1,000 UK Number One Hits

Author: Jon Kutner,Spencer Leigh

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857123602

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 710


The official UK charts started in November 1952 with Al Martin's Here's In My Heart at the top. Since then, there have been over 50 years of changes and we have now reached the 1,000 number one.

Global Glam and Popular Music

Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s

Author: Ian Chapman,Henry Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588193

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 9166


This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe. Approaching glam music performance and style broadly, and using the glam/glitter rock genre of the early 1970s as a foundation for case studies and comparisons, the volume engages with subjects that help in defining the glam phenomenon in its many manifestations and contexts. Glam rock, in its original, term-defining inception, had its birth in the UK in 1970/71, and featured at its forefront acts such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Slade, and Roxy Music. Termed "glitter rock" in the US, stateside artists included Alice Cooper, Suzi Quatro, The New York Dolls, and Kiss. In a global context, glam is represented in many other cultures, where the influences of early glam rock can be seen clearly. In this book, glam exists at the intersections of glam rock and other styles (e.g., punk, metal, disco, goth). Its performers are characterized by their flamboyant and theatrical appearance (clothes, costumes, makeup, hairstyles), they often challenge gender stereotypes and sexuality (androgyny), and they create spectacle in popular music performance, fandom, and fashion. The essays in this collection comprise theoretically-informed contributions that address the diversity of the world’s popular music via artists, bands, and movements, with special attention given to the ways glam has been influential not only as a music genre, but also in fashion, design, and other visual culture.

The Wee Rock Discography

Author: Martin Strong

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780862416218

Category: Music

Page: 552

View: 3526


Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.

Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy

Author: Tony Visconti

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007343574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6713


A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and '70s.

Where Were You When-- the Music Played?

120 Unforgettable Moments in Music History

Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Readers Digest


Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4094


Captures the stories of pop music moments throughout the past half century, in a year-by-year chronicle that celebrates the history-making achievements of iconic performers and shares complementary music highlight listings. 10,000 first printing.

Legends of Rock

Author: Marjorie Galen,Gordon Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403737199

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 354


For fans, history buffs and book afficionados, Legends of Rock, part of a trio of collectible hardcover books, features the biggest rock legends of all time (see also Legends of Pop and Legends of Country) . Branded by VHI, this book contains fascinating stories and trivia revealing the people behind the fame of each pop legend. You will also find great quotes by and about these legends as well as Greates Hits sidebars that list the songs that made the artists famous. Legends of Rock is full of hundreds of full-color images of the legends of rock from the first icons to modern day hit-makers. It includes an appendix of best-selling chart timelines for singles and albums. Some featured artists and groups are: Aerosmith David Bowie James Brown The Doors Bob Dylan Led Zeppelin Bob Marley Weezer Santana and U2, among many, many more!

The Rough Guide to Rock

Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531050

Category: Music

Page: 1225

View: 6287


Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Incidents Crowded with Life

Author: John Howard

Publisher: Fisher King Publishing

ISBN: 9781910406724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 570

View: 3176


As Glam Rock stomped into teenage bedrooms, John Howard left home for London, was signed to CBS Records, making his debut album at Abbey Road studios. He appeared on TV with stars like Johnny Mathis and David Essex, wrote and recorded the theme song for the Peter Fonda movie, Open Season, and launched his album at The Purcell Room.