Concise History of Rock Music

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Mel Bay Publications, Feb 23, 2012 - Music
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This book, intended for the general public, music students, and enthusiasts of all ages, explores the entire history of rock music, from its origins up to the twenty-first century. Paul Fowles, guitarist, teacher and writer, has created a fascinating guide to a musical phenomenon which has captured the imagination of young people throughout the world.
  

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Contents

Foreword
7
Preface
9
Beginnings
13
Rock to Pop 50s to 60
35
R B A Transatlantic Trade
47
Liverpool and London
59
Early Maturity America from 1967
79
Hendrix his contemporaries and his legacy
93
Hybrid Forms and the Rise of the SingerSongwriter
157
Punk Rock and the New Wave
209
Adult Rock and the PostPunk Era
241
Classical Crossover A Meeting of Great Traditions or just Rock for Wrinklies?
261
The 805 the 90s and Beyond
273
Coda
345
Select Bibliography
347
Index
349

Heavy Metal Thunder
109
The Excellence and Excesses of Symphonic Rock and thePsychedelic Survivors
121

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