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Legends of Rock

by Ernesto Assante
     
 

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In 1955 Richard Brooks’s film, Blackboard Jungle, featuring Bill Haley singing “Rock Around the Clock,” was released. Crowds of young people rushed to the movie houses just to see him and to hear the song. Rock was born.Following the early pioneers came the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Pink Floyd. The

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In 1955 Richard Brooks’s film, Blackboard Jungle, featuring Bill Haley singing “Rock Around the Clock,” was released. Crowds of young people rushed to the movie houses just to see him and to hear the song. Rock was born.Following the early pioneers came the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Pink Floyd. The world of music was ever the same.

From beatniks to punks, and from hippies to rappers, rock has experienced and encouraged countless social and cultural transformations. Legends of Rock provides visual accompaniment and context to these transformations. With more than 400 photographs embodying the very essence of what it means to “rock” through the decades—from Chuck Berry to Axl Rose, from glam rock to gangsta rap—Legends of Rock is essential part of any music enthusiast’s library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435116986
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ernesto Assante, 47-years-old, is a journalist and has worked as a music critic for la Repubblica since 1978. He contributes to numerous Italian and foreign weeklies and monthlies, including Epoca, L’Espresso, and Rolling Stone, and has devised and edited the Musica, Computer Valley and Computer, Internet e Altro supplements of la Repubblica.

He has worked as a radio presenter for RAI and as a television writer for the RAI and Mediaset networks. He has been director of McLink, the first Italian Internet provider. He also devised and directed the Repubblica.it project and was one of the founders and director of Kataweb.

He has written several books: Bob Marley (1980), Reggae (1981), La Storia del Rock (1983), Il rock e altre storie (1984), Paesaggio metropolitano (1985), Viaggia la musica nera (1991), Genesi (1997), Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock. Il Novecento americano (2004), La musica registrata (2005).

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