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Lightning striking : ten transformative moments in rock and roll

Kaye, Lenny (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0062449206
  • ISBN: 9780062449207
  • Physical Description: xv, 496 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-471) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Cleveland 1952 -- Memphis 1954 -- New Orleans 1957 -- Philadelphia 1959 -- Liverpool 1962 -- San Francisco 1967 -- Detroit 1969 -- New York City 1975 -- London 1977 -- Los Angeles 1984 / Norway 1993 -- Seattle 1991 -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.: Memphis, 1954. New Orleans 1957. Philadelphia 1959. Liverpool, 1962. San Francisco 1967. Detroit 1969. New York, 1975. London 1977. Los Angeles 1984 / Norway 1993. Seattle 1991. Rock and roll was birthed in basements and garages, radio stations and dance halls, in cities where unexpected gatherings of artists and audience changed and charged the way music is heard and celebrated, capturing lightning in a bottle. Musician and writer Lenny Kaye explores ten crossroads of time and place that define rock and roll, its unforgettable flashpoints, characters and visionaries, how each generation came to be, how it was discovered by the world. Whether Elvis Presley's Memphis, the Beatles' Liverpool, Patti Smith's New York or Kurt Cobain's Seattle, LIGHTNING STRIKING reveals the communal energy that creates a scene, a guided tour inside style and performance, to see who's on stage, along with the movers and shakers, the hustlers and hangers-on, and why everybody is listening. Grandly sweeping and minutely detailed, informed by Kaye's acclaimed knowledge and experience as a working musician, LIGHTNING STRIKING is an ear-opening insight into our shared musical and cultural history, a carpet ride of rock and roll's most influential movements and moments.
Subject: Rock music 20th century
Rock music History and criticism
Popular music 20th century
Musicians 20th century
Rock (Musique) 20e siècle
Rock (Musique) Histoire et critique
Musique populaire 20e siècle
Musiciens 20e siècle
MUSIC / History & Criticism
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
Popular music
Rock music
Genre: Essais fictionnels.
Creative nonfiction.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Creative nonfiction.
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