By Scott Schinder,Andy Schwartz
More than part a century after the delivery of rock, the musical style that all started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now said as America's-and the world's-most renowned and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of historical past. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock track has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock bargains a bright evaluate of rock's pervasive position in modern society by way of profiling the lives and paintings of the music's such a lot mythical artists.
Most rock histories, by means of advantage in their all-encompassing scope, are not able to hide the lives and paintings of person artists intensive, or to put these artists in a broader context. This two-volume set, in contrast, offers huge biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, analyzing their affects, ideas, and influence in a severe and historic point of view. Entries within this distinctive reference discover the problems, developments, and activities that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' tune. Sidebars highlight the numerous iconic components linked to rock, reminiscent of rock gala's, protest songs, and the British Invasion. supplying a wealth of data at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's such a lot cherished track, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college kids and tune fanatics alike.
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