The Billboard Book Of One Hit Wonders

Author by : Wayne Jancik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Watson-Guptill Publications
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Description : Profiles recording artists from 1955 to the present who have had only one top 40 hit, with each entry listing the song title, writer, chart information, and the circumstances of the song's release and success


Let S Rock

Author by : Richard Aquila
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let’s Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America. Rock & roll is intertwined with the rise of a post–World War II youth culture, the emergence of African Americans in society, the growth of consumer culture, technological change, the expansion of mass media, and the rise of a Cold War culture that endorsed traditional values to guard against communism. Richard Aquila’s book demonstrates that early rock & roll was not as rebellious as common wisdom has it. The new sound reflected the conservatism and conformity of the 1950s as much as it did the era’s conflict. Rock & roll supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity. The musical evidence proves that most teenagers of the 1950s were not that different from their parents and grandparents when it came to basic beliefs, interests, and pastimes. Young and old alike were preoccupied by the same concerns, tensions, and insecurities. Rock & roll continues to permeate the fabric of modern life, and understanding the music’s origins reminds us of the common history we all share. Music lovers who grew up during rock & roll’s early years as well as those who have come to it more recently will find Let’s Rock an exciting historical and musical adventure.


A Guide To Popular Music Reference Books

Author by : Gary Haggerty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Lists bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, directories, discographies, and other references devoted to popular music


The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Hits

Author by : Joel Whitburn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
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Description : Features information on all the pop singles and artists who have hit the Billboard charts since 1955.


Rock Music In American Popular Culture Iii

Author by : Frank Hoffmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity. This nostalgic guide explores the meanings and messages behind some of the most popular rock ’n’roll songs that captured the American spirit, mirrored society, and reflected events in our history. Arranged by themes, Rock Music in American Popular Culture III examines a variety of social and cultural topics with related songs, such as: sex and censorship--“Only the Good Die Young” by Billy Joel and “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band holiday songs--“Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee and “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole death--“Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las and “The Unknown Soldier” by The Doors foolish behavior--“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge and “What Kind of Fool” by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb jobs and the workplace--“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police and “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley military involvements--“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters and “War” by Edwin Starr novelty recordings--“The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic letters and postal images--“P. S. I Love You” by The Beatles and “Return to Sender” by Elvis Presely In addition, a discography and a bibliography after each section give further examples of the themes and resources being discussed, as do extensive lists of print references at the end of the text.


The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition

Author by : Joel Whitburn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Billboard Books
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Description : The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know? • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot. • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990. • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.” • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks. • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring. • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!


The Billboard Book Of Number One Rhythm Blues Hits

Author by : Adam White
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bpi Communications
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Description : Lists number one songs from "My Girl" by the Temptations to "It Never Rains (in Southern California)" by Tony! Toni! Tone! and includes background information on the songs and their writers and performers


Rock Music In American Popular Culture Ii

Author by : Frank Hoffmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : From “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)?” to a list of all song titles containing the word “werewolf,” Rock Music in American Popular Culture II: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources continues where 1995’s Volume I left off. Using references and illustrations drawn from contemporary lyrics and supported by historical and sociological research on popular cultural subjects, this collection of insightful essays and reviews assesses the involvement of musical imagery in personal issues, in social and political matters, and in key socialization activities. From marriage and sex to public schools and youth culture, readers discover how popular culture can be used to explore American values. As Authors B. Lee Cooper and Wayne S. Haney prove that integrated popular culture is the product of commercial interaction with public interest and values rather than a random phenomena, they entertainingly and knowledgeably cover such topics as: answer songs--interchanges involving social events and lyrical commentaries as explored in response recordings horror films--translations and transformations of literary images and motion picture figures into popular song characters and tales public schools--images of formal educational practices and informal learning processes in popular song lyrics sex--suggestive tales and censorship challenges within the popular music realm war--examinations of persistent military and home front themes featured in wartime recordings Rock Music in American Popular Culture II: More Rock ‘n’Roll Resources is nontechnical, written in a clear and concise fashion, and explores each topic thoroughly, with ample discographic and bibliographic resources provided for additional research. Arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference to specific topics, the book is equally enjoyable to read straight through. Rock music fans, teachers, popular culture professors, music instructors, public librarians, sound recording archivists, sociologists, social critics, and journalists can all learn something, as the book shows them the cross-pollination of music and social life in the United States.


Early 70s Radio

Author by : Kim Simpson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : Early '70s Radio focuses on the emergence of commercial music radio "formats," which refer to distinct musical genres aimed toward specific audiences. This formatting revolution took place in a period rife with heated politics, identity anxiety, large-scale disappointments and seemingly insoluble social problems. As industry professionals worked overtime to understand audiences and to generate formats, they also laid the groundwork for market segmentation. Audiences, meanwhile, approached these formats as safe havens wherein they could re-imagine and redefine key issues of identity. A fresh and accessible exercise in audience interpretation, Early '70s Radio is organized according to the era's five prominent formats and analyzes each of these in relation to their targeted demographics, including Top 40, "soft rock", album-oriented rock, soul and country. The book closes by making a case for the significance of early '70s formatting in light of commercial radio today.


Record Makers And Breakers

Author by : John Broven
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s and decline in the 1960s. John Broven combines narrative history with extensive oral history material from numerous recording pioneers including Joe Bihari of Modern Records; Marshall Chess of Chess Records; Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, and Miriam Bienstock of Atlantic Records; Sam Phillips of Sun Records; Art Rupe of Specialty Records; and many more.


America S Songs Iii Rock

Author by : Bruce Pollock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : 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 the 1945-1952 period and focusing on the key songs from the genres of jump blues, rhythm ’n’ blues, country music, bluegrass, and folk that combined to form rock ‘n’ roll. From there, the author selects a handful of songs from each subsequent year, up through 2015, listed chronologically and organized by decade. As with its two preceding companions, America’s Songs III highlights the most important songs of each year with separate entries. More than 300 songs are analyzed in terms of importance—both musically and historically—and weighted by how they defined an era, an artist, a genre, or an underground movement. Written by known rock historian and former ASCAP award winner Bruce Pollock, America’s Songs III: Rock! relays the stories behind America’s musical history.


The Rockin 60s The People Who Made The Music

Author by : Brock Helander
Languange : en
Publisher by : Schirmer Trade Books
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Description : The Rockin' '60s is a comprehensive guide through the decade that produced the greatest music of all time: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Aretha Frankin and hundreds more emerged from this era. Delve into a narrative history of each group and examine the people behind the music, along with an analysis of key recordings, discography, and archival photos throughout.


The Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia

Author by : Ian Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Details of nearly 700 One Hit Wonders. From the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, and the Billboard Charts, (in 1955) through the swinging sixties, we bring the most detailed list of one hit wonders ever! Why settle for the Top 100 of all time, when we go much further... Each entry has details of chart positions, artists and the craziest trivia. Taken from The Billboard and UK Chart, with references to Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, we bring those memories back to you. "Who Wrote the Book of Love?" We tell you! Are you going to "San Francisco"? We'll tell you what to wear in your hair! Exactly who chased the "Elusive Butterfly"? Hundreds of pages of memories, and a song index to assist you find your favorites. You can't do without it for trivia night, or just to be the life and soul of the party! Buy today. Available in the following eBook and paperback formats.... Double-Decade volume... One Hit Wonders of the 50's and 60's Double-Decade volume... One Hit Wonders of the 60's and 70's Double-Decade volume... One Hit Wonders of the 70's and 80's HUGE Bumper volume... One Hit Wonders of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's


A Brief History Of Rock Off The Record

Author by : Wayne Robins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The birth of rock ‘n’ roll signaled the blossoming of a new teenage culture, dividing generations and introducing a new attitude of rebellion and independence. From Chuck Berry to the Beatles, from punk rock to hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll has continuously transformed alongside or in reaction to social, cultural, and political changes. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record is a concise introduction to rock history and the impact it has had on American culture. It is an easy-to-read, vivid account written by one of rock’s leading critics. Pulling from personal interviews over the years, Wayne Robins interweaves the developments in rock music with his commentary on the political and social events and movements that defined their decades.


The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

Author by : B. Lee Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Lists reports dealing with popular music resources as classroom teaching materials, and will stimulate further thought among students and teachers.


Colorado Rocks

Author by : G. Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pruett Publishing
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Rock Music In American Popular Culture

Author by : Frank Hoffmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : How does rock music impact culture? According to authors B. Lee Cooper and Wayne S. Haney, it is central to the definition of society and has had a great impact on shaping American culture. In Rock Music in American Popular Culture, insightful essays and book reviews explore ways popular culture items can be used to explore American values. This fascinating book is arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference to specific topics, but the book is equally enjoyable to read straight through. The influence of rock era music is evident throughout the text, demonstrating how various topics in the popular culture field are interconnected. Students in popular culture survey courses and American studies classes will be fascinated by these unique explorations of how family businesses, games, nursery rhymes, rock and roll legends, and other musical ventures shed light on our society and how they have shaped American values over the years.


The Rough Guide To Cult Pop

Author by : Paul Simpson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rough Guides
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Description : This new Rough Guide is devoted to pop music, the tacky, catchy yet enduring music we grew up listening to when we should have been listening to something more profound. We celebrate the hits, the singers, the impresarios and the songs which have made up the soundtrack to our lives. So come along pop pickers, put on your blue suede shoes (or your tartan trousers or puffball skirt, it's your call) and take a stroll down Electric Avenue. Not aarf! Features include: bull; The Stars A celebration of those performers, from Robbie Williams to Andy Williams (and Madonna to Mungo Jerry), who have had us singing along or, in the case of Dean Friedman and Kajagoogoo, left us wondering what the world is coming to.


From Beautiful Downtown Burbank

Author by : Hal Erickson
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators, as well as information on lookalike shows. An appendix contains a complete program history with principal production credits and episode guides.


Carolina Beach Music From The 60s To The 80s

Author by : Rick Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : This follow-up to Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Years looks at performers including the Drifters, the Spinners, Tower of Power, Wild Cherry, and more. Carolina Beach Music from the ’60s to the ’80s: The New Wave covers more of those classic beach music tunes as well as the increasingly self-aware songs that marked the beginning of a new wave of beach music in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This book looks at eighty recordings from the years 1966 through 1982, featuring interviews and insights from the artists who sang them, including Archie Bell, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Clyde Brown of the Drifters, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, Bobbie Smith of the Spinners, Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power, Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, Billy Scott and many, many others. Includes photos


Billboard S Complete Book Of Audio

Author by : David Drucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bpi Communications
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Description : Gives information on how to choose, buy, and use stereo components to obtain the best possible sound


Careless Love

Author by : Peter Guralnick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 54
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Description : Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, received unprecedented accolades. This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis's life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis's relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking drama that places the events of a too often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing race, class, wealth, sex, music, religion, and personal transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and passion, Careless Love is a unique contribution to our understanding of American popular culture and the nature of success, giving us true insight at last into one of the most misunderstood public figures of our times.


Billboard S Hottest Hot 100 Hits

Author by : Fred Bronson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Lists the bestselling popular records by artist, songwriter, producer, label, year, and subject.


Last Train To Memphis

Author by : Peter Guralnick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : This is the first of two volumes that make up what is arguably the definitive Elvis biography. Rich in documentary and interview material, this volume charts Elvis' early years and his rise to fame, taking us up to his departure for Germany in 1958. Of all the biographies of Elvis - this is the one you will keep coming back to.


Night Moves Pop Music In The Late 70s

Author by : Don Breithaupt
Languange : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Griffin
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Description : The late 1970s brought us an eclectic mix of popular music--everything from big hits (and even bigger hair) to cult favorites, along with the dawn of disco and punk, the coming of corporate rock, the rise of reggae and new wave, and some of the most progressive, inventive songwriting of the century. Whether you cranked up your radio for Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Supertramp, the Bee Gees, Talking Heads, Rickie Lee Jones, or Earth, Wind and Fire, you'll relive those heady days with this compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes account of the "Frampton years," an era when pop became very big business. It's all here, from ABBA to Zevon. Night Moves by Don Breithaupt and Jeff Breithaupt is a feisty, funny volume that will leave pop fans of every stripe feeling Reunited, Afternoon Delight-ed, and Still Crazy After All These Years.


One Hit Wonders

Author by : Murray Krugman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : One Hit Wonders is a complete introduction to the music industry from the initiation of production to distribution of the final product. Each chapter is related to a popular film about the industry, making the content student-friendly and highly accessible and creating a cycle of fictional rock cinema linked to informative text. The book neatly sidesteps conventional organization, with material grouped into clean, clear sections that focus on archetypes, emotions, and experiences. Rather than addressing the best way to find and hire a publicist, the book encourages students to examine "the moment" that musical magic begins to brew. Through iconic films like Jailhouse Rock and Phantom of the Paradise, students explore topics such as the mores of existing as a musician in this modern world and music's ability to create enormous possibilities for personal transformation. One Hit Wonders teaches students that the music industry is more than a business--it's an experience. The book is written for courses in music industry management and production. It can also serve as a supplemental text for courses in popular culture and contemporary music appreciation.


Real Life Rock

Author by : Greil Marcus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : The Washington Post hails Greil Marcus as our greatest cultural critic. Writing in the London Review of Books, D. D. Guttenplan calls him probably the most astute critic of American popular culture since Edmund Wilson. For nearly thirty years, he has written a remarkable column that has migrated from the Village Voice to Artforum, Salon, City Pages, Interview, and The Believer and currently appears in the Barnes & Noble Review. It has been a laboratory where Marcus has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to movies to advertisements, teasing out from the welter of everyday objects what amounts to a de facto theory of cultural transmission. Published to complement the paperback edition of The History of Rock & Roll in Ten Songs, Real Life Rock reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce, vivid, astute, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and casual brilliance.