Rock Eras : Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954-1984

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Pub. Date: 1987-07-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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From 1954 to 1984, the media made rock n' roll an international language. In this era of rapidly changing technology, styles and culture changed dramatically, too. In the 1950s, wild-eyed Southern boys burst into national consciousness on 45 rpm records, and then 1960s British rockers made the transition from 45s to LPs. By the 1970s, rockers were competing with television, and soon MTV made obsolete the music-only formats that had first popularized rock n' roll. Paper is temporarily out of stock, Cloth (0-87972-368-8) is available at the paper price until further notice.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Some Principlesp. 7
Section Ip. 14
Bing, the Chairman, and the Kingp. 15
Section IIp. 37
Why 1954-1964?p. 38
Media Interplay and Its Implications for Youth Culturep. 42
Socio-Ethnic Origins of the Performers and Entrepreneursp. 52
The Beginnings of Secularization in Black Musicp. 59
Cover Recordsp. 65
Electric Guitars, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Hollyp. 70
The East Coast Rises Againp. 83
Detroit Rises for the First Timep. 92
California Rises for the First Timep. 103
Section IIIp. 110
What Happened in the Sixties?p. 111
On Beatlemaniap. 136
Dylan's Words in Freedomp. 148
High Culture as Popular Culturep. 178
Sergeant Pepperp. 191
Anxious Beatlesp. 200
Mid-Atlantic Stonesp. 207
But What about Am Radio?p. 220
The Erotic Politicians of the Woodstock Nationp. 227
A Few Good Words for the Seventiesp. 241
Tradition and Apple Piep. 250
The Strands of Tapestryp. 255
Rock Starts to Compete with Televisionp. 259
A New Jersey Outlawp. 274
High Culture as Popular Culture, IIp. 286
How the Other Half Rocksp. 294
Section IVp. 302
Disco, a New Beginningp. 303
Punk: the Other Side of Discop. 315
Michael Jackson and MTVp. 324
Codap. 339
Indexp. 343
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