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From the Publisher
Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion
of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to
all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to
culture-changing musical milestones. You''ll get a glimpse into the
future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first
started communicating in song. So plug in your amp, turn the dial
up to 11, and have a blast reading about? * The
origins of nearly every genre and style of music - including rock,
country, jazz, the blues, rhythm-and-blues, hip hop, punk, folk,
polka, opera, muzak, disco, and even marching bands
* Musical legends, from "outsiders" like the Shaggs and the
Carter family, to giants like the Beatles, Elvis, and Weird Al
Yankovic * The stories of legendary music venues like the Grand Ole
Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore * How a computer glitch
led to Right Said Fred''s 1991 hit "I''m Too Sexy" * Why
waltzing was considered as scandalous in its early days as rock was
in its early days * The birth of the banjo, the electric
guitar, karaoke, and the Stradivarius violin * How John
Williams struck a universal chord with his score for ''Star Wars''
* Go underground to play the world''s largest natural
musical instrument * What happened at Woodstock and other
weird concert mishaps And much, much more!