What are the greatest rock songs of all time? Who are the most famous musical legends? How can you become a rock star?

From the rip-roaring rock and roll rhythms of the 1950s to the psychedelic anthems of the 21st century, discover the music that has moved our feet, touched our souls and mended broken hearts. Explore musical icons, their incredible stories, their chart-topping hits and the artistic movements influenced by the creative explosion of rock.

Whether you're bonkers for Bowie, obsessed with Otis, mad about Mumford & Sons, passionate about Patti or crazy about Kurt, this is the perfect book for big fans, little punks and anyone who wants to learn what it really takes to be a rock star.

 

 

Contents:

    • 1: INTRODUCTION
    • 2: THE PIONEERS OF ROCK
    • 3: ROCK COWBOYS
    • 4: MISSISSIPPI BLUES
    • 5: SOUL AND RHYTHM
    • 6: OLD TRADITIONS, NEW GUITARS
    • 7: RIDING THE WAVES
    • 8: SWINGING 60S
    • 9: PSYCHEDELIC 60S
    • 10: REGGAE RHYTHMS
    • 11: AHEAD OF THE TIMES
    • 12: ELECTRIC SYMPHONIES
    • 13: HARD AS A ROCK
    • 14: TRAILBLAZERS
    • 15: FEATHERS AND GLITTER
    • 16: SUPER POP
    • 17: WACKY BANDS
    • 18: RAISE YOUR DEVIL HORNS
    • 19: GIRL POWER
    • 20: SMASH IT!
    • 21: SMASH IT HARDER!
    • 22: NEW WAVE
    • 23: MELANCHOLIC ROCK
    • 24: FOLK PUNK
    • 25: MADCHESTER
    • 26: YO YO YO!
    • 27: ALTERNATIVE NATION
    • 28: MUSICAL MACHINERY
    • 29: FLANNEL SHIRTS
    • 30: 90S GENERATION
    • 31: AS BRIT AS IT GETS
    • 32: MIXING BOARD
    • 33: FUSED METAL
    • 34: NEW MILLENNIUM
    • 35: ENCHANTED FOREST
    • 36: MIX AND MATCH
    • 37: NAVIGATE AN ORCHESTRA OF MUSIC GENRES
    • 38: GLOSSARY
    • 39: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks

£14.99Price