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The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

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Containing over 870 entries, this essential reference to the bands and artists who molded the shape of Australian popular music spans the music of the 1950s to that of the late 1990s. From Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to AC/DC, from Olivia Newton-John to the Dirty Three, and from INXS to Midnight Oil, the individual careers of Australia's rock and pop stars are represented in an A-to-Z encyclopedia format complete with biographical and historical details. Each entry also includes listings of original band lineups ...
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Overview

Containing over 870 entries, this essential reference to the bands and artists who molded the shape of Australian popular music spans the music of the 1950s to that of the late 1990s. From Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to AC/DC, from Olivia Newton-John to the Dirty Three, and from INXS to Midnight Oil, the individual careers of Australia's rock and pop stars are represented in an A-to-Z encyclopedia format complete with biographical and historical details. Each entry also includes listings of original band lineups and subsequent changes, record releases, career highlights, and cross-references with related bands and artists. Ian McFarlane is a freelance rock writer and music historian who has been writing about Australian rock for 10 years.
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Encompassing Australia's popular music scene from 1957 to 1997, this work may be of interest to those who want to know more about AC/DC, INXS, Men at Work, Olivia Newton-John, and other, lesser-known Aussies. Primarily an A-Z reference of Down Under's pop music personalities and groups, the tome also provides a brief history of the musical development in the country. The 870-plus entries comprise such relevant information as career overview, band personnel, line-up changes, records released, other major events and achievements, and album/CD discographies. McFarlane, a rock journalist, writes solidly, and one will find a surprising number of Australian-American connections. Nevertheless, this work is too highly specialized for most American library patrons, who can get information about most Australian acts from more general or American-oriented music reference works. An optional purchase for all but the most inclusive popular music collections.--David M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ., Law Sch. Lib., Boston Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781864487688
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.67 (d)

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