By Scott Schinder
More than part a century after the delivery of rock, the musical style that started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now stated as America's-and the world's-most well known and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of background. 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 deals a brilliant assessment of rock's pervasive function in modern society by means 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, presents vast biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, reading their affects, strategies, and impression in a severe and old standpoint. Entries within this targeted reference discover the problems, developments, and routine that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' song. Sidebars highlight the various iconic parts linked to rock, equivalent to rock gala's, protest songs, and the British Invasion. delivering a wealth of data at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's so much cherished tune, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college kids and track fanatics alike.
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His discoveries included future soul stars Esther Phillips and Etta James, and the great vocal group Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. Otis was the bandleader and de facto producer for two landmark number one R&B hits of the 1950s: “Pledging My Love” by Johnny Ace and Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s original version of “Hound Dog,” later a number one hit for Elvis Presley. Fifty years later, Johnny Otis was still active as a record producer, author, lecturer, painter, and radio personality. Andy Schwartz As a musician, RC had both growing technical command and deep Southern feeling; as a man, he was already supporting himself and his girlfriend, Louise Mitchell.
Marcus, Greil. Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock-N-Roll, 4th ed. New York: Plume, 1997. Marsh, Dave. Elvis. New York: Rolling Stone Press/Warner Books, 1982. Nash, Alanna. The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003. 25 Courtesy of Photofest. Ray Charles Andy Schwartz SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING The weather in Atlanta, Georgia, is damp and breezy on the night of May 29, 1959. Despite intermittent rainfall, a crowd of 9,000 people has ﬁlled the stands of a minor league ballpark called Herndon Stadium for a long evening of live rhythm and blues.
Nash, Alanna. The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003. 25 Courtesy of Photofest. Ray Charles Andy Schwartz SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING The weather in Atlanta, Georgia, is damp and breezy on the night of May 29, 1959. Despite intermittent rainfall, a crowd of 9,000 people has ﬁlled the stands of a minor league ballpark called Herndon Stadium for a long evening of live rhythm and blues. B. King all have performed to an enthusiastic response; now the crowd 28 Icons of Rock is enraptured by the show’s headline attraction, whose set has reached a peak of controlled frenzy.