A History of Rock Music

The Rock-and-Roll Era
Glenn Gass
Distribution: World
Format: paper 264 pages, 16 b&w illus.
8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-253-03150-1
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A History of Rock Music: The Rock & Roll Era is a celebration of the roots of rock & roll and its emergence as the soundtrack to teenage rebellion and a liberatingly raucous, joyous and rebellious music for one especially fortunate generation. The book is a lovingly detailed examination of the pre-Beatles 1950’s era of classic rock & roll, with special attention devoted to the music’s varied musical influences, most notably the Blues, Country & Western, Gospel Music, Boogie-Woogie and Rhythm & Blues. It is both a detailed history and a musical appreciation of America’s greatest artistic gift to the world.

Author Bio

Glenn Gass is a Provost Professor of Music at Indiana University, where he developed a series of courses on the history of rock and popular music. His courses on rock and pop music were the first to be offered through a music school and are now the longest-running courses of their kind in the world. Gass has been the recipient of the Herman B. Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, the IU Sylvia Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award, the IU Student Alumni Association Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award and many other teaching recognitions honors.

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