What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History
Author: John Covach
Publication date: 2006
W. W. Norton
This book includes a section about the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area groups of the sixties.
Informed by the author's experience as a music theorist, award-winning teacher, and performer, What's That Sound? traces the history of rock, pop, and soul music from their roots to the present, looking closely at the music itself and resisting fandom and gossip. Combined with a stunning design and helpful apparatus, What's That Sound? gets readers listening to rock more closely than ever. Bing Crosby, the Monkees, Jimi Hendrix, and Britney Spears are all a part of this compelling narrative that is sure to open the ears of any reader.
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