"A History of Rock and Dance Music " is the second edition of what is arguably the most comprehensive history of the genre ever published. When the first edition came out, it marked the first time that someone had written a history of rock music without paying attention to the charts. It was meant as a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation (regardless of how many copies they sold). The new edition continues the story to the first decade of the new century. It maintains a multidisciplinary approach, starting with the genres that existed before rock n roll and ending with the many genres that have been born since the 1990s, including dance music and electronic/digital styles. The author's background in classical music and science gives it a unique flavor, crossing boundaries and questioning stereotypes. "A History of Rock Music" was the first book in a bold project to synthesize the music of the 20th century. "A History of Rock Music" and "A History of Popular Music", by the same authors, are the complementary pieces of this project. Volume 2 covers the period from 1990 to 2008.
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About the Author
Piero Scaruffi has been researching the history of modern music for almost 40 years. He started writing about music as a teenager and has never stopped. His website pioneered music journalism on the Internet. He has published several books on rock music, jazz music and avantgarde music. His poetry has been awarded several prizes. He also has a parallel career in the sciences. He has traveled to more than 120 countries and is a member of several humanitarian organizations.