Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

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Fourth Estate, 2006 - Composers - 334 pages
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Capturing the music scene of the 60s, this book is about 14 songwriters who created some of rock 'n' roll's first entries great classics - such as Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock'. It is a chapter in American popular culture, evoking a period when fear and frivolity, sputniks and hula-hoops girdled the globe.

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Review: Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

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I love the music of this era, and was eager to read this. What a disappointment! I just couldn't slog through the recitation of song titles and finally gave up. Read full review

Review: Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

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“Always Magic in the Air” by Ken Emerson, published by Penguin Books. Category – Media/Rock and Roll Publication Date – October, 2005. If you read the book, “The Wrecking Crew” you know it is the ... Read full review

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