1980s Pop

1980s Pop

by Bob Brunning
     
 

Sound Trackers is a series of books that documents the greats of popular music over the last 50 years. From bill Haley to the Beatles, pink Floyd to police, it looks at their lives, their music, their careers and at their fans, the teenagers, their fashions and how they spent their time. Since the ‘50s popular music has had a tremendous impact on

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Sound Trackers is a series of books that documents the greats of popular music over the last 50 years. From bill Haley to the Beatles, pink Floyd to police, it looks at their lives, their music, their careers and at their fans, the teenagers, their fashions and how they spent their time. Since the ‘50s popular music has had a tremendous impact on modern culture, not only on the young, but throughout society. These books explore how.

1980s pop documents the megastars of the decade that saw pop music on radio, TV, in supermarkets – even in elevators. The look was important too – Madonna, Michael Jackson and prince showed how it was done.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Full- or double-page spreads briefly highlight the careers of representative artists from each musical style. Metal includes bands like Black Sabbath, Cream, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Van Halen. Pop covers artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Elton John, Madonna, and Prince. While the uninitiated will get a good sense of the most important musicians that define each style, the brief entries are reminiscent of encyclopedia articles. Though Brunning offers a straightforward presentation of facts, some point of view is evident as when he criticizes Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury for becoming "a victim of the ignorance of the risks of his decadent lifestyle" in Pop. Color photos abound, along with CD graphics that contain notable recordings. Sidebars provide contextual information such as the impact of MTV on a recording's success. Both books include a two-page "Gazetteer" of other examples of the genre. Readers would probably do better with individual biographies or materials published for adults. Still, the lively format of these books may appeal to reluctant readers.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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ISBN-13:
9780872265790
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Series:
Sound Trackers Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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