Rock And Roll A Social History

Those music fans on campus may be interested in Paul Friedlander’s 2006 book Rock And Roll A Social History, which chronicles the history of Rock and Roll as a social phenomena. The book is available in the library for checkout. Here’s an outline of the book’s contents:

1. I can see clearly now : twenty rock and roll lenses
2. The roots of rock and roll : I went down to the crossroads
3. Classic rockers–the first generation : just give me some of that rock and roll music
4. Classic rockers–the second generation : there’s good rockin’ tonight
5. Doo-wop : street corner serenade
6. The early sixties : the calm before the storm
7. The Beatles : because the world is round it turns me on
8. The Rolling Stones : it’s only rock and roll but I like it
9. The Who : people try to put us down
10. Bob Dylan : somethin’ is happening, but you dont know what it is
11. Folk-rock : so you want to be a rock and roll star
12. Soul music : r-e-s-p-e-c-t
13. Motown : Hitsville, U.S.A.
14. The San Francisco sound : people in motion
15. The guitar kings : and I gave her the gun
16. The seventies : dazed and confused
17. Punk rock : buzzsaw bravado and shock politics
18. The eighties : the revolution will be televised
19 Notions from the underground : the alternative rock and rap uprisings
20. We should be together : festival frenzies, electronic dance music culture, heavy metal metamorphoses, and the deregulation of radio and file sharing

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