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A Brief History of Rock 'N' Roll
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A Brief History of Rock 'N' Roll

by Nick Johnstone
 

Rock and Roll was born in 1956. In that year, Elvis released Heartbreak Hotel; Chuck Berry sang "Roll Over Beethoven;" Little Richard blurred the boundary with "Tutti Fruitti;" Janis Martin sang for women with "Drugstore Rock and Roll;" while pop music hit the big screen with "Rock Around the Clock." In one year the youth quake went overground. Music journalist

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Rock and Roll was born in 1956. In that year, Elvis released Heartbreak Hotel; Chuck Berry sang "Roll Over Beethoven;" Little Richard blurred the boundary with "Tutti Fruitti;" Janis Martin sang for women with "Drugstore Rock and Roll;" while pop music hit the big screen with "Rock Around the Clock." In one year the youth quake went overground. Music journalist Nick Johnstone charts the events of this turning point and the origins of rock and roll, showing how the DNA fused in that one burst of creativity persisted for the next 50 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786720514
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Brief History of Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Nick Johnstone is a music journalist for Mojo Uncut, Melody Maker, and writer. He is the editor of The Melody Maker History of 20th Century Popular Music. He has interviewed all the major names in pop, rock and country including Keith Richards, Lou Reed, Richard Hell, John Cale, Elliott Smith, The Flaming Lips, Ronnie Wood, Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, and Rod Stewart. He lives in London, England.

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