Melody Maker History of 20th Century Music

Melody Maker History of 20th Century Music

by Nick Johnstone
     
 

Since its launch in 1926, Britain's Melody Maker has encouraged the progression and evolution of musical styles, genres, and artists; it has also been a pioneer in the fight for racial and sexual equality within the industry. In doing so, it has played a seminal role in the history of music. Melody Maker History of 20th-Century Popular Music traces that history… See more details below

Overview

Since its launch in 1926, Britain's Melody Maker has encouraged the progression and evolution of musical styles, genres, and artists; it has also been a pioneer in the fight for racial and sexual equality within the industry. In doing so, it has played a seminal role in the history of music. Melody Maker History of 20th-Century Popular Music traces that history through the paper's pages. It relates the story of music as it was told at the time, without benefit of hindsight, rather than as it was remembered. Covering the entire range of musical styles that has emerged this century, it offers a cultural, racial, and social portrait of a constantly evolving society. Among Melody Maker's rich store of archive material, Nick Johnstone has uncovered and excerpted a wealth of rare and "lost" interviews with nearly every major artist this century, making this a must for anyone with an interest in popular music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747541905
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Publication date:
03/03/2000
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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