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The history of rock & roll

by Ward, Ed, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 781.6609 War v.1
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3534.W32 2016 vol. 1
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3534.W32 2016 vol. 2
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 781.6609 W211 v.1
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 781.6609 W211 v.2 v.2
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 781.6609 WAR v.1
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 781.66 WAR v.2
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 781.66 WARD v.1 v.1
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Monroeville Public Library New Books 781.66 WARD v.2
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 781.6609 War v.1
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Northern Tier Regional Library Audio/Visual 781.6609 WARD v.1
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 781.6609 W21 v.1
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 781.6609 W21 v.2
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 781.66 W v.1
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction NEW 781.66 W v.2
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Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 781.6609 W211 v.1
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Summary
Ed Ward covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll in this definitive book. Beginning in the 1920s when blues, country, and black popular music played over the air waves and the first independent record labels were born, this first volume of a two-part series finishes in December 1963, just as an immense sea-change begins to take hold and the Beatles prepare for their first American tour. Ward introduces you to the musicians, DJs, record executives, and producers who were at the forefront of the genre. Sharing story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history, Ward reveals how different sounds, harmonies, and trends came together to create the sound we all know and love today. Ed Ward has been Fresh Air's rock & roll historian for the last 35 years reaching 14 million listeners. In these pages he shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between covering all the big-name acts everyone is already familiar with, while filling in gaps of knowledge with the more obscure and forgotten names of music's past. For all music lovers and rock & roll fans, this sweeping history will shine a light on the corners of the genre to reveal some of the less well-known yet hugely influential artists who changed the musical landscape forever.
Contents
Volume 1. 1920-1963
Volume 2. 1964-1977

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this far-reaching volume, music historian Ward rushes pell-mell through rock music's first half century, uncovering the many streams-blues, country, jazz-that flood into the mighty river of rock. Much of this material will be very familiar to music fans, but Ward's book provides an excellent introduction to early rock's cast of characters and the music that rocked the world. After he establishes the roots of rock in blues and country and the complicated relationship between race and music that pervades the entire history of rock, Ward chronicles, year by year, the development of the music; its relationship to and reflection of American society; and the artists, producers, and record labels that created the music and pushed it along. For Ward, 1957 was the watershed year: Chuck Berry released "You Can't Catch Me" and Jerry Lee Lewis put out "Crazy Arms"; Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" came out that summer and rocketed to the top of the charts; Sam Cooke moved from gospel to secular music; Sam Phillips's Sun studio-later home to the "Million Dollar Quartet" of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash-continued its steady rise; Bobby "Blue" Bland made his debut with "Farther Up the Road"; Ricky Nelson debuted on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet television show; and Dick Clark's American Bandstand carried the message of rock 'n' roll nationwide to a generation of teens ready to buy records. Ward's delightful book is chock-full of everything there is to know about the history of rock. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Rock music -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9781250071163
9781250165190
9781250138491
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