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  1. Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977
    Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977
    Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977
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  2. Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977

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  • ISBN13: 9780684865607
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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
James Miller
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780684865607
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
0684865602
Label
Touchstone
Manufacturer
Touchstone
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
416
PublicationDate
2000-09-19
Publisher
Touchstone
ReleaseDate
2000-09-19
Studio
Touchstone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Until I read this book, I had a shallow understanding of the rise of rock...blues and folk got together, Elvis put a white man's voice on it, and the rest became history. Well, there's a lot more to it than that, and this book fills in the gaps. It reaches way back to the early part of the 20th century and then moves forward, weaving together the various musical influences, technologies, and marketing schemes that came together to give us rock as we know it. It stops at the arrival of Bruce Springsteen in the late 70s, when The Boss "saved" rock and roll from the disco and bubblegum stagnancy of the era. My one criticism is the author's over-appreciation for the likes of David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, the Doors, and (in my opinion) other overrated acts.
Great information for our generation. Lots of reminders of the music of our youth as well as some facts we didn't know. I also use this as a teaching tool for college students who missed the fun the first time around.
Great information on the history of Rock and Roll. The book is well-written and readable. It is filled with lots of details unknown to many.
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