Dimensions: 272 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.79 in
Published: August 22, 2013
Publisher: Reader's Digest Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0762109882
ISBN - 13: 9780762109883
About the Book
Using spectacular photographs and moving personal memories, this book captures the story of pop music moments from 1955 with "Rock Around the Clock" to the Grammy Awards in 2008. Full-color photos throughout.
From the Publisher
In lively text, spectacular photographs, and moving personal
memories, here is the story of pop music starting in 1955 to the
2008 Grammy Awardsa and just about everything in between.
Do you remember where you were whena]Bill Haley and his Comets
stormed the charts in 1955 with "Rock Around the Clock?" Elvis
Presley and Johnny Cash, two Sun Records protA(c)gA(c)s, both had
hit singles in 1956? Bruce Springsteen introduced "Born in the USA"
in the mid-1980s?
Year by exciting year, this book chronicles the beginnings of rock
and roll. For most of the fifties Elvis dominated the pop music
scene, but other voices also came alive such as Ray Charles, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley. Then the sixties stormed in
and revolutionized music all over again. Chubby Checkers put the
Twist on global dance floors. Joan Baez gave folk music a new twist
at Newport and James Brown recorded live at the Apollo. Then the
Beatles and the Rolling Stones crossed the ocean and changed the
beat again. In 1969 Woodstock exploded and new groups crowded
inafrom the Grateful Dead to Led Zeppelin.
In the 1970s Billy Joel performed at Carnegie Hall. "Saturday
Night Fever" and "Evita" captured stage and screen, and Live Aid
concerts stirred the global conscience. Rock began to look to
history with the Whoas 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and Bob
Dylanas 30th anniversary concert in 1992. The book concludes with
Amy Winehouseas five Grammy awards in 2008.
This rousing musical tour includes more than 300 color and
black-and-white archival photographs of performers and the concerts
they made famous; a year by year record of pop music highlights;
technology breakthroughs that changed the musicbusiness; and
personal stories by ordinary people who were at the concerts or
whose lives were irrevocably touched by the music. The last 15
years receive an exciting overview that focuses on the growing role
of technology, the rise of performing moguls such as Madonna,
Justin Timberlake, and BeyoncA(c), and the worldwide Live 8