Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2

Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2

Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz

greater than part a century after the delivery of rock, the musical style that all started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now stated as America's-and the world's-most well known and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of background. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock tune has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock bargains a bright evaluation of rock's pervasive function in modern society by means of profiling the lives and paintings of the music's so much mythical artists.


Volume One

Elvis Presley
Ray Charles
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
The seashore Boys
James Brown
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Byrds
Jimi Hendrix

Volume Two

Velvet Underground
The thankful Dead
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
David Bowie
Bruce Springsteen

Most rock histories, via advantage in their all-encompassing scope, are not able to hide the lives and paintings of person artists extensive, or to put these artists in a broader context. This two-volume set, against this, presents wide biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, studying their impacts, thoughts, and impression in a severe and old viewpoint. Entries inside of this precise reference discover the problems, developments, and hobbies that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' song. Sidebars highlight the numerous iconic parts linked to rock, equivalent to rock fairs, protest songs, and the British Invasion. delivering a wealth of data at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's so much loved tune, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college kids and song lovers alike.

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