To be on the cutting edge of the music and entertainment industry, one should possess an in-depth knowledge of the evolution of modern popular music, as well as its history, roots, and traditions. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy this engaging overview of pop music from its historic roots to today’s chart topping styles. Discover how the changes in recording technology have influenced the music we buy and listen to. Experience a wonderful and fascinating musical odyssey while exploring dozens of idioms including blues, folk, ragtime, jazz, big band, spirituals, blue grass, Tejano, Cajun, musical comedy, western, gospel, country, skiffle, rock and roll, R&B, soul, funk, Motown, hard rock, disco, heavy metal, reggae, corporate rock, punk, worldbeat, new wave, grunge, new age, easy listening, techno, rap and hip hop. A spotlight shines on hundreds of influential artists, songwriters, performers, and music legends such as Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Bing Crosby, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Elvis Presley, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Nirvana, Garth Brooks, Metallica, Shania Twain, U2, Celine Dion, and Eminem.
EVOLUTION OF MODERN POPULAR MUSIC is the first in a series of books dealing with the history of music by author, musician, entertainment lawyer, and historian Mark Vinet. It offers an in-depth study and detailed analysis of the dramatic events and talented individuals who created and later influenced the eclectic, vibrant, and colorful art form known as pop music.
Includes over 350 photographs!