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Sam Phillips

The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

by Peter Guralnick

<p>Rock 'n' roll was born in rural Alabama, 1923, in the form of Sam Phillips, the youngest son of a large family living in a remote colony called the Lovelace Community. His father had a gift for farming, which was brought to an end by the ...

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Scars of Sweet Paradise

The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

by Alice Echols

<p>Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a ...

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Science Fiction in Classic Rock

Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967-1982

by Robert McParland

<p>As technology advances, society retains its mythical roots—a tendency evident in rock music and its enduring relationship with myth and science fiction. This study explores the mythical and fantastic themes of artists from the late 1960s to ...

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Secular Music, Sacred Space

Evangelical Worship and Popular Music

by April Stace

<p>Easter Sunday, 2009, was the Sunday heard ‘round the evangelical internet: NewSpring Church, the second-largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention and among the top one hundred largest churches in the US, had begun their service with ...

ISBN: 9781498542180

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Sh-Boom!

The Explosion of Rock 'n' Roll, 1953–1968

by Clay Cole

<p><strong>A rip-snorting rock ‘n’ roll memoir from the legendary disc jockey who’s been called “the missing link to the Sixties.”</strong></p> <p>There was a small sliver of time between Bebop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers ...

ISBN: 9781600377686

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She's a Mod

by Kay Stammers

<p>A personal diary of 1964, when the music world changed forever</p><p>1964 was the year of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, mod fashions and Mary Quant – the year the British pop scene really made its impact on the world.</p><p>Television ...

ISBN: 9781301651276

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Shocking Blue And the Dutch Music Invasion of 1970

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

<p>Shocking Blue was joined by Tee Set and George Baker Selection as successful acts that producer Jerry Ross brought to the U.S. Ross, a lyricist traveled to Hamburg and Zurich in 1969. He discovered that tracks by the Dutch bands were ...

ISBN: 9781370000395

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Sinical Heart

by Teri Kay

<p>When it's young love, you think some things are meant to last forever, but circumstances can change the course of one's life in an instant....<br /> I got my girlfriend pregnant when I was sixteen. How is a sixteen year old mature enough to ...

ISBN: 9781386067290

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Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!

My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group

by Dennis Dunaway & Chris Hodenfield

<p>As the Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame says: &quot;Before the world heard of KISS, the New York Dolls, Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Alice Cooper, the original shock-rock band.&quot;</p> <p>When Alice Cooper became the stuff of ...

ISBN: 9781466848405

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So You Think You Know Rock and Roll?

An In-Depth Q&A Tour of the Revolutionary Decade 1965–1975

by Peter E. Meltzer

<p><strong>Test your knowledge of the most important era of rock music.</strong></p> <p><em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine recently released its list of the one hundred greatest albums in rock music history, a period spanning more than fifty ...

ISBN: 9781510717688

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Soul Fingers

The Music & Life of Legendary Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn

by Nick Rosaci

<p>(Bass). As the legendary bassist for the famous Stax-Volt studios in Memphis, and as one of the most influential bass players in the history of American music, Donald &quot;Duck&quot; Dunn (1941-2012) laid down the booty-shaking foundations ...

ISBN: 9781540003270

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Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Stolen Melodies, Ripped-off Riffs, and the Secret History of Rock and Roll

by Tim English

<p><em>Sounds Like Teen Spirit </em>provides hundreds of pairings of songs that appear to have "borrowed" their melodies from earlier songs.  Readers wil discover the music that influnced the songs of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, the ...

ISBN: 9780692593592

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Sparks-Tastic

Twenty-One Nights with Sparks in London

by Tosh Berman

<div>In 2008, Tosh Berman-author and publisher of TamTam Books-got on a plane with a single motive: "Sparks Spectacular." It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all twenty-one of their albums in a succession of twenty-one ...

ISBN: 9781940207018

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Springsteen on Springsteen

by Jeff Burger

<p>Bruce Springsteen has always taken interviews seriously. As he told critic Neil Strauss in 1995, &quot;If I have some work that I've done and want to talk about, that's why I end up doing interviews&quot;.</p> <p>Here is an unprecedented ...

ISBN: 9780857129994

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Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years

by Brian Sweet

<p><strong>Reelin’ in the Years</strong> tell the remarkable story of the American jazz rock band who have sold over 50 million albums during a career lasting over 20 years: Steely Dan.</p> <p><strong>Updated and revised for ...

ISBN: 9781787591295

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Stephen Stills: Change Partners

by David Roberts & David Gedge

<p>Stephen Stills is one of the last remaining music legends from the rock era without a biography. During his six-decade career, he has played with all the greats. His career sky-rocketed when Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash played only their second ...

ISBN: 9781787591011

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Sting and The Police

Walking in Their Footsteps

by Aaron J. West

<p>During the 1980s, when pop icons like Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and U2 reigned supreme, many regarded The Police as the biggest band in the world. Yet after only five albums—and at the peak of their popularity—The Police ...

ISBN: 9780810884915

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Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

by Jas Obrecht

<p>A compelling portrait of rock's greatest guitarist at the moment of his ascendance, <em>Stone Free</em> is the first book to focus exclusively on the happiest and most productive period of Jimi Hendrix's life. As it begins in the fall of ...

ISBN: 9781469647074

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Stones Touring Party

A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones

by Robert Greenfield

<p>‘ A compelling account of the Stones trashing America during 1972… Greenfield was allowed the kind of access journalists can only dream of today’ The Times</p> <p>The Stones’ 1972 tour of the States was perhaps their best – and certainly ...

ISBN: 9781781311998

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Sun Records: An Oral History (Second Edition)

by John Floyd

The tiny Sun studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee may not have looked like much from the outside, but inside musical miracles were being performed daily by its enigmatic owner, Sam Phillips. Phillips began more or less as a talent ...

ISBN: 9781942531098

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