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Rock concert : a high-voltage history, from Elvis to Live Aid

Myers, Marc, 1956-2022
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Decades after the rise of rock music in the 1950s, the rock concert retains its allure and its power as a unifying experience - and as an influential multi-billion-dollar industry. In 'Rock Concert', acclaimed interviewer Marc Myers sets out to uncover the history of this compelling phenomenon, weaving together ground-breaking accounts from the people who were there. Myers combines the tales of icons like Joan Baez, Ian Anderson, Alice Cooper, Steve Miller, Roger Waters and Angus Young with figures such as the disc jockeys who first began playing rock on the radio; the audio engineers that developed new technologies to accommodate ever-growing rock audiences; music journalists, like Rolling Stone's Cameron Crowe; and the promoters who organised it all, like Michael Lang, co-founder of Woodstock, to create a rounded and vivid account of live rock's stratospheric rise.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Grove Press UK, 2022.
Collation:
400 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9781611854367 (pbk)
Dewey class:
781.66078781.66781.6607
LC class:
ML3534
Local class:
781.66078
Language:
English
BRN:
3179425
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