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...Perhaps best known for his work with the influential British rock and roll quartet the Beatles, Paul McCartney emerged from the group to embark on a successful solo career through the 1970s and 1980s. Born in Liverpool in 1942, McCartney...

Armenian Duduk Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Armenian duduk (or tsiranapohk ‘apricot tree pipe’) is one of the oldest double reed aerophones in the world, dating back to 1000 BC. The duduk is perhaps, organologically speaking, the only ‘true’ Armenian instrument that has...

The Beatles' Let It Be

Steve Matteo

Steve Matteo is the author of Let It Be (#12). Find him on Twitter @MatteoMedia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

...The recording sessions for Let It Be actually began as rehearsals for a proposed return to live stage work for the Beatles, to be inaugurated in a concert at a Roman amphitheatre in Tunisia. In this thoroughly researched book, Steve Matteo...

—Capitol Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The founders of Capitol Records in Los Angeles in 1942 were notable participants in the popular music business: songwriter/performer Johnny Mercer, Paramount Pictures executive (and member of the noted songwriting team De Sylva, Brown...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...