The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll

The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll

The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll

This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.

Amazon.com Review
The rise of rock-and-roll--in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation. Charlie Gillett, a British journalist, loves the music, and his passion is evident throughout. 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.

Review
"Still the definitive look at the evolution and synthesis of rock. A book of tremendous scope and scholarship." -- Blender, October 2006

From the Back Cover
This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.

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