Rock and Roll Year By Year

Rock and Roll Year By Year

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by Luke Crampton, Dafydd Rees
     
 

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Tracing the development of cinema from the first experiments of Edison to the global film industry of the 21st century, this bestselling annual is the definitive chronology of the movies. Packed with key events and facts from the history of film, Cinema Year by Year is an informative and fascinating reference for movie lovers.See more details below

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Tracing the development of cinema from the first experiments of Edison to the global film industry of the 21st century, this bestselling annual is the definitive chronology of the movies. Packed with key events and facts from the history of film, Cinema Year by Year is an informative and fascinating reference for movie lovers.

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Adult/High School-Two prolific music writers have followed their Rock Stars Encyclopedia (DK, 1999; o.p.) with this massive photographic chronology of a musical and cultural phenomenon. At first, it seems to walk and talk like a coffee-table production, but the contents reveal considerably more substance than the usual oversized gift volume. Produced with the cooperation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the book is as notable for the careful research behind the text as for the striking pictorial layouts. Beginning with January 1950, when Sam Phillips opened his first recording studio in Memphis, rock history is chronicled month by month through December 2002, ending with the sudden death of punk star Joe Strummer of The Clash. In addition to the facts, figures, and personalities highlighted within each month, lively essays summarize significant developments of each decade, charts compare No. 1 hits in the U.S. and the U.K. during identical periods, and entertaining sidebars provide expanded commentary and quotations. Every page includes fascinating historical photographs and color images of artifacts from the museum's rich collections. Though considerably larger than a backpack, this visual feast should tempt even thin-book devotees, and provide food for some cross-generational conversation among music-loving teens and adults.-Starr E. Smith, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789496492
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 12.08(h) x 1.52(d)

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