Rock Stars Encyclopedia

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Simply the most complete, accurate, and detailed reference to the personalities who made the music that fills our lives, DK's Rock Stars Encyclopedia profiles over 1,000 musicians from every genre and era in the history of rock music. This new edition of the quintessential rocker's resource updates the artist's profiles through 1999, adds scores of entries covering the hot new artists of the last three years, and, for the first time, includes more than 200 photographs.
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Simply the most complete, accurate, and detailed reference to the personalities who made the music that fills our lives, DK's Rock Stars Encyclopedia profiles over 1,000 musicians from every genre and era in the history of rock music. This new edition of the quintessential rocker's resource updates the artist's profiles through 1999, adds scores of entries covering the hot new artists of the last three years, and, for the first time, includes more than 200 photographs.
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This has everybody in it. No, really, that singing you did in your dorm shower sophomore year? It's here. So finally I find Crowded House (with about a full page) and Split Enz (a little less; about as much as Boy George). I love this kind of encyclopedic compilation about rock, which has got to be why it went out of print. Presented chronologically and in really teeny print, it gives the basics: formation story, successes, charts, personnel changes, breakups, reunions. It's Allmusic arranged by date. You can learn awesome factoids, too, like that Graham Parker's career took off after returning "from a tomato-picking and drug-abusing stay in Guernsey." ." Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 10/7/10
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Updated and revised edition of a detailed collection of biographies of rock stars. Charts the year-by-year histories of the most successful and influential acts of the last 50 years, and spans a diversity of popular music including rock, rhythm and blues, country, folk, reggae, punk, alternative, heavy metal, rap, and electronica. Arranged alphabetically according to soloists names or band names. approximately 200 of the entries include b&w photographs. Rees and Crampton are the co-founders of Media Research and & Information Bureau and have written several books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789446138
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1042
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 2.22 (d)

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