Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock
From the rise of Bill Haley to the death of Jimi Hendrix, this account of music in the 1950s and 1960s is “the definitive history of rock ‘n’ roll” (Rolling Stone).
This is British music journalist Nik Cohn’s classic and cogent history of an unruly era—filled with outrageous tales and vivid descriptions of the music, and covering artists from Elvis Presley to Eddie Cochran to Bob Dylan to the Beatles and beyond.
From the father of what would become a new literary form—rock criticism—this is a seminal history of rock and roll’s evolution, including revisions and updates made for a new edition in the early 1970s.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WilliamMelden - LibraryThing
Nik Cohn originally published a shorter version of this book, entitled "Rock — from the Beginning" in 1969, at the tender age of 23. I greatly enjoyed it at the time, because Cohn tended to ... Read full review
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One of the few heirlooms in my family is a set of books about the First World War by Frank R. Cana. They were dashed out as soon as the war ended so include some factual errors, such as that Samsonov ... Read full review