Rock and Roll and the American Landscape

Rock and Roll and the American Landscape

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Stuart Rosenberg traces the growth of rock and roll music from its beginnings in 1955 through the end of the 1960s. During this fifteen year period, rock and roll became a major industry, creating a new generation of songwriters, recording artists, producers, and entrepreneurs, and introducing a variety of new musical genres. From the emergence of Elvis Presley and rock and roll's early pioneers in the mid-1950s, to the teen idols of the late 1950s, to the British invasion and the soul of Motown and Stax in the mid-1960s, to the progressive rock of the late 1960s, Rock and Roll and the American Landscape presents an intellectual perspective while chronicling the people and the events that shaped the popular culture.The first was the blues guitarist John Lee Hooker (1917a€” 2001), who was known for his hard rocking stomps with chantlike melodies, no chord changes, and a heavily amplified electric guitar. The second was the swing singer Cab Calloway anbsp;...

Title:Rock and Roll and the American Landscape
Author:Stuart Rosenberg
Publisher:iUniverse - 2009-09


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