The Classic History of Rock

Gillett, Charlie


Revised edition with about 100 illustrations a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.

Synopsis. «Charlie Gillett examines rock and roll from its social origins, discussing the reasons for its instant popularity and the appeal it made to a generation reacting against swing, the big bands and sentimental ballads. The rock and roll era was noted for its personalities, and each singer and group is analyzed in the context of the whole movement, pinpointing influences and styles. An important part of the book is an extensive play list of singers and records, given in chronological order, a bibliography & index.


  • publisher:  Souvenir Press, London
  • date:  1991
  • edition: Revised
  • isbn:  9780285626195
  • condition: As new
  • binding: Paperback
  • size: 515p. 21,5×13,5cm
  • language: English
  • bookseller inventory: #PA0022
  • price: €20,00

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