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Singles: Six Decades of Hot Hits and Classic Cuts

by Johnny Black
     
 

Dust off your turntable, grab your boom box, and fire up your MP3 player! It�s time to take a look at the greatest singles from 1955 to 2005 � the songs that defined the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Gen Y. The songs that started revolutions. The songs that brought people together. The songs you�ll never get out of your head.

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Dust off your turntable, grab your boom box, and fire up your MP3 player! It�s time to take a look at the greatest singles from 1955 to 2005 � the songs that defined the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Gen Y. The songs that started revolutions. The songs that brought people together. The songs you�ll never get out of your head.

  • Compiled by a renowned-team of music critics and historians, Singles is a love song to all of the great tunes of the last 50 years.
  • Singles covers the evolution of popular music formats, from 7-inch records, 45's, 12-inch singles, EPs, cassettes, CD singles, and MP3 downloads.
  • Examine the evolution of hip-hop and rap from its earliest days when Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" was throbbing on the dance floor.
  • Revisit the punk explosion of the late 70's, grab your hair mousse for a glam trip to the 80's, and unearth that plaid shirt for a little 90's grunge.
  • Learn about the history of radio, pirate radio, the charts, payola scandals, and the on-going censorship battles.
  • Song are presented in their historical context, with timelines and archival images, illustrating how new music styles emerge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592236510
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 12.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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