The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll

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This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.

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Overview

This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306806834
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Music Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed., newly illustrated and expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 718,520
  • Product dimensions: 1.33 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlie Gillett's books include five volumes of Rock Files, Making Tracks, and Rock Almanac, and he has written for Rolling Stone and New Musical Express. He is a disc jockey in London, and runs Oval, an independent record label and publishing company. By playing their first demos on the air, he was instrumental in launching the careers of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Dire Straits, and others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Da Capo Edition
Introduction to the First Edition: Dancing in the Street
PT. I They Got What They Wanted: Rock 'N' Roll, 1954-61 1
PT. II Into the Cities: Rhythm and Blues, 1945-56 119
PT. III City Production Line-Country Soul, 1958-71 169
PT. IV Echoes from the City Centres, 1962-71 247
Play List 413
Recommended Records 451
Bibliography 470
Acknowledgements 481
Acknowledgements to the Second Edition 485
Notes 491
Index 495
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