Roll Book Of The Dead

The Rock And Roll Book Of The Dead
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Author: David Comfort
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780806532127
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended tragically and suspiciously, David Comfort explodes the myths as he probes: • The sinister roles of Hendrix's manager and girlfriend in his death and subsequent cover-up • The bizarre odyssey of Jim Morrison's corpse • Why Kurt Cobain was worth more dead than alive to Courtney Love • The twisted motives that caused John Lennon to sail through the Devil's Triangle to Bermuda--nearly going down in a storm--shortly before he was fatally shot • The crippling disease and "miracle" drug that drove Elvis to suicide Charismatic and gifted, but also isolated and conflicted, these are not the rock icons you thought you knew. Here are their larger-than-life stories of turmoil and excess that led to their early deaths and ultimate immortality. It's a wild ride to the other side of fame. "Fame is the soul eater." --Jerry Garcia "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground." --John Lennon Includes Rare Photos David Comfort is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Eclectic Literary Forum, Pacific Review, Coe Review, and Belletrist Review. He has been the recipient of several literary prizes and a finalist for such prestigious awards as the Nelson Algren Award and America's Best. A former rock musician, he has spent over 30 years studying rock music, particularly the revolutionary and fatalistic pioneers of the 1960s. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock Roll

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock   Roll
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Author: Anthony ed DeCurtis,James Henke,Holly George-Warren
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9780679737285
Release: 1992
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers

Rock Roll Literacy

Rock   Roll Literacy
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Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781459800946
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer brings his unique sense of play to the serious business of learning to read and write. Armed with music, humor and heart, he connects the dots for people who work with kids to cultivate reading and writing skills.

Vh1 s 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll

Vh1 s 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll
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Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Pages: 114
ISBN: 148034138X
Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Instrumental Solo). An amazing selection of songs from VH-1's special arranged for instrumentalists. Includes: All Along the Watchtower * All Shook Up * American Pie * Beat It * Blowin' in the Wind * Blue Suede Shoes * Bohemian Rhapsody * Born to Be Wild * Born to Run * Bridge over Troubled Water * California Dreamin' * Dream On * Every Breath You Take * Fire and Rain * Free Bird * Gloria * Good Vibrations * Great Balls of Fire * A Hard Day's Night * Hey Jude * Hotel California * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * Imagine * Jump * Layla * Let It Be * London Calling * Louie, Louie * Maggie May * My Generation * Piano Man * Proud Mary * Respect * Rock Around the Clock * Roxanne * Smells like Teen Spirit * Stairway to Heaven * Stand by Me * Sunshine of Your Love * Superstition * We Are the Champions * When Doves Cry * Yesterday * You Shook Me All Night Long * and more.