Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2

Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2

Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz

greater than part a century after the beginning of rock, the musical style that started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now stated as America's-and the world's-most renowned and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to a number of generations' worthy of heritage. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock song has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock bargains a bright evaluation of rock's pervasive position in modern society by way of profiling the lives and paintings of the music's so much mythical artists.


Volume One

Elvis Presley
Ray Charles
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
The seashore Boys
James Brown
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Byrds
Jimi Hendrix

Volume Two

Velvet Underground
The thankful Dead
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
David Bowie
Bruce Springsteen

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 broad biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, interpreting their impacts, ideas, and impression in a severe and historic standpoint. Entries inside of this distinct reference discover the problems, traits, and routine that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' track. Sidebars highlight the numerous iconic components linked to rock, akin to rock fairs, protest songs, and the British Invasion. delivering a wealth of knowledge at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's such a lot liked tune, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college students and track fanatics alike.

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