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Book Title: The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll|
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The author of the book: Rolling Stone Magazine
Edition: Rolling Stone Press/Summit Books
Date of issue: September 1983
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Format files: PDF
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The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll includes:
- Over 1,300 alphabetically listed entries, each of which contains basic biographical information as well as facts on group personnel and changes, album release dates, and an essay covering a performer's childhood, musical influences, first breaks, critical and commercial hits and misses, and information on his or her place in rock history.
- The first discography/personnel chronologies for groups, with biographical information for each performer.
- More albums with more release date and label information than any other encyclopedia.
-Information on singles and albums, including Billboard chart positions and the Recording Industry Association of America's gold and platinum certifications.
-More traditional, folk, country, black, R&B, disco, reggae, jazz and avant-garde performers than any other rock encyclopedia.
-Alphabetical listing of all rock, country, pop, R&B and jazz Grammy awards through 1982.
-150 historical photos.
-Essays on African pop, studio technology, the evolution of reggae, and historical subjects such as rock on television, rock festivals, a list of the best-known one-hit wonders, rock and radio, rock dancing and more.
-Definitions of 34 important musical terms, genres or phenomena from a cappella and doo-wop to heavy metal, from the sound of New Orleans to disco, from new wave to no wave.
-Entries that have been researched, written and fact-checked using interviews with primarily and corroborating information gathered from newspapers, periodicals, books, fan mail letters, press releases, press files, televised and broadcast interviews, and films and live performances.
-Original research, including interviews with Gene Chandler, David Lindley, John Baldry, Jay Black, Paul Simonon of the Clash and many others.
*John Pareles has written for virtually every major music publication since 1977, when his work first appeared in Crawdaddy. He has been music editor at Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone and the Village Voice, and is currently a critic for The New York Times.
*Patricia Romanowski is the editor of Rolling Stone Press.
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Read information about the authorRolling Stone is a U.S.-based magazine devoted to music, politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason.
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