Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028659856
  • ISBN-13: 9780028659855
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 880 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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A valuable addition to the Baker's Biographical Dictionary family, this A-Z biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-the present. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Some of the artists featured include:

  • Blink-182
  • Creed
  • Destiny's Child
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Moby
  • Dolly Parton
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Phish
  • Radiohead
  • Shakira
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tool

Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, a genre index and more. Appendix essays include:

  • "Grunge: A Brief History of a Hard Rock Genre"
  • "Rap's Emergence into the Mainstream"
  • "The Transformation of Commercial Radio"
  • "The Music Industry: Economics, Marketing, and New Artist Development"

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028657993 | ISBN-13: 9780028657998


"The two volumes follow the 2001 expansion of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and offer 583 approximately one-page profiles of bands and individual artists working in all popular musical genres - from electronica and hip hop to heavy metal, country, and world music. "--Reference & Research Book News (Febraury 2004)

— Reference & Research Book News

"Medium-sized libraries needing an up-to-the-minute work on the most popular musicians of popular music genres will welcome this Baker's reference..."--Reference Quarterly (August 2004)

— Reference Quarterly