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Rock & Roll Facts, Figures & Fun
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by Mike Evans

A guide to the world of rock; its origins, the singers, songwriters, studios, statistics, one-hit wonders, cover versions, great gigs and much, much more...

Did you know that:

A rhythm and blues song entitled "Rock and Roll" was released in 1949 by boxing champ-turned-saxophone star Wild Bill Moore.

The first major hit single to have "rock and roll" in its title wasn't actually a rock record, but an early cash-in on the new craze by ex-Glenn Miller vocalist Kay Starr. Released in January 1956, "Rock And Roll Waltz" topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ideal all-year-round gift for rock fans of all ages - education for the young, nostalgia for the young at heart

A beautifully researched trawl through the best - and the worst - of the world of Rock & Roll, its history and development, its stars and its failures.

Perfect material for a music-based quiz!

"Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards" - Keith Richards

"Rock'n'Roll is funny - four jerks and a police escort!!" - Bono

"Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off" - Bryan Ferry

About The Author

A musician in the Sixties, in the Seventies Mike Evans was a regular contributor to Melody Maker. He has commissioned and edited over sixty books on music and popular culture. His own books include The Art of the Beatles (1984), Elvis: A Celebration (2002), NYC Rock:Rock"n"Roll in the Big Apple and Waking Up In New York City (2003), and Ray Charles: The Birth Of Soul (September 2005).

ISBN: 1-904332-36-6
96 pages | 2 colour
Portrait 184 x 114mm (7 1/4" x 4 1/2")
Retail Price: $9.99
Your Price: $5.95 + shipping

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