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The artists presented here played vital roles in the earth-shattering changes that unfolded over the decades, from the time rock started to roll in the 50s. Elvis swiveled his hips to the screams of teens—and the horror of their parents. Then came the attack of the Union Jack, with the madness of Beatlemania ...
The artists presented here played vital roles in the earth-shattering changes that unfolded over the decades, from the time rock started to roll in the 50s. Elvis swiveled his hips to the screams of teens—and the horror of their parents. Then came the attack of the Union Jack, with the madness of Beatlemania quickly followed by The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and countless others. Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield belted it out with newly emerging girl power. Teens across America went "Surfing USA" to the sounds of The Beach Boys, while Detroit Soul had kids dancing in the streets. Hippies flew high on Jefferson Airplane—and Woodstock galvanized a nation. Records like Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pet Sounds changed the way music was produced forever.
Cousin Brucie puts the music in its historical context. The songs unfold against a backdrop of social upheaval, from JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights, and anti-war movements to the first Earth Day, Batman, Women’s Lib, and Watergate. The book teems with archival photographs, posters, album covers, record labels, newspaper articles, magazine covers, poems, quotes, and more.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Here's the next installment on the story behind the music that's become the soundtrack of our lives by the man who broke the records, knew the artists, and was ever ybody's cousin on the radio. It's a must have for fans of all ages." Terry Stewart, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
“He’s a walking encyclopedia. He not only knows all the music, he knows all the people who made the music…. I can’t think of another soul…who could put together a book like this better than Cousin Bruce Morrow.”—Tommy James
“Cousin Brucie's musical knowledge is unsurpassed…[he’s] a living encyclopedia of rock & roll. This book is a must for rock enthusiasts everywhere from someone who's heard it all and played it all for five decades. A winner!! Enjoy!”—Marky Ramone
“Cousin Brucie is to rock & roll as cream cheese is to a bagel, as a home run is to baseball, as Central Park is to New York City. Cousin Brucie makes the joy of rock & roll come to life. Nobody does it better than Brucie!” – Peter Yarrow