WHO SHOT ROCK AND ROLL

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Who Shot Rock Roll

Author : Gail Buckland
ISBN : 9780307270160
Genre : Music
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A former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain presents a chronicle of rare and previously unseen images marking more than half a century of rock-and-roll history, in a tribute to star performers and leading photographers that also includes album covers and live concert shots.
Category: Music

Morrissey

Author : Kevin Cummins
ISBN : 9781788401074
Genre : Music
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'One of the greatest music photographers of all time...this book is indispensable to anyone who is a fan of Morrissey, or of great photography ' Classic Pop magazine 'Unsurprisingly, given Cummin's history, the photographs are beautifully composed, from the live shots with their webbing of shredded shirts and outstretched arms to the lyrical portraits on staircases or Japanese streets' Q Magazine Taken by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins and featuring hundreds of previously unseen images, Alone and Palely Loitering chronicles Morrissey's world as he emerged from The Smiths and established himself as a solo artist. Breathtaking photographs cover chaotic live performances, intimate portrait sessions and snatched moments backstage and on tour over a ten-year period. Cummins provides insightful commentary on the art of photography and what it was like to work and travel with Morrissey. The book also includes portraits of from fans around the world with Morrissey-inspired tattoos, featuring an essay by literary academic Dr Gail Crowther exploring how this art form is used to display devotion to a unique musician.
Category: Music

Rock And Roll Stories

Author : Lynn Goldsmith
ISBN : 9781613125762
Genre : Photography
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The story of rock lives in Lynn Goldsmith’s photographs. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen’s passage to glory, the Rolling Stones’ legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson’s staggering ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens. The range of her work is staggering. In Rock and Roll Stories, she shares the best of this work. Her commentary takes the reader into the studio, the tour bus, the concert hall, and the streets where the pictures were made, offering revealing perspectives on her subjects and herself. A greatly expanded and newly designed edition of her very successful book PhotoDiary (1995), this volume captures the story of a generation’s loyalty to rock and roll.
Category: Photography

Rock And Roll Mountains

Author : Graham Forbes
ISBN : 9781780574769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Graham Forbes loved to play guitar, whether it was with local rock groups pillaging village halls or on the big stages of the world with the Incredible String Band. But, like so many others, he enjoyed the gigs, groupies and booze too much. At 27, he found himself back in Glasgow, ears ringing, scratching his head, completely unemployable, with an empty bottle of tequila in one hand and a huge tax demand in the other. It had been great while it lasted but the party was over. Realising his mind was like and out-of-control firework display and that his next stop was the Happy Duck Rest Home for the Bewildered, Graham noticed there were hills nearby and decided to go for a walk. Just as it seemed he might at last settle down to some sort of normal life he met a crazy climber with a taste for the bizarre . . . It was the beginning of a journey that would transform Graham completely, taking him from poverty to bluffing his way onto the board of directors of a national company, hoping that their next meeting wouldn't be in a hotel he'd wrecked in his previous life. Roaring along with bawdy tales of marauding bands, mad mountaineers and unforgettable Glasgow street characters, Rock and Roll Mountains weaves through wild rock tours and terrifying ice climbing to glowing sunsets on some of the most beautiful summits in the world. It is a book about extreme sport, fear and survival - but without the the gung-ho heroics of mountaineering writers. At times deeply moving, insightful yet hilarious and with an extraordinary climax, this book is for anyone who has looked in the mirror and wondered where it all went wrong . . . Above all, it is very, very funny.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cleveland S Rock And Roll Roots

Author : Deanna R. Adams
ISBN : 0738577863
Genre : History
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Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed first called the records he was playing "rock and roll," northeast Ohio has been a driving force in this musical phenomenon. From the disc jockeys who spun the music to the musicians who played it, the clubs that welcomed it and fans who encouraged it, rock and roll has been as much a part of this north coast as the lake that hugs it. It was those early years, from the 1950s on, that led Cleveland to becoming the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and ultimately home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. While the city spawned several widely recognized names, such as the James Gang (with Joe Walsh), the Raspberries (with Eric Carmen), and Bobby Womack, it is the music itself that will keep this town rocking on the shores of Lake Erie, and beyond, for a long time to come.
Category: History

Rock And Roll An Introduction

Author : Michael Campbell
ISBN : 9780534642952
Genre : Education
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ROCK AND ROLL: AN INTRODUCTION, 2nd Edition has been completely reconceived and rewritten, to take advantage of online delivery of recorded music. The discussion in this edition is even more focused on rock as music and stresses perceptive listening. This in turn permits more extensive discussion of stylistic connections and contrasts and ways in which the music reflects and shapes society and culture. An extensive and representative play list of 115 rock-era songs is discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Rock And Roll And The American Landscape

Author : Stuart Rosenberg
ISBN : 9781440164583
Genre : Music
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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.
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A Broken Hallelujah Rock And Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen

Author : Liel Leibovitz
ISBN : 9780393244205
Genre : Music
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Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work. Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity? These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets. More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.
Category: Music

Rock And Roll Cage Match

Author : Sean Manning
ISBN : 9780307449658
Genre : Music
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Music defines us. To return the favor, we’ll stick up with zealous passion for the performers and bands that we love . . . and heap aspersions and ridicule upon people who dare to place their allegiances above our own. In Rock and Roll Cage Match, today’s leading cultural critics, humorists, music journalists, and musicians themselves take sides in thirty of the all-time juiciest “who’s better” musical disputes. Marc Spitz on the Smiths vs. the Cure: “If the Smiths are its James Dean, the Cure are the Marlon Brando of modern rock.” Gideon Yago on Nirvana vs. Metallica: “Here is why Nirvana will always be a better band than Metallica. It’s not because they hit harder (they do). It’s not because they are tighter (they’re definitely not). . . . It’s because Metallica is fundamentally about respecting rules—of metal, of production, of technicality—and Nirvana is about breaking those rules down in the pursuit of innovation. Metallica was metal. Nirvana was something else.” Touré on Michael Jackson vs. Prince: “[Prince] was the wild son of Jimi, the younger brother of Rick James and Richard Pryor, the ultrasexual black Casanova who told you up front that he had a dirty mind . . . Michael held the opposite appeal. His music was often about escaping through dance or being hopeful about the world, and he came across as super-innocent.” Russ Meneve on Bruce Springsteen vs. Bon Jovi: “I really, truly mean it when I say, Mr. Springsteen, no disrespect . . . you are a legend. But in the Battle a da Jerz, when that thick chemical-waste smoke clears and the overly sprayed mall hair parts, the Jov man is the last man rockin’.” Whitney Pastorek on Whitney Houston vs. Mariah Carey: “Frankly, dry recitations of figures are just too easily negated by simple things like, say, bringing up someone’s horrible taste in choosing movie roles. Watch, I’ll do it right now: Yes, Mariah has seventeen number one singles, and Whitney only eleven. But Whitney made The Bodyguard, which is basically a classic, and Mariah starred in Glitter, a colossal suckfest of crapitude that should disqualify her on the spot.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Fort Worth S Rock And Roll Roots

Author : Mark A. Nobles
ISBN : 0738584991
Genre : History
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On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to America. Across the country, teens were glued to their TV sets and witnessed a turning point in rock and roll history. Vibrant and creative teen scenes sprang up all across the country. The scene in Fort Worth, Texas, produced an exceptional burst of creativity in songwriting and musicianship. Weekend concerts and battles of the bands drew thousands of fans. Primitive teen recordings were pressed into 45s and received radio airplay in rotation with national acts. Local television shows featured live bands; fashions changed with go-go girls' skirts growing shorter; long hair became the style for women and men; and the seeds of the counterculture were planted and flourished. The music of this generation birthed every rock subgenre for the next 40 years (acid rock, heavy metal, punk, new wave, grunge), and today's musicians still reach back to these recordings for inspiration.
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