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Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development

Author: Joe Stuessy, Scott D. Lipscomb

Publication date: 1990 / 2008

Prentice Hall

This work, in 2008 in it's 6th edition, includes a section on the San Francisco groups of the second half of the 1960's.

Publishers Description:

This interesting book presents a history of rock and roll from its roots through its current trends. It gives a comprehensive analytical insight into the various musical styles of rock, providing thorough historical detail and discussing the social context of each style as it developed, from the early 1950s through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and today. Giving comprehensive historical detail and social context, this book places special emphasis on rock as a musical style, dealing with each parameter of music (rhythm, harmony, melody, form, and texture) as it applies to rock music. It covers such topics as the roots of rock, rock and roll as an emerging force, the Fifties, the Sixties, the Beatles, the British Invasion, folk music and folk rock, soul and Motown, San Francisco, jazz and art rock, the Seventies, the Eighties, and recent trends and developments. For anyone interested in a comprehensive book about the history of rock and roll, including those in the music industry, such as disc jockeys, rock music writers, and promoters.
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