The Music, The Times, The EraBook - 2007
Much like Sterling's New York Times bestseller Hippie, Doo Wop captures the spirit of an era in spectacular visuals, revealing the roots of the 60's music explosion. With abundant background and enticing images, it covers way more than just the gorgeous harmonies of the unforgettable doo wop groups. The 50's were rich in cultural events and iconic performances, and this landmark volume traces the development of the music, politics, art, architecture, and popular culture throughout this exciting and remarkable period. Each chapter delves into one or more years and focuses on the transformative events of the day. You'll meet the pioneers who started it all, including bands like The Drifters; discover how the songs we love emerged from African rhythms and culture; see Marlon Brando roar in to transform squeaky-clean youth in The Wild One ; look at the 50's sex symbols, like Bardot and Monroe; and watch the music--and America--grow up. The pages teem with archival photography, posters, album covers, newspaper articles, magazine covers, lyrics, and more. Lavish illustrations with duotone and full-color imagery carry readers back in time so they'll enjoy a deep understanding of our musical and cultural history.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2007.
Characteristics: 351 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.