"How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music" by Elijah Wald
Охfоrd University Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0195341546 9780195341546 9780199712137 | 336 pages | PDF/epub/mobi | 1 MB
This book rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history. Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored styles, the book traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies–including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television –to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Written with verve and style, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll shakes up our staid notions of music history and helps us hear American popular music with new ears.