Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music

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Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in song. So plug in

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Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in song. So plug in your amp, turn the dial up to 11, and have a blast reading about…

- The origins of nearly every genre and style of music -- including rock, country, jazz, the blues, rhythm-and-blues, hip hop, punk, folk, polka, opera, muzak, disco, and even marching bands
- Musical legends, from "outsiders" like the Shaggs and the Carter family, to giants like the Beatles, Elvis, and Weird Al Yankovic
- The stories of legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore
- How a computer glitch led to Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy"
- Why waltzing was considered as scandalous in its early days as rock was in its early days
- The birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, karaoke, and the Stradivarius violin
- How John Williams struck a universal chord with his score for 'Star Wars'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607106050
Publisher:
Portable Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
522
Sales rank:
216,903
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a dedicated group of knowledge hounds. Led for 25 years by the incomparable Uncle John, the BRI has perfected the art of searching the world for obscure, surprising, and often hilarious reading material -- and dispensing it in an easily-digestible format for readers of all ages. With dozens of titles and more than 11 million books sold, the BRI has become the world's bestselling bathroom-reading series. (And it's not just for people who like to read on the throne; these books are great ANYWHERE you put them!)

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
StaciAngelicaMane More than 1 year ago
Lots of new and interesting trivia. I think this is the best in the series.