The History of Rock and Roll, 1st Edition

  • Stuart A. Kallen
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509772
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509779
  • DDC: 781.6609
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Rock and roll: Those three words are understood by people in almost every nation on Earth. They describe a type of music—and an attitude—that made history and continues to change the musical landscape. The music style started out in the United States as a new type of dance music for teenage baby boomers during the mid-1950s. By the 1960s, the music transformed the cultural—and political—landscape of much of the world. Never before in history has a style of music come along that so quickly and so completely changed the world. From the very beginning, rock and roll and the musicians who performed it challenged existing social norms, provoking defiance, disrespect for authority, and, at times, revolution among fans. In the modern world, rock-and-roll music continues to define what it means to be a young person. Rock stars and their songs affect the way people look, dress, act, and talk. In this new addition to the Music Library, author Stuart Kallen traces the history of rock and roll from its early 1950s beginnings through its most significant developments to date.

Features and Benefits

  • This series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century.
  • The set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles -- from blues to indie rock to rap and more.
  • It also addresses music videos, the advent of digital music stores and new portable digital delivery systems.
  • Each title provides a historical overview of the development of a specific music genre; explores the roots and influences of the genre and the key components that are definitive of the style; discusses the pioneers of the music; and considers the changes the genre has undergone from its inception to its present status on the world scene.
  • Informative sidebars, a glossary of music terms, a selective discography, an annotated bibliography, and a subject index provide readers with additional tools for discussion and research.