English, Paperback, 21.5x28 cm, 288 pages/Seiten, completely illustr. with hundreds of rare b/w photos, labelshots and article repros; The American rockabilly movement of the mid-1950s captured the imagination and spirit of young people everywhere. The magical blend of country music and the blues-these divergent sounds merged to create rock ´n´ roll-is personified by such vocalists as Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, and, of course, Elvis Presley. But Presley soon took other musical paths, and rockabilly sound ultimately faded. In this detailed book, author Randy McNutt de- scribes the music and artists, gives the secrets by behind the songs and tells us how the early rockabilly records were made. Through oral histories and narrative pieces, the author looks closely at why the music was suddenly popular. At the time, the music was only a feel- ing, a seed of youthful rebellion and expression that would not spawn its own poets until late. So this book is a tribute to the rockabillies themselves, known and unknown. May their music lives forever.
(2009/Sterling) Barry Miles, 23.5x31.1 cm, Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, Englisch, 304 Seiten, durchgehend, meist farbig illustriert. Klasse gestalteter Schmöker (1.8kg) für alle Sixties Freunde!*****Sonderpreis - This is a fascinating volume that celebrates the United States embracing British music, film, fashion and art in the 1960s. Capturing one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an irresistible look back for all. It is filled with photographs of the many stars that crossed the pond, such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sean Connery and Twiggy. This richly illustrated and informative volume celebrates the pivotal cultural moment when the United States took on a British accent. The huge volume of talent crossing the pond included the The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Them (and Van Morrison), The Yardbirds, The Who and, of course, the Rolling Stones. The invasion wasn´t only musical: Peter O´Toole, Julie Andrews, Sean Connery and Michael Caine made a splash in Hollywood, while films like ´Goldfinger´, ´Alfie´ and ´What´s New, Pussycat?´ topped box-office charts. ´The Avengers´ became cult TV and ´Carnaby Street´ defined hip style, turning Mary Quant, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton into fashion icons. Filled with photographs that capture one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an evocative, irresistible look back.
(2002/Big Nickel) Paperback, 21x27 cm, 188 pages, complete illustrated. - Each volume by year (1950 to 1959) provides a month-by-month survey of the key articles, news stories, feature columns and record releases in a given year during Rhythm and Blues´ most vital and musically significant era. Hundreds of authentic illustrations include graphic reproductions of vintage record company advertisements and artist publicity photographs. A comprehensive index enables readers to locate specific mentions of record artists, disc jockeys and talent managers in the Rhythm and Blues field, as well as music companies, nightclubs, theatres, and radio stations who helped promote this historically important music form into the American cultural mainstream; an invaluable aid to the serious researcher looking for primary source information. (These books are now out-of-print).
Taschenbuch - 368 pages - 1990 - Englisch Here, in one fascinating volume, are Hollywood´s hottest movies from 1939 to 1988—the wide-screen spectacles, the screwball comedies, the sci-fi epics, classic dramas, thrillers, and musicals—the most successful films of each year, ranked according to their box-office earnings. Inside you´ll find a treasure trove of intriguing facts, starting with each film´s vital statistics, from rental income, cast, and production credits to Acad-emy Award nominations and wins. But this is more than a collection of lists. The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits offers an insider´s look at the people who made it all happen—the studio moguls, the temperamental stars, the writers, the producers, and the special-effects wizards behind the biggest block-busters of all time. Here´s a close-up look at how each film was made, how it was reviewed, and how it fit in to the grand scheme of movie history. Illustrated with rare photographs, some never-before-published, Box Office Hits is the definitive reference for*. cinema fans and experts alike—an absorbing history and a revealing window into the world of film entertainment. Cover design by Bob Fillie BILLBOARD BOOKS An imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications/New York
Music Notation and Terminology Fully Illustrated: Karl W. Gehrkens
An Illustrated Catalogue of the Music Loan Exhibition:Held Under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highness, the Prince and Princess of Wales, At Fishmongers´ Hall, June and July, 1904 (Classic Reprint) Worshipful Company of Musicians
Songs from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Music by Lucy E. Broadwood - Illustrated by Charles Folkard: Lewis Carroll
The Music of the modern world illustrated in the lives and works of the greatest modern musicians:And in reproductions of famous paintings, etc. - Vol. 2 Fanny Morris Smith, Anton Seidl
The Music of the modern world illustrated in the lives and works of the greatest modern musicians:And in reproductions of famous paintings, etc. - Vol. 1 Fanny Morris Smith, Anton Seidl
An essay upon tune. Being an attempt to free the scale of music, and the tune of instruments, from imperfection. Illustrated with plates.: John Maxwell