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Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

Scholarly Books

...In transforming the basic structure of a song into effective musical discourse, recordists strive to heighten the impact of the lyrics, melody, and harmony through an emotionally persuasive performance designed to enhance the expressive...