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Jimi Hendrix

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...The innovative guitar style of Jimi Hendrix questioned the fundamental role of the instrument and invested it with a new sense of spectacle. Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1942, and his family life was tumultuous. His parents fought...

‘As real as real can get’: Race, representation and rhetoric at Wattstax, 1972

Gina Arnold

Gina Arnold is the author of Exile in Guyville (#96). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...One weekend in the middle of the last century, an outdoor concert for 25,000 people was held in a small Catskills community within an easy driving distance from Manhattan. The concert was sponsored by radical leftists and featured wildly...

Electric

Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Noise Music : A History

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2007

Scholarly Books

...Electrification brings the guitar centre stage, changing group dynamics. Amplification of guitars was initially a defensive act, as guitar players tried to be heard in big band settings (in the late 1930s and 1940s), but in the 1950s...

‘Kick Out the Jams’: Creative Anarchy and Noise in 1960s Rock

Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Unity is princely violence, is tyrannical rule. Discord is popular violence, is freedom.The satirist and cultural revolutionary, Oskar Panizza ‘developed an ultimately tragic view of history, which postulated that genuine freedom –...

Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland

John Perry

John Perry is the author of Electric Ladyland (#8). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Electric Ladyland is one of the greatest guitar albums ever made. During the recording process, Jimi Hendrix at last had time and creative freedom to pursue the sounds he was looking for. In this remarkable and entertaining book, John Perry...

Race and Racialism in Rock

Jon Stratton

Jon Dale is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. He teaches across a number of fields (popular music, experimental writing, media studies, criminology, sociology, screen studies) at a number of institutions. He also writes for the English music magazine Uncut, and contributes liner notes and essays to a number of record labels and other publications. He is currently working on several books about DIY and post-punk music, and texts on experimental film and diary film making. He also runs the record labels Tristes Tropiques and Rose Hobart. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Rock and Race There is remarkably little written about rock music and race. This is especially surprising as there is a wealth of literature about music that is identified as African American or “black.” This music, often called “black...

—Reprise Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Reprise Records was founded in 1961 by Frank Sinatra and managed by the influential executive Mo Ostin. Its initial roster abounded with the era’s mainstream artists, among them Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. It was not a financially...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Maori and Pacific Islander Music

Tony Mitchell

Tony Mitchell is an honorary research associate at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Popular Music and Local Identity: Rock, Pop and Rap in Europe and Oceania (1994), editor of Global Noise: Rap and Hip hop outside the USA (2001), co-editor of North Meets South: Popular Music in Aotearoa New Zealand (2004), Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia (2007), Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand (2011) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Maori: 383,277 (2003); Pacific Islander: 150,150 (2003) From Hawaiian Combos to Acid Rock The native inhabitants of Aotearoa (‘the land of the long white cloud’), the Maori,...

Seattle, WA

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: (city) 563,374, (region) 3,275,847 (2000) Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound on the Pacific northwest coast. The area was home to the Duwamish tribe of Native Americans before...