Magic City Nights: Birmingham's Rock 'n' Roll Years

Magic City Nights: Birmingham's Rock 'n' Roll Years

by Andre Millard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819576989
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Music/Interview Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ANDRE MILLARD is a historian of popular culture and professor of history at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is the author of Edison and the Business of Innovation, America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound, The Electric Guitar: A History of an American Icon, and Beatlemania.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Rock ’n’ Roll Comes to Birmingham
Records and Rock ’n’ Roll
The Garage Bands
On the Road
Race and Music in Birmingham
Music in the Struggle for Civil Rights
The Beatles Are Coming!
Birmingham and the Counterculture
The Muscle Shoals Sound
Southern Rock
Opportunity Knocks
The Morris Avenue Boom
Decline and Fall: The End of Southern Rock
The New Wave
The Next Big Thing
Music and Community
The Curse of Tommy Charles
Birmingham Music in the Digital Age
Notes
Index

What People are Saying About This

Charles L. Hughes

“With a wealth of recollections and insights from the musicians themselves, Magic City Nights is an engaging work that uncovers an important part of American musical history.”

Michael Buffalo Smith

“Andre Millard has written a highly informative and entertaining book abou the rich musical legacy of Birmingham, from the sock hops to southern rock. One of the finest music history tomes of the year!”

From the Publisher

"With a wealth of recollections and insights from the musicians themselves, Magic City Nights is an engaging work that uncovers an important part of American musical history." —Charles L. Hughes, author of Country Soul

"Andre Millard has written a highly informative and entertaining book abou the rich musical legacy of Birmingham, from the sock hops to southern rock. One of the finest music history tomes of the year!"—Michael Buffalo Smith, author of Capricorn Rising: Conversations in Southern Rock

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