The Sound of the City
The Rise of Rock & Roll.
The rise of rock-and-roll – in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation.
Charlie Gillett, a British journalist, loves the music, and his passion is evident throughout The Sound of the City. Yet the greatest strength of the book is the way Gillett tracks the resistance of the music industry to early rock-and-roll, which was followed (needless to say) by a frantic rush to engulf and devour it.
“The one essential work about the history of rock ‘n’ roll…provocative enough to send the reader back to the turntable again and again.”
Jon Landau in ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine
“The most thorough history of rock ‘n’ roll…immensely readable…if you’re into rock ‘n’ roll, this is the book for you.”
Jerry Hopkins in ‘Los Angeles Times’
“Has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock.”
“[A] groundbreaking account of pop’s rise and dissemination… superbly researched.”
‘The Independent on Sunday’
“The best book on Rock ‘n’ Roll ever written.”
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