Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop (Paperback)Bob Stanley (author)
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A whistle-stop tour of pop from Bill Haley to modern R&B, former Saint Etienne mainstay Stanley’s mammoth history may be necessarily superficial, but it remains the best one- size- fits- all history of the form available.
Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah tells the chronological story of the modern pop era, from its beginnings in the fifties with the dawn of the charts, vinyl, and the music press, to pop's digital switchover in the year 2000, from Rock Around the Clock to Crazy In Love. It was more than just music - it could be your whole life.
Yeah Yeah Yeah covers the birth of rock, soul, punk, disco, hip hop, indie, house and techno. It also includes the rise and fall of the home stereo, Top Of The Pops, Smash Hits and "this week's highest new entry". Yeah Yeah Yeah is the first book to look back at the entire era: what we gained, what we lost, and the foundations we laid for future generations.
There have been many books on pop but none have attempted to bring the whole story to life, from Billy Fury and Roxy Music to TLC and Britney via Led Zeppelin and Donna Summer. Audacious and addictive, Yeah Yeah Yeah is essential reading for all music lovers. It will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 1064 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 45 mm